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Juneau's late snow is uncommon but not unprecedented

...because of warm weather, wind and rain. The beginners slopes opened for three weekends.There was a brief bright spot in that wet winter, however: Thanks to a late-December snowstorm, Juneau had its first white Christmas since 1994.
Some holiday favorites from the sports desk

...KINKS!4. Blue Christmas - Ernest Tubb did the original in 1950 and that was good. Elvis expressed the pain of a White Christmas without that special someone with his rendition (and gyrations).5. Baby Its Cold Outside - Umm, I actually like...
Experience the power of gratitude

...though we had a few more periods of high winds and waves I never had any more bouts of seasickness. In the movie "White Christmas," Bing Crosby sings that "when you are worried and cannot sleep, count your blessings instead of sheep...
Photo: Waiting for a White Christmas

Pedestrians walk Tuesday across the rain-soaked Front Street in downtown Juneau.
Dreaming of a White Christmas

Though hundreds of Christmas songs are piped through stereo systems at retail stores this time of year, "Let it Snow" is the song of the season for some Juneau proprietors.
My Turn: Praying for a white Christmas

...A front page story in the Ketchikan Chronicle: "White Christmas? Sh-h-h; It's a Military Secret. Ordinary...peace on Earth. May God speed them home in 2004 for a white Christmas, which, thanks to them and their predecessors...
Christmas at Eaglecrest

"Weather" or not we have a white Christmas in Juneau remains to be seen. But despite what Mother Nature has in store for us this holiday season, the annual Christmas Eve...
Photo: Hope for a white Christmas?

Scott Neal, 12, shovels sidewalks for a fee Monday on Front and Franklin streets. There may be a white Christmas: The National Weather Service is calling for a 60 percent chance of snow on Christmas Day. | | |
Skiers await more snow

Wednesday's white Christmas didn't bring enough snow to open Eaglecrest. But managers of the city-owned ski area hope showers predicted for the next few...
Kodiak men seen as 'wizards' of city's Xmas lights

...recycled telephone pole. Surrounding the pole are globes woven from recycled wire. The globes support an array of plain white Christmas lights that shine off the waves of Shahafka Cove below."I've seen something using these kind of globes before...


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