Ketchikan
web-posted Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Celebrate Judge Wickersham’s birthday, tree planting, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 12—5 p.m., House of Wickersham (213 7th Street.) The Juneau Garden Club will plant a tree in honor of the judge’s birthday.
web-posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Senior officials from the United States Department of State and Environmental Protection Agency traveled to Southeast Alaska this week to meet with tribes and the State of Alaska on transboundary mining activities occurring in Canada.
web-posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016
“New Beginnings” NA meeting, 7-8 p.m., Saturdays, Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. 796-8690.
web-posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016
This June, the Alaska State Council on the Arts awarded $543,262 in grants to Alaska artists and arts organizations in its first funding quarter of the 2017 fiscal year in addition to ratifying $13,184 in grants awarded in the last part of 2016.
web-posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016
KETCHIKAN — The Department of Health and Social Services has made the decision to close the Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility, effective Sept. 15.
web-posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Bard-a-thon, Friday, Aug. 19, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Aug, 20, noon-5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, noon-5 p.m., Downtown Library. Cast yourself as a character in one of Shakespeare’s plays. Read with professional actors from the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre and find direction from internationally known director Graham Watts, author of “Shakespeare’s Authentic Texts: Staging from the First Folio.”
web-posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016
So I took a week off from salmon fishing, mountain climbing and deer scouting to go to… California?
web-posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016
More than 100 years ago, when he was just 10 years old, Roy A. Peratrovich Jr.’s grandfather, Andrew Wanamaker, traveled the 200 miles from Sitka to Ketchikan in a war canoe. He, his father, and others made the voyage to right a wrong done to one of their clan members.
web-posted Wednesday, August 10, 2016
David Woodie, public lecture, Thursday, Aug. 11, 7-8 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Join David Woodie for a free public presentation about his approach to narrative painting and his current exhibit, New Work.
web-posted Wednesday, August 10, 2016
AA-Five Alive, 5-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Church of the Holy Trinity, 415 4th St.
web-posted Wednesday, August 10, 2016
KETCHIKAN — The Ketchikan City Council has approved the renovation of the main floor of the Tongass Historical Museum. The $1,256,950 cost, a combination of Public Works Sales Tax funds and Commercial Vessel funds, will provide the town and visitors with accessible restrooms and an updated facility and will also open a new era for Ketchikan Museums.
web-posted Wednesday, August 3, 2016
“We Do Recover” NA meeting, 8-9 p.m., Thursday & Friday, Rainforest Activity Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. 796-8690
web-posted Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Groups hold weekly lessons in Lingít, Sm’algyax, Xaat Kíl
web-posted Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Washington journalist Ashley E. Sweeney will be touring Southeast to promote her debut novel, “Eliza Waite.” Sweeney will hold booksignings at three Southeast bookstores as well as a book talk at the downtown Juneau library.
web-posted Wednesday, August 3, 2016
The ferry is a great time to think. You can check and recheck and recheck and recheck social media until your battery is half dead because the waterways of southeast Alaska only attract 1.2 G at best.
web-posted Wednesday, August 3, 2016
First Friday Art Walk, Friday, Aug. 5, various locations around Juneau and Haines.
web-posted Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Southeast prepares for the release of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’
web-posted Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Women Living Sober, 7-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, downstairs. Details: Dawn 209-8373
web-posted Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Police blotter booksigning, Friday, July 29, 4-6 p.m., downtown Hearthside Books. David Sexton and Jeff Brady, authors of volumes one and two of “Best of the Skagway, Alaska Police Blotter,” will be in Juneau for a booksigning. For an article about the quirky books, which highlight the best of Skagway’s “crime,” crime, and overheard tourists, go to http://bit.ly/29n1xNr.
web-posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016
“We Do Recover” NA meeting, 8-9 p.m., Thursday & Friday, Rainforest Activity Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. 796-8690
web-posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Water is everything.
web-posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Ketchikan — Once again, long-distance open water swimmers will raise money for those affected by Type 1 diabetes.
web-posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Gordie Tentrees, Friday, July 22, 9-11 p.m., Alaskan Hotel. Tentrees, a top ten folk/roots artist in North America for April-May 2016, will perform.
web-posted Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Live Blues Show, Saturday, July 16, 10 p.m., McGivney’s Valley location. Andy Koch’s Badd Dog Blues will perform. Koch lives in Bellingham and is working with local musicians on his tenth tour of Southeast Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, July 13, 2016
For salmon, total catches by July 8 were nearing 28 million fish, of which 10 million were sockeyes, primarily from Bristol Bay. Last week marked the catch of the two billionth sockeye from the Bay since the fishery began in 1884.
web-posted Wednesday, July 13, 2016
(AA) An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Early Birds, 6:45-7:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, Church of the Holy Trinity, 415 4th St.
web-posted Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Skagway is anticipating 791,260 cruise ship passengers this year. These visitors will pour money into the local economy, but it can be difficult for local arts organizations, with events year-round that go frequently unseen by these one-day tourists, to grab a piece of the pie. Skagway siblings Olivia and Greg Klupar are hoping to make it a little easier.
web-posted Wednesday, July 6, 2016
“We Do Recover” NA meeting, 8-9 p.m., Thursday & Friday, Rainforest Activity Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. 796-8690
web-posted Wednesday, July 6, 2016
If you’re like me, when familiar and unfamiliar intersect, nonsense occurs.
web-posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016
On June 23, at six a.m., sixty-four boats and one stand up paddleboarder cast off Port Townsend, Washington for Victoria, BC on the first leg of the Race to Alaska. Same three rules as last year: no motors, no supply caches along the route and no support vessels.
web-posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016
International Folk Dance, every Sunday at 6 p.m., The Alaska Club (downtown). Recreational dance — first hour is instruction. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome.
