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JDHS student arrested for 'terroristic threatening' for bringing BB gun to school  Juneau Empire

The 16-year-old girl has been charged with a felony.

High School hoops roundup – Holiday tournaments galore  WBNG-TV

Check out how Section IV teams fared in holiday tournaments across New York State and beyond.

Juneau co-op football season starts  Juneau Empire

Wednesday marked the official start of the high school football season.

Is testing Juneau’s student athletes for drugs and alcohol effective?  Alaska Public Radio Network

The Juneau School District has been randomly drug testing student athletes since 2009. But among administrators, students, parents and coaches, there doesn't ...

Juneau School District to request combining JDHS and TMHS teams

The Juneau School District announces today it will send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association, asking to consolidate the football and cheer ...

Live blog: Gold Medal Tournament  Juneau Empire

PHOTO SLIDESHOWS: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday READ MORE: Gold Medal: The basketball tournament where everybody knows your name ...

Middle school runners take over Treadwell  Juneau Empire

The race for first place in Thursday's Treadwell Middle School Cross Country Meet came down to the wire.

Merged football team will get new name  Juneau Empire

The Thunder Mountain High School football players will be resting a little easier tonight. They won't be playing for their cross-town rival Juneau-Douglas.

AR-15-style gun found near Juneau school on same day as Florida shooting

Juneau police are investigating an AR-15-style assault weapon that was found in the snow near Juneau-Douglas High School on the same day as the Parkland, ...

Juneau students take part in national student walkout protesting gun violence  Alaska Public Radio Network

Juneau high school students took part in Wednesday's national walkout calling for action on gun violence. Listen now. More than a hundred Juneau-Douglas ...

Dimond in the rough: District 33 candidate talks about triumph over alcohol addiction  Juneau Empire

Chris Dimond remembers the moment he realized he was an alcoholic.

Juneau's new mascot for combined football team is...uh-oh  Must Read Alaska

The Crimson Bear mascot for Juneau-Douglas High School and the Falcon for Thunder Mountain High School will remain for most sports, but the football mascot ...

Capital City Classic live blog  Juneau Empire

Thursday, Dec. 29 JDHS 75, Sitka 48 The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team seized a 28-9 first quarter lead Thursday night against Sitka,

Should her rapist-murderer go free? Tell the parole board  Must Read Alaska

On Dec. 10, 1972, Jody Stambaugh was strangled and raped in her University of Alaska Fairbanks dorm room, where she had been sleeping. The attacked ...

AK: What’s the deal with Juneau’s barefoot guy?  Alaska Public Radio Network

Xtratufs, Bogs, Muck Boots — comfortable, waterproof footwear is pretty much a necessity here in Juneau. But not for the local some know as “the barefoot guy.”.

Carlos Boozer returning home to Juneau for basketball camp  USA TODAY

Carlos Boozer is returning to his hometown of Juneau to host his Carlos Boozer Basketball Camp.

West Valley girls basketball opens season with romp in Wasilla tournament  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The West Valley High School girls basketball team started the season with a 66-31 win Friday night over the Ketchikan Kings in the Doc Larson ...

Independent Don Etheridge seeks Senate seat with labor and local Republicans' backing  KTOO

Juneau's Don Etheridge is running as an independent for state Senate District Q. The longtime labor lobbyist is vying for the seat against Democrat Jesse Kiehl.

AK: Can opera help give closure to the Princess Sophia tragedy?  Alaska Public Radio Network

The steamship Princess Sophia sank with an estimated 350 people on board 100 years ago near Juneau. Since the sinking corresponded with the end of World ...

MacKinnon named commissioner of Transportation  Must Read Alaska

ANNOUNCEMENT MADE IN WASILLA. A former acting commissioner of Transportation and Public Facilities is returning as the department's commissioner in ...

Bridget Abroad: The Alaska flag afar  Juneau Empire

Recently, when I came home from my one class of the day (English), there was a package waiting for me on the dining room table: it was an American flag.

