web-posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Klondike Gold Rush is above all a story about people — so here is a story about a world famous journalist, you have probably never heard of, his bride, and a snapshot.
web-posted Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Spring typically signals the beginning of new life after a long a winter – however, in 1903 in Sitka, it signaled the end of one man’s life.
web-posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The only way we will ever get over this culture of hate is by understanding others and our shared history. Understand what it is like walking in each other’s shoes and to remember that discrimination can happen to us all.
web-posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The winners of the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council’s 2017 Wearable Art Extravaganza, themed “Renaissance!” are pieces by artists Lauralye Miko, Michelle Morris, and Angela Ecklund.
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
It might come as a surprise to Northerners that Donald Trump’s grandfather made his first fortune “mining miners” during the Klondike gold rush in Bennett, British Columbia and Whitehorse, Yukon.
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 18, 2017
By Robert Winfree
web-posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 3, 1898, the first of a series of snow slides struck the Chilkoot Trail. The trail was one of the main routes to the Klondike gold fields during the great gold rush of 1897-1898.
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
On a snaining Friday in early December, downtown Skagway was quiet — at least until Yuletide celebrators crowded the sidewalk and slushy streets of 5th and Broadway, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive in his festive fire engine, flip a switch, and light up the town’s Christmas tree.
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Skagway— The Klondike Gold Rush Historical Park exhibits used to be what National Park Service employee Benjamin Hayes described to the Capital City Weekly as “a visual experience.”
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
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
SKAGWAY—Skagway is hosting a Celtic-themed “Yuletide Ball” with music from Juneau Celtic rock group “Fire on McGinnis.” There will be dinner and music.
web-posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
DYEA—The Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat in Dyea is now accepting applications for its summer 2017 cabin residencies.
web-posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Rides with Santa.