Alaska

Canada’s Messing tops men’s short program at Skate Canada

The 26-year-old Messing was born in Girdwood, where he now lives.

 

Blue waters of the Taku Inlet. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

Photo blog: Taku Glacier Flight

Nothing fills your lungs, your eyes and your soul like Alaska.

 

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.

California resident Cody Lee glasses the alpine for blacktail deer the evening before Opening Day near Ketchikan. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire)

I Went To The Woods: Mountain madness

As I was leaning against a tree wondering how squirrel tastes since no deer were stepping in front of me, I wondered if I really… Continue reading

California resident Cody Lee glasses the alpine for blacktail deer the evening before Opening Day near Ketchikan. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire)

Fish Factor: Wild Salmon Day, Blue Economy and the Endangered Species Act

Alaskans will celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day on Aug. 10, but plans also are underway for a much bigger celebration: the International Year of the… Continue reading

Final product: Jarred dog salmon eggs (Vivian Faith Prescott | Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: 13 ways of looking at dog salmon

Sitting on our fishcamp porch watching the ocean, my dad tells me how to identify a dog salmon.

Final product: Jarred dog salmon eggs (Vivian Faith Prescott | Capital City Weekly)
A spawning chum salmon looks to return to the waters of Salmon Creek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Celebrate Wild Salmon Day in Juneau

One of the best ways to appreciate our wild salmon is to eat them.

A spawning chum salmon looks to return to the waters of Salmon Creek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau residents and visitors crowd into the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building housing the State Library, State Archives and State Museum during the Grand Opening in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Demographics show Alaska’s destiny

Alaska’s population fell by about 2,700 people in 2017. It’s not nearly as noticeable as the post-pipeline-construction crash in 1977 or the 1980s recession, but… Continue reading

Juneau residents and visitors crowd into the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building housing the State Library, State Archives and State Museum during the Grand Opening in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Art of Teri Tibbett by Libby Stringer. Photo by Libby Stringer.

Teri Tibbett finds new inspiration after decades of songwriting, performing

Local open mic regulars know Juneau musician Teri Tibbett. Either they’ve performed at an open mic she’s hosted or they’ve seen her perform at The… Continue reading

Art of Teri Tibbett by Libby Stringer. Photo by Libby Stringer.