Angoon
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Festival season is upon us in Southeast Alaska. This weekend, Skagwegians will welcome hundreds to their community for the Buckwheat Ski Classic, marking winter's end with a distinctive celebration of snow. Next weekend, Ketchikan will celebrate a harbinger of spring - the Rufous hummingbird - with the start of its month-long Alaska Hummingbird Festival. And the week after that, beginning April 6, it's the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau - the official kick-off to warmer weather for many. From there, a different festival will be taking place somewhere in Southeast nearly every weekend through September. The CCW will be putting out its annual Fun & Festival Guide next month, but to help readers keep track of what's happening on a weekly basis, we've introduced a Southeast Spotlight box on page 2, highlighting a major event or festival in a Southeast community for the coming week. This spotlight will supplement our What's Happening listings on page 3.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club will be in Angoon on March 12 to provide free vision screening to elementary school children in cooperation with the school district and public health nurse. Lions use a state-of-the-art vision screener called a PlusOptix that takes a picture of the child's eye. t only takes a couple seconds to get a reading.
web-posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015
It's been a while since kids in Angoon have had regular music classes, but Salvation Army Major Cathy Quinn is volunteering in the schools to try and fix that.
web-posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015
For almost the last 20 years, Angoon High School's auto shop has been used, mostly, for storage. Tools once used for the class disappeared.
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
It’s been a month since we launched the latest iteration of the Capital City Weekly, which incorporates Arts content from the Juneau Empire with the Weekly’s broad-based coverage of Southeast communities.
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
For the first time in the seven years that Janice Kaiser has been teaching at Angoon High School, every member of the high school senior class is graduating. To commemorate that, she and the students are fundraising for something special - a trip to Seattle, where many of the kids have never been.
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Angoon, Alaska
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
"It's about a static flier, and you put the plastic ring over the balloon and it floats." – Samara Kookesh, 6th grade
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
They’ve got uniforms, cheer shoes, and pom poms, and they’ve got a lot of Angoon pride. For the first time in years, the Angoon Eagles have cheerleaders — 18 very enthusiastic ones, ranging from kindergarteners to 6th graders.
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
At the end of the first week in February, Angoon High School hosted its first basketball tournament in more than 20 years, the Angoon Eagles cheerleaders cheered for their first real games, and both Angoon’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams became tournament champions.
web-posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The first thing I did as the new managing editor of the Capital City Weekly was to get out a detailed map of Southeast Alaska. Despite the name of this publication, we serve more than 30 communities around the region, and though I've lived in Juneau for more than two decades, I was a little hazy on the locations of a few of those places.

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