Ketchikan
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
We were at the Fish House in Ketchikan early in April, talking about climate; the room was full and the conversation was lively. Outside, the berries were blooming and the snow was gone.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
KETCHIKAN — On Saturday, June 25, the City of Ketchikan and PeaceHealth, will celebrate the culmination of a goal set nearly a decade ago with a ribbon cutting ceremony to present the new Ketchikan Medical Center Surgery and Clinic Addition.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan Public Utilities will be replacing the water main within Mill Street this summer between July 5-Oct. 1. To minimize the impacts on residents and businesses, the following provisions will be made:
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
KETCHIKAN — The Ranger Districts for the Tongass National Forest are switching their mailing list from snail mail to email.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
How many times have you read an article in a magazine and exclaimed loudly (hopefully, no one is around to hear) “I don’t flippin’ believe it!” If that’s you, then Juneau’s Jeff Brown, the self-proclaimed “Editor Guy” of Real Alaskan Magazine, has a magazine for you.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
“We Do Recover” NA meeting, 8-9 p.m., Thursday & Friday, Rainforest Activity Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. 796-8690
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Gear type, purpose and region all come into play in a divisive debate over salmon allocation. Three years ago, the Salmon Project started a project to change that by asking Alaskans what salmon meant to them personally.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Brain injury peer support group, noon to 1 p.m., first Tuesday of the month, SAIL offices, 3225 Hospital Drive. Details: Leslie, 586-4920.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
It’s nice to be reminded of what’s really important.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Summer time! Family’s coming to visit while you’re painting the house. You’re working, putting up fish, camping, celebrating your anniversary, Fourth of July, birthdays and looking at the rest of the obstacle course between you and your wood groove.
web-posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016
In an article about the new SLAM building last week, Walter Gordinier’s ground floor art piece was called “Frozen Pond.” It is actually called “Glacier Pond.” Also, Gordinier is from Oregon, not Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016
In honor of Celebration, here is a look at a few people who left a big impact on the Alaska Native community before “walking into the forest” this past year:
web-posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Cancer survivor support group monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, Cancer Connection, 3225 Hospital Dr., 1st floor. For those newly diagnosed, currently under treatment, and those whose treatment has ended. Details: 796-2273.
web-posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016
This year marks the 15th International Haida Language Gathering in Southeast Alaska, and the first to be held in Juneau. This event is open to anyone interested in revitalizing the Haida Language.
web-posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016
If you don’t know the name Bob DeArmond, you don’t know Juneau history.
web-posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016
AA- Five Alive, 5-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Church of the Holy Trinity, 415 4th St.
web-posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016
I don’t mind running. The previous week I ran two miles worth of 800s, but it was 54 degrees and overcast in Ketchikan, Alaska. At 6 a.m. here in Tucson, it’s 70.
web-posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Tongass National Forest, partner agencies, groups, businesses, and local volunteers are sponsoring youth fishing events throughout Southeast. No experience is needed to participate in these events. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing.
web-posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Widowed Persons Support Group, 6:30 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month Fireweed Place, Parlor Room. All widows and widowers invited. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.
web-posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016
NAMI Family Support Group, 5:30-7 p.m., first and thirdThursdays Sept. 3 through Dec. 17, 9000 Glacier Hwy, Suite 201 (Jordan Square Bldg). A free, confidential, and safe group of families helping families of loved ones struggling with a mental illness. Drop-ins welcome. Details: www.namijuneau.org or 463-4251.
web-posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I recently read an article in The Atlantic about the perception of luck and why it matters more than most of us think. In fact, it was called, “Why luck matters much more than you think.”
web-posted Wednesday, May 11, 2016
JUNEAU — Juneau-based G-Force Productions Digital Cinema has been named a winner at the 27th annual Telly Awards for their series “UAS Tech Prep.”
web-posted Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Compassionate Friends/ Juneau Chapter - The Juneau chapter meets once a month on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Juneau Pioneer’s Home. We are welcoming bereaved families through a national self-help organization.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6–7 p.m., Mondays, Downtown Juneau Public Library, large conference room. Interested in learning the Tlingit language? This group, run by Tlingit language learners, is free and open to everyone in the community, regardless of language experience. Details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/234626046736815/ and tlingitlearners@gmail.com.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Central Council) held its 81st Annual Tribal Assembly April 20-22, 2016 in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. More than 100 delegates from Southeast Alaska, Anchorage, Washington, and California gathered in Juneau to conduct tribal business and elect new officers.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Cancer survivor support group monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, Cancer Connection, 3225 Hospital Dr., 1st floor. For those newly diagnosed, currently under treatment, and those whose treatment has ended. Details: 796-2273.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
April 29 through May 1, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) awarded 755 associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees along with occupational endorsements, certificates, and professional licensures. It granted awards to 670 graduates from the Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka campuses.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
It’s hard to explain the appeal of dry fly fishing for a 14-inch cutthroat trout because, well — it’s 14 inches.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
KETCHIKAN — Sign up to learn how to harvest cedar bark for weaving with instructor Gloria Burns on three separate days, two of them field days, one of them an in class day.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Healthy Relationships class, Tuesday nights. This group is designed for women who want to improve their communication skills, learn how to set boundaries, and increase their self-awareness. The current session is in process and the new dates and times for the following two sessions will be made known as they are fixed. Feel free to contact AWARE as soon as possible to get on the waitlist. Register with Mandi Canady 586-6623.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Some of the most valuable Alaska steelhead lessons I learned while flyfishing for rainbow trout in California.
