Ketchikan
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Zach LaPerriere grew up in Ketchikan but has since built his home and raised his family in Sitka. He’s always gravitated toward the woods. “From boat building to construction, woodworking has always paid the bills for me,” LaPerriere said.
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Petersburg transforms the third weekend of May. The downtown is closed to traffic, stores load up stock, and people start arriving in droves. The Little Norway Festival has been a staple of life here for generations, and everyone experiences it in a different way.
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
I wonder what fishing with President Trump would be like. This isn’t a pseudo-political column meant to mock the President or degrade the office because of recent (and not so recent) news and rumors surrounding his conduct, or to champion his administrative decisions thus far. It’s just a thought.
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Zach LaPerriere grew up in Ketchikan but has since built his home and raised his family in Sitka. He’s always gravitated toward the woods. “From boat building to construction, woodworking has always paid the bills for me,” LaPerriere said.
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Authors at Sea 2017, Friday, May 26, 6-9 p.m. Hearthside Books’ annual whale watching cruise will feature local authors Bob Fagen, Ishmael Hope, Eowyn Ivey, Mark Kelley, and Kate Troll. There will be wildlife viewing, wine tasting and refreshments. $65. Tickets available at both Hearthside locations.
web-posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017
If there is one luxury bush dwellers envy city dwellers for, it’s pizza delivery. When I was a kid every teacher of the bush school I attended decided this was an exploitable situation and used it in order to help finance school field trips.
web-posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Graduating from college is a momentous occasion filled with silly hats and cards of congratulations, but as a graduating student, I can say that there is much more to this life event than that.
web-posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Cases of canned fish and a full freezer are wonderful things in fall — but spring, being the season of renewal, is a time to draw down the larder in anticipation of re-stocking with fresh salmon. My family and I try to pace our supply to run out in early June.
web-posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
I’ve spent the last four years writing and editing for the Capital City Weekly. Those four years have made for positive, lasting memories.
web-posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
This week, a group of five artists are sleeping in a ferry’s solarium, chatting with strangers and admiring the mountains and waterways of the Inside Passage as they head for their final destination: Sitka.
web-posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
So I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about companies infiltrating the brain for social media purposes.
web-posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017
There are expected elements of disaster and or chaos when camping. Many of them are eliminated when renting a forest service cabin rather than using a tent, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.
web-posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017
I went out on a recent morning to catch the minus 1.7 tide. Time was against me. I had to drop off my daughter and get to the spot just as the tide ebbed. I ended up choosing the closest place, rather than the best. It was an epic fail.
web-posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017
In a place where traditional art supplies can be expensive or difficult to find, why not use what you have on hand to make something beautiful? Wearable Art’s celebration of unconventional materials to create a community fashion show is a perfectly Alaskan art form. The Southeast celebration of creativity started in Ketchikan in 1987 and has since spread to Juneau, Sitka, and Petersburg.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
It’s hard to articulate the subtleties in something like casting a fly rod because there’s the discrepancy between what you think you do and what you actually do in addition to things you don’t even realize you do.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The woman getting out of the skiff on our remote beach looked up in disbelief as the five of us kids raced toward her behind a pack of snarling, barking dogs. “Kill her! Kill her!” she heard us screaming.
web-posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017
To Kill A Mockingbird, Thursday, March 23, Friday, March 24, Saturday, March 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 4-6 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Thursday/Sunday-$30 adult, $26 senior/military, $19 student. Friday-$37 adult, $33 senior/military, $26 student. Saturday- $40 adult, $35 senior/military, $28 student.
web-posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017
A friend just sent me a book of the very first Superman stories to appear in Sunday comic strips, and it got me thinking about how curious it was that the originators of Superman decided to make an element from his home planet be his Achilles heel, something that could undermine his powers and drain his strength.
web-posted Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The last week of February, 140 high school students across Alaska gathered to compete for gold medals — but not the Olympic kind.
web-posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Reporter Nick Bowman of the Ketchikan Daily News will have his first photography showing on March 3 at the Main Street Gallery.
web-posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The sky was deep blue on its way to black. The horizon glowed in a slowly dying orange. Beneath my window seat, jagged peaks covered in white reminded me there was quite a bit of time yet until the alpine hunting season.
web-posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Candied Salmon Ice Cream by Coppa, a retailer in Juneau, took home the grand prize in the 24th annual Alaska Symphonyof Seafood competition. The creamy ice cream, dotted with bits of candied smoked salmon, took first in both the food service category as well as the People’s Choice award.
web-posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Next week, 140 high school students representing 12 high schools from across the state will converge in Anchorage in hopes of out-smarting their competitors at the 32nd Annual Alaska Academic Decathlon, including 13 Juneau students as well as students from Craig and Ketchikan.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
For 22 years now, the Sitka Jazz Festival has been bringing together student bands from across Alaska and musicians from around the U.S. to perform in Sitka.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Rasmuson Foundation is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Artist Award. The award recognizes the significant artistic accomplishments of one Alaskan and culminates in a $40,000 grant.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The first meeting of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Southeast Regional Language Committee began late January with traditional introductions by the committee’s three members: Lance Twitchell, who spoke in Lingít (Tlingit language), Gavin Hudson, who spoke in Sm’algyax (Tsimshian language), and Benjamin Young, who spoke in Xaad Kíl (Haida language). Hearing the three young men express themselves in Southeast Alaska’s indigenous languages was an uplifting way to begin, said SHI President Rosita Worl.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
As kids we lived so far out in the bush with only our family for companions that when my parents mentioned that neighbors would be moving in, we didn’t know what to make of it. “Neighbor? What does that even mean?” we wondered.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The release, signed by the four volunteer firefighters, stated they will continue to maintain equipment and perform the best they can but warned “emergency response will be unpredictable and minimal.” Also, no medical response will be officially offered.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
KETCHIKAN - Plastic Surgeon Cindy Wei, MD, will begin offering regular visiting clinics in Ketchikan in late February. Wei practices with Seattle Plastic Surgery as well as providing care through Swedish Medical Center.