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Surviving western and mountain hemlock at Goose Cove, Peril Strait, Alaska appear as green trees among the numerous dead yellow-cedar trees, illustrating a successional shift in tree species in response to yellow-cedar decline.

Report: Some yellow cedars to remain healthy through 2100

It turns out polar bears and yellow cedar trees have something common. So do ice seals and red cedars. That commonality: One is negatively impacted… Continue reading

Surviving western and mountain hemlock at Goose Cove, Peril Strait, Alaska appear as green trees among the numerous dead yellow-cedar trees, illustrating a successional shift in tree species in response to yellow-cedar decline.
A winter wren at the remains of a salmon. Sometimes, they and other birds pick maggots from the carcasses.

On the Trails: Wrens

The little brown bird that we have long called the winter wren nests in forests across northern North America and Eurasia (plus a bit in… Continue reading

A winter wren at the remains of a salmon. Sometimes, they and other birds pick maggots from the carcasses.
Adaptive instructor Tristan Knutson-Lombardo and Rhonnie McMaster try out adaptive ski equipment on Jan. 17, at a day SAIL's ORCA program and Eaglecrest Ski Area have organized for five years now.

Photos: Adaptive Day at Eaglecrest

Outdoor Recreation and Community Access (ORCA) adaptive instructors Megan Ahleman and Sean O’Neill demonstrate how to use stand-up outriggers and a mono ski, adaptive equipment… Continue reading

Adaptive instructor Tristan Knutson-Lombardo and Rhonnie McMaster try out adaptive ski equipment on Jan. 17, at a day SAIL's ORCA program and Eaglecrest Ski Area have organized for five years now.
Sea ice floats off the coast north of Barrow.

The case for rallying around sea ice

The ice floating on top of the world covers pretty much the entire Arctic Ocean in midwinter. By late summer it shrinks to half that… Continue reading

Sea ice floats off the coast north of Barrow.

Planetarium: 100 Years of General Relativity

Steve Kocsis, who teaches astronomy at the University of Alaska, Southeast, will present ‘100 years of Einstein’s General Theory’ at the Marie Drake Planetarium on… Continue reading

Fireside lecture: Capitol history

Today’s Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Lecture, the third of the season, will focus on the history of Alaska’s Capitol. Local architect Wayne Jensen will… Continue reading

The Anan Wildlife Observatory is located 30 miles southeast of the town of Wrangell. Anan Creek has the largest run of pink salmon in Southeast Alaska, which supports the high density of black and brown bears. The facilities consists of a covered viewing shelter, decks, photo blind, and an outhouse.

Observatory permits soon

WRANGELL—Permits will soon become available for those wanting an opportunity to view bears at Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. Starting Feb. 1 at 8 a.m.,… Continue reading

The Anan Wildlife Observatory is located 30 miles southeast of the town of Wrangell. Anan Creek has the largest run of pink salmon in Southeast Alaska, which supports the high density of black and brown bears. The facilities consists of a covered viewing shelter, decks, photo blind, and an outhouse.

Treadwell comment period extended

The US Forest Service is providing an additional six-day comment period on the Treadwell Ditch Trail Environmental Assessment by accepting comments from Jan. 20 through… Continue reading

Girls on Ice accepting applications

Girls on Ice, a free wilderness education program, is accepting applications now through Jan. 29. Each year, two teams of nine teenage girls and three… Continue reading

Commerce secretary approves halibut bycatch plan

The Secretary of Commerce has approved a fishery management plan amendment to reduce halibut bycatch in four sectors of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Weather Girl

WEATHER GIRLAwfully bright misty lightwraps across the inlet.She heads over the mountains--- chill on chillclouds cooling snow ---Her teenage hair tousled and teasedher sideburns carelessly… Continue reading

Sitka Spruce Celtic Dancers to perform Jan. 23 in Sitka

The Sitka Spruce Celtic Dancers and Sitka Fine Arts Camp invites the public to an evening of Celtic Dance Theater Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7… Continue reading

Tiina Itkonen's "Two Polar Bear Trousers and Three Towels," Greenland, courtesy of the artist.

‘Portraits of Place’ opens at the Anchorage Museum

ANCHORAGE – The predominant stereotype of the Arctic is that it is a place untouched. Yet, people have long found ways to explore and live… Continue reading

Tiina Itkonen's "Two Polar Bear Trousers and Three Towels," Greenland, courtesy of the artist.

State to rebuild Baranof Warm Springs harbor

The Alaska Department of Transportation is seeking bids for a $1 million to $2 million project to rebuild the harbor at Baranof Warm Springs, a… Continue reading

In Cook Inlet, some groups are asking what oil and gas development may do to beluga whale habitat.

Beluga concerns arise for Cook Inlet oil leasing

With the annual lease sale approaching and the Alaska LNG Project proposed to enter Cook Inlet, some groups are asking what oil and gas development… Continue reading

In Cook Inlet, some groups are asking what oil and gas development may do to beluga whale habitat.
Mardi Gras beads decorate a fence, January 14, downtown Juneau.

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in… Continue reading

Mardi Gras beads decorate a fence, January 14, downtown Juneau.

Remembering Eva Saulitis

Alaskan poet and marine biologist Eva Saulitis has died of cancer.Saulitis, who lived in Homer, was the author of several books of poetry and prose:… Continue reading

Movie listings

JUNEAUGOLD TOWN NICKELODEONFor complete listings see www.goldtownnick.com.“Room” — Held captive for nearly a decade in a tiny shed converted into a living space, a single… Continue reading

Robert Williams

Sidewalk poll, Jan. 20

What is the best $100 you have ever spent in your life? A few years ago I bought some comic books and made close to $1,000.--… Continue reading

Robert Williams

Alderworks extends deadline for summer residencies in Dyea

Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat in Dyea has extended the application period for Summer 2016 residencies through Feb. 15. Two 4-6 week residency periods… Continue reading