JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature approved a citation honoring the late Guy “Buddy” Tabor, who died last month in his Juneau home at 63 years old.
The citation notes that Tabor was born and raised in Roanoke, Va., and made his way to Alaska in 1967. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and the Alaska Railroad and on the trans-Alaska pipeline.
He spent a year in Mountain Village on the Yukon River in western Alaska, and eventually settled in Juneau.
All along the way, he played music, with enough original work to fill nine albums.
The citation says Tabor’s lyrics were gritty and full of real-world experiences and that his folksy, balladeer-style often featured just him and his guitar.
- “Part of this funding is set aside to address the needs that the president saw firsthand when he visited coastal communities in Alaska that are seeing their homelands eroding into the ocean at a rapid pace," said Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor.
- Gastineau Humane Society called the dog aggressive and not a viable candidate for adoption. The Juneau couple wishes they’d been notified before the dog was put down.
- Dan Henry, also operator of the Skagway Fish Co., said he would make a decision about his future with the Skagway Borough Assembly after he returns home.
- Musher Seth Barnes said early Monday that the last 100 miles of trail coming north to Circle "literally was perfect ... definitely the best trail I’ve been on all year.” His dogs had trained on gravel most of the winter.