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Review: The sad beauty of 'Cabin, Clearing, Forest'

REVIEW: FALCON EXPLORES THE DARKER SIDE OF ALASKAN LIFE IN NEW BOOKBY AMY FLETCHERCapital City Weekly Ask an outsider to name a few of the most life-threatening things in Southeast Alaska and you might get: man-eating grizzly bears, float plane crashes, hypothermia.Ask someone who grew up here about the threats he experienced or witnessed in his home town and his answer might be very different: substance abuse, depression, and the specific kind of claustrophobia that comes from living in a remote place with no roads.
Fifth annual North Words Writers Symposium to feature Simon Winchester

British-American writer Simon Winchester will keynote the fifth annual North Words Writers Symposium on May 28-31 in Skagway.
Need a break from the sun? Rent a DVD from the Juneau library

In addition to even more Hercule Poirot, Brother Cadfael, and Inspector Lynley mysteries on DVD, we've added some great stand-alone titles to our collections at each of the three public libraries.
Fireside lectures for 2011

Friday, Jan. 7 - 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. Romeo: Mendenhall's Famous Black Wolf. Juneau's well-known black wolf is the subject of photographer John Hyde's new book ROMEO. Join John as he illustrates his stories with superb photos of Romeo set against the dramatic backdrop of the black wolf's home territory of Mendenhall Glacier and lake.
This week's Fireside Chat: 'Sailing to the Edge of the World'

JUNEAU -The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host photographer Laurent Dick at this week's Fireside Chat lecture. Dick's presentation, "Sailing to the Edge of the World: In the Wake of the First Scientific Journey to Antarctica," will include images he gathered while part of an international sailing expedition to re-enact explorers Roald Amundsen and Dr. Frederick Cook's scientific journey to Antarctica in 1897 and 1898.

Schedule begins Friday
New audio books on CD at public libraries

We've added lots of new non-fiction audiobooks on cd to the public library collection.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Eaglecrest Ski Area doesn't have enough vertical feet to support a downhill course, but that didn't stop members of the Juneau Ski Club from placing well at the Alyeska Cup in Girdwood Tuesday and Wednesday.
Northwest Digest

Salmon donated to Dillingham schools, search for climbers yields stash of gear, wildfires threaten U.S. Air Force range, Oregon firefighters gain control of blazes
Nome residents roll along with higher fuel prices

NOME - The measure of how challenging it can be to live in Nome starts with a dollar sign. There are plentiful, painful reminders all over this Bering Sea coastal community. At the grocery store, it's $39.25 for a 12-roll package of paper towels.


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