Capital City Weekly

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

Remembering the sparks of the ‘Alaska Native Literary Renaissance’

Within the adzed, cedar walls of the Shuká Hít (clan house) in Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Sobeloff Building, Vivian Mork introduced herself and her family… Continue reading

Open house at Ernest Gruening Cabin for painting exhibit

A path by Amalga Harbor leads to a red cabin surrounded by forest, the Peterson Creek “Salt Chuck” nearby and a view of Lynn Canal… Continue reading

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

Visibili(T): Juneau Pride highlights the transgender community

It’s been a week of clouds and scattered rain showers, but Juneau has been filled with rainbows anyway. Pride, which takes place in June worldwide,… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of June 13-19

Beginning Caligraphy with Aimee Bib, Wednesday, June 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Color Wheel Arts Studio. In this workshop, learn the basic “Foundational Hand” letterforms and discuss… Continue reading

Tongass Tiny Homes offers big sustainable solutions

On a Wednesday morning in late May, the sun streamed through the windows into the high-ceilinged, warehouse-like Career and Technical Education Center at Sitka High… Continue reading

Craig – Then and Now: Mama Abel

It’s funny how a certain sight, sound or smell can take you back in time. I was coming out of the Dockside Restaurant in Craig… Continue reading

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

Fish Factor: Hagfish, also known as ‘slime eels,’ have many uses

Hagfish is the real name for what is commonly called slime eels and it could become a viable fishery with ready markets standing by. Little… Continue reading

Dry fly fantasies

There were trout, but they were following steelhead waiting for eggs or feasting on newly emerged salmon fry. I put on a No. 16 elk… Continue reading

Southeast in Sepia: Skagway tourism

Tourism in Southeast Alaska dates back to the 1880s with cruises up the Inside Passage to see the varied sights. By the time of the… Continue reading

Weaving the Future, Carving the Past

It is a couple weeks shy of Father’s Day but TJ Young is not waiting for the holiday to share what a proud dad he… Continue reading

Meet Native Art Market artists

Every two years, Celebration brings the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people together, and this year, about 40 different artists will share their work at the… Continue reading

The creation of a button blanket

The button blanket that 11-year-old Leah Nelson will wear at Celebration this year is a symbol of firsts and lasts: the first time she’s ever… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of May 30-June 5

Moving with the Mind of Meditation, Thursday, May 31, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Shambala Center. A book club for runners and walkers. Each meeting will starts… Continue reading

‘Tléixʼ Yaakw — One Canoe’

A new conference launches this week at the University of Alaska Southeast, bringing together Native Hawaiians and Alaska Natives to share on indigenous ways of… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Salmon starters and fish prices

Forces are aligned for a nice pay day for Alaska’s salmon fishermen. There is no backlog from last season in cold storages, a lower harvest… Continue reading

Planet Alaska: Sustainable harvesting and the Alaskan foodie

My mother squished a blueberry and put it in my mouth. Everything was new. I was new. She walked me through the forest, setting me… Continue reading

First Friday, June 1

Screen printed posters by Eric Nyffeler Amalga Distillery 134 N. Franklin 4-8 p.m. Eric Nyffeler is visiting from Portland, and specializes in editorial and commercial… Continue reading