Sitka
web-posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Sitka proved to be an ideal spot for Bernard to begin his Alaskan relationship. The reason turned out to be somewhat personal.
web-posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Zuill Bailey, artistic director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, won two Grammys on Sunday, Feb. 12, during his 25th anniversary year as a touring musician.
web-posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tlingit elders came together to share their cultural knowledge with the public in the first event of the Art of Place series on Feb. 17 at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
This class will review core ideas in astronomy and enable you to explore the sky and the cosmos from home, as instructor Rosemary Walling will teach you how to use some online resources.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Debuting on New Year’s Eve last year, Weed Dudes opened its door as the first retailer of marijuana in Sitka.
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
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 8, 2017
Haiku started as a kind of parlor game among the Japanese aristocracy, and the little poems have survived to this day. Poems of three lines with syllables of five-seven-five can be found about almost any subject, from casual observations of nature, to political commentary or the dirty joke.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Sitka black-tailed deer hunting season is closed in Southeast Alaska. All hunters who obtained deer harvest tickets, even those who did not hunt or harvest a deer, must return completed hunt reports to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
They Don’t Talk Back, Jan. 27-Feb. 19, Perseverance Theatre. Local playwright Frank Kaash Katasse’s debut about how “three generations of Tlingit men face the challenges of a summer of change,” acted by an all-indigenous cast.
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 1, 2017
Coffee & Collections AK State Parks Artist-in-Residence, Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Sitka author John Straley will be in Juneau for a book signing and artist reception Feb. 3, and a reading and book signing Feb. 4.
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, February 1, 2017
SITKA - SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has been awarded a $1,039,603 grant by Indian Health Service (IHS) as part of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
SITKA – Jim Seeland, Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology at the University of Alaska Southeast, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Alaska Fish Culture Conference at the Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC).
web-posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Over the last 40 years, Robert Banghart has come to know Alaska, and many of its small communities, quite well.
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
Harvey Kitka/Yansh ka owoo of the Sitka Kaagwaantaan [Wolf] Clan was a fisherman, as was his father, grandfather, and the manygenerations of his ancestors that came before.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
METLAKATLA, HYDABURG, SITKA, JUNEAU — Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has opened the application period for its Haa Shuká Community Language Learning Project, a new program designed to help revitalize the languages of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian in four Southeast Alaska communities: Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Sitka and Juneau. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 10, 2017.
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
There was talk of bombs at the Hoonah Jr. and Sr. High School on Tuesday, Jan. 10, but not the exploding kind. Instead, they were “joy bombs.”
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
SITKA— The 22nd Sitka Jazz Festival will be Feb. 2-4, 2017.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
A woman with a piano, a dog, and not much else ferries into a tiny Southeast Alaskan village. The townspeople — a grumpy, shouting philosopher in a wheelchair; a burly, jobless, fix-it-all man; a teenage would-be bear guide with a secret girlfriend — watch the woman arrive and help her haul her piano onto the porch of her cabin.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
JUNEAU — The Con Brio Chamber Series presents: “Low Brass Music and Other Noises,” low brass music performed by Katy Giorgio, Roger Schmidt, and Ken Truitt on trombones, and Tim Ayer on tuba, joined by Douglas Smith on piano.
web-posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
SITKA — The Sheldon Jackson Museum’s January Artifact of the Month is an Inupiaq mask (SJ-II-DD-3).
web-posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
It happens every year right after the holidays ­— deer pass within twenty feet of the house. Kind of the deer’s way of saying, “Neener! Neener! Neener!”
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
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
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
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced one injured person, and a Coast Guard Station Juneau response boat – medium crew transported five people from a hard-aground pleasure craft near Cube Cove, approximately 65 miles northeast of Sitka, the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 29.
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The Beast the Day Offered By Laura Kaltenstein
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
“Finding My Voice” Alaska Robotics Gallery 220 Front Street Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about Alaska’s seafood industry. The goal is to make all readers more aware of the economic and cultural importance of our state’s first and oldest industry.
