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At Klondike Relay, a checkpoint outside the box (and cube)

SKAGWAY - At the Canadian border station on the Klondike Highway, the wind is blowing and the rain is coming in sideways.
79 makeshift riverboats take on final Red Green Regatta

FAIRBANKS - After watching the last Red Green Regatta come to a close, Steve Smith couldn't help but smile as he described the fiasco he'd just witnessed on the Chena River.
Slack Tide: A pot primer for the newly legal

...sedative effects. Both work well for that thing where you synch up Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" with "The Wizard of Oz." Cannabis is consumed in several forms: Marijuana - dried "buds" (flowers), leaves and stems. It contains...
My Turn: Review of 'The cunning little vixen'

If you ever have been transported into Never Never Land by "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", "Brigadoon," or "The Wizard of Oz," then you must attend a performance of "The Cunning Little Vixen" this Friday or Saturday evening at 7:30 at Thunder Mountain High School. This fantasy involves the interaction of humans with various creatures of the forest. We feel vicariously the evil, the love, and the innocence of various ones as we ride the waves of the music to the conclusion, which will not be revealed here.
On Writing: Interesting - over coffee

The first time I taught my "Writing for the Workplace" seminar, toward the end of the class a young man raised his hand and asked a very smart question.
Hit the JACC Putt opens Wednesday

Hit the JACC Putt, an annual fundraising event supporting the operations of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, opens this Wednesday, Dec. 18, and continues through the end of the month. It will be open daily noon to 9 p.m.
Photo: Hit the JACC Putt!

Nancy DeCherney, Executive Director of the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, displays the monkeys she made for the Wizard of Oz miniature golf hole at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday. Now up to 11 holes, the annual Hit the JACC Putt! has a movie theme this year. The event starts today and runs through Dec. 30. The event is a fundraiser to cover operational expenses at the JACC.
More than glitz and glamor

Girls just want to have fun, Cyndi Lauper famously sang, but sometimes the girls are men, and sometimes there's more to it than just having fun.
Nominate a young hero in Juneau today

One thing that is clear to anyone who lives in Juneau is that this place is chock full of amazing people. Some of these amazing people were born in a decade so recent, it is reminding the reader how old they have gotten.
In the stacks: graphic novels

Look for graphic novels for kids on the new shelves and the regular non-fiction at 741.59 at all the public libraries. "Friends with Boys," by Faith Erin Hicks.


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