Neighbors

Ketchikan board wants members

Applications are currently being accepted for three vacancies on the nine-member Ketchikan State Parks Citizen Advisory Board for the term beginning in mid-February. The board… Continue reading

Fireside chat: polar bears

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center’s free Fireside Lecture on Friday, Jan. 29 will be presented by local photographer and guide Laurent Dick. He will take… Continue reading

Three bears have recently been seen out and about in Juneau - this one, near the Auke Bay ferry terminal, one on Back Loop, and one downtown.

Out walkin’ after midnight

It’s not bedtime quite yet for at least three bears in the Juneau area — one in the Auke Bay ferry terminal area, one downtown… Continue reading

Three bears have recently been seen out and about in Juneau - this one, near the Auke Bay ferry terminal, one on Back Loop, and one downtown.
Two tundra swans on the Arctic coastal plain.

Off the Beaten Path: My first polar bear

On a muddy beach on Barter Island, near the still waters of the Beaufort Sea, small polar bear prints mixed with the track of a… Continue reading

Two tundra swans on the Arctic coastal plain.

On the Trails: Big things from small ones

We marvel at the flight of hummingbirds, the songs of humpback whales, or a mountain goat leaping from ledge to ledge. Good! But small things… Continue reading

Beginner bridge lessons offered in Juneau

The Juneau Bridge Club is offering a 9-week beginner bridge class starting Feb. 2 in downtown Juneau from 6-8 pm. Cost is $40, which includes… Continue reading

Meals with Midgi: Hasselback Bananas

Last fall I got an email from a lovely young woman, Theresa. She is with BAM (Body and Mind, Before and After Middle School) and… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Fish taxes

A single Chinook salmon is worth almost three barrels of oil.The winter kings being caught by Southeast Alaska trollers are averaging 10 pounds each with… Continue reading

Ready for July

I’m ready.This sort of thing happens this time of year. The novelty of the cold is getting stale and old. I want the sun to… Continue reading

“Kidnapped” now in bookstores

“Kidnapped” now in bookstores; reading scheduled“Kidnapped by Muslim Rebels,” Juneau couple Loy and Ludy Maturan’s true account of the days they and their seven-month-old granddaughter… Continue reading

Improv champions return to Juneau

Imagine a world where playwrights step on stage, write and perform an entire play before your eyes. Imagine no longer, as Sarah Shoemaker and Michael… Continue reading

Improv workshop to be held Saturday, Jan. 30

San Francisco-area acting instructor Sarah Shoemaker is coming to Juneau for Sweatin’ to the Improv - a workshop to help you design your custom improvisational… Continue reading

Comic artist and queer activist Anna Bongiovanni will visit Juneau

Alaska Robotics Gallery is inviting cartoonist and queer activist Anna Bongiovanni to Juneau Feb. 4-6. Bongiovanni is a contributing cartoonist to websites everydayfeminism.com and autostradle.com in… Continue reading

Comic Convention to be held in Juneau in April

Alaska Robotics in April will host a Mini-Con — a comic convention and artist camp taking place in Juneau from April 22 - 26.April 23,… Continue reading

Actors Leetta Gray, Erin Tripp, Erika Stone, Jane Lind and Frank Katasse rehearse for Perseverance Theatre's production of "Our Voices Will Be Heard" written by Vera Starbard.

Theater review: ‘Our Voices Will Be Heard’

I’ll admit it: my theater reviewing process usually involves reading other reviews (mostly so I can disagree with them; this tends to be an effective… Continue reading

Actors Leetta Gray, Erin Tripp, Erika Stone, Jane Lind and Frank Katasse rehearse for Perseverance Theatre's production of "Our Voices Will Be Heard" written by Vera Starbard.

On Writing: Dancing with Michelle

. . . Doves in the elsewhereOf their cooing. —Yves BonnefoyI never danced before meeting Michelle. I’m not sure what diffidence kept me off the… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Fire of the Sun

 Gulls shift from white to bright yellow,turning as they lift from the beach,waves tipped with fire, licking the sand,leaves, gold and ruby red,swirl like sparks… Continue reading

Governor’s Awards scheduled for today at the JACC

The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Humanities Forum in December announced the eight recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards for the… Continue reading

JAHC Executive Director Nancy DeCherney acknowledges emcees Allison Holtkamp and Scott Burton at the halfway point of the Wearable Art Show sponsored by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at Cenntenial Hall in Feb. 2015.

Governor’s Award profile: Nancy DeCherney

Three things you might not know about Nancy DeCherney:• She moved to Wrangell as a toddler and grew up in Haines.• She’s a professional chef… Continue reading

JAHC Executive Director Nancy DeCherney acknowledges emcees Allison Holtkamp and Scott Burton at the halfway point of the Wearable Art Show sponsored by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at Cenntenial Hall in Feb. 2015.
Steve Henrikson works to hang artwork created by him and his wife, Janice Criswell, in the Juneau International Airport in July 2011.

Governor’s Award profile: Steve Henrikson

On any given day, Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson traverses 4,000 years of history. There’s Alaska Native history, culture and art. There… Continue reading

Steve Henrikson works to hang artwork created by him and his wife, Janice Criswell, in the Juneau International Airport in July 2011.