Capital City Weekly

Find Waldo in downtown Juneau, win prizes

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

What’s Happening the week of June 27-July 3

Support for Families Dealing with Addiction: Heroin and Opiates, Wednesday, June 27, 5:30-7 p.m., NCADD, 211 4th St. suite 100. Family support for parents and… Continue reading

Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town

This is a reader submitted work of nonfiction. The Capital City Weekly accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for Writers’ Weir. To submit a… Continue reading

Salmonberry season has arrived

I love salmonberry season. In the Tlingit language we call them was’x’aan tléigu. I know they aren’t everyone’s favorite because they are not too sweet.… Continue reading

Historic and modern-day Alaskans ‘break the ice’ on niche frozen economy

Mike Ward of Taku Lodge has harvested icebergs from Twin Glacier Lake since childhood. His technique involves three tools: a flat-bottom river skiff, a metal… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of June 20-26

Discussion on mental health and substance use treatment, Wednesday, June 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. A community discussion about behavioral health services for… Continue reading

Writers’ Weir: Jigging for Halibut

This is a work of fiction. The Capital City Weekly accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. To submit a piece for consideration, email us… Continue reading

Travis takes one last picture of Jamie while waiting for their plane. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

Alaska for Real: Casting the Panhandle

When my brother Jamie Neilson pulled up to the dock in Meyers Chuck I stepped out to shake hands with two strangers. First was Travis,… Continue reading

Travis takes one last picture of Jamie while waiting for their plane. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly
Some days you’re a lingcod, some days a quillback. Best keep that in mind. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly

Being local, and local-ish

I used to get a little territorial when it came to non-locals descending on Prince of Wales. Ironic, of course, because I had this attitude… Continue reading

Some days you’re a lingcod, some days a quillback. Best keep that in mind. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly
Art of Marian Call by Libby Stringer.

Real Music: A decade of songwriting

If you want to be a professional musician, 90 percent of what you will do will not be music, said Juneau resident Marian Call, a… Continue reading

Art of Marian Call by Libby Stringer.
Emily Lockie dances with her husband, Scott, and their children, Eava and Annalise, during the Block Party at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Summer Block Parties create a fun, family-friendly space

Big band music filled the summer evening on June 15, calling pedestrians through the double loading dock doors of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center… Continue reading

Emily Lockie dances with her husband, Scott, and their children, Eava and Annalise, during the Block Party at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Stan Lujan became the new president of the Juneau Symphony in early June. Michael Penn | For the Capital City Weekly

Meet the new Juneau Symphony president

The Juneau Symphony’s president Sarah McNair-Grove stepped down on June 5, and board member Stan Lujan was elected to take her place on June 7.… Continue reading

Stan Lujan became the new president of the Juneau Symphony in early June. Michael Penn | For the Capital City Weekly

Writers’ Weir: Jigging for Halibut

This is a work of fiction. The Capital City Weekly accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. To submit a piece for consideration, email us… Continue reading

Alaska for Real: Casting the Panhandle

When my brother Jamie Neilson pulled up to the dock in Meyers Chuck I stepped out to shake hands with two strangers. First was Travis,… Continue reading

Being local, and local-ish

I used to get a little territorial when it came to non-locals descending on Prince of Wales. Ironic, of course, because I had this attitude… Continue reading

Real Music: A decade of songwriting

If you want to be a professional musician, 90 percent of what you will do will not be music, said Juneau resident Marian Call, a… Continue reading

Summer Block Parties create a fun, family-friendly space

Big band music filled the summer evening on June 15, calling pedestrians through the double loading dock doors of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center… Continue reading

Meet the new Juneau Symphony president

The Juneau Symphony’s president Sarah McNair-Grove stepped down on June 5, and board member Stan Lujan was elected to take her place on June 7.… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of June 20-26

Discussion on mental health and substance use treatment, Wednesday, June 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. A community discussion about behavioral health services for… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Repurposing old fishing nets

Plastics in recycled fishing nets are being used to make an amazing array of products around the globe and Alaska plans to get in on… Continue reading