Local Land, Local Work
Forestry Training Academy prepares Prince of Wales residents for forestry opportunities
 Alaska’s improv fest brings narrative, hip hop, TV to Juneau
Improv is a word that might bring the popular television show “Whose Line is It Anyway?” to mind. Or maybe a comedy show — good or bad — you saw while on vacation is an immediate association. AS IF, the Alaska State Improv Festival, is seeking to expand that view by bringing in improv groups from around the country to perform in a four day festival at McPhetres Hall this weekend.
How can we know the dancer from the dance?—W.B. Yeats
 Jazz & Classics teams with the trees
When you’re talking about Juneau Jazz & Classics it can be hard to know where to start, what with two weeks of music, 14 musical groups and performers, 29 events and 30 years of history.
Meals with Midgi: The Great Windfall Odyssey (and pita chips with hummus)
Previously, I wrote about my endeavor to embrace the great outdoors with more than an air hug. Now that I’ve been out and about on several trails, I’m getting more comfortable with my surroundings and I’m no longer as worried that I won’t be able to reach my bear spray in case I need it. I’m more inclined to wonder where my water bottle is.
Cuts affecting Alaska’s fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget approved by state legislators.

What is the best thing you've read recently?
"Madeleine Albright's biography and a Rocky Mountaineer history booklet."
Economizing takes beans, lint and more beans
The best thing about a recession is that it reminds us how good beans taste. During better times, we might rely on roast or chicken or steak, but now is the time to remember that a pot of beans is inexpensive and lasts forever - in fact, seems to grow in the leftovers dish day after day after day.
Volunteer Voices
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of essays about the experiences of AmeriCorps volunteers serving in Southeast Alaska.
Thank You from the Mendenhall Flying Lions
The Mendenhall Flying Lions Club wants to say thank you to members of the community for making two Lions Club projects on May 23 a great success!
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