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Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

Alaska’s 2015 salmon season produced the second largest harvest ever, but rock bottom prices yielded the lowest pay out to fishermen since 2006. That will… Continue reading

Stuffed poblano peppers.

Meals with Midgi: Stuffed Poblano Peppers

In my business I walk. I walk a lot. As I guide visitors along Juneau’s scenic waterway and through historic downtown, I add up the… Continue reading

Stuffed poblano peppers.

Shrinking yourself

I can usually tell if I’m going to catch fish or not. That’s not spoken out of arrogance, that’s an admission that the determining factor… Continue reading

Some of Get Felt's puppet performers pose with their humans, Stephani Thompson and Elizabeth Westermann. Get Felt is a Seattle-based improv duo that will be performing in Juneau Nov. 13 and 14.

Seattle-based improv duo to perform Nov. 13-14

Get Felt, a Seattle-based improv duo featuring Stephani Thompson and Elizabeth Westermann, will perform at the Hangar Ballroom on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and… Continue reading

Some of Get Felt's puppet performers pose with their humans, Stephani Thompson and Elizabeth Westermann. Get Felt is a Seattle-based improv duo that will be performing in Juneau Nov. 13 and 14.

Alaska Community Foundation announces $164,000 in grants

The Alaska Community Foundation has announced 13 grant awards totaling $164,000 to meet basic needs in 10 communities across Alaska. This competitive grant cycle is… Continue reading

Small ore buckets lie strewn around the Amalga mill site.

Juneau’s Hidden History: Amalga, Juneau’s ghost town

Deep in the Tongass National Forest sit the remains of the once profitable gold mining town of Amalga. The town’s beginnings can be traced back… Continue reading

Small ore buckets lie strewn around the Amalga mill site.
Venus transits the sun as seen from the Anchorage Museum in 2012.

On Writing: Running out of ink

Editor’s note: Michelle Bonnet Hale, Jim Hale’s partner, is Jim’s guest columnist for “On Writing” this week. The following is a Sept. 30 entry from… Continue reading

Venus transits the sun as seen from the Anchorage Museum in 2012.
Writers Weir: Ski Bummin'

Writers Weir: Ski Bummin’

Ski Bummin' Breaths of wintery-cool airAnd I am antsy for a powder yearAs snowflakes floatIn hesitant freefallLaying thruwayFor backcountry or black diamondThis season’s passGreets high elevation… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Ski Bummin'

SHI hosts talks in honor of Native American Heritage Month

Sealaska Heritage Institute is hosting a lecture series in honor of Native American Heritage Month. David A. Boxley will begin Tuesday, Nov. 3, with a… Continue reading

SHI to co-sponsor art, Tsimshian classes

Sealaska Heritage Institute is bringing two master artists to Juneau to teach Northwest Coast art to inmates at Juneau’s prison and half-way house. One of… Continue reading

Series of November storytelling events planned in Haines

Lynn Canal Community Players, the originator and producer of River Talk, a storytelling series, is joined for third season by Alaska Arts Confluence and Haines… Continue reading

From left, Bridget Kuhar, Nickolas Wagner, George Kuhar, Jason Messing, and Simon Taylor perform at the 2015 Homeskillet Festival.

Life, death and sound: Playboy Spaceman to perform ‘Skull Party’ Halloween show

As the darkness gathers and restless spirits stir this time of year in Southeast Alaska, local music duo George and Bridget Kuhar are once again… Continue reading

From left, Bridget Kuhar, Nickolas Wagner, George Kuhar, Jason Messing, and Simon Taylor perform at the 2015 Homeskillet Festival.
Album art for Silver Jackson's "Starry Skies Opened Eyes."

Music review: “Starry Skies Opened Eyes”

I am on the Southeast Alaska milk run from Seattle to Juneau as I write this review of Silver Jackson’s sophomore album, "Starry Skies Opened… Continue reading

Album art for Silver Jackson's "Starry Skies Opened Eyes."
The Hunchback of Notre Dame will play Halloween weekend at the Gold Town Theater, accompanied by live music.

What’s happening this week

HALLOWEEN EVENTS Halloween party with haunted house, 2 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., The Canvas, Friday, Oct. 30: All ages event with a carnival from 2-6 p.m.,… Continue reading

The Hunchback of Notre Dame will play Halloween weekend at the Gold Town Theater, accompanied by live music.

ADF&G to hold meeting on new guide requirements

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 to answer questions… Continue reading

Slack Tide: Are we there yet?

Juneau is a place where the road ends less than 50 miles out of town, yet you somehow manage to put thousands of miles on… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2015
  • By Geoff Kirsch

Senior Menu

Juneau Senior Center MenuMonday, Oct. 26Beef StewRollsSpicy Fruit CupTuesday, Oct. 27Macaroni and Cheese with HamZucchini & CarrotsPerfection SaladWednesday, Oct. 28Chinese Fruited PorkRiceGreen BeansWaldorf SaladThursday, Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2015

Recent Births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital• A daughter, Charlie Lou Katzeek, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz., was born to Hannah Blilie and Tom Katzeek of… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2015
Bruce Denton, who received the Citizen of the Year award, poses with his wife Sharon Denton.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce presents Lifetime Achievement and Citizen of the Year awards

During Night on Bourbon Street on Oct. 16, the Juneau Chamber of Commerce presented Bruce Denton the Citizen of the Year Award and George Reifenstein… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2015
Bruce Denton, who received the Citizen of the Year award, poses with his wife Sharon Denton.
Pictured left to right: Holly Ireno, Michelle Strickler, Kathy McCasland, Kellie James, James Morris, Deanna Hobbs, Dan Larson, Mandee Smith.

Thunder Mountain High School October student recognition

Students at Thunder Mountain were recognized in the school’s library. The speaker was Michelle Strickler. The PTO and Site Council provided lunch. Mr. Blankenship provided… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2015
Pictured left to right: Holly Ireno, Michelle Strickler, Kathy McCasland, Kellie James, James Morris, Deanna Hobbs, Dan Larson, Mandee Smith.