Ketchikan
web-posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
JUNEAU and DOUGLAS
web-posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Editor's note: This list was reviewed in June 2015. If you have changes or additions, email stephanie.west@morris.com.
web-posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Tenakee Springs - In a normal summer, Tenakee Springs gets two roundtrip ferries from Juneau a week, and the town, which does not receive cruise ships, can count on a steady flow of business from visitors and those that own vacation homes along its salmonberry-lined dirt road.
web-posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
You know when you're not hungry, but you eat anyway, and basic functioning becomes a chore?
web-posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Editor's note: This list was reviewed in June 2015. If you have changes or additions, email stephanie.west@morris.com.
web-posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015
You never know the circumstances that will lead to the emergence of the camping trip MVP. Sometimes it is as simple being the person who brought the tarp, the Deet, the GPS, trail tape, GoPro, drone or cookies.
web-posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Is this a great time of year or what? It's summer solstice week. My fellow pagans lit their bonfires at beaches all over Southeast on June 21. Rowing sculls glide "v" wakes under the bridge in early mornings. Spring kings are in the channel. Juneau's gillnet fleet went buzzing all around town to grocery stores, marine hardware dealers, the fuel docks, and under low-flying tourist float planes in the cruise ship basin to the cold storage for ice. Then they emptied out of the harbors headed for this year's first sockeye opening in Taku Inlet and Lynn Canal. The fish are excited.
web-posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015
"Compliments to the Bear: Adventures of an Alaska Prohibition Agent," by Judith Ripley.
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
A celebration of life for Wrangell writer and historian Patricia Roppel will be held Sunday, June 21 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Wrangell Elks Club Nolan Room. Snacks and a hosted bar will be provided.
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
A one handed clap best describes the reaction to the 43,000 signature drop off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week.
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Team Elsie Piddock sailed into Ketchikan harbor, and small boat history, to win the inaugural Race to Alaska boat race Friday 100 miles ahead of the nearest competitor. People are running out of superlatives for Elsie Piddock's 710 mile leg from Victoria, BC to Ketchikan in 5 days, 55 minutes: "Crushed it!" "Greased it!" "Jaw dropping!" Pick a phrase for awesomeness.
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
JUNEAU
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Events & Presentations
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
In movies, therapists encourage their patients to release their emotions. You know, talk things out. I've never been to a therapist, but I have released a lot through writing columns. I probably talk or mention Dad more than anything next to fishing.
web-posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015
It's been a big year for Jennifer Jackson of Ketchikan. She was crowned "Ms. Wheelchair Alaska" at the Governor's Ball in Ketchikan on March 7. She'll be in the town's Fourth of July parade. And at the end of July, she's heading to Iowa, where she'll compete in the nationwide "Ms. Wheelchair America" pageant.
web-posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015
"What do you think when you hear the word Chautauqua?" begins an Aug. 29, 1918, article in the Juneau-based Alaska Daily Dispatch newspaper. "...Do you know that Chautauqua is annually attended by more people than baseball?"
web-posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Summers are tricky, because the more you do, the faster they go.
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
There are plenty of good reasons to be on good terms with adults when you're younger - references, letters of recommendation...they might one day take you to a sure-thing black bear spot.
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Seven Southeast artists were among the recipients of Rasmuson Foundations’s 2015 Individual Artist Awards, the foundation announced May 19.
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
A celebration of life for Wrangell writer and historian Patricia Roppel has been planned for Sunday, June 21 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Wrangell Elks Club Nolan Room. Snacks and a hosted bar will be provided.
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Sealaska Heritage will sponsor 10 free formline design workshops in 10 communities in June, beginning with a June 4-5 workshop in Haines, led by Wayne Price. The workshops, offered through SHI's Jineit Art Academy, are designed to help artists at all levels to learn and enhance their formline, a term that describes the complex designs that are the underlying components of Northwest Coast art. Another goal is to increase the number of Native artists and art instructors qualified to teach Northwest Coast art in public schools.
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Dear Juniors,
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
"It's making history and opening doors for artists, and continuing culture."
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
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
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
Juneau Wednesday
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 13, 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
My buddy Zack looks tired.
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Juneau
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
web-posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
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
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
LITERARY ARTS
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
I'm sorta sick of talk of media bias.
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Juneau
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
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 8, 2015
Juneau
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
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
THEATER
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
Juneau
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 18, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
MUSIC & DANCE
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
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 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
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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 11, 2015
SKETCH STUDIO in Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
JUNEAU

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