web-posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Coffman Cove’s 6th Annual “By The Sea Arts and Seafood Festival” has been moved to Friday and Saturday from its traditional days of Saturday and Sunday. This year, the festival will be held Friday, Aug. 12 from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. (vendors until 8 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 13 from 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. (vendors until 7 p.m.) The festival will have artists, produce, craftsmen and more from Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island. It will also have a menu showcasing local seafood, live music, and entertainment.
web-posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a business development summit and gala dinner Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23.
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Healthy Relationships class, Tuesday nights. This group is designed for women who want to improve their communication skills, learn how to set boundaries, and increase their self-awareness. The current session is in process and the new dates and times for the following two sessions will be made known as they are fixed. Feel free to contact AWARE as soon as possible to get on the waitlist. Register with Mandi Johnson.
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
“It’s a challenging topic and it’s affecting everyone on the planet,” said Allison Warden, an Inupiaq interdisciplinary performance artist who is part of the Island Institute of Sitka’s month-long tour of Alaska communities. The tour aims to explore the intersection of climate and culture.
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Healthy Relationships class, Tuesday nights. This group is designed for women who want to improve their communication skills, learn how to set boundaries, and increase their self-awareness. The current session is in process and the new dates and times for the following two sessions will be made known as they are fixed. Feel free to contact AWARE as soon as possible to get on the waitlist. Register with Mandi Johnson.
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Former (and beloved) editor Amy Fletcher, design wizard Randi Spray, and I have always visualized the Capital City Weekly as the publication you pick up to learn about your fascinating neighbors and all the incredible things happening around you in the world of art and culture in Southeast Alaska. Don’t hesitate to email me at maryc.martin@capweek.com with suggestions for coverage, other feedback, or just to say hi.
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
My portrait mask, people usually say, “where’s mine?!”
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
It started as an injury sustained while throwing rounds of cedar into the bed. After a year, it’s starting to get infected. I can see it in the rear-view mirror. The dent and chipped paint looked like a badge of honor. This truck, purchased in California, where it likely wouldn’t encounter things like cords of wood, has been battle tested. It’s becoming more Alaskan. Yet at the same time, I feel a pang of guilt, as if I have neglected one of the responsibilities of truck ownership – keeping it clean and in working order. Just because I knew things like dents were an inevitability doesn’t mean I should be neglectful going forward. It starts with a dent or two and who knows what it becomes.
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
There’s a moment during the spring when things start to come together. With the realization that the new life season is here comes clarity and focus.
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Alaska Travel Industry Association, announced recipients from Ketchikan for the 2016-2017 ATIA Foundation scholarship awards.
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
“New Beginnings” NA meeting, 7-8 p.m., Saturdays, Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. 796-8690.
web-posted Wednesday, March 23, 2016
“We Do Recover” NA meeting, 8-9 p.m., Thursdays, Rainforest Activity Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. 796-8690
web-posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Jeff lifts the 135-pound combination of bar and plates, lowers to a squat, then stands upright. One. Fourteen more squat cleans and he can get back to the pull up bar where he’ll lift his feet to hand level 25 times. It’s a movement that makes the wrists tired, the forearms tired, the core tired and the lungs pump oxygen out at a rate faster than they seem to take it in.
web-posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Kids Club Mom’s Empowerment class, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. This group is designed for mothers and children (one child at least 5 yrs) who have experienced abuse.
web-posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016
There’s a lot of weird going on right now. Not that on any given day of any month in any decade or generation there isn’t, but for some reason I’m tuned in and see it.
web-posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Codependents Anonymous: (CODA) A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.
web-posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016
How much do you know about the fiscal crisis? Well now you can test yourself and find out.
web-posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Mudrooms, Wednesday, March 9, 7 pm at Northern Light United Church. The theme for this month’s Mudrooms, in which seven people tell a story, each lasting seven minutes, is “In Uniform.” $7 donation, with proceeds going to Meals on Wheels.
web-posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Alcoholics Anonymous: (AA) An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.