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Pouring sauce over finished rockfish. (Photo by Patricia Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Alaska Rockfish for dinner

The halibut and salmon being sold right now are superb, delicious fish. But there are other options out there that shouldn’t be underestimated in terms… Continue reading

Pouring sauce over finished rockfish. (Photo by Patricia Schied)
Participants perform in the 2023 Juneau’s Got Talent competition. (Juneau Dance Theater photo)

Neighbors briefs

11 acts scheduled to perform Saturday in 7th annual Juneau’s Got Talent Eleven acts will show off their talent and compete for cash prizes at… Continue reading

Participants perform in the 2023 Juneau’s Got Talent competition. (Juneau Dance Theater photo)
(Photo courtesy of the Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Neighbors: SHI, stakeholders to develop first-ever Alaska Native language reading standards

Two virtual meetings scheduled next week to consult with Alaskans statewide.

(Photo courtesy of the Sealaska Heritage Institute)
An historic naaxein (Chilkat robe) purchased at auction and donated to the Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Photo courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Neighbors briefs

Six people purchase historic chilkat robe at auction, give to SHI Six people in the Lower 48 have purchased an historic naaxein (Chilkat robe) at… Continue reading

An historic naaxein (Chilkat robe) purchased at auction and donated to the Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Photo courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)
(Photo courtesy of Perseverance Theatre)

Neighbors: Perseverance Theatre receives major grant from The Mellon Foundation

Perseverance Theatre is among five theaters recognized as part of The Future of American Theatre Cohort, bolstered by a $2.5 million grant from the Mellon… Continue reading

(Photo courtesy of Perseverance Theatre)
A newspaper clipping showing convicted serial killer Ed Slomke, who went as Ed Krause in Alaska.

Neighbors: Death with Dessert examines Alaska’s first serial killer

Edward Slomke killed at least seven men in Southeast Alaska. He may have murdered twice that many. Along with their lives, he took their money,… Continue reading

A newspaper clipping showing convicted serial killer Ed Slomke, who went as Ed Krause in Alaska.
Holiday lights remain strung in a backyard covered with record snowfall a month after Christmas. (Photo by Peggy McKee Barnhill)

Gimme A Smile: Wouldn’t it be nice…

I like to look at the bright side of life. I try to be a glass-half-full kind of gal. But the glass could always get… Continue reading

Holiday lights remain strung in a backyard covered with record snowfall a month after Christmas. (Photo by Peggy McKee Barnhill)
Tortilla strips being fried in preparation as the base for this soup recipe. (Photo by Laurie Craig)

Cooking For Pleasure: A taste of Mexico in the dead of winter — tortilla soup

Many years ago on a family vacation near Zihuatenejo, we loved eating at a tiny restaurant down the beach from where we stayed. There we… Continue reading

Tortilla strips being fried in preparation as the base for this soup recipe. (Photo by Laurie Craig)
Kristina Abbott is a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Photo courtesy of Kristina Abbott)

Living and Growing: Struggles with this dark, wintry season will pass

January is my least favorite month of the year, it feels like an eternity of darkness, snow, and ice. I don’t particularly appreciate feeling cold,… Continue reading

Kristina Abbott is a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Photo courtesy of Kristina Abbott)
Communion during Mass on Sunday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. (Photo by Gina Del Rosario)

Living and Growing: The Bread of Life

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have… Continue reading

Communion during Mass on Sunday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. (Photo by Gina Del Rosario)
(Associated Press file photo)

Gimme a Smile: To every chocolate there is a season

Chocolate makes the world go ‘round. From day to day, season to season, chocolate is a constant. Sometimes sweet, sometimes savory, chocolate always plays well… Continue reading

(Associated Press file photo)
Participants in the 2023 VetsWork AmeriCorps interns program stand on a bridge they built in 2023. (Photo courtesy of the Mt. Adams Institute)

Neighbors briefs

Veterans internships being offered for work in Tongass National Forest In partnership with the Mt. Adams Institute, the Tongass National Forest is hiring VetsWork AmeriCorps… Continue reading

Participants in the 2023 VetsWork AmeriCorps interns program stand on a bridge they built in 2023. (Photo courtesy of the Mt. Adams Institute)
(Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

Neighbors: Local rescuers kick off annual Fireside Lecture Series at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Presentations about research, expeditions and other topics continue until March 29.

(Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)
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Neighbors letters

Free legal clinics in Juneau, other cities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15 In remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s words — “Life’s… Continue reading

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A stir fry cooked by adding vegetables in steps. (Photo by Patricia Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Stir fry your veggies to tantalize your taste buds

Now that the holiday season is over, you may be tired of the heavy meals and sweets you’ve been consuming for the past several weeks… Continue reading

A stir fry cooked by adding vegetables in steps. (Photo by Patricia Schied)
Tari Stage-Harvey is the pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Photo courtesy of Tari Stage-Harvey)

Living and Growing: Resolving to live in ‘Silent Night’ candlelight for 2024

I’m giving up exclamation points for New Year’s; 2024 will be the year of non-inflammatory statements. I remember Mrs. Mackey in the second grade telling… Continue reading

Tari Stage-Harvey is the pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Photo courtesy of Tari Stage-Harvey)
Adam Bauer, secretary for the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Juneau. (Photo courtesy of Adam Bauer)

Living and Growing: Don’t shun politics because of negative partisanship; promote unity and justice

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Áakʼw Ḵwáan and Taku Kwaan, the original… Continue reading

Adam Bauer, secretary for the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Juneau. (Photo courtesy of Adam Bauer)
A western blackheaded budworm, common to Southeast Alaska, just hanging around. (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

Gimme A Smile: Classic wisdom for the new year

Here we are, at the end of 2023. Time to reflect on how to improve in the new year. This year, rather than list a… Continue reading

A western blackheaded budworm, common to Southeast Alaska, just hanging around. (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)
A still image of “Birds!” from “SHI: Language Games.” (Image courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Neighbors: SHI launches new apps to teach Haida, Tsimshian languages

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has launched its first apps that teach the Haida (X̱aad Kíl) and Tsimshian (Shm’algyack) languages, both of which are considered to… Continue reading

A still image of “Birds!” from “SHI: Language Games.” (Image courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Children get copies of the Lingít-language book “Kuhaantí” signed during a launch party Oct. 27 at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. The book is intended to be the first of nine books and animated videos produced during the next two years sharing tribal stories in their Native language. (Photo courtesy of Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)

Neighbors briefs

Tlingit and Haida gets nearly $800,000 language program grant The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is among 20 tribes… Continue reading

Children get copies of the Lingít-language book “Kuhaantí” signed during a launch party Oct. 27 at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. The book is intended to be the first of nine books and animated videos produced during the next two years sharing tribal stories in their Native language. (Photo courtesy of Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)