Heads and tails: Who is running for office? Don Etheridge of Juneau  Must Read Alaska

May is a busy month for filing for office. Be sure to keep up with who is jumping in the deep end of the pool by opening your Must Read Alaska Monday ...

Disc golf tourney brings together best local players  Juneau Empire

The Friends of Aant'iyeik Disc Golf Club is hosting the 13th annual Greatland Cup Saturday and Sunday at Aant'iyeik Park.

Unofficial results of Municipal Election  Juneau Empire

Unofficial results of the 2018 City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election are in.

Douglas resident, former teacher files to run for Juneau House seat  KTOO

Douglas resident Sara Hannan has filed a letter of intent to run for Alaska House District 33. That's the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III.

Boozer returns home to Juneau for basketball camp  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — If you ventured roughly 30 minutes outside of Juneau to the basketball court behind Auke Bay Elementary School in the early 1990s, there's a ...

Authorities identify Juneau man who died in canoe accident  Juneau Empire

A Juneau man died Tuesday after falling out of his canoe and into the water in the area of Young Bay, according to authorities. The Juneau Police Department ...

Ross Soboleff passes; friend of Must Read Alaska  Must Read Alaska

Sealaska Director Ross Soboleff died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was the son of the Tlingit scholar, elder, and Presbyterian minister Dr. Walter ...

Local teams in action at holiday hoops tournaments  Alaskastar

Chugiak's Caitlin Wachmann, center, is fouled by East's Francisca Wright during their Capital City Classic game at Juneau-Douglas High School on Thursday, ...

Juneau residents, legislators call for gun reform at March for Our Lives protest  KTOO

About 200 people gathered outside the Juneau offices of Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan. They called for more gun control legislation, stricter ...

Movers and Shakers for Aug. 12

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association hired Andy Wink as executive director. As an economist specializing in the Alaska seafood industry, ...

Police ID Thanksgiving shooting suspect  Juneau Empire

A Thanksgiving drug deal gone wrong ended in a shooting Thursday, police say, and the shooter is still at large. Police on Friday identified the suspect in the ...

Talking sports with … Hall of Fame basketball coach George Houston  Alaska Dispatch News

Former Juneau basketball coach George Houston, 66, is a member of the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches' 2017 Hall of Fame class that was honored ...

Winter solstice to coincide with full moon, meteor shower  Juneau Empire

Friday will be the longest night of the year, but there could be a heck of a show if the clouds allow it. The winter solstice will be accompanied by a full moon, ...

Here's how to do some good this holiday season  Juneau Empire

It's crunch time for organizations taking donations, as Christmas is just over a week away. We're listing donation efforts here every Sunday leading up to ...

The Traditional Wooden Halibut Hook That's Still Snagging Fish Off Alaska  Smithsonian

An Indigenous method of catching halibut on the northwest coast of North America mixes expert craftsmanship with spirituality—and the fish are biting.

Delfin 'Del' Cesar  Juneau Empire

Delfin “Del” Cesar died Jan. 15, 2018, at home surrounded by loved ones after battling cancer. He was 78. Cesar was Lukaax̱.ádi,

Nelson, Vu wed  Juneau Empire

Nicholas Nelson and Suzette Vu of Juneau were united in holy matrimony on Dec. 23, 2017, at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The.

Bill would let Alaska judges temporarily take guns from likely threats  Alaska Public Radio Network

A proposed House bill would allow Alaska judges to issue protective orders removing guns from people who they find to likely be a threat to themselves or ...

Juneau Library to Launch Alaska Native Stories Project  Alaska Public Radio Network

Download Audio. The Juneau Public Library system embarks on an oral history project this spring collecting Alaska Native stories on educational experiences.

State worker suing for sex-change surgery health insurance coverage  Must Read Alaska

A state legislative librarian is suing the State of Alaska because the State's insurance plan will not cover his sex change surgery from man to woman, which ...

Fagerstrom, Kelley wed  Juneau Empire

Kyle Fagerstrom wed Samantha Kelley along the Chena River in Fairbanks on May 27, 2017. The bride is the daughter of Don and Shari Kelley of Fairbanks.

