It's been an eventful life for Nimbus, an abstract sculpture created by Robert Murray in 1977 and installed at Juneau's Dimond Courthouse in 1978. From the start, some people didn't like it. Juneau residents wrote letters for and against it. In 1982, it acquired graffiti. State legislators attached riders to popular bills in order to try and get it removed.
"Compliments to the Bear: Adventures of an Alaska Prohibition Agent," by Judith Ripley.
As Alaska's salmon season heads into high gear, a few bright spots are surfacing in an otherwise bleak global sales market.
ANCHORAGE - Maeva Ordaz brought one dress with her when she flew to Washington, D.C., in April to compete in the national Poetry Out Loud Competition.
Is this a great time of year or what? It's summer solstice week. My fellow pagans lit their bonfires at beaches all over Southeast on the June 21. Rowing sculls glide "v" wakes under the bridge in early mornings. Spring kings are in the channel. Juneau's gillnet fleet went buzzing all around town to grocery stores, marine hardware dealers, the fuel docks, and under low-flying tourist float planes in the cruise ship basin to the cold storage for ice. Then they emptied out of the harbors headed for this year's first sockeye opening in Taku Inlet and Lynn Canal. The fish are excited.
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