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Alaska literacy advocates honored

...the Alaska Spirit of Reading program.Longenbaugh opened the first rare and used bookstore in Southeast Alaska, The Observatory, located in downtown Juneau. The shop is known for its vast historical map collection and books focused on Alaska...
Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in northern Syria

...Kurdish forces, according to the observatory and Kurdish activist Mustafa...will strike back, he told AP.The Observatory said the YPG and its allies are...killed" at the Brigade 93 base. The Observatory said the bodies of 26 IS fighters...
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IS militants attack two cities in Syria fighters entered the village of Barkh Botan near Kobani, opening fire on civilians and killing 20 people, the Observatory said. Syria's state news agency SANA said 22 people were killed, including women and children.The differing...
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Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

...fall came at a deadly toll.The Observatory said Thursday that according...Tamr on Wednesday, according to the Observatory and the Kurdish forces known...People's Protection Units, or YPG.The Observatory said YPG fighters were backed...
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Rare Shakespeare book to visit Juneau in 2016, and we'll have that over there," said Claire Imamura of the state library.Dee Longenbaugh, who owns The Observatory bookstore in downtown Juneau, is an antiquarian specializing in Alaskana, maps and books. She called the announcement...
Destinations for 2015 are expensive and itineraries are limited.NEW YORK CITYTwo big openings take place in the Big Apple in 2015: the observatory at 1 World Trade in late spring and the new Whitney Museum of American Art in May in Manhattan's Meatpacking District...
Welcome to the bear show

...habituated, especially if you walk the trail back to the observatory area higher up the creek. Tullis and Koch offered...As the tide rose, we walked the mile back to the observatory, but when Nils spotted the only bear in the area...
Syrian rebels kill 10 troops, capture others in Lebanon

...also reported the strikes, provided a higher death toll. Conflicting death tolls are common after such attacks.The Observatory obtains its information from a network of activists on the ground.Also in the capital, mortar shells that crashed...
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At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

...thanks to Anan Wildlife Observatory located 31 miles south of town. Each year, thousands of tourists cycle through the observatory, 60 per day, to get a close-up glimpse of black and brown bears feeding in Anan Creek."For accessibility and...
Exploring history

...ship pilot.Current board members in addition to Ruddy and Schoppert are Baldry, Delavault and Dee Longenbaugh of the Observatory Book Store. Carver Doug Chilton and photographer Ron Klein will also be involved in this week's events.Ruddy...


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