web-posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016
“Staying Alive” Al-Anon family group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. Tenth St. Free childcare provided. Details: Nina 957-4513.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
KETCHIKAN — On Saturday, June 25, the City of Ketchikan and PeaceHealth, will celebrate the culmination of a goal set nearly a decade ago with a ribbon cutting ceremony to present the new Ketchikan Medical Center Surgery and Clinic Addition.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
KETCHIKAN — The Ranger Districts for the Tongass National Forest are switching their mailing list from snail mail to email.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
“We Do Recover” NA meeting, 8-9 p.m., Thursday & Friday, Rainforest Activity Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. 796-8690
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan Public Utilities will be replacing the water main within Mill Street this summer between July 5-Oct. 1. To minimize the impacts on residents and businesses, the following provisions will be made:
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
How many times have you read an article in a magazine and exclaimed loudly (hopefully, no one is around to hear) “I don’t flippin’ believe it!” If that’s you, then Juneau’s Jeff Brown, the self-proclaimed “Editor Guy” of Real Alaskan Magazine, has a magazine for you.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
We were at the Fish House in Ketchikan early in April, talking about climate; the room was full and the conversation was lively. Outside, the berries were blooming and the snow was gone.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
It’s nice to be reminded of what’s really important.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Summer time! Family’s coming to visit while you’re painting the house. You’re working, putting up fish, camping, celebrating your anniversary, Fourth of July, birthdays and looking at the rest of the obstacle course between you and your wood groove.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Gear type, purpose and region all come into play in a divisive debate over salmon allocation. Three years ago, the Salmon Project started a project to change that by asking Alaskans what salmon meant to them personally.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Brain injury peer support group, noon to 1 p.m., first Tuesday of the month, SAIL offices, 3225 Hospital Drive. Details: Leslie, 586-4920.
web-posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Cancer survivor support group monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, Cancer Connection, 3225 Hospital Dr., 1st floor. For those newly diagnosed, currently under treatment, and those whose treatment has ended. Details: 796-2273.
web-posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016
In honor of Celebration, here is a look at a few people who left a big impact on the Alaska Native community before “walking into the forest” this past year:
web-posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016
In an article about the new SLAM building last week, Walter Gordinier’s ground floor art piece was called “Frozen Pond.” It is actually called “Glacier Pond.” Also, Gordinier is from Oregon, not Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016
This year marks the 15th International Haida Language Gathering in Southeast Alaska, and the first to be held in Juneau. This event is open to anyone interested in revitalizing the Haida Language.
web-posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016
I don’t mind running. The previous week I ran two miles worth of 800s, but it was 54 degrees and overcast in Ketchikan, Alaska. At 6 a.m. here in Tucson, it’s 70.
web-posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016
AA- Five Alive, 5-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Church of the Holy Trinity, 415 4th St.
web-posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016
If you don’t know the name Bob DeArmond, you don’t know Juneau history.
web-posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Tongass National Forest, partner agencies, groups, businesses, and local volunteers are sponsoring youth fishing events throughout Southeast. No experience is needed to participate in these events. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing.
web-posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Widowed Persons Support Group, 6:30 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month Fireweed Place, Parlor Room. All widows and widowers invited. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.
web-posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016
NAMI Family Support Group, 5:30-7 p.m., first and thirdThursdays Sept. 3 through Dec. 17, 9000 Glacier Hwy, Suite 201 (Jordan Square Bldg). A free, confidential, and safe group of families helping families of loved ones struggling with a mental illness. Drop-ins welcome. Details: www.namijuneau.org or 463-4251.
web-posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I recently read an article in The Atlantic about the perception of luck and why it matters more than most of us think. In fact, it was called, “Why luck matters much more than you think.”
web-posted Wednesday, May 11, 2016
JUNEAU — Juneau-based G-Force Productions Digital Cinema has been named a winner at the 27th annual Telly Awards for their series “UAS Tech Prep.”
web-posted Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Compassionate Friends/ Juneau Chapter - The Juneau chapter meets once a month on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Juneau Pioneer’s Home. We are welcoming bereaved families through a national self-help organization.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6–7 p.m., Mondays, Downtown Juneau Public Library, large conference room. Interested in learning the Tlingit language? This group, run by Tlingit language learners, is free and open to everyone in the community, regardless of language experience. Details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/234626046736815/ and tlingitlearners@gmail.com.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Central Council) held its 81st Annual Tribal Assembly April 20-22, 2016 in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. More than 100 delegates from Southeast Alaska, Anchorage, Washington, and California gathered in Juneau to conduct tribal business and elect new officers.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Cancer survivor support group monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, Cancer Connection, 3225 Hospital Dr., 1st floor. For those newly diagnosed, currently under treatment, and those whose treatment has ended. Details: 796-2273.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
April 29 through May 1, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) awarded 755 associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees along with occupational endorsements, certificates, and professional licensures. It granted awards to 670 graduates from the Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka campuses.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
It’s hard to explain the appeal of dry fly fishing for a 14-inch cutthroat trout because, well — it’s 14 inches.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Some of the most valuable Alaska steelhead lessons I learned while flyfishing for rainbow trout in California.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
KETCHIKAN — Sign up to learn how to harvest cedar bark for weaving with instructor Gloria Burns on three separate days, two of them field days, one of them an in class day.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Healthy Relationships class, Tuesday nights. This group is designed for women who want to improve their communication skills, learn how to set boundaries, and increase their self-awareness. The current session is in process and the new dates and times for the following two sessions will be made known as they are fixed. Feel free to contact AWARE as soon as possible to get on the waitlist. Register with Mandi Canady 586-6623.