Sitka
web-posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016
“Staying Alive” Al-Anon family group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. Tenth St. Free childcare provided. Details: Nina 957-4513.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
SITKA — The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is conducting a six-day Marine Safety Instructor Training at the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka from Sept. 19-24.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Governor Bill Walker has proclaimed June 20–26 to be Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week. During this time, Alaskans are encouraged to educate themselves on invasive species, participate in local cleanup and management activities, and take steps to prevent new infestations in Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Weekly Old Time Music Jam, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Alaska Hotel Bar balcony. All abilities welcome. Fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, mando, uke, harmonica, etc. Free.
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 22, 2016
JUNEAU — The State Board of Education and Early Development announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Johnson as Commissioner of Education and Early Development. Governor Bill Walker has approved the appointment, which will officially begin July 1, 2016.
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 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
A little more than eight months ago, Ryan Carrillo was in a very different place. Recently divorced, he had come back to Juneau after living in the Lower 48 and several years in the US Air Force. The increase in Juneau crime last year affected him. Some of those getting arrested, or sucked into drugs, were his friends.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
SITKA — Coast Guard Cmdr. Mark Vislay transferred command of Air Station Sitka to Cmdr. William “Chip” Lewin during a change of command ceremony at Air Station Sitka on June 10.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
For many, art is defined as a pretty landscape painting interpreted by a single artist using store-bought materials. The final product is sold to an admirer, tossed up on a wall and enjoyed for a generation before ending up discarded at the Salvation Army. Sgwaayaans (TJ) Young is not in that business.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
For the second time this summer, the SouthEast Regional Health Consortium WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program is making digital mammography services available to women in several Southeast communities.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
There’s a great deal of doubt involved in matching historic Native jewelers with their creations, even in cases that seem straightforward like that of a silver snuffbox owned by Rudolph Walton and emblazoned with his initials.
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
Pride Week, Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June 19. Various locations. Organized by SEAGLA, events include a pride trivia night at 7:30 p.m. at the Imperial on Wednesday, a hike and bonfire at 5 p.m. at Auke Rec on Thursday and Glitz at 7 p.m. on Friday at Centennial Hall. For more information and the full schedule, go to www.juneaupride.org.
web-posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Here’s a little fact that you would never know unless I told you; it’s kind of personal so don’t let it get out. We have a bad habit in our house and it’s gotten to the point now where something has to seriously change.
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 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
The Southeast Alaska Tribal Toxins (SEATT) partnership has been collecting phytoplankton samples throughout southeast Alaska to monitor for plankton species that can produce toxins and cause human health effects, specifically paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP).
web-posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Celebration Tiny Post Office Concert, Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m., Kindred Post. This concert, cosponsored by Trickster Company, KTOO, and Kindred Post, will feature storytelling, music and dance from local and visiting Native artists. Doors open at 6:30; pay as you can.
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
On May 25, the shellfish samples collected by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Environmental Research Lab to test for biotoxins, specifically paralytic shellfish poisoning, showed that clams at the following beaches have elevated toxins and should not be harvested at this time:
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
English Classes, 5:30–7 p.m., every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Riverside Dr. This group will practice speaking, reading, and writing English. Provided by The Learning Connection. All are welcome. Details: www.serrc.org/tlc
web-posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016
SITKA — The Sitka Studio of Dance and the Greater Sitka Arts Council will present the second Sitkans Can Dance event Oct. 22 this year at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. There will be a dress rehearsal Oct. 21.
web-posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation in Sitka reminds the public that deer fawns should not be handled, picked up, or otherwise disturbed.
web-posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016
JUNEAU — Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has released the first three of eighteen culturally-based children’s books that reflect the Native worldview.
web-posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Artists TJ Young, Tommy Joseph, and Nicholas and Jerrod Galanin are apprenticing to carve a 28-foot red cedar canoe under the direction of master carver Steve Brown.
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
SITKA — Earlier this spring, Fish Tech Professor Jim Seeland, Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, and Douglas Island Pink and Chum partnered to host a recirculation workshop to better inform Alaska fish culturists on how recirculation can be used as a technique to use water more efficiently.
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
The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in Juneau along with the Southeast Alaska Tribal Toxins (SEATT) partnership collected shellfish samples at Outer Point on Douglas Island to test for biotoxins, specifically paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP.
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 first time Brendan Jones moved to Sitka, he was 19 years old and lost. He volunteered at Sheldon Jackson Hatchery in exchange for room and board. He built a hut and lived in the woods off Indian River. He wrote for the Daily Sitka Sentinel. Most of all, during those nine months he fell in love with Alaska.
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
As part of the High Tide Featured Artists Series, tattoo artist Devon Blue will show some of his original artwork at the Taqueria. Limited edition merchandise including apparel, patches, stickers, and prints will be for sale.
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
SITKA—More than 50 small quilts from the collections of several Ocean Wave Quilters guild members are on display at The Back Door Cafe in Sitka. The quilts will hang through May 28.
