Juneau sandlot player 'mining' baseballs in the valley

Juneau-Douglas High School graduate (2004) Matt Greely is joining the snowbird set, spending summers on the baseball diamonds in Alaska and then heading south for more baseball action in the winters.
'Point of Direction' author to lead creative writing workshop Monday and Tuesday

'Point of Direction' author to lead creative writing workshop Monday and Tuesday Former Petersburg resident and author Rachel Weaver will be in Juneau later this week to teach a creative writing class as a guest of statewide group 49 Writers.
UAS under the budget knife

Twenty-four of 35 the University of Alaska Southeast year-to-year faculty members have been given notice that their contracts might not be renewed next year in light of anticipated cuts to the school's budget.
Auke Bay to merge the old with the new

Auke Bay is planning to revamp its isolated community to create a bustling residential and commercial hub.
Flora of SE Alaska class offered at UAS

A new biology class offered at the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus by associate professor Kitty LaBounty will itself be a "hybrid," according to a release this week.
Taking a bite out of 'chew'

Chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and snuff have gained popularity as an alternative to cigarettes, and the state's Tobacco Prevention and Control program is trying to do something about it.
NAMI to host basics classes for parents

Mental and behavioral difficulties in children and teens can be hard to understand and cope with.
'Heart breaking' discovery

At 17, life can seem infinite. But for Charity Lynn Anderson, that feeling changed last May. Anderson didn't know she was ill at first. It started with little red dots, known as petechiae, all over her legs.
JUMP Winter Film Fest starts Thursday

JUMP Film Fest starts Thursday The JUMP Society's Winter Film Festival will be held this weekend, Thursday through Saturday, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon.
Around town for Tuesday, Feb. 10

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.


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