Capital City Weekly

Alaska hot springs, far and wide

KANUTI HOT SPRINGS — After a few hours of skiing through deep snow, Forest Wagner and I smelled a tuna sandwich. We knew we were… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Catch decline, crab prices, and gear for women

Alaska halibut is facing strong headwinds that have dampened the value of the catch shares needed to go fishing. Increasing imports of Atlantic halibut from… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of April 18-24

Events: Pillars of America Speaker Series- Todd Huston, Wednesday, April 18, 11:30 a.m.- 1:20 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center. The Pillars of America Speaker Series… Continue reading

New director leads Juneau Pride Chorus’ coming of age concert

Kathleen Wayne has taken the reins from former music director Leslie Wood to lead the Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Juneau… Continue reading

Herring Camp: Teaching science and culture

In late March in Sitka, you never know what the weather will be. It can squall one moment, hail the next, and then the sky… Continue reading

The Prinsendam’s unsung heroes

Accounts of the burning and sinking of the Holland America cruise ship