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.
web-posted Wednesday, December 28, 2016
SITKA— The 22nd Sitka Jazz Festival will be Feb. 2-4, 2017.
web-posted Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The 2017 Voices of the Wilderness Alaskan artist residency program information and application is now available. The U.S. Forest Service is offering eleven different residency opportunities this upcoming summer. Applications are due March 1, 2017.
web-posted Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Winter Solstice Tea, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 12 p.m., Douglas Community Library. Join the library for an array of treats and tea presented with a selection of holiday readings, music and formal tea service to celebrate the winter solstice.
web-posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016
JUNEAU, SITKA — Juneau Jazz & Classics new artistic director, William Ransom, and Zuill Bailey of the Sitka Summer Musical Festival, a frequent artist at JJ&C, were recognized by Musical America’s 30 Innovators in Classical Music.
web-posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Not so long ago, children’s books with an authentic focus on Alaska Native stories and culture were harder to find.
web-posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016
In Sitka, locals in November hosted the ‘Sitka Stands with Standing Rock’ solidarity event, welcoming more than one hundred and fifty people to Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi community house.
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The Alaska State Museums’ Museum Collections Advisory Committee (MCAC) will meet by teleconference Monday, Dec. 19, to discuss acquisitions for the permanent collection of the Alaska State Museums.
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
No matter the season, every day from age six began the same way for a young K’inéix Kwáan man training to be a warrior in pre-contact Yakutat — by wading into the ocean and staying as long as he could without passing out.
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
This story isn’t in Syria or Afghanistan. It’s in Southeast Alaska, and it’s the one told by a new book, “Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America.”
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Teri was passionate, talented, creative, the kind of person the world needs more of. She was full of so many inspired ideas.
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
This Wonderful Life, Friday, Dec. 9 - Dec. 31. Perseverance actor-in-residence James Sullivan plays every character in “It’s a Wonderful Life” in this “creative and hilarious send-up of the original Frank Capra film.” Directed by Allison Holtkamp. Tickets available at special holiday prices — $25 for adults, $20 for subscribers, $10 for youth. More information and show times at www.ptalaska.org.
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The U.S. Forest Service is offering free government contracting workshops in seven Southeast communities for small businesses interested in contract work with the federal government and the Forest Service. Workshops will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 2 - 5 p.m.
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
SITKA, HAINES, JUNEAU — The Rasmuson Foundation awarded $525,000 to select Southeast Alaska community organizations, nonprofits and municipalities during the Board of Directors’ biannual meeting in November.
web-posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Recent shellfish samples from Gantina/Harbor Way in Hoonah and Annette Island/Moss Point and Sand Bar in Metlakatla have elevated levels of PSP toxins and are unsafe to eat.
web-posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) will soon have more services in Hoonah, Angoon, Yakutat, Metlakatla, Kake and Klawock.
web-posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Alaska’s university system is ramping up programs to train the next generations of fishery and ocean specialists — and plenty of jobs await.
web-posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Born and raised in a fishing family, Berett Wilber got early lessons in the significance of the wild to the people of Southeast Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The Alaska State Museum’s biennial photo exhibit, Alaska Positive, now in its 46th year, opened Nov. 4 with 35 images from 28 photographers around the state.
web-posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The prevailing narrative has it that the more than 800 people who relocated from Canada to Metlakatla, Alaska in 1887 completely rejected traditional Tsimshian ways.
web-posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The Capital City Weekly is very pleased to present its first ever Photography Issue, in conjunction with the Alaska Positive show at the Alaska State Museum.
web-posted Wednesday, November 9, 2016
As Alaska’s iconic halibut fishery wraps up this week, stakeholders are holding their breath to learn if catches might ratchet up slightly again in 2017.
web-posted Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The 2016 Sitka WhaleFest, which ran Nov. 4-6 in Sitka, was themed “Whales through Time.”
web-posted Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Starrigavan Beanch North in Sitka has elevated levels of paralytic shellfish toxins, according recent analyses. Updates and contact information are available on the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research website (SEATOR.org).
web-posted Wednesday, November 2, 2016
One rainy weekday morning last winter, a hesitant dad led his preschool-age daughter through the door of the Sitka Children’s Museum for the first time.
web-posted Wednesday, November 2, 2016
“Terrifying Visages”: Armored Warriors of the northern Northwest Coast, Thursday, Nov. 3, 12 — 1 p.m., Walter Soboleff Building.