2018 Alaska Folk Festival schedule  Juneau Empire

All performances are at Centennial Hall. Monday, April 9 Emcee: Grace Elliott Stage Manager: Koren Bosworth Juneau Pride Chorus, Douglas, 7 p.m. The.

Glacier sends up bat signal with weekend activities  Juneau Empire

Just in time for Halloween, the U.S. Forest *Service* will celebrate National Bat Week at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center this weekend.

Harold W. Johns Sr.  Juneau Empire

Harold William Johns Sr. Harold William Johns Sr. (76) passed away peacefully at his home in Juneau of natural causes on January 1, 2018. He was.

Justice done: No parole for coed killer  Must Read Alaska

COLD-BLOODED MURDERER MUST CONTINUE TO SERVE HIS LIFE SENTENCE. Allen Walunga was denied parole by the Alaska Parole Board today.

Convicted murderer gets 90-year prison sentence  Juneau Empire

This past October, when a Juneau jury found Christopher Strawn guilty of the 2015 murder of Brandon Cook, Cook's friends and family wore shirts.

Halloween happenings  Juneau Empire

Here's a rundown of Halloween happenings for the holiday weekend and the big day itself.

Commercial fishing couple sentenced to year in prison for tax evasion  Juneau Empire

A Southeast Alaska husband and wife were sentenced to a year in prison for not paying taxes.

Juneau-Douglas Freshman Captures First Place in 4A Girls Cross Country State Championship  youralaskalink

Freshman Sadie Tuckwood of Juneau-Douglas High School quickly made a name for herself after finishing with a first place time of 18:11 in the 4A Girls ...

Juneau hydro developer has plan for clean, stable heat

Duff Mitchell is doing his damndest to get Alaska's capital off of fuel oil. The director of Juneau Hydropower Inc. announced plans for a seawater-sourced district ...

Curious Juneau looks into the eye of Mount Juneau  KTOO

In this Curious Juneau, we look into the origins of the eye glaring over downtown. “When I first moved here in 1974, as a kid in the playground at Harborview ...

Juneau girls, Sitka boys top swim invite  Juneau Empire

The Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain swim teams celebrated senior night by hosting an invitational meet this weekend, and juniors Mia Ruffin and Gabi.

Juneau high school sleep-out raises $3000 for homeless youth  Alaska Public Radio Network

About 200 kids and teenagers in Juneau are homeless. There are students without adequate or regular housing in every school in the district. This past ...

Teen Play Explores The Complexities Of Date Rape  Alaska Public Radio Network

Five Juneau teens star in a play about the complexities of date rape. The show is called “Hush,” but the teens hope the audience do exactly the opposite.

A hydro license brings district heating one step closer in Juneau  Alaska Public Radio Network

After years of waiting, Juneau Hydropower Inc. was recently awarded a federal license for Sweetheart Lake Dam. It gives the company the go-ahead to start ...

The 71st Gold Medal Basketball Tournament  KTOO

You can follow sports writer and photographer Klas Stolpe's coverage of the Juneau Lions Club's 71st Gold Medal Basketball Tournament here.

'Traviata' role a benchmark for Juneau soprano | Alaska News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

JUNEAU, Alaska — Over the years, Juneau audiences have had an opportunity to experience Puccini's "Tosca," Rossini's "Barber of Seville," Bizet's "Carmen" ...

Fight against derelict boats may cost boat owners  Juneau Empire

To help harbormasters identify and clean up derelict boats, the Alaska Legislature is considering a new fee on boats longer than 24 feet. The Alaska.

Former Assembly candidate facing felony charges  Juneau Empire

A former City and Borough of Juneau Assembly candidate allegedly lied to get her Permanent Fund Dividend, according to an investigation from the.

Lessons from Taylor White's last ride  Ktoo

As cars rush by at the end of a busy workday, curious pedestrians stop to look at a mangled, bright blue Audi in the KTOO parking lot.

