Sitka
web-posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017
It’s a cloudy Tuesday in July. At 4 a.m., it’s already light out, and Jeff Feldpausch and Mike Smith are preparing for a trip up to Sitkoh Bay to harvest sockeye salmon and halibut. It’s just another day in the office for them: a boat trip to a remote area of Southeast Alaska to harvest food for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s (STA) Traditional Foods Program.
web-posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017
First Day of School, Wednesday, Aug. 16.
web-posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Art has been an important aspect of Juneau over the years, and 2017’s recipients for the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts are fine examples of that tradition living on through them.
web-posted Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The numbers don’t lie. According to the most recent Alaska Victimization Survey, 47 percent of adult women in the City and Borough of Sitka have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both; seven percent in the past year.
web-posted Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Back to School Chill, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 5-6:30 p.m., Valley Library. Join for a workshop focusing on self-regulating. Targeting at ages 10-18.
web-posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The Sitka Seafood Festival is returning to the summer scene after last year’s absence. The festival has been an opportunity for the Sitka community to celebrate their fishing culture and heritage, and to share science, stories, and information. It also exists as a beacon to all sustainable fishing communities.
web-posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The majority of the cruise ships that make Juneau a port of call carry thousands of passengers. The National Geographic Quest will host just 100.
web-posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Printmaking with Jim Heumann, Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. More info: canvasarts.org or 586-1750.
web-posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Happy Mollusk Zine by Diego SunWoo Kindred Post 145 South Franklin St. 4:30-7 p.m. Diego SunWoo (age 8) will be releasing the first four volumes of his new zine, Happy Mollusk. Happy Mollusk features drawings and stories inspired by pop culture and sea life. Come meet the tiny artist and get your zine signed.
web-posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The American Russian Commercial Company, also known as the Ice Company, was founded by Peter Kostromitinov, employee of the Russian American Company and George Kostromitinov’s uncle, and a few of San Francisco’s elite. This new company was initially organized with the purpose of importing Alaskan ice to be distributed in California and beyond.
web-posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Super Smash Brothers Wii Tournament, Thursday, July 27, 2-4 p.m., Valley Library. Learn some characters’ anime backstory and play a tournament.
web-posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
We elected to venture our way up the alternative fjord, Tracy Arm, and attempt to visit the Sawyer and South Sawyer Glaciers. We were successful on both accounts, and surprised by what we encountered.
web-posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Training Rural Alaska Youth Leaders and Students (TRAYLS) program was launched on June 5, 2017, as a pilot program designed to train rural Alaskan youth and young adults in various forestry related skills.
web-posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Children’s Creative Play, Wednesday, July 19, 6-7:30 p.m., Aware Inc. A variety of fun outings in the community. Ages 5 and up. More info: Lela @ AWARE 586-6623 or email: Lelas@awareak.org.
web-posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Della Cheney’s book “Weaving Our World,” published on May 26, is a reminder of the importance traditional practices can, and should, still have on the world today.
web-posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Standing in a doorway with your morning coffee, looking at 10 more days of gray cloud deluge hunkered over town like the butt of destiny, it’s easy to imagine sailing for Polynesia on your own small sailboat and anchoring off a white sand beach.
web-posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Anna Brown Ehlers’ artistic mastery in Chilkat weaving has earned her a place as one of the nine recipients of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowship. This is the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
web-posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Juneau Underground Motion Picture (JUMP) Society Summer Film Festival, Thursday, July 13, 7-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 7-8:30 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Short films by local filmmakers. Free event. More info: http://jumpsociety.org/.
web-posted Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Grand finale concert, Thursday, July 6, 7-9:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. A thank you to the community for the funds for the new grand piano that will go inside the new Arts and Culture Center.
web-posted Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Ruth and William Brown are the founders of the Hoonah Baptist Mission whose goal is to serve the community with true kindness. Their latest planned addition to the Mission is a rehabilitation center for those with substance abuse problems.
web-posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Each year, Sitka marks Alaska Day with a reenactment of the Oct. 18, 1867, ceremony that transferred Alaska from Russia to the United States. Last year, however, events took a turn.
