Arts and Culture

Skagway Burlesque twirls into Juneau

Skagway Burlesque twirls into Juneau

Five mudboot-clad, umbrella-twirling women danced their way onto the stage of the Red Dog Saloon as the opening act for Skagway Burlesque’s colorful, creative show… Continue reading

Skagway Burlesque twirls into Juneau
Aroon on the Isis with Megan and JoDean on the Westerner in the background. (Photo by Tara Neilson)

Boat parties at remote docks

The axis around which our rural community of Meyers Chuck revolves is the state-installed dock. So we decided to have a boat party at it… Continue reading

Aroon on the Isis with Megan and JoDean on the Westerner in the background. (Photo by Tara Neilson)

Wrestlemania: “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” at Perseverance Theatre

I’ll say this for the 2017-18 Perseverance Theatre season: it certainly starts off with a bang. Actually, not a bang, but a “Power Bomb,” the… Continue reading

A camper excitedly tries the beginnings of a cedar hat on while learning to weave. (Photo by Bethany Goodrich)

Strength and Xaat (Salmon): Haa Yaakwdáat Kusteeyi Yanshuká (Yakutat Culture Camp)

From sea to summit, Yakutat’s horizon boasts the tallest, most rapidly ascending mountain on Earth. It is here, below Mt. Saint Elias (Was’eitushaa), where the… Continue reading

A camper excitedly tries the beginnings of a cedar hat on while learning to weave. (Photo by Bethany Goodrich)

The end is one poet’s beginning

Kate Partridge’s first book of poetry “Ends of the Earth” combines her personal life experiences in Alaska with history, both ancient and contemporary. Partridge published… Continue reading

Clearance Oliver Prest’s first landing of an airplane on the Skagway beach on July 6, 1922. Image courtesy of the National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Candy Waugaman Collection, KLGO TA-8-8917.

The first aeroplanes in Skagway

When I started doing research on the first airplane (or aeroplane as they were called then) in Skagway I thought I would be writing about… Continue reading

Clearance Oliver Prest’s first landing of an airplane on the Skagway beach on July 6, 1922. Image courtesy of the National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Candy Waugaman Collection, KLGO TA-8-8917.
Ted stands by tomatoes inside Moby. Photo by Bethany Goodrich. (Photo by Bethany Goodrich)

Growing greens in Hoonah, according to this 12-year-old

The days are getting shorter and full of rain. Many Southeast Alaskans are dreading the impending seasonal shift. In Hoonah however, one 12-old boy is… Continue reading

Ted stands by tomatoes inside Moby. Photo by Bethany Goodrich. (Photo by Bethany Goodrich)
The emerald green waters as nearing Petersburg. (Photo by Corinne Conlon)

A trip up the Stikine

The Petersburg Rainforest Festival had its 10th anniversary this year. The community has a solid foraging community that shares those connections with others. As part… Continue reading

The emerald green waters as nearing Petersburg. (Photo by Corinne Conlon)
An insider-look at ‘The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity’

An insider-look at ‘The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity’

Opening Perseverance Theatre’s 2017-2018 season, “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” will give audiences a pro-wrestling show. The dramatic comedy by Kristoffer Diaz which was… Continue reading

An insider-look at ‘The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity’

The First Lady of Sitka

Nancy Reagan once said, “A woman is like a teabag – only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.” On May 3,… Continue reading

At the Forest Service cabin. Photo by Chelsea Tremblay.

Summer Solace

And just like that, the winds have changed. Our summer, such as it was, is fading with the light, as are my regular dispatches from… Continue reading

At the Forest Service cabin. Photo by Chelsea Tremblay.
Shipwrecked vase from Germany on a remote Alaskan beach. (Photo by Tara Neilson)

Shipwreck Salvage

The story I heard was that when the Sea Bear dropped anchor in Little Vixen, a bay five miles to the north of us, they… Continue reading

Shipwrecked vase from Germany on a remote Alaskan beach. (Photo by Tara Neilson)
First Friday features jazz band, rock group, totem pole talk

First Friday features jazz band, rock group, totem pole talk

Tahir McInnis presents Melanin Auntie Downtown Dames 217 Seward St. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Downtown Dames will be featuring local fashion designer Tahir McInnis and her brand… Continue reading

First Friday features jazz band, rock group, totem pole talk
Back wall of the Upholding Balance exhibit. (Photo by Felix Wong)

What ‘Upholding Balance’ means to Ketchikan Museums

The Tongass Historical Museum of the Ketchikan Museums has brought to its city an exhibit that is looking at both art created up to 100… Continue reading

Back wall of the Upholding Balance exhibit. (Photo by Felix Wong)
“Natural Selection,” is part of the Boneyard Series by Ian Grant, a Juneau painter. Courtesy image.

Painting As He Sees It

This First Friday, Sept. 1, meet abstract painter Ian Grant. His work will be display at Annie Kaill’s starting at 4:30 p.m. The Capital City… Continue reading

“Natural Selection,” is part of the Boneyard Series by Ian Grant, a Juneau painter. Courtesy image.
President Harding holds flowers as he greets children in Skagway, 1923. From the Marguerite Bone Wilcox collection, identifier ASL-P70-20. Image courtesy of the Alaska State Library Historical Collections.

President Harding’s visit to Skagway

It’s a pleasant July morning in 1923, as three ships pull into the Skagway harbor. The passengers are on a cruise through Alaskan waters, having… Continue reading

President Harding holds flowers as he greets children in Skagway, 1923. From the Marguerite Bone Wilcox collection, identifier ASL-P70-20. Image courtesy of the Alaska State Library Historical Collections.

Haines obituary writer’s experiences being produced as a TV show

It’s a time-honored ritual in Haines. When someone dies, local author Heather Lende meets with family and friends to write about the life of the… Continue reading

The Sisters and Rivers group, on board the F/V Happy Time with Eric Grundberg and Malena Marvin, owners of Schoolhouse Fish Co. (Photo by Dan Kowalski.)

Standing for Salmon

One great part of this summer has been getting to meet people on their way to adventures around the state. I was lucky enough to… Continue reading

The Sisters and Rivers group, on board the F/V Happy Time with Eric Grundberg and Malena Marvin, owners of Schoolhouse Fish Co. (Photo by Dan Kowalski.)
Jeff Feldpausch (right) and Brenden Didrikson (left) help Kyle Rosendale, STA Fisheries Biologist (center), deploy a seine net at Klag Bay. (Photo by Sarah O’Leary)

Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s Traditional Foods Program nourishes families

It’s a cloudy Tuesday in July. At 4 a.m., it’s already light out, and Jeff Feldpausch and Mike Smith are preparing for a trip up… Continue reading

Jeff Feldpausch (right) and Brenden Didrikson (left) help Kyle Rosendale, STA Fisheries Biologist (center), deploy a seine net at Klag Bay. (Photo by Sarah O’Leary)
Building a floathouse

Building a floathouse

The day was Sept. 11, 2001. While my mom and I stared in horrified disbelief at the live footage of a jetliner crashing into a… Continue reading

Building a floathouse