Ketchikan
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
One of these days I'll write a column about how I needed something and had it in my truck. It won't make for a good story, but it will be pretty cool not to mention helpful. Until that day, it will be filled with everything but what I need.
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Alaska's top two youth volunteers of 2015, Cassandra Adams, 17, of Ketchikan and Amara Sanguni, 13, of Juneau, were honored in the nation's capital earlier this month for their outstanding volunteer service during the 20th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Adams and Sanguni - along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country - each received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts at an award ceremony and gala dinner reception held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Northwest Coast Native art isn't the only focus of the new Walter Soboleff Building, but it's likely to be the aspect that draws in the most visitors. For non-Natives hoping to gain a better understanding of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures, the artwork is a good place to start, offering an introduction to foundational concepts such as balance and harmony.
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
"It's making history and opening doors for artists, and continuing culture."
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
How much are fishermen affected by long-term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure? A pilot study aims to find out and researchers are using the 500-plus members of the Copper River salmon driftnet fleet as test subjects.
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
My buddy Zack looks tired.
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Juneau residents gathered to share their memories and impressions of Tlingit civil rights activist and lawyer William Paul Sr. last week on what would have been Paul's 130th birthday, May 7, one week before the May 15 dedication of the Walter Soboleff Building's archives facility in his name. The meeting, organized by local lawyer and researcher Kathy Ruddy for the second year in a row, welcomed input from about a dozen participants, some of whom knew Paul personally, with a larger goal of bringing recognition to Paul's contributions to Alaska history.
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Tlingit artist Jeremiah James always knew he wasn't meant for the 9-5 working life. What he didn't know is that hunting could be a part of how he makes his living.
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
THEATER
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
If Christmas can be detached from its intent for the sake of commercialization, then that means it doesn't have to be in December. Christmas, Christmas will always exist as the foundation of Christianity and annually occur on schedule, but the other Christmas, the figure of speech Christmas, is here. It could be a particular day in which you bag a couple kings before things really heat up, or this time of year in general.
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Heather Lende will launch her Southeast book tour this week to spread the word about her newest work: "Find The Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer."
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
“While We’re Young” (R) — A middle-aged couple’s career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.
web-posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Each year more than one-third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery.
web-posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015
I'm pretty good at working in loud environments. I'll leave if someone drops in on my fishing spot, but when it comes to putting words to life, I'm fine with a crowd. It's probably because my writing career started in the bowels in the University of Arizona student union where the Arizona Daily Wildcat was located.
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
One of Rie Muñoz’ favorite pieces of her own work was “Peaceable Alaska,” a painting inspired by Edward Hicks’ “Peaceable Kingdom.”
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
LITERARY ARTS
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
This weekend, a plan to attend the 2015 Alaska State Improv Festival, known in shorthand as AS IF, is a plan for spontaneity. Seventeen improvisational theater groups from around the country are coming to Juneau for the festival. One will impersonate Franz Kafka. One will narrate history, drunk. One, from Sitka, will potentially pull you up onstage.
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
I'm sorta sick of talk of media bias.
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Caribou instead of corn dogs ... salmon instead of Trout Treasures ... seal meat in place of spaghetti - all could soon be available to more Alaskans if traction continues on a new bipartisan bill before the Alaska legislature.
web-posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015
JUNEAU
web-posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015
You'd be hard-pressed to find a Southeast Alaskan that doesn't love salmon, or a salmon that doesn't need clean water.
web-posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015
It was somewhere between the second and third time I sunburned my legs during spring break in California that I really started to appreciate what is coming: summer.
web-posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Recent proposed cuts to public media funding could go much deeper than many realize.
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
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 25, 2015
THEATER
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
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
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
Juneau
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
MUSIC & DANCE
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
SKETCH STUDIO in Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
JUNEAU
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Literary Arts
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
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
Outdoor magazines have lots of pretty pictures of lots of pretty places and animals.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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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
"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
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, 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 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 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 18, 2015
JUNEAU
web-posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It's Thursday night.
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 Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, February 4, 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
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, 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
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 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
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.

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