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Flying squirrels start off lecture season

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center’s Friday night lecture series has returned for 2016, with 12 lectures scheduled between today and March 25.The first lecture features… Continue reading

Common murres swim in Auke Bay in December. Juneau birders found 159 common murres on their annual count day. The birds have recently been showing up in interior Alaska, some underweight.

On land: Juneau’s 43rd annual Christmas bird counters listen, look, count

One year, while on vacation, my partner Bjorn and I went snorkeling and marveled at the life in the world beneath us – there’s a… Continue reading

Common murres swim in Auke Bay in December. Juneau birders found 159 common murres on their annual count day. The birds have recently been showing up in interior Alaska, some underweight.

A snowy day at Eagle Beach

A lovely day in late December found friends and I at Eagle Beach State Park with lots of options for exploration. The main trail was… Continue reading

Birds and beasts of Belize

Ann and Alan Doty will present their photos of “The Birds and Beasts of Belize” at the Juneau Audubon Society’s meeting Jan. 14, 7 p.m.… Continue reading

U.S. Forest Service warns Mendenhall Lake is never safe

Here are some reminders and tips on ice safety from the U.S. Forest Service:Mendenhall Lake ice is never safe. The thickness is not measured or… Continue reading

CCFR to host ice safety workshop Saturday

Capital City Fire and Rescue will host an ice safety workshop Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, from 1:30 - 3 p.m.… Continue reading

Fishery spending analyzed

KENAI - Most of the benefit from the commercial fishing industry goes to local government, while the state overspends itself, according to a new analysis.A… Continue reading

PCL Construction employees install panels onto the front of the State Library, Archives, and Museums building in October.

Looking forward

2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year in the arts. Here’s a look at a few of the big events planned in Southeast,… Continue reading

PCL Construction employees install panels onto the front of the State Library, Archives, and Museums building in October.
Rosemary Nease

Sidewalk poll Jan. 6

If any one of the national holidays had to be celebrated twice a year, six months apart, which one would you want it to be? Christmas,… Continue reading

Rosemary Nease

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… Continue reading

George Kuhar

What’s happening this week

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONSLecture with Prof. Marie-Francoise Guedon, noon, Wednesday, Jan. 6, Living History Center, Walter Soboleff Building. Hosted by Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Alaska State Library… Continue reading

George Kuhar
Instructor Holly Churchill assists Brooke Johnson during a Totem Heritage Center class in 2014.

Native Arts Studies Program Spring Classes at the Totem Heritage Center

Native Arts Studies Program Spring Classes at the Totem Heritage CenterThe following classes will be offered at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan this spring.Introduction… Continue reading

Instructor Holly Churchill assists Brooke Johnson during a Totem Heritage Center class in 2014.

Fireside Lectures at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center begin Jan. 8

Fireside Lectures at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center begin Jan. 8The USDA Forest Service’s 2016 Fireside Lecture series at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center kicks off… Continue reading

BP Alaska Teachers Of Excellence Program accepting nominations

ANCHORAGE – BP is accepting nominations for the annual BP Teachers of Excellence program, which recognizes Alaska teachers’ exceptional work. Anyone can nominate a BP… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Fishing picks and pans for 2015

2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry. At the end of every year, I proffer my… Continue reading

Central Council welcomes new 477 Director

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has announced the tribe’s new 477 Director: William Martin. In this position, Martin is… Continue reading

Bristlecone pines from the Inyo National Forest in California. They are thought to be the oldest living things on earth with some up to 5,000 years old.

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

Bristlecone pines from the Inyo National Forest in California. They are thought to be the oldest living things on earth with some up to 5,000 years old.
Squirrel by Sierra Larson is among the artworks on view at the Canvas as part of the JDHS student art show.

JDHS student art show, Canvas show to open on First Friday

Juneau-Douglas High School art students this Friday and Monday will showcase their art in the JDHS winter student art show — and more than a… Continue reading

Squirrel by Sierra Larson is among the artworks on view at the Canvas as part of the JDHS student art show.

Alaska Arts Confluence opens Women’s Art Journal Retrospective

Haines-based Alaska Arts Confluence hosts Women’s Art Journal Retrospective Alaska Arts Confluence has opened a new exhibit, the Women’s Art Journal Retrospective, curated by Donna… Continue reading

January First Friday Art Walk

January First Friday Art Walk

This month’s First Friday -- delayed by the New Year’s holiday -- includes new work by Juneau artist Jacob Higgins at the Juneau Arts &… Continue reading

January First Friday Art Walk