The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has announced the hiring of three new staff members.
ANCHORAGE - Almost every musher says Aliy Zirkle will win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. But they're quick to add, it won't be this year - if they can help it.
After surviving a 1792 attack by a Tlingit war party in Prince William Sound, future Governor of Russian Alaska Alexander Baranov described the Tlingit warriors as wearing "thick helmets with figures of monsters on them.
The juxtaposition of tradition and innovation is fairly common in contemporary Tlingit art; less so is the blend of seriousness and exuberance found in Rico Worl's skateboard designs.
PITTSBURGH - Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming lives and livelihoods even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.
CARACAS, Venezuela - Hugo Chavez's sudden return to Venezuela after more than two months of cancer treatments in Cuba has fanned speculation that the president could be preparing to relinquish power and make way for a successor and a new election.
Lily Elizabeth White, L'Gaisk, was born to John Chester (JC) and Eliza Johnson (Dalton) in Excursion Inlet, August 6, 1925. She died in her home on November 7, 2012, in Hoonah Alaska. Lily was an Eagle, Chookaneidi' of Naanaa Hit (Upper Inlet
Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a DNA study by the Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, during Celebration 2012.
Quarantines of big cities such as Toronto and Hong Kong have been making the news this spring. The little city of Juneau made similar headlines in October 1918 when Mayor Emory Valentine, chairman of the Health Board, J.H. Montgomery and City Health Officer Dr. L.O. Sloane ordered a quarantine Oct. 29 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the virulent Spanish influenza. The reason for the quarantine was the recognition of three cases of the flu on the previous day. Ketchikan had been the first city in Southeast Alaska to see flu, according to the Alaska Daily Empire, and had already been quarantined. Now, in Juneau, people were "requested to keep from congregating in any public place."
Shawn Miller was within sight of the finish line of Saturday's 11th annual Frank Maier Memorial Marathon when he had to stop and massage a cramp in his left calf. Miller's legs had begun cramping about 17 miles into the 26.2-mile race from Sandy Beach to False Outer Point and back, and now Miller was having a hard time walking, much less running. But Miller was close to the finish of his first marathon, so he gave his calf muscle a quick massage then continued on in the race.
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