Capital City Weekly

Hoonah’s Alaska Youth Stewards crew harvests beach asparagus to process for Culture Camp. (Photo by Ḵaa Yahaayí Shkalneegi Muriel Reid)

Resilient Peoples and Place: Alaska Youth Stewards — Where Are They Now?

Three participants discuss their experiences and lessons learned for a sustainable future.

Hoonah’s Alaska Youth Stewards crew harvests beach asparagus to process for Culture Camp. (Photo by Ḵaa Yahaayí Shkalneegi Muriel Reid)
Buddy Tabor performs at Resurrection Lutheran Church in January 2009. Albert McDonnell and his daughter Hazel are shown at left. (Juneau Empire file photo)

Buddy Tabor’s folk music hits global streaming platforms

Online re-release of Juneau musician’s 1998 album occurring during this week’s Alaska Folk Festival.

Buddy Tabor performs at Resurrection Lutheran Church in January 2009. Albert McDonnell and his daughter Hazel are shown at left. (Juneau Empire file photo)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on April 4, 2004. (Mark Sabbatini/Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on April 4, 2004. (Mark Sabbatini/Juneau Empire)
Cerys Hudson, winner of the Juneau Symphony’s Youth Solo Competition, rehearses for this weekend’s performance with the ensemble at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Mark Sabbatini/Juneau Empire)
Cerys Hudson, winner of the Juneau Symphony’s Youth Solo Competition, rehearses for this weekend’s performance with the ensemble at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Mark Sabbatini/Juneau Empire)
Lily Hope, winner of the 2023 Marie Darlin Arts and Literature Prize, speaks to a gathering of supporters at a reception hosted by the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Wednesday. (Photo by Laurie Craig)

City museum awards 2023 Marie Darlin Prize to Alaska Native weaver Lily Hope

On Wednesday evening the Juneau-Douglas City Museum hosted a reception celebrating traditional Alaska Native weaver Lily Hope, the 2023 recipient of the Marie Darlin Prize… Continue reading

Lily Hope, winner of the 2023 Marie Darlin Arts and Literature Prize, speaks to a gathering of supporters at a reception hosted by the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Wednesday. (Photo by Laurie Craig)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on March 25, 1994. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on March 25, 1994. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
A fruit salad that can be adjusted to fit the foods of the season. (Photo by Patty Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: A Glorious Fruit Salad for a Company Dinner

Most people don’t think of a fruit salad as a dessert. This one makes a fabulous and impressive end to a company dinner or as… Continue reading

A fruit salad that can be adjusted to fit the foods of the season. (Photo by Patty Schied)
Easter eggs in their celebratory stage, before figuring out what to do once people have eaten their fill. (Photo by Depositphotos via AP)

Gimme A Smile: Easter Eggs — what to do with them now?

From Little League practice to practicing being POTUS, there’s many ways to get cracking.

Easter eggs in their celebratory stage, before figuring out what to do once people have eaten their fill. (Photo by Depositphotos via AP)
People throw cornstarch of various colors at each other during a Holi celebration in downtown Juneau in 2023. (Photo by Cody Bennett)

Holi festival bringing more than the usual colors of spring to downtown Juneau

Traditional Hindu celebration expands with new events, venues in third year.

People throw cornstarch of various colors at each other during a Holi celebration in downtown Juneau in 2023. (Photo by Cody Bennett)
Mike Bucy, Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School’s band teacher, conducts an ensemble of Taku Winds and DHMS band students during a rehearsal for a concert Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. (Photo courtesy of Juneau Community Bands)

Sundown showdown of the mild and Wild West featured in concert Saturday at TMHS

Performance by Taku Winds and local students promises brawls, cattle drives and classical concerto.

Mike Bucy, Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School’s band teacher, conducts an ensemble of Taku Winds and DHMS band students during a rehearsal for a concert Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. (Photo courtesy of Juneau Community Bands)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on March 19, 2004. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on March 19, 2004. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The Tongass National Forest is the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, containing nearly 17 million acres of old-growth trees, towering mountains, lush coastlines, and healthy populations of fish and wildlife. These lands and waters support the ways of life of Southeast Alaska’s diverse communities, including its 19 federally-recognized Lingít, Haida, and Tsimshian Alaska Native Tribes. (Bethany Goodrich / Sustainable Southeast Partnership)

Resilient Peoples and Place: Revising the Tongass Forest Plan

A conversation with U.S. Forest Service Deputy Supervisor Barbara Miranda

The Tongass National Forest is the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, containing nearly 17 million acres of old-growth trees, towering mountains, lush coastlines, and healthy populations of fish and wildlife. These lands and waters support the ways of life of Southeast Alaska’s diverse communities, including its 19 federally-recognized Lingít, Haida, and Tsimshian Alaska Native Tribes. (Bethany Goodrich / Sustainable Southeast Partnership)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on March 10, 1994. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on March 10, 1994. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Finished crispy shrimp spring rolls. (Photo by Patty Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Crispy shrimp spring rolls w/ spicy sweet chili sauce

It took me many years to feel brave enough to make my own crispy spring rolls. I always thought it was a lot more difficult… Continue reading

Finished crispy shrimp spring rolls. (Photo by Patty Schied)
The Walter Soboleff Building occupies a central location in downtown Juneau on the former site of a historic building that burned in 2004. (Photo by Brian Wallace)

The C.W. Young Building: A phoenix rises from the ashes

Icebergs, shipwreck victims, historic fire and Native heritage part of downtown landmark’s history.

The Walter Soboleff Building occupies a central location in downtown Juneau on the former site of a historic building that burned in 2004. (Photo by Brian Wallace)
Steven Arends (left) feeds Joshua Midgett in Juneau Ghost Light Theatre’s production of “Bat Boy: The Musical,” which is being staged through March 17 at Thunder Mountain High School. (Cam Byrnes/ Juneau Ghost Light Theatre)
Steven Arends (left) feeds Joshua Midgett in Juneau Ghost Light Theatre’s production of “Bat Boy: The Musical,” which is being staged through March 17 at Thunder Mountain High School. (Cam Byrnes/ Juneau Ghost Light Theatre)
Josh Fortenbery records a song from his debut album “No Such Thing as Forever” while sitting in an improvised sound isolation booth at the KTOO studios in early 2023. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
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Struggles of isolation and support of community come together for launch of debut album

Josh Fortenbery’s “No Such Thing As Forever” available Friday, with two-show release party Saturday.

Josh Fortenbery records a song from his debut album “No Such Thing as Forever” while sitting in an improvised sound isolation booth at the KTOO studios in early 2023. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
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The front page of the Juneau Empire on March 3, 1994. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on March 3, 1994. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Feb. 26, 2004. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Feb. 26, 2004. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Rosemary focaccia bread ready to serve. (By Patty Schied)

Cooking for pleasure: Rosemary focaccia bread

When I am lucky enough eat at good Italian restaurants in Seattle or elsewhere, the warm focaccia often served really enhances the meal. I always… Continue reading

Rosemary focaccia bread ready to serve. (By Patty Schied)