web-posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Blue Ticket: Fairies Out of Alaska, Wednesday, June 28, 6:30-8 p.m., JACC gallery; Friday, June 30, 4 p.m., Alaska State Museum. Locals shared with playwright Maureen Longworth how men disappeared over night in 1963 if law enforcement suspected they were homosexual. From their stories she constructed this historical fiction, a love story within a docudrama.
web-posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Running with Pretty Sharp Things, Thursday, June 22- Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Pay-as-you-can on Thursday. Tickets available at the JACC, Hearthside Books, at the door, and through www.theatreintherough.org.
web-posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017
After years of being out of print, “Square-rigged” by naturalist Jack Calvin is making a comeback thanks to the remaining Calvin family and the Sitka Sound Science Center.
web-posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Sitka Summer Musical Festival has big dreams and they are taking actions to make them come true.
web-posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017
In 2017, as Alaska commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Cession, we must once again ask ourselves if what we hold to be true holds up.
web-posted Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Once dressed for success, these students follow their curiosity – even if it takes them into the depths of the rainforest. They enlisted as citizen scientists, taking on a small supporting role in a major Alaska Department of Fish and Game study of Prince of Wales Island wolves.
web-posted Wednesday, June 7, 2017
NED Juneau Concert - No Evidence of Disease, Thursday, June 8, 7:30-10 p.m., JACC. Six gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the country promote awareness and education. Donations accepted. All proceeds go to Cancer Connection and Let Every Women Know Alaska. More info: www.eventsak.com/NED.
web-posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Terri Gallant, paintings Gold Town Theater 171 Shattuck Way, Suite 109 Reception: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Gold Town Theater will be featuring local artist Terri Gallant’s paintings - “Silver Screen Sirens.”
web-posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The 2017 summer season marks the seventh anniversary of Sitka-based Alaskans Own (AO), a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) that delivers sustainably-harvested fish to seafood lovers in Alaska and beyond.
web-posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Seventy-five years ago, the U.S. government sent 885 Alaska Natives from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands to internment camps in Southeast Alaska. Left to virtually fend for themselves, seventy-four did not survive.
web-posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Juneau Symphony 2017 Youth Solo Competition, Wednesday, May 31, 7-9 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Free and open to the public. Winners will be announced at a reception immediately following the competition. Performing: Elizabeth Djajalie, violin, Kyle Farley-Robinson, piano, Alexander Yu, violin, Aliciana Zamora, double bass.
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Zach LaPerriere grew up in Ketchikan but has since built his home and raised his family in Sitka. He’s always gravitated toward the woods. “From boat building to construction, woodworking has always paid the bills for me,” LaPerriere said.
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Zach LaPerriere grew up in Ketchikan but has since built his home and raised his family in Sitka. He’s always gravitated toward the woods. “From boat building to construction, woodworking has always paid the bills for me,” LaPerriere said.
web-posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017
With patience and confidence, Gibson slowly built a dress from 20,000 salmon bones.
web-posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017
If there is one luxury bush dwellers envy city dwellers for, it’s pizza delivery. When I was a kid every teacher of the bush school I attended decided this was an exploitable situation and used it in order to help finance school field trips.
web-posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Graduating from college is a momentous occasion filled with silly hats and cards of congratulations, but as a graduating student, I can say that there is much more to this life event than that.
web-posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
How do you define “music?” That’s something Ed Littlefield thought about for six months as part of an undergraduate class, it’s something he’s been thinking about since, and it’s a question he posed to the attendees at an April 21 “Art of Place” lecture on “Tlingit Music — Past, Present and Future.”
web-posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research partnership (SEATOR) was formed by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska in 2013 as a network of tribal governments, universities, and nonprofits to monitor harmful algae blooms in the state.
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
Thanks to producer Eric Caldwell, co-producer M.D. Christenson and nearly a dozen volunteers, the Alaska State Improv Festival (AS IF) will be returning to Juneau for a fifth year, hosting 24 groups over a five day period in shows and workshops.