Ketchikan
web-posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014
It is always fun to learn new things from readers of my column. Gil Gunderson stopped me at the grocery store the other day and told me about his experience at Washington Bay's herring reduction plant. (See the June 5, 2013 Capital City Weekly.)
web-posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Events going on in and around Juneau.
web-posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014
It's tough being the middle child.
web-posted Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part series covering the history of the Port Althorp salmon cannery. For the first part of this series, visit www.capitalcityweekly.com.
web-posted Wednesday, September 24, 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. Insanity cardio body conditioning, 6-6:50 p.m., The Alaska Club-Downtown, 641 W. Willoughby, Suite 210.
web-posted Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Hikes are repetitive - not monotonous, repetitive. After three weeks of hiking around Ketchikan, I've found that the elements of hikes are the same as they are on Prince of Wales.
web-posted Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Once upon a time, Dale Brandenburger wrote dark fiction. It was when he relaxed and began to incorporate the humor he saw around him into his writing, however, that he came into his own.
web-posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014
You can't take yourself too seriously.
web-posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Juneau and southeast calendar.
web-posted Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Events happening in Southeast, Alaska:
web-posted Wednesday, September 3, 2014
As the summer draws to an end, irritation with season visitors peaks for many Southeast residents.
web-posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014
If you've been near the Juneau-Douglas bridge on a Wednesday afternoon, you've probably seen them in the Gastineau Channel: sailboats, harnessing the power of the wind.
web-posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Armored cars, automatic rifles, gas masks and grenade launchers.
web-posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Events and activities in Juneau and throughout Southeast Alaska for the week of Aug. 27 to Sept. 2
web-posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Ketchikan-born Nathan Nance has earned a Creative Arts Emmy for his work on the hit Netflix show "House of Cards."
web-posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Events in Juneau and Southeast Alaska this week
web-posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Look under the surface of Cross Sound, south of Glacier Bay National Park, and you’ll find Facebook. Google is there, too, as is the picture of the cat you just posted on Instagram.
web-posted Wednesday, August 6, 2014
"You need to be in the hospital!"
web-posted Wednesday, August 6, 2014
KETCHIKAN - Faith Duncan has a secret life: pickling.
web-posted Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Slug races, human races, artists, canned goods, beard contests, band battles, creative outpourings and blueberry ball rolls - Ketchikan's Blueberry Arts Festival is packed with creative ways to celebrate the blueberry.
web-posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Even bear experts can be startled.
web-posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Events in and around Southeast Alaska
web-posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014
CRAIG:
web-posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014
JUNEAU - Coast Guard crews in Sitka and Ketchikan performed two medevacs from two separate vessels in Southeast Alaska on Sunday.
web-posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.
web-posted Wednesday, July 9, 2014
CRAIG Wednesday, July 9 Japanese Dance Traditions, 10-11:30 a.m., Craig Public Library, 3rd Street. Club 3D, 3-5 p.m., Craig Public Library. Join the weekly lesson in 3-D printing, computer-aided design and more! Thursday, July 10 Kids' Movie at the Library, 2-4 p.m., Craig Public Library. Teen Movie Night, 6-9 p.m., Craig Rec Center.
web-posted Wednesday, July 2, 2014
On a June day one hundred years ago, three honeymooning couples arrived on the shores of the Salmon River in Gustavus, then known as Strawberry Point. They put up tents and got to work building a four-room cabin - one room for each couple, and one for everyone together.
web-posted Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Many in Southeast Alaska may not remember the Grumman Goose amphibian plane. After World War II, this was the workhorse of air travel to remote Alaska villages. Larger towns in Southeast had no landing fields and relied on airplanes that could land on water. An airfield on Annette Island, built during the war, was changed to civilian use. The Grumman Goose ferried jet passengers to Ketchikan's waterfront. (I didn't forget the PBY amphibian planes that also carried passengers. That's for another time.)
web-posted Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Events in communities around Southeast Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.
web-posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014
It might not have been under the midnight sun, but Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka's solstice twilight was more than enough for the hundreds of people who ran in Southeast Alaska Independent Living's (SAIL's) annual fundraising events this year.
web-posted Thursday, June 19, 2014
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.
web-posted Thursday, June 19, 2014
"Would you like to go to Bradfield Canal to do a story on Chuck Keen's motion picture, 'The Timber Tramps?'" owner-editor-friend Bob Pickrell asked.
web-posted Thursday, June 19, 2014
Gov. Sean Parnell has signed Senate Bill 99, which will allow the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds for two mining projects in Southeast Alaska and loan money to the Blue Lake Hydroelectric Project. SB99, sponsored by Sen. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage) also makes technical amendments to the Sustainable Energy Transmission and Supply Fund within AIDEA.
web-posted Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Email editor@capweek.com to submit a calendar item.
web-posted Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Since my sophomore year of college, friends have been taking a week or two out of their summers to visit me in Alaska. It's been great because the only thing better than being here is showing it to someone who hasn't. I think it helped people understand some of my mannerisms. There's no way that growing up in a town of 700 people won't have a lingering impact on who you are. After all, small-town California means a city of 20,000 people that is 15 minutes by freeway from one of 60,000 which of course is 15 more minutes from 160,000 people.
web-posted Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Editor's Note: This is Part 2 of 2 in a series looking at the history of mining near the site of the proposed Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell mine on the border between the United States in Canada. To see the first part of this series, visit www.capitalcityweekly.com.
web-posted Wednesday, June 4, 2014
SKAGWAY - Coffee, it appears, is the fuel of novels.
web-posted Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Yoga Intensive class, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Alaska Club Downtown. Instructor Jodee Dixon teaches the course daily through June 15. Cost $180. Register by calling or emailing Jodee at 209-8136 or jodee.dixon@yahoo.com.
web-posted Wednesday, June 4, 2014
KILLISNOO ISLAND - The Orthodox bishop of Alaska stood in a forest as a young man from St. Paul Island quietly wept.


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