10 things SE Alaskans think when they see the sun

1. Darn. Now I can't finish the last episode of Orange is the New Black. 2. Ugh. It will never last. 3. My eyes! It burns! 4. . but I kind of like it. 5. To sunscreen, or not to suncreen . 6. I better mow down the jungle in the front yard.
Marine waives extradition from Alaska

...the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft has waived extradition from Alaska.The Desert Sun reported Thursday that 24-year-old Christopher Lee can be immediately returned to California where he faces a first-degree...
Twin Lakes children to finish summer running miles

...summer. With 11 participating neighborhood kids (ages 6-17), they've racked up at least 307 miles so far. They ran in the sun. They ran in the rain. The six-year-old even ran in tutus occasionally: dancing up the 175 ft. climb each quarter-mile...
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...around him, animals especially."He saw the oil spill on the news and when the enclosed picture appeared in our Greenville Sun (of an oil-soaked animal), he brought me the enclosed money ($2), an envelope and stamp."So, here it is! Hopefully...
Reviews of new pop music releases

...27-year-old Americana singer and songwriter returned to her hometown of Memphis and recorded her fourth album at the fabled Sun Studio. The results on "Scaredy Cat" are raw, rootsy, and uniformly arresting.Playing slide guitar, Askew fronts a small...
My Turn: Anchoring the simplest meaning of equality

Last weekend I was soaking in some high altitude sun at the annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival in Keystone, Colorado. The atmosphere was filled with wide smiles, hearty conversation...
Alaska firefighters test new training facility

...lot on Arc Loop road, four men with nearly a century of firefighting experience among them, stood hunched over in the noon sun, struggling to breathe.Each had climbed out of a burning building where teams of Central Emergency Services and ConocoPhillips...
What's in Bloom: Black Out Lily

...lilies, whose flowers have a heavy, sweet scent. Asiatic lilies are easy to grow and don't need to be staked. They like full sun, but can grow in a bit of shade. Good drainage is a must as in heavy, wet, clay soils, the bulbs will rot.
On the Trails: Hiking to Granite Basin

...two mountain goats on the side of the Juneau Ridge, in the hot sun; we had expected them to be on the shadier side of the ridge...probably Barrow's goldeneyes. They loafed on a rock in the sun, then went diving in the pool, and finally disappeared as they...
Ferrer receives certification for Tai Chi

...make it easier for older participants and those with arthritis. Developed by Dr. Paul Lam, the program utilizes Tai Chi's Sun style for its ability to improve relaxation and its ease of use for older adults. To register for the next series of Tai Chi...


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