Shrine celebrates 75 years of retreats and reflection

“People of all denominations or no denomination felt comfortable coming to the Shrine and that’s been the flavor ever since and that’s something that I would never want to see lost,” says former Shrine director Thomas Fitterer.

Alaska’s First Lady Sandy Parnell and Dolly Parton

What do Dolly Parton, the Juneau Public Library, and Alaska’s First Lady Sandy Parnell have in common? Children’s Books, and lots of them. On Wednesday morning, library programs coordinator Beth Weigel and Mrs. Parnell read to an attentive group of kids at the downtown Library.

Tlingit and Haida pellet boiler

Biomass cleans up its act

Yesterday we brought you the first story in a two part series on the push for biomass energy in Southeast Alaska. Supporters believe wood biomass could be a solution to high energy and heating costs in the region, which continues to be dependent on fossil fuels. But fossil fuels are considered a dirty source of…

Dude Creek Critical Habitat Area

The Battle of Dude Creek

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game manages 3 million acres of protected land, and many areas have seen their share of controversy. In recent years, there have been questions about putting a jackup drill rig in Kachemak Bay and the proximity of a coal project to the Susitna Flats. Now, the latest fight involves…

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