Gold Medal Basketball Tournament has urban origins, village tradition  Alaska Public Radio Network

Before statehood, before the Alaska Marine Highway System, there was the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau. This year, the event is 70. It brings ...

District 14 Republican Primary | News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

It's a three-way run in state House District 14 in Eagle River as a trio of conservatives with similar sounding stances on crime prevention and the plight of the ...

Candidate profile: Mary Becker (Assembly D1)  Juneau Empire

Place of birth: FloridaLength of residency: I have lived in Juneau 50 years.Education: I graduated from Sitka High School and have a BA in elementary.

BWW Review: OUR TOWN at Perseverance Theatre  Broadway World

Perseverance Theatre kicked off its 2018/2019 season with the Pulitzer-winning Thornton Wilder classic Our Townlast Friday night. Our Town, directed by Art ...

Previous Beatdown brings back belts  Juneau Empire

There's more than just bragging rights at stake at this Saturday's AK Beatdown at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Three belts in the 155, 170 and.

Alaska Native 'Kenny Karl' Skaflestad takes on JKT  Must Read Alaska

The former mayor of Hoonah, “Kenny Karl” Skaflestad, has filed to run against Sitka's Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins for House District 35. Skaflestad is Tlingit and ...

First Session of Summer Interns Arrive in Washington, D.C.  Alaska Native News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) this week, welcomed her first group of summer interns to Washington, D.C. to assist in her office for ...

Chugiak Lady Mustangs take Capital City championship  Alaskastar

From left to right, the Chugiak Lady Mustangs are Courtney Kuhlmann, Nicole Pinckney, Assistant Coach Chuck Pinckney, Hannah Russell, Alexis Trombley, ...

After nearly 30 years, Juneau service agency SAGA on verge of folding  Ktoo

Acting board chair Matt Smith says the board is fighting as hard as it can to keep SAGA alive but he doesn't know if it'll be operating after this year.

Juneau Symphony Names Troy Quinn its Newest Conductor  Alaska Public Radio Network

The Juneau Symphony has named Troy Quinn its newest conductor. While Quinn has an advanced degree in conducting, he's also game to bring pop culture to ...

Kyle M. (Kai) Barril  Juneau Empire

Kyle M. (Kai) Barril Born in Juneau on Jan. 10, 1984, Kyle M. (Kai) Barril passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2017, at the age of 33. Barril was of the.

Golden North Salmon Derby unofficial results  Juneau Empire

Monday, 11 a.m. Unofficial results have been updated to include all fish weighed in for the Golden North Salmon Derby. Final results will be certified.

Sports Wednesday November 15th

Patrick profiles AFC 135 fighter Dom Meriweather, Thunder Mountain student government discusses football merger with Juneau Douglas High School, plus ...

At risk students find a second chance in alternative programs  Ktoo

Alaska's high school graduation rate has been slowly but steadily improving in recent years, as educators implement programs targeted at the most at-risk ...

How events unfolded inside Juneau schools after threatening phone calls  Alaska Public Radio Network

Juneau schools have received five phone calls threatening school shootings in the past two weeks. In each instance, nothing was found, but the threats had to ...

Missing money at Public Market turns into kindness and kisses  Alaska Public Radio Network

The Juneau-Douglas High School art club is sending 10 students to Art Fest in Skagway, despite a fundraising setback last month. Some money went missing ...

Chilkat Valley teams victorious at Gold Medal tourney  KHNS Radio

Posted by Emily Files | Mar 27, 2017 | Featured Stories, News | 0 |. Chilkat Valley teams victorious at Gold Medal tourney. Haines and Hoonah players run up ...

The melancholy Juneau summer of blue ice  Alaska Public Radio Network

For many first-time visitors, the Juneau Icefield is a surreal and sublime experience. Listen now. “I'm completely in love with it. I cried when we hiked off the ...

Lion's Club Gold Medal hoops begin Sunday  KTOO

The 71st Annual Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Basketball Tournament starts Sunday with all eight teams in both the B and C brackets taking to the ...

