Ketchikan
web-posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
This week, a group of five artists are sleeping in a ferry’s solarium, chatting with strangers and admiring the mountains and waterways of the Inside Passage as they head for their final destination: Sitka.
web-posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
So I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about companies infiltrating the brain for social media purposes.
web-posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017
There are expected elements of disaster and or chaos when camping. Many of them are eliminated when renting a forest service cabin rather than using a tent, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.
web-posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017
I went out on a recent morning to catch the minus 1.7 tide. Time was against me. I had to drop off my daughter and get to the spot just as the tide ebbed. I ended up choosing the closest place, rather than the best. It was an epic fail.
web-posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017
In a place where traditional art supplies can be expensive or difficult to find, why not use what you have on hand to make something beautiful? Wearable Art’s celebration of unconventional materials to create a community fashion show is a perfectly Alaskan art form. The Southeast celebration of creativity started in Ketchikan in 1987 and has since spread to Juneau, Sitka, and Petersburg.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The woman getting out of the skiff on our remote beach looked up in disbelief as the five of us kids raced toward her behind a pack of snarling, barking dogs. “Kill her! Kill her!” she heard us screaming.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
It’s hard to articulate the subtleties in something like casting a fly rod because there’s the discrepancy between what you think you do and what you actually do in addition to things you don’t even realize you do.
web-posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017
To Kill A Mockingbird, Thursday, March 23, Friday, March 24, Saturday, March 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 4-6 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Thursday/Sunday-$30 adult, $26 senior/military, $19 student. Friday-$37 adult, $33 senior/military, $26 student. Saturday- $40 adult, $35 senior/military, $28 student.
web-posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017
A friend just sent me a book of the very first Superman stories to appear in Sunday comic strips, and it got me thinking about how curious it was that the originators of Superman decided to make an element from his home planet be his Achilles heel, something that could undermine his powers and drain his strength.
web-posted Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The last week of February, 140 high school students across Alaska gathered to compete for gold medals — but not the Olympic kind.
web-posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Reporter Nick Bowman of the Ketchikan Daily News will have his first photography showing on March 3 at the Main Street Gallery.
web-posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Candied Salmon Ice Cream by Coppa, a retailer in Juneau, took home the grand prize in the 24th annual Alaska Symphonyof Seafood competition. The creamy ice cream, dotted with bits of candied smoked salmon, took first in both the food service category as well as the People’s Choice award.
web-posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The sky was deep blue on its way to black. The horizon glowed in a slowly dying orange. Beneath my window seat, jagged peaks covered in white reminded me there was quite a bit of time yet until the alpine hunting season.
web-posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Next week, 140 high school students representing 12 high schools from across the state will converge in Anchorage in hopes of out-smarting their competitors at the 32nd Annual Alaska Academic Decathlon, including 13 Juneau students as well as students from Craig and Ketchikan.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Rasmuson Foundation is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Artist Award. The award recognizes the significant artistic accomplishments of one Alaskan and culminates in a $40,000 grant.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
For 22 years now, the Sitka Jazz Festival has been bringing together student bands from across Alaska and musicians from around the U.S. to perform in Sitka.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The first meeting of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Southeast Regional Language Committee began late January with traditional introductions by the committee’s three members: Lance Twitchell, who spoke in Lingít (Tlingit language), Gavin Hudson, who spoke in Sm’algyax (Tsimshian language), and Benjamin Young, who spoke in Xaad Kíl (Haida language). Hearing the three young men express themselves in Southeast Alaska’s indigenous languages was an uplifting way to begin, said SHI President Rosita Worl.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
KETCHIKAN - Plastic Surgeon Cindy Wei, MD, will begin offering regular visiting clinics in Ketchikan in late February. Wei practices with Seattle Plastic Surgery as well as providing care through Swedish Medical Center.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
As kids we lived so far out in the bush with only our family for companions that when my parents mentioned that neighbors would be moving in, we didn’t know what to make of it. “Neighbor? What does that even mean?” we wondered.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The release, signed by the four volunteer firefighters, stated they will continue to maintain equipment and perform the best they can but warned “emergency response will be unpredictable and minimal.” Also, no medical response will be officially offered.
web-posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017
2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities ceremony, Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and CultureCenter. Celebrate the 2017 Governor’s Awards recipients and the 2017-2019 Alaska State Writer Laureate
web-posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s (Central Council) 82nd Annual Tribal Assembly will convene April 19-21 inJuneau, and has been declared a constitutional convention.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Baby Raven Reads and Juneau Public Library family night, Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 - 7 p.m., downtown Juneau Public Library. Families with children under age six are invited to come for a light dinner, crafts, and Raven storytelling.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I’ve never been overly fond of chimneys. Maybe because I’ve always suspected chimneys are not very fond of me.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Artist Pua Mauna won “best in show” in the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council’s 2017 juried show, judged by Ketchikan artist Evon Zerbetz.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Ketchikan — Nathan Christensen, M.D., has joined PeaceHealth Medical Group in Ketchikan as a visiting ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
KETCHIKAN — Even more change comes for the Ketchikan Museums along with their renovations – a new museum director. Lee Gray of Minnesota will take the reins.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Sometimes people mistake me for an expert and ask me for advice, particularly about fly fishing. I do what I can based on what I know but don’t always feel qualified because I haven’t casted dozens of rods or used dozens of anything.
web-posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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, January 11, 2017
It is a reminder that the campus rests on the ancestral territory of the Áak’w Kwáan, Chancellor Rick Caulfield told the Capital City Weekly.
web-posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Girl Gold Miners of Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall, University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus.
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The speed of time never changes. Life passes at a clip of exactly 60 seconds per minute, though at times that’s not how it feels.
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
My sister wouldn’t take no for an answer. In fact, she set me up with a blog almost the very instant I got internet for the first time, in July 2015.
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
This week we welcome the writer Tara Neilson to the pages of the Capital City Weekly.
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
“Finding My Voice” Alaska Robotics Gallery 220 Front Street Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
web-posted Wednesday, December 28, 2016
From the editor: We’ve reached out to members of the arts community around Southeast Alaska for their thoughts on the year’s “bright moments” in arts and culture.