Patsy Ann: Juneau’s Canine Mascot and Greeter of Boats

Hello all, It’s that time of year again!¬†This week marks the start of cruise ship season in Alaska. Get used to seeing massive cruise ships in docks and harbors all along the Alaska coastline! Juneau saw its first ship this past Sunday, April 28, and we’re ready to greet more tourists and show the worldContinue reading “Patsy Ann: Juneau’s Canine Mascot and Greeter of Boats”

Earth Day: Remembering the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Hello readers, This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, an environmental catastrophe that devastated the Prince William Sound. In honor of Earth Day, it’s fitting to look at news coverage of the spill that impacted the lives of countless Alaskans. Another oil spill prompted the very first Earth Day. InContinue reading “Earth Day: Remembering the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill”

Measles Outbreaks in Alaska’s Historic Newspapers

Dear readers, It’s hard to avoid the alarming reports of measles outbreaks in the United States and worldwide.¬†Vaccines have been proven to prevent the spread of measles; the MMR (measles- mumps-rubella) vaccine, which needs to be administered twice to children, has an effectiveness rate of 97%. Thanks to an effective vaccination program, the Centers forContinue reading “Measles Outbreaks in Alaska’s Historic Newspapers”

Alaska Folk Festival: Researching its Origins and History

Greetings, all! The Alaska Folk Festival is currently underway here in Juneau from April 8-14 at Centennial Hall. 2019 marks its 45th year, and to celebrate, we’ll take a look back at the first few years as covered in local news at the time. There is precious little information about the inaugural Folk Fest. TheContinue reading “Alaska Folk Festival: Researching its Origins and History”

Nome Nugget Digitization: Update

Hello friends, Do you ever feel like sometimes things sometimes just don’t go right? Or that they take much longer than they should, and it’s a process of one step forward and two steps back? The ongoing re-shooting of the bound volumes of the Nome Nugget on the Bookeye scanner sure feels that way. JustContinue reading “Nome Nugget Digitization: Update”