City celebrates Jackie Street dedication  Juneau Empire

The intersection of Jackie and Renninger streets is a special place.Not only does the crossroads commemorate former Juneau police officer Jackie.

Most Alaska high school grads unprepared for UA math and English  Alaska Public Radio Network

A new University of Alaska report finds that the majority of Alaska high school graduates attending UA schools are not prepared for entry-level courses in math ...

Juneau School Board Unmoved By Travel Ban Task Force, Public Testimony  Alaska Public Radio Network

The Juneau School Board will not reconsider the ban on middle school sports travel, at least for the rest of the school year. Download Audio. Floyd Dryden ...

Falcons boys edge Wolfpack  Juneau Empire

Though two of the state's best 3-point shooting teams faced off Friday at Thunder Mountain High School, the winning shots didn't come from distance, but.

AK Bear attack #5

UPDATED A grizzly bear mauling of a deer hunter in Southeast Alaska has brought to five the number of attacks reported in the northwest corner of the ...

BRHS grad serving as Intern for Sen. Murkowski  The Delta Discovery

Recent Bethel Regional High School graduate James Flemings has been chosen as one of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski's first session summer interns.

When all else fails … amateur radio  Juneau Empire

Hanging on a chain link fence across from the Division of Motor Vehicles office in the Mendnehal Valley is a sign that reads: “When all else fails … amateur radio ...

DATA VIZ: High percentages of Alaskan high school students struggle with college coursework

According to a University of Alaska Anchorage study, a high percentage of Alaskan high school students are not well prepared for college coursework.

Indignant JDHS Alum Rallies Stanford Campus Around Rape Case  Alaska Public Radio Network

Until this week, Leah Francis was probably best known as an Alaska distance running champ from her days at Juneau-Douglas High School. That all changed ...

Photos: TMHS dance team  Juneau Empire

Karin Rathbone, Seora Chon, 1st Lieutenant Jayce Wendling, Brady Allio, Catriona Pearson and Michaela Crabtree performing the Pink Ladies section of the ...

Pajinag Takes The Reins Of Front Street Community Health Center  Alaska Public Radio Network

Kelly Pajinag is the new interim executive director of Front Street Community Health Center as of Jan. 1. He's also the program manager of Catholic Community ...

AK: Live TV  Alaska Public Radio Network

Outside room 119 at Juneau-Douglas High School, a sheet of paper taped to the wall says, “FOG MACHINE IN USE.” It's the Friday before Halloween, and the ...

Chugiak's Jennings signs with Boise State  Alaskastar

Chugiak High senior swimmer Emmie Jennings signed a letter of intent to compete for Boise State University next year. Jennings was recently named the ...

Only survivor from Tenakee boating accident has died  Ktoo

The survivor of a boating accident that recently killed two Juneau men has died.

Gunman who robbed Travelodge Hotel had accomplice  Juneau Empire

It's been more than a year since a man walked into the Travelodge Hotel in the Mendenhall Valley, brandished what appeared to be a gun at a terrified.

'Unsophisticated' counterfeiter sentenced two years later  Juneau Empire

When counterfeit money shows up in Juneau, District Attorney James Scott said it's usually a desperate attempt tied to another problem in Juneau — drug.

Movers & Shakers 12/15/13

SDG LLC, announces the appointment of Principal Landscape Architect Luanne Urfer to the Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and ...

Whale-watching boat sinks; 18 rescued  Juneau Empire

Eighteen people are wet but alive after their whale-watching boat sank Sunday afternoon in Favorite Channel.According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the 35-foot.

Minecraft In The Classroom: When Learning Looks Like Gaming  Alaska Public Radio Network

The popular video game Minecraft has made its way into Juneau high school classrooms. A graduate education course at the University of Alaska Southeast ...

BWW Review: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at Perseverance Theatre  Broadway World

From the first swirl of the cape, Perseverance Theatre's world premier of the new adaption of Cyrano de Bergerac captures attention with its kinetic energy.

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