R.I.P “Dart Raven” (or, why the Migratory Bird Act still matters)

Hello readers, Over the past few months, downtown Juneau has hosted a peculiar specimen of animal cruelty: an adult raven with a blow dart in its head, still alive. Efforts to catch the raven and remove the dart have failed, as it has (understandably) avoided capture. In the interest of the bird’s health, and toContinue reading “R.I.P “Dart Raven” (or, why the Migratory Bird Act still matters)”

15 Million Pages- And Counting!

  Hello All, Great news! Chronicling America has just hit its 15 million page mark, which means even more pages of newspapers that have been fully digitized and text-searchable online. In the coming weeks, expect to see these titles appear on Chronicling America: Seward Gateway Daily Gateway Seward Daily Gateway Seward Weekly Gateway The SewardContinue reading “15 Million Pages- And Counting!”

Exploring Alaska’s Fossils

Hello Readers, To celebrate National Museums Day this Saturday, we’d like to bring special attention to  Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline, the Alaska State Museum’s summer exhibit as part of a traveling exhibit from the Anchorage Museum. Featuring illustrations by beloved Alaskan artist Ray Troll and bone fragments from long-extinct megafauna like woolly mammoths (Alaska’s official state fossil!)Continue reading “Exploring Alaska’s Fossils”

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! Carnations are said to represent a mother’s love, dating back to 1907 when Anna Jarvis (creator of Mother’s Day) selected white carnations as the symbol of the holiday, based on her own mother’s love of the flower. Over time, however, floral companies chose pink carnations as the Mother’s Day flower, and reservedContinue reading “Mother’s Day”