Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Santa Claus, also known as Patrick Farmer, is seen at Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska on Nov. 18, holding letters from children sent this year that the U.S. Postal Service says they will no longer deliver. Citing privacy concerns, postal officials say that generically addressed letters to "Santa Claus, North Pole" will no longer be forwarded to volunteers in the Alaska town as has been done for years.
Volunteers strive to save Santa letter service
By Rachel D'oro Associated Press Writer
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Read more about SV Merlin and the whale
Happy Thanksgiving Day Everyone.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I was to lazy to get out side and take photos of the first snow yesterday. It was a perfect day to sit by the fire and knit, which I did, Jim read and watched the snow fall.
Today however the wind is blowing, gusts to 45mph- take a look at the docks and the boats around us. Interesting.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
November 6, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)
Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear ----shreds your raft.
Alaska State Troopers say several members of a bear-hunting party found themselves stranded early Wednesday near Klukwan in Southeast Alaska after a sow bear with two cubs shredded their Zodiac inflatable raft.
None of the hunters was injured.
Troopers say the hunters walked upriver toward klukwan and fired rifle shots to attract attention. A Klukwan resident took a canoe across the Chilkat River after hearing the shots and yells from the other side. The hunters were given a ride back across the river in the canoe and returned to their vehicles.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Whalemail follows the group of humpback whales that travel between Alaska and Hawaii. A research crew follows the whales’ path sending news of their fictional journey on picture postcards. The postcards pull out of whale tail envelopes. The pages of the book follow the whales in nonfiction text. It’s a fun blend of fact, fiction and fishin’ in full color!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
It's been good seeing everyone, I had a great time but am ready to go home to Cape St. James and the Captain.
Many thanks to those of you who let me call your home my home. Jan and the girls, what a treat to see how they have grown. Patty who has my room waiting for me at all times. Toads who have a bunk at the ready and Denise and Grant who gave and gave and gave.
Thank you dear friends all of you.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
One team member is actually flying to Italy from Minnesota first, where she will be a presenter at an international conference on genetics. Other members are from Seattle, Oregon, Wenatchee and of course me from Sitka!!! We girls are all going to “Run Like a Girl!!!”
Oh the real reason we did this….. at the end of the race we each get a Tiffany’s necklace designed specifically for the race.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The following calls were logged by Sitka police:
At 1:48 p.m. a woman reported her wedding ring she had left on her sink was now missing.
At 7:29 p.m. a vehicle ran a red light and nearly caused an accident.
At 1:22 a.m. a bear reportedly knocked over trash containers on Georgeson Loop and headed back into the woods.
At 2:25 a.m. a bear reportedly was getting into trash containers on Remington Drive, then went back into the woods.
At 10:47 a.m. a driver reported a man with sunglasses and a gun case was hitchhiking, and pointed the case at her as she pulled over to offer a ride. The driver was frightened and pulled away. Police talked to the hitchhiker, who showed police that he was actually carrying a mandolin in the instrument's case. He agreed not to point it at people anymore.
At 11:05 a.m. a black cat was reportedly running at large in Bahovec Court.
At 11:57 a.m. a resident called 911 to talk to police because he had forgotten the business line phone number. He then refused to call back on the business line, or give police his number to call.