Capital City Weekly

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

From JDHS grad to recognized property master

Juneau-Douglas High School (JDHS) inspired Katrina Rice to head full steam for the world of props and into the successful position as property master for… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of June 6-12

Salmon Beyond Borders - Summer Salmon Kick-off, Thursday, June 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club Venue. Kick off your salmon summer season with Salmon Beyond… Continue reading

Meet some of Southeast’s 2018 high school graduates

High school seniors across the country are donning their caps and gowns to step from one phase of their lives into the next. The Capital… Continue reading

Fish Factor: How fishing affects families

The way that fisheries are managed determines the daily tempo for fishing families’ lives. Managers set the dates and time, the whens and wheres and… Continue reading

Food afield

I have often justified the consumption of unhealthy food on camp outs using the Camping Act. The Camping Act was adopted long ago when camping… Continue reading

Alaska for Real: Wilderness nanny interrupted

Just before the gloaming hour, while I waited outside the Juneau airport at the designated area for taxi and shuttle pick-ups, I noticed a couple… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of May 23-29

Moving with the Mind of Meditation, Thursday, May 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Shambala Center. A book club for runners and walkers. Each meeting will starts… Continue reading

German museum returns looted art to indigenous Alaskans

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin museum has returned ancient wooden masks, an idol and other spiritually significant artifacts plundered from graves by an explorer to… Continue reading

Boatbuilding arts return to historic Sitka boathouse

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A group of kids gathered in the Japonski Island boathouse, sporting safety goggles and noise-canceling earmuffs, to begin to assemble pieces… Continue reading