CCW Letters to the Editor: Brian Weed is great

Editor’s note: In the Dec. 22 issue of the Capital City Weekly, contributor Brian Weed announced he would be taking a break from his Juneau’s Hidden History Series. Since then, many readers have written to let us know that they hope Weed’s break will be a short one — an opinion we in the CCW newsroom share. Here’s a selection of the letters we received on the topic.



I hope Brian Weed’s leave-taking from “Hidden Juneau” will not be for a long while. History can be lost, but it is never over — thanks to people like Brian, faithful to preserving and sharing it through publication.

Thanks for the many rich nuggets from Juneau’s yesteryears.

Art Petersen




I for one have really enjoyed the visits to old mines, via Juneau’s Hidden History series. Of course I still miss Pat Roppel’s historical articles.


Harvey Gilliland




I’ve enjoyed Brian Weed’s series and hope you encourage further articles. As part of a high school class reunion earlier this year he led about a dozen classmates in an easy tour of a local mine. I was impressed with his knowledge, preparedness, and emphasis on safety. I’ll be retiring in 2017 and hope to join his group hikes on occasion, and learn more about Juneau’s history while exercising in such a beautiful area.

Bill Diebels, Jr.




 Just wanted you to know how much my friends and I have enjoyed Mr. Weed’s Hidden History articles. They always seemed to incorporate the right balance of outdoor adventure and local area mining history. The quality of his writing and the depth of his research on the subject have been really quite remarkable and I would encourage you to continue to showcase local area writers that cover Southeast Alaska’s fascinating geographic and historical past.


Art Kolter

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