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A cold reception

...a winner March 1 from the four final design teams. Botelho wants to dedicate the building by 2009 to mark the state's 50th anniversary. For the capitol to become a reality, Botelho would need the Legislature's approval of a 30-year lease...
New Juneau capitol is a realistic goal

...Botelho's sales efforts have been. Botelho's hope is to be able to dedicate the building by 2009 in time to mark the state's 50th anniversary. That means things will have to progress fairly quickly this year and next within the Legislature. It'd...
Photo: Colorful tribute

Carol Ackerson trims the yellow and blue pansies in the garden that circles the Archie Van Winkle Memorial on South Franklin Street on Monday. "We were trying to make this special for the state's 50th anniversary," said Ackerson, who works for the city's landscape division.
Playing tribute

...during one of its first years more than 34 years ago, believes this concert will be a perfect way to celebrate the state's 50th anniversary. Guest speakers will include Sen. Dennis Egan, whose father was the first elected governor, and Reps. Beth...
Alaska's travel industry stars on Food Network's 'Ace of Cakes' elements for a giant cake, the base of which was shaped like Mount McKinley. The cake was a tribute to the state's 50th anniversary. "My trip to Alaska was a real adventure in the truest sense of the word and I tried to tell that story with...
Library of Congress spotlights Alaska

...the Library of Congress. The library showed off some of its extensive Alaska collection Friday in honor of the state's 50th anniversary. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Librarian of Congress James Billington marveled at the collection, which contains...
Alaskans to celebrate Marmot Day

...was signed into law by then-Gov. Sarah Palin in 2009. Menard says the holiday was created to celebrate the state's 50th anniversary and was intended to become a unique tradition for Alaskans to follow.
Regional News
Golden North derby kicks off Aug. 13 through Sunday, Aug. 15. Last year, longtime derby participants saw changes made in celebration of the state's 50th anniversary, and this year there will be a few more. In past years, the top 100 fish turned in earned prizes, but that...
Alaska editorial: Time for a true capitol in Juneau capitol-design competition. The new capitol would be completed by January 2009 - in time for the state's 50th anniversary. The state already owns a $2 million piece of real estate in Juneau known as "Telephone Hill" that would...
The symphonic grandeur of the Last Frontier the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium as the official kickoff of the capital's celebration of the state's 50th anniversary. There will also be a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday in the auditorium. "This is a piece that has only been performed...


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