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This is the only known photograph we have of the interior of Skagway’s First City Hall during its time period as the town’s city hall. George A. Brackett with his long beard is seated on the immediate right. Brackett was the builder of the Brackett Wagon Road that ran from Skagway to White Pass City. Based on the presence of Brackett, it is possible that this picture represents the start or finish of negotiations between Brackett and the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad over the purchase of the Brackett Wagon Road by the railroad. (National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Brackett Family Collection, BFC/CBD 156; KLGO PB-38-6237)

Southeast in Sepia: Skaguay’s First and Second Elections

Elections have always been a part of our lives.

This is the only known photograph we have of the interior of Skagway’s First City Hall during its time period as the town’s city hall. George A. Brackett with his long beard is seated on the immediate right. Brackett was the builder of the Brackett Wagon Road that ran from Skagway to White Pass City. Based on the presence of Brackett, it is possible that this picture represents the start or finish of negotiations between Brackett and the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad over the purchase of the Brackett Wagon Road by the railroad. (National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Brackett Family Collection, BFC/CBD 156; KLGO PB-38-6237)
Youth Art Activity focuses on artifacts and scientific sketches

Youth Art Activity focuses on artifacts and scientific sketches

It was a scientific Saturday morning for the kids in the Alaska State Museum classroom. November’s First Saturday youth art activity was an exploration of… Continue reading

Youth Art Activity focuses on artifacts and scientific sketches
Thanks to financial support from the local LGBTQ and ally community at annual Juneau Pride events, namely the Glitz Drag Show, the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ Alliance (SEAGLA) has launched a mini-grant program and opened a scholarship fund. (Unsplash | Peter Hershey)

News briefs: SEAGLA awards grants and opens scholarship fund, Cancer Connection holds annual Health Forum

SEAGLA awards six mini grants and opens scholarship fund Thanks to financial support from the local LGBTQ and ally community at annual Juneau Pride events,… Continue reading

Thanks to financial support from the local LGBTQ and ally community at annual Juneau Pride events, namely the Glitz Drag Show, the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ Alliance (SEAGLA) has launched a mini-grant program and opened a scholarship fund. (Unsplash | Peter Hershey)
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Staff Picks for November

This is Staff Picks, a monthly round-up of what staff at The Capital City Weekly and Juneau Empire are reading, watching and listening to. Every… Continue reading

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Campaigns finish with final surge as Election Day arrives in Alaska
Campaigns finish with final surge as Election Day arrives in Alaska
Student Maata Finau gives a hug to Alaska Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes after Hayes’ keynote speech at the Power & Privilege Symposium at the University of Alaska Southeast on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. This year, there will be three keynote speeches delivered by UAS faculty and staff, Oscar Vazquez and Dennis and Judy Shepard. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Power & Privilege Symposium is Tuesday

The third annual UAS Power & Privilege Symposium falls on Election Day. But no one needs to choose between the one-day, conference-style event at University… Continue reading

Student Maata Finau gives a hug to Alaska Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes after Hayes’ keynote speech at the Power & Privilege Symposium at the University of Alaska Southeast on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. This year, there will be three keynote speeches delivered by UAS faculty and staff, Oscar Vazquez and Dennis and Judy Shepard. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gold Street Music Concerts are back for Season 14

Gold Street Music Concerts are back for Season 14

Devotion brought them to the church. Just after 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday, Terry Toon and Elva Bontrager were readying Resurrection Lutheran Church for the… Continue reading

Gold Street Music Concerts are back for Season 14
Shrimp Whisperer has First Friday meet and greet

Shrimp Whisperer has First Friday meet and greet

Describing the collection of Al “The Shrimp Whisperer” Laudert’s art that was on display at Amalga Distillery is like a bizarre re-imagining of a famous… Continue reading

Shrimp Whisperer has First Friday meet and greet
Tlingit and Haida president presents at UAS to start Alaska Native Heritage Month
Tlingit and Haida president presents at UAS to start Alaska Native Heritage Month

Toddler activities continue at libraries

The program includes stories, games and more.

Green Elephant Gardens gardener Scott Jones cares for a marijuana plant on Green Elephant’s first day of operation in June 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire file)                                Green Elephant Gardens gardener Scott Jones cares for a marijuana plant on Green Elephant’s first day of operation in June 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire file)
Green Elephant Gardens gardener Scott Jones cares for a marijuana plant on Green Elephant’s first day of operation in June 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire file)                                Green Elephant Gardens gardener Scott Jones cares for a marijuana plant on Green Elephant’s first day of operation in June 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire file)
In this October 2015 file photo, Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedestrian ducks Friday’s rain in front of City Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

October dampens drought but doesn’t solve it in Southeast Alaska rainforest

For parched Southeast, October’s rainfall brought some needed relief.

In this October 2015 file photo, Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedestrian ducks Friday’s rain in front of City Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Caleb Peimann prepares to surface in the 100-yard backstroke at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Peimann finished eighth with a time of 56.35 seconds (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Caleb Peimann prepares to surface in the 100-yard backstroke at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Peimann finished eighth with a time of 56.35 seconds (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Democrat gubernatorial candiate Mark Begich, a former U.S. Senator for Alaska and former mayor of Anchorage, speaks during an interview in Juneau on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Democrat gubernatorial candiate Mark Begich, a former U.S. Senator for Alaska and former mayor of Anchorage, speaks during an interview in Juneau on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cassandra Strahin, left, and Nicole Huntsman, of Allen Marine, deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Food drives approaching for Thanksgiving season

Find out how to donate this holiday season.

Cassandra Strahin, left, and Nicole Huntsman, of Allen Marine, deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain celebrates after defeating Juneau-Douglas 3-2 in the Region V 4A championship game on Saturday at JDHS. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Falcons rally for first ever Region V Championship

Thunder Mountain High School rallied from a one-set deficit to claim their first-ever Region V 4A championship on Saturday night at JDHS. The Falcons defeated… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain celebrates after defeating Juneau-Douglas 3-2 in the Region V 4A championship game on Saturday at JDHS. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School junior Micah Grigg swms in the 200-yard freestyle final on Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive Championships at Bartlett Pool in Anchorage. Grigg finished in fifth place. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Photos: State swim meet

Juneau-Douglas High School senior Tyler Weldon capped his high school career with an exhilarating podium finish at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain High School junior Micah Grigg swms in the 200-yard freestyle final on Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive Championships at Bartlett Pool in Anchorage. Grigg finished in fifth place. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Playboy Spaceman play annual party at the Rockwell Ballroom

Playboy Spaceman play annual party at the Rockwell Ballroom

A Dia de los Muertos-inspired altar, twitchy dance-rock, VHS rips and a whole lot of dancing came together Friday night at the Rockwell Ballroom. The… Continue reading

Playboy Spaceman play annual party at the Rockwell Ballroom
Thunder Mountain celebrates a point against Juneau -Douglas during the second round of the Region V Volleyball Championships at JDHS on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. TMHS won 3-1 (25-20, 25-10, 16-25, 25-21). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain celebrates a point against Juneau -Douglas during the second round of the Region V Volleyball Championships at JDHS on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. TMHS won 3-1 (25-20, 25-10, 16-25, 25-21). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Mendenhall Glacier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Mendenhall Glacier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)