Ketchikan
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Mixed in with the excitement of fishing with friends on my old California rivers came a single nightmare. It wasn't the people and crowded pavement, though that's always a shock. Actually, the ability to drive places on that crowded pavement is quite nice. When you live in Southeast, sometimes it's nice to be able to drive and not have the highway narrow to a street, then a road, then a trail with pull-outs too over-grown with alders to turn around. It's refreshing yet terrifying to know that I am connected by grey strips to New York City.
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 25, 2015
THEATER
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Seven times is the charm for building some momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use (PU) fisheries a priority over commercial and sport users. As it stands now, the three fisheries all are on equal footing in the eyes and actions of state managers.
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Leaving Alaska when the steelhead are around to go chase trout in California doesn't make sense.
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Construction of PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center's new surgery and medical office building took an important symbolic step forward on March 11, when the final i-beam for the steel skeleton of the 4-story building was hoisted aloft amid cheers and applause. During during a Topping Out ceremony, the i-beam was raised with the State of Alaska and US flags and a Sitka spruce tree, symbols of patriotism and growth, respectively.
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
MUSIC & DANCE
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
SKETCH STUDIO in Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The headline act for Salmonfest 2015, recently announced by organizers, is Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, who will perform with a full band on Aug. 2. Also performing will be Colorado funk band The Motet, psychedelic roots-rock band Moonalice, Anchorage Folk Festival performers The California Honeydrops, and Omaha string band Dirty River Ramblers.
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Literary Arts
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
JUNEAU
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Editor's note: We are currently in the process of updating these listings. If you have information you would like to see appear here, please contact editor@capweek.com.
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The year my Dad died I started the school year in a sort of emotional neutral.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Cassandra Adams of Ketchikan and Amara Sanguni of Juneau were recently selected as Alaska's top youth volunteers in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Each will receive $1,000, a silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C., where 10 state honorees will be named America's top youth volunteers. Jayton Rizzo of Kenai and Jenevia Wika of Anchorage were named distinguished finalists for Alaska, as well.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
THEATER
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Residents of Southeast communities including Juneau, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Haines, Gustavus, Craig and Coffman Cove can now take part in what is being billed as the first-ever "global eBook club" -- Big Library Read -- through Listen Alaska Plus (http://listenalaska.libraryreserve.com). Big LIbrary Read offers people from around the world the opportunity to read the same eBook at the same time. The current featured title is "Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard," by Laura Bates, an autobiography about working with inmates in solitary confinement, teaching them the works of William Shakespeare. The title will be available from March 17 through April 1.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
"There's a lot of them - the artists. Ray Troll and David Rubin (among others.) They all live in Ketchikan. They do a lot to keep the scene alive. And the Folk Fest people, like Bob Banghart. A lot of people don't know who they are. I'm for the underdogs.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Editor's note: We are currently in the process of updating these listings. If you have information you would like to see appear here, please contact editor@capweek.com.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Wearable Art has become something of a phenomenon in Southeast Alaska. Since it was first held in Ketchikan in 1986, the open-format, mixed-media, anything-goes art show has spread to Juneau, Petersburg and Sitka, among other communities.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
SPRING CLASSES FOR ADULTS
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Outdoor magazines have lots of pretty pictures of lots of pretty places and animals.
web-posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015
In college, my buddies and I would descend on Chili's and order the queso dip by its nickname, "Fat Dip." This happened so often, one of the waitresses would greet us with a flirtatious smile and, "Hey guys, fat dip?"
web-posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015
JUNEAU
web-posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Editor's note: We are currently in the process of updating these listings. If you have information you would like to see appear here, please contact editor@capweek.com.
web-posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It's Thursday night.
web-posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015
JUNEAU
web-posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The 14th annual Wearable Art Show was held in Juneau this past weekend, a major arts event in the capital city that this year included a runway appearance by the governor himself. Though not in costume (maybe next year?), Gov. Walker drew a standing ovation from Saturday night's enthusiastic crowd at Centennial Hall.
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Angoon, Alaska
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Ketchikan Arts Council's 29th annual Wearable Art Show, World Beat, was held over four shows this past weekend to sold out crowds at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. The event combines aspects of a theatrical performance, fashion show and gallery exhibit, and features one-of-a-kind artworks designed to be worn by the human body. Ketchikan has been hosting the popular event since 1986, one year before the World of Wearable Art Show debuted in New Zealand.
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015
This month's art walk will include a joint show at the JAHC Gallery featuring black and white photography by Richard Hebhardt and colorful paintings by Amanda Filori; fiber art by Barbara Mitchell at the Juneau Artists Gallery; and "TOE-tally Juneau: Cartoon Selections from the City Museum's Collection by TOE" featuring local artist Tony Newman at the city museum. Read on for details.
web-posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The stereotype about life in Alaska is being washed away with each warm rain storm. No matter how many times I tell my friends out in The World that it rains in Southeast, especially Ketchikan, and if it's not raining, it's getting ready to rain, they still ask about the snow.
web-posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Ketchikan Arts Council's 29th annual Wearable Art Show takes place this weekend in Ketchikan, with shows running Thursday through Saturday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. This year's theme is World Beat.
web-posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015
JUNEAU
web-posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St. Details: 789-0965.
web-posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Haida carver Donald Varnell will lead a carving course in Ketchikan from Feb. 19 through March 4, at the Totem Heritage Center.
web-posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.
web-posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Poems in Place, a collaboration between Alaska Center for the Book, Alaska State Parks, and a committee of poets and writers, will open the submission period for this year’s contest on Feb. 1.
web-posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Starting Friday. For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com. “Whiplash” — Thursday- Sunday. Synopsis: A first-year music student (Miles Teller) wins a seat behind the drums in a jazz band led by a teacher (J.K. Simmons) who uses fear and intimidation to push his students to perfection.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wednesday Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St. Details: 789-0965.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Patricia Ann Roppel arrived in Ketchikan as a newlywed home economics teacher in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state - and she was quickly captivated by its history. Canneries, fishing, old mill sites, mining; for decades she, husband Frank Roppel, and, later, their children, John and Cindy, explored Southeast Alaska's beaches and its forests, looking for pieces of the past.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Are you happy.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wednesday Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Tongass Historical Museum is currently seeking farming and food production artifacts for their upcoming exhibit, "Grown on the Rock," opening March 27. They are seeking objects from early homesteads, food gardens, local orchards, dairies, poultry farms and more to illustrate the history and challenges of producing fresh food in Ketchikan.
web-posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Juneau Wednesday Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St. Details: 789-0965.
web-posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015
We at the Capital City Weekly are providing a forum for your creative endeavors.
web-posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wednesday Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.
web-posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015
I'm a mess right now.
web-posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015
ANCHORAGE - Patricia Roppel, a Wrangell woman who wrote 13 books and more than 100 articles, many about the history of Southeast Alaska, has died.
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
BodyPump barbell workout, 5:30-6:30 a.m., Pavitt Health & Fitness, 10004 Glacier Highway.
web-posted Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Some birds are home for Christmas, and some seem to be making Southeast Alaska a new home - at least for now.
web-posted Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Events in and around Southeast Alaska for the week of Dec. 24-29
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.
web-posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Wednesday BodyPump barbell workout, 5:30-6:30 a.m., Pavitt Health & Fitness, 10004 Glacier Highway. Group cycling class, 5:30 p.m., The Alaska Club-Valley, 2841 Riverside Drive.
web-posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014
You can’t unread “1984.” It gets into you, which is why allusions to the classic George Orwell novel about the dystopia of dystopias have become ubiquitous.
web-posted Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Jack Marshall has held many a Southeast Alaskan child, Elder, and boa constrictor on his knee over the past few decades as Santa Claus. He's also a real-life Santa: Whenever he makes enough on the gig, he and his wife Judy buy presents for or give donations to needy families.
web-posted Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, December 3, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, I featured Bleeding Heart Brewery, a new brewery that's in the making out in Palmer. This is another Alaska brewery that came in under my foamy radar and was revealed to me by Chris, the server at Midnight Sun Brewing Company one day when I was enjoying fine libations in the brewery's Loft.
web-posted Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The first measurable snow of the season arrived in Juneau on Nov. 29, setting several records in the process.

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