Becoming Alaskan: The three degrees of an Alaskan

With summer drawn to a close, street traffic is thinning out, apartments are available for rent (for now), and the seasonal masses have flitted off… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015

Early closure to mountain goat hunting season

Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Douglas on Thursday announced an early closure to the mountain goat hunting season from Eagle… Continue reading

Aramark contract renewed for Glacier Bay park

The National Park Service has selected Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC, to provide lodging, tour boat, food and beverage and other services under a… Continue reading

NPS selects companies to offer exclusive tours

The National Park Service has selected the businesses that will provide exclusive tours in Glacier Bay beginning in the spring. Five-year concession contracts were awarded… Continue reading

Dockside safety exams encouraged before rule change

The U.S. Coast Guard is urging owners and operators of commercial fishing vessel to get a dockside safety exam before those examinations become mandatory for… Continue reading

Willow ptarmigan

One nice day in September, I walked with a few friends in a subalpine meadow of no-longer-blooming wildflowers with small shrub thickets scattered throughout. A… Continue reading

Dirt Girl: Putting the bed to rest

Summer is over and the clouds have closed in like a blizzard of rain. Now is the time to consider harvesting the last of your… Continue reading

Brooks Range pulsations: My own unsolved mystery

In August and September of 2010, during a long solitary trip across the Central and Western Brooks Range, I heard and felt mysterious pulsations. It… Continue reading

A new season of wildlife on Wednesdays

A new season of Wildlife Wednesdays, hosted by the Southeast chapter of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, begins this month.First up on Oct. 7 is a… Continue reading

Movie guide

Juneau GOLD TOWNFor complete listings, visit“The Diary Of A Teenage Girl” — Synopsis: Minnie (Bel Powley) longs for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose… Continue reading

Evening at Egan series kicks off Oct. 2

This year marks the 15th season for the annual Evening at Egan fall lecture series at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus. The… Continue reading

What’s happening this week

MUSIC & DANCEMartha Redbone in Concert, 7–9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, JACC. Redbone is an American blues and soul singer of part Cherokee, Choctaw, European… Continue reading

Recent and upcoming Alaska books

In honor of Alaska Book Week, observed Oct. 3-10, here’s a partial list of Alaska-related books published in the past few months, or due to… Continue reading

An interview with Seth Kantner

The written word doesn’t come easily to acclaimed Alaska writer Seth Kantner. For one, he’s dyslexic, something he recently spoke about in Haines.“I do have… Continue reading

‘Shaped by the North: the influence of place on art

Non-Alaskans that watch reality television may have what they think is a clear idea of Alaska: scary bears, stormy seas, feuding hotel owners. Odds are,… Continue reading

Green gets Alaska right in “Wildlike”

Full disclosure: I’m in the credits of “Wildlike.” I interviewed the producer when they were filming in Juneau in 2013 and wrote a preview of… Continue reading

On Writing: JPD against the Borg

Jean-Luc Picard should beam down here to Juneau to get the best advice on how to fight the Borg.After my last column’s diatribe against bureaucratese… Continue reading

Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

This week’s list of Five Good Reads was submitted by Juneau resident Michelle Hale.My books are regional, of a place. “This House of Sky: Landscapes… Continue reading

Art in Unusual Places

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

Hoonah’s new brewery focuses on locals

This is the second week I get to write about a new brewery. Last week, I was happy to cover the Sept. 25 opening of… Continue reading