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
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
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
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
DYEA—The Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat in Dyea is now accepting applications for its summer 2017 cabin residencies.
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, November 30, 2016
Rides with Santa.
web-posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016
After writing nearly fifty books of nonfiction and fiction set in the most exotic of locales, America’s greatest travel writer is finally headed for one of Alaska’s most notorious: Skagway.
web-posted Wednesday, October 26, 2016
KXLL Zombie Walk, Friday, Oct. 28, 7 - 8 p.m., Cope Park to downtown. Juneau’s zombie enthusiasts will walk the streets as a zombie flash mob. Prizes for best costumes awarded at Marine Park. Free.
web-posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016
JWAC World Affairs Forum, Thursday, Oct. 20 — Saturday, Oct. 22. Theme is “Human Migration and Refugees — Peril and Hope.” Free.
web-posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016
SKAGWAY — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park hosted bear safety training with members of the Skagway Police Department (SPD) on Friday, September 30.
web-posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016
A Night in Hollywood, Friday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. This “formal affair” put on by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce features cocktails (at 6:30 p.m.), dinner (at 7:30 p.m.), music, an auction, dancing, and recognition of the citizen of the year.
web-posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016
JUNEAU — The State Museum’s upcoming solo artist exhibitions will highlight eight artists across the state including two from Ketchikan and one each from Juneau and Skagway.
web-posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016
SKAGWAY — The project to improve the Dyea Flats road has not been finished by the original Aug. 25 completion date and now moves to daytime work and new closure hours beginning Oct. 1.
web-posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Do you know which bar is the oldest in Alaska?
web-posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Relations with Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 360 North. This Juneau World Affairs Council talk brings World Affairs Council of Atlanta president Charles Shapiro, a former ambassador to Venezuela and former Director for Cuban Affairs at the U.S. State Department, to Juneau.
web-posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Hydaburg votes on name spelling change; Petersburg, Coffman Cove vote on marijuana