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
SITKA—Recently, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) welcomed sixteen Alaska Native/American Indian high school students to learn about health careers.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
HAINES, SITKA—A Girls Rock summer camp is coming to Haines and Sitka, as well as Anchorage and Fairbanks, this summer. Kids can learn a new instrument, form a band, write an original song, and more. No audition or experience is required; tuition assistance is available. The Haines camp is July 25-30 at the Chilkat Center. The Sitka camp is Aug. 8-13 at Blatchley Middle School. Find out more at www.girlsrockcampalaska.org.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Cuts affecting Alaska’s fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget approved by state legislators.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A new interdisciplinary festival in Sitka, Alaska on the historic Sheldon Jackson Campus this July will provide opportunity for tourists and locals to explore science and art over two weeks of hands-on workshops, events, and performances. Faculty members are top artists and scientists from Alaska and the lower 48.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
JUNEAU – Rebecca Himschoot, a teacher in Sitka, has joined the State Board of Education & Early Development. She holds the public seat for the First Judicial District, replacing Kathleen Yarr, whose term expired. Ms. Himschoot’s term expires on March 1, 2021.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
SITKA—SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is pleased to introduce its After-Hours Nurse Advice Line to Sitka beginning April 27.
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 20, 2016
100th annual city-wide clean-up, Saturday, April 23, 8 - 11:30 a.m., Sunny Point. Join Southeast Alaska Land Trust to help clean Juneau up; kids’ activities by Discovery Southeast and after-party at 12 p.m. at Alaskan Brewing Company, with food truck and beer.
web-posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016
May 1 - 14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Whitmore Hall on the historic Sheldon Jackson College campus.
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
SITKA—The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) will co-host a Health Insurance Enrollment Day on Friday, April 29 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Social Services Building at 110 American Street.
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Lecture: Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights, April 14, 12-1 p.m., Walter Soboleff Building. SHI is sponsoring the second of two lectures by visiting scholar Jacob Adams on indigenous intellectual property and how to protect it. Free.
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The newest issue of Southeast Alaska’s undergraduate-led literary and arts journal launches April 15, and features Ravenstail and spruce root basket weaving, thoughts on motherhood and the wild in Tracy Arm, and writing and art from around Southeast Alaska.
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
Found art sculptor combs Wrangell beach for treasure
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
Alaska Specialty Woods: Salvaging Soundboards From the Tongass National Forest
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Story Lab, a storytelling and creative writing program for youth in Sitka, was just awarded the LRNG Educator Innovator Challenge grant. Run by the National Writing Project and John Legend’s “Show Me” Campaign, the competition selected a joint application between Story Lab and the Sitka School District from 164 applicants from all over the country; 10 other applicants were also awarded a $20,000 grant.
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Sitka version of “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” radio comedy news quiz show returns for its third iteration. April 15 at 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at Old Harbor Books. Brought to you by the Greater Sitka Arts Council. More info www.thinkartthinksitka.com or by calling 747-4821.
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
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.
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
High school juniors interview village elders for StoryCorps
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Janelle Vanasse of Bethel has been named superintendent and director of Mt. Edgecumbe High School, the state-operated boarding school in Sitka. She replaces Bill Hutton, who will retire June 30.
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Photos by Bing Carrillo
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 30, 2016
In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, March 11-April 3, Perseverance Theatre. The play takes place at the dawn of the age of electricity. The perfect gentleman and inventor, Dr. Givings has created a device to treat “hysteria” in his patients by inducing “paroxysms.” This attracts the attention of his wife. A modern comedy of manners.
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 23, 2016
In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, March 11-April 3, Perseverance Theatre. The play takes place at the dawn of the age of electricity. The perfect gentleman and inventor, Dr. Givings has created a device to treat “hysteria” in his patients by inducing “paroxysms.” This attracts the attention of his wife. A modern comedy of manners. Previews March 9, 10. Go to page 5 for an article about the play.
web-posted Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus will host an open house for the public on Thursday, April 7 from 3-7 p.m. The open house will show attendees the facilities and educational possibilities of attending UAS.
web-posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016
In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, March 11-April 3, Perseverance Theater. The play takes place at the dawn of the age of electricity.
web-posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Wayne Price, apprentices carve 40-foot spruce dugout canoes for journey to Glacier Bay
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 16, 2016
The Greater Sitka Arts Council will be hosting the Wearable Arts Runway Show on March 26 at the Performing Arts Center. Those who purchase tickets are automatically entered to win two free round-trip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies.
web-posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. Halibut weights are about one-third of what they were 30 years ago, meaning a halibut weighing 120 pounds in the late 1980s is closer to 40 pounds nowadays.
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 2, 2016
Wildlife Wednesday: Blue Carbon, Wednesday, March 2, 7-8 pm, Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Heidi Pearson, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Southeast, will discuss the role that humpback whales play in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
web-posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Alcoholics Anonymous: (AA) An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.