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Eaglecrest bike trail volunteer work day happening Saturday

The Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance has organized a volunteer work day at the site of the new mountain bike trail at Eaglecrest Ski Area from… Continue reading

A northern pygmy owl (the very one that flew across the road for us) pauses in a tangle of trees and branches near Juneau in October.

On the Trails: Early fall observations

In the meadows near Cowee Creek, a few late flowers bloomed. Salmon carcasses littered the mudflats and creek bank. High-bush cranberry shrubs were decorated with… Continue reading

A northern pygmy owl (the very one that flew across the road for us) pauses in a tangle of trees and branches near Juneau in October.
Grand Canyon National Park.

Alaska man searching for long-lost national park art

SPEARFISH, S.D. — He calls himself the “Ranger of the Lost Art.” Like Indiana Jones, the adventurous archaeologist who partially inspired the moniker, 69-year-old Doug… Continue reading

Grand Canyon National Park.
Michelle Eshpeter stand up paddleboards around icebergs past the rocky fjord wall of the McBride inlet in Glacier Bay National Park.

Paddleboarding Glacier Bay

When Michelle Eshpeter first told friends she was planning on paddleboarding in Glacier Bay, they were skeptical. Most people she knew who’d done trips there… Continue reading

Michelle Eshpeter stand up paddleboards around icebergs past the rocky fjord wall of the McBride inlet in Glacier Bay National Park.

Alaska man hits 300-pound fur seal on drive to work

ANCHORAGE — Fred Parnell says he wasn’t expecting marine animals to be in the roadway, so he was shocked when he hit something that felt… Continue reading

Alaskapella member Em Rademaker sings a solo in "Joy to the World."

From Juneau to Carnegie Hall

A few months ago, local a capella group Alaskapella got some unexpected news: they’d been invited to Carnegie Hall to perform with singers from around… Continue reading

Alaskapella member Em Rademaker sings a solo in "Joy to the World."

Pop-Up Museum organized for Oct. 24

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host a Pop-Up Museum event on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas Library, in conjunction… Continue reading

Writers’ Weir: Just Before Winter

This next windstormwill blow the last leaves from my alder.My view of the inlet will no longerafford the perspective of a foregroundand the little brown… Continue reading

An adult female Southern Resident killer whale (L94) nursing her calf. Lactation is energetically costly for these whales, and future photogrammetry images of the calf's growth and the mother's condition will reveal if the mother is getting enough food to support both herself and the calf. Note the distinctive saddle patch on the mother. This allows scientists to recognize individual whales in photographs.

Drones track health of endangered orcas

SEATTLE — Federal biologists flying a drone have taken thousands of rich images of endangered Puget Sound orcas showing the whales are in good condition… Continue reading

An adult female Southern Resident killer whale (L94) nursing her calf. Lactation is energetically costly for these whales, and future photogrammetry images of the calf's growth and the mother's condition will reveal if the mother is getting enough food to support both herself and the calf. Note the distinctive saddle patch on the mother. This allows scientists to recognize individual whales in photographs.
Glowing embers of a camp fire.

Art in Unusual Places

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… Continue reading

Glowing embers of a camp fire.

A book for beer-lovers of the north

Several years ago, Katrina Pearson and Katie Devereaux were having a beer at Skagway Brewing Company when they realized there was a void in the… Continue reading

What’s happening this week

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONSJuneau World Affairs Council Forum: The Politics of Water, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and 9 a.m. -… Continue reading

Tlingit Clan Conference begins Thursday in Juneau

Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit Tribes and Clans will be held Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 at Centennial Hall in Juneau. A “Warming… Continue reading

Poetry Out Loud registration deadline for Schools extended to Oct. 23

The deadline for schools to register for the annual Poetry Out Loud student recitation competition has been extended to Oct. 23.For the competition, students choose… Continue reading

Alaska State Improv Festival to feature international guests

The Alaska State Improv Festival (known as AS IF) has announced its line-up for the 2016 festival, featuring talent from around Alaska, the United States,… Continue reading

New conductor Quinn to lead Juneau Symphony in fall concert Oct. 24 and 25

New conductor Quinn to lead Juneau Symphony in fall concert Oct. 24 and 25The Juneau Symphony will kick off its “New Beginnings” series with new… Continue reading

Beach driftwood reaching for the ocean in Banderas Bay, Mexico.

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

Beach driftwood reaching for the ocean in Banderas Bay, Mexico.

Wings of Alaska sold

Editor’s note: The following story was first published in the Juneau Empire Oct. 12.As of Saturday, Oct. 17, Wings of Alaska is operating under new… Continue reading

Recent Births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital• A daughter, Ivy Warner Sapp, weighing 9 lbs., was born to Autumn and Benjamin Sapp of Juneau on Oct.… Continue reading

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Alaska Native Sisterhood centennial celebration and election results

The Alaska Native Sisterhood commemorated their centennial celebration in Wrangell Oct. 7-10 The Wrangell ANS Camp 1 and Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 4 hosted.The organization… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2015