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Council tightens Southcentral charter halibut allocation for 2016

The ratchet keeps tightening on Southcentral halibut charter operations, among other groups, and relief measures are still stuck in development.The level of legally harvestable halibut… Continue reading

Kit Deslauriers, the only person to climb and ski down the tallest mountains on seven continents, ascends the highest peak in the Brooks Range, Mount Isto, in 2014.

Alaska Science Forum: Measuring the highest peaks in the Brooks Ridge

U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps give you a choice on the height of Mount Isto. Depending on what map scale you choose, the mountain in… Continue reading

Kit Deslauriers, the only person to climb and ski down the tallest mountains on seven continents, ascends the highest peak in the Brooks Range, Mount Isto, in 2014.
Pacific marten and American marten. Pacific marten tend to be yellowish-orange in color, and American marten darker brown. The fur is typically marketed as sable.

Marten trapping in Southeast Alaska

I grew up trapping muskrat in western New York state in the small rural community of Bolivar. I learned to trap from school mates, setting… Continue reading

Pacific marten and American marten. Pacific marten tend to be yellowish-orange in color, and American marten darker brown. The fur is typically marketed as sable.
A male stickleback fans his nest, increasing the flow of oxygen to the eggs. The nest is marked by arrows.

Parental care by males (fishes and amphibians)

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series.Some months ago I was captivated by a grunt sculpin at the NOAA lab, and I… Continue reading

A male stickleback fans his nest, increasing the flow of oxygen to the eggs. The nest is marked by arrows.

Hollywood preps for ‘Star Wars Episode 7’ opening

BY DERRIK J. LANGTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSLOS ANGELES — Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history on Monday night… Continue reading

Wreath breads

Two breads for Winter Solstice

Dies Natalis Solis Invictus, “Birthday of the Unconquered Sun.”Dec. 21 is the shortest day of the year in Juneau. We get 6 hours, 22 minutes… Continue reading

Wreath breads
What's happening this week

What’s happening this week

EVENTS Community Potluck & Fun-Raiser, 5–8 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, St. Ann’s Parish Hall (Fifth & Gold Streets). In addition to celebrating the holidays, this event… Continue reading

What's happening this week
Juneau Community Foundation executive director Amy Skilbred, second from left, stands with Tom Gill, second from right, and Jim Carroll, right, of the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department after establishing the JVFD's Youth Activities Fund through the foundation. Also shown are JCF board members Reed Stoops, center, and Bob Storer, left.

Juneau Volunteer Fire Department to offer free swims through Youth Activity Fund

The Juneau Volunteer Fire Department recently partnered with the Juneau Community Foundation to establish the Juneau Volunteer Firefighters’ Youth Activity Fund as a way to… Continue reading

Juneau Community Foundation executive director Amy Skilbred, second from left, stands with Tom Gill, second from right, and Jim Carroll, right, of the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department after establishing the JVFD's Youth Activities Fund through the foundation. Also shown are JCF board members Reed Stoops, center, and Bob Storer, left.
Athena Zellhuber, age 16, Maralie Zellhuber, age three, and Mikaela Levy, owner of Fiddlehead and Ferns, stand with carriers Juneauites are donating to Syrian refugee families in need of them.

Juneau moms reaching out to help refugees

Most Syrian refugees have a long and winding path ahead of them. Some Juneau mothers, and a national organization they contribute to, want to help… Continue reading

Athena Zellhuber, age 16, Maralie Zellhuber, age three, and Mikaela Levy, owner of Fiddlehead and Ferns, stand with carriers Juneauites are donating to Syrian refugee families in need of them.

Writers’ Weir: Orderly Transfer of Power

 Splitting chain-sawed hemlock roundson a drizzly November day, I imaginewoodstove heat chasing January’s chill. An orange extension cord connects my splitterwith miles of lines to where… Continue reading

An apothecary with the tools, costume and apparatus of his trade, from an 18th century engraving by Martin Engelbrecht.

Science and history behind Harry Potter to be showcased in Haines

HAINES - The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center will open a new exhibit, “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” on Dec. 19, on… Continue reading

An apothecary with the tools, costume and apparatus of his trade, from an 18th century engraving by Martin Engelbrecht.

Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities recipients include three Juneau residents

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

Ian Fisk, the son of late Juneau Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk, talks about his father during a celebration of life held in the elder Fisk's honor Sunday at Centennial Hall.

In memoriam: Juneau mayor Greg Fisk

BY SAM DEGRAVEJUNEAU EMPIREAt the end of October, I had the privilege of sitting down with Greg Fisk — Juneau’s then recently elected (and even… Continue reading

Ian Fisk, the son of late Juneau Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk, talks about his father during a celebration of life held in the elder Fisk's honor Sunday at Centennial Hall.
Dan Ewing holds a hide he'll use to create some of the leather products he sells at Ewing Dry Goods.

Making Local Work: Ewing Dry Goods

Dan Ewing’s been through dark times, but he considers himself blessed — with his family, his business, and his faith, all central to his life.Ewing,… Continue reading

Dan Ewing holds a hide he'll use to create some of the leather products he sells at Ewing Dry Goods.

Movie listings

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEONFor complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.“Trumbo” — Thursday-Sunday. Synopsis: The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end… Continue reading

Juneau Community Foundation and City and Borough Of Juneau offer joint social service grant funding opportunity

The Juneau Community Foundation and the City and Borough of Juneau recently formed a partnership to oversee allocation of the city’s Social Service Block Grants,… Continue reading

Community potluck and film fundraiser set for Wednesday

]A community potluck and fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall for Lisle Herbert’s “Yuuyaraq –… Continue reading

Alaskan authors, from left, Dana Stabenow, John Straley, Emily Wall, Leigh Newman, Don Rearden, Seth Kantner, and visiting keynote speaker Mary Roach stand in front of a newly completed cabin at the Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat in Dyea during the Northwords Writers Symposium in May 2015. Not shown is Northwords faculty member Christine Byl. In the background are Skagway band Skagway band Windy Valley Boys.

North Words Writers Symposium scheduled for May 25-28

For the Capital City WeeklySKAGWAY — After years of pandering, fawning, and badgering from adoring Alaska readers, celebrated author Brian Doyle has finally consented to… Continue reading

Alaskan authors, from left, Dana Stabenow, John Straley, Emily Wall, Leigh Newman, Don Rearden, Seth Kantner, and visiting keynote speaker Mary Roach stand in front of a newly completed cabin at the Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat in Dyea during the Northwords Writers Symposium in May 2015. Not shown is Northwords faculty member Christine Byl. In the background are Skagway band Skagway band Windy Valley Boys.

Goodwin to lead “List and LItany” class in Juneau and Sitka this week

49 Writers is hosting a visit from poet Caroline Goodwin this week as part of its statewide outreach program. Goodwin, Poet Laureate of San Mateo… Continue reading

Patterns in the sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, November 2015.

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

Patterns in the sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, November 2015.