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Recent births for Sept. 9, 2018

Recent birth at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • On Aug. 26, a daughter, Viviana Amora Jensen, weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces, was born to Jocelyn Jensen… Continue reading

Recognitions for Sept. 9, 2018

• Julie Gladu of Juneau has graduated with an online associate degree in criminal justice from Grantham University, an online institution.… Continue reading

Thank you letters for Sept. 9, 2018

• Thank you for supporting the Youth Activity Grant program. With funds from this program, distributed by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Friends of… Continue reading

Members of the Arctic Council take a tour Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society member Wayne Jensen, right, on Monday, March 6, 2017. The roof of the “New Office Building” was recently removed and will be replaced this summer to help maintain the structure. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Derelict no more: A Douglas neighborhood revitalization

Most people with a passing knowledge of local history know that the Treadwell Mine on Douglas Island played a pivotal role in the establishment of… Continue reading

Members of the Arctic Council take a tour Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society member Wayne Jensen, right, on Monday, March 6, 2017. The roof of the “New Office Building” was recently removed and will be replaced this summer to help maintain the structure. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Confessions of a Chronic Disambiguator

My least favorite activity is whatever I’m supposed to be doing at any given moment.

Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak

Tiny cod fish are reappearing around Kodiak. Researchers aim to find out if it is a blip, or a sign that the stock is recovering… Continue reading

Find Waldo in Juneau

For more than 30 years, kids and adults alike have picked up copies of the “Where’s Waldo?” book series to see if they could spot… Continue reading

Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist

Megan Duncanson is living the dream, or as she likes to call it, the MAD life. MAD Art Designs, short for Megan Aroon Duncanson, is… Continue reading

Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake

Chilkat Charlie introduced himself to the Capital City Weekly in Tlingit.

Russell James reviews the energy load for home appliances during a home energy audit demonstration at a Kake home in July. (Courtesy Photo | Bethany Goodrich)

Home Energy Leaders Program: ‘HELP’-ing Southeast Alaskans save money and energy

Tackling energy loss can be difficult, in part, because it’s hard to see. Energy creeps out through creaky door frames and window cracks in the… Continue reading

Russell James reviews the energy load for home appliances during a home energy audit demonstration at a Kake home in July. (Courtesy Photo | Bethany Goodrich)

Craig Then and Now: The Presbyterians

I was saddened to read recently that the Presbyterian Church of Sitka was planning to close its doors after more than a hundred years.

Fish Factor: Shellfish and seafood businesses growing

As Gov. Bill Walker prepares to sign a bill this week enacting the Alaska Mariculture Development Plan, 16 new applicants hope to soon begin growing… Continue reading

Spruce tip stages. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly

Planet Alaska: Eat your trees

“Doesn’t Mummo know how to cook without spruce tips?” Grandson Jackson said to his mom, my daughter Brea. She explained I’m experimenting with spruce tips:… Continue reading

Spruce tip stages. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly

Planet Alaska: Living the Dream

For those of you that may have missed our introduction article, your hosts at Planet Alaska are a mother/daughter duo. My mother is a writer… Continue reading

Alaska for Real: The best of childhoods

There is continuity between generations of rural Alaskans that defies time and the state’s vast distances. This was recently shown to me when I was… Continue reading

Alaska for Real: Lessons learned at the end of the world

When I signed the book deal to write a memoir about my childhood growing up in the burned ruins of an old cannery way out… Continue reading

A stranger helping out a single mom on the ferry. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

Alaska for Real: The ferry way

The ferry crewmember shared a conspiratorial smile with me as we crept up on the lounge. We peeked around the doorway. “Do you see them?”… Continue reading

A stranger helping out a single mom on the ferry. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

Summer boating: Adrift, aground, flipped, sunk

It was a sunny beautiful day and my parents and I took my brother Jamie’s little boys, Sterling and Ethan, over to the small bay… Continue reading

Southeast in Sepia: Finding ‘A Day in Skagway’

My column today is how a little bit of the area’s history dropped into our respective laps one day a few years ago and from… Continue reading