Kake
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 11, 2015
This is the 50th year Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) have come to Alaska to do behind-the-scenes work with nonprofit organizations throughout the state. It's both business as normal and not - new volunteers are arriving to start their positions, but organizers are also digging through the annals of VISTA history as they prepare to celebrate the program's anniversary. Along the way, they're finding historical events largely lost to time - in one of those events, 55 VISTA volunteers were kicked out of the state in 1970 for supporting Native land claims.
web-posted Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Eric Garner and Michael Brown weren't killed in Skagway. You're lost if you're looking for MH370 near Ketchikan. Sochi isn't a suburb of Sitka.
web-posted Wednesday, December 31, 2014
KAKE - Isolated in the rainforest of Southeast Alaska, residents here are thinking of alternative energy. In that, they're not unlike the inhabitants of any other rural Alaska community. What makes Kake special is the way it's approaching the topic.
web-posted Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on a proposed power line between Kake and Petersburg.
web-posted Wednesday, December 24, 2014
To the cadence of ringing bells and the smell of wood stoves, here come the holidays.
web-posted Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The Alaska Marine Highway System will raise most fares by 4.5 percent starting May 1, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced last week.

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