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On the Trails: Highbush cranberries

Autumn in Juneau can be a bit difficult-shortening days, lots of rain (in my neighborhood, there has been much more than the official numbers - flowers on my deck actually got...
Holiday travel tales at airports across Alaska and Hawaii

...dried chum salmon strips and her version of akutaq, or Eskimo ice cream, with her ingredients including a concoction of shortening mixed with sugar, berries and mild whitefish.A family reunion with her daughters will have to wait until Christmas, when...
This problem solver finds innovative use for bad shortening

...a novel use for 57 cases of bad shortening when the U.S. Department of Agriculture...this case, the USDA recalled the shortening after rust spots were found on the inside covers of some cans of the shortening and it was deemed unfit for human...
Survey: 90-day sessions causing many 'problems'

Alaska's voters in 2006 narrowly approved shortening legislative sessions from the constitutionally mandated 120-day...amending the constitution. Instead, they passed a law shortening the session length through the initiative process. Contact...
Photo: Dwindling shadows

A pedestrian casts a long shadow on the downtown harbor dock Monday. Those shadows will be shortening quickly as the daylight hours are now increasing by nearly five minutes a day.
My turn: Cut back on electricity use to save money, community

...lot more serious than a matter of turning off lights and putting up a clothesline, and a lot more serious than the city's shortening library hours and shutting down an escalator. The brutal fact is that Alaska Electric Light & Power Co.'s fuel bill is...
Keep those skis fast, attend a waxing clinic with the pros

...out and become coarse and will wear faster."He said an extrememly dry ski will start to loose base material, untimately shortening the life of the ski."I'll also talk about waxing, cleaning and storage of skis," he said.The clinic will also cover...
Sports | Outdoors
Ice rink, school district advocates speak up

...competitiveness of Juneau's skaters against those from other cities."They need that time on the ice," she said. "By shortening ice time, their ability to build skills... would be certainly impacted."She also spoke against diminishing many of...
Principal sees improvement in respect of school name was named, Alaska Natives have taken issue with the shortening of "Dzantik'i Heeni" to "DZ," she said. Now, even...and a grants administrator for the school district, said shortening the name might seem like no big deal, but it's disrespectful...
Subsistence council recommends shortening Prince of Wales deer season

The five-month deer season on Prince of Wales Island may be one month shorter for Ketchikan hunters in the future. During a meeting earlier this month in Juneau, the Southeast Regional Subsistence Advisory Council unanimously recommended that deer hunting on federal lands on Prince of Wales Island be closed in August, except to federally-qualified subsistence users.


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