Tlingit men trained hard to become warriors
No matter the season, every day from age six began the same way for a young K’inéix Kwáan man training to be a warrior in pre-contact Yakutat — by wading into the ocean and staying as long as he could without passing out.
My second year in Juneau I was working as a regulation writer for the National Marine Fisheries Service, and I was drafting the preamble to a proposed rule explaining the whys and wherefores of some new fisheries regulation.
New book explores how firearms changed Native America
This story isn’t in Syria or Afghanistan. It’s in Southeast Alaska, and it’s the one told by a new book, “Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America.”
‘Old world’ holiday feel in Skagway
On a snaining Friday in early December, downtown Skagway was quiet — at least until Yuletide celebrators crowded the sidewalk and slushy streets of 5th and Broadway, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive in his festive fire engine, flip a switch, and light up the town’s Christmas tree.
Teri Rofkar, a treasured artist
Teri was passionate, talented, creative, the kind of person the world needs more of. She was full of so many inspired ideas.
New Klondike exhibits inclusive, immersive
Skagway— The Klondike Gold Rush Historical Park exhibits used to be what National Park Service employee Benjamin Hayes described to the Capital City Weekly as “a visual experience.”

How far in advance do you like to plan for your holidays?
About a month, I try to not be one of the last minute people.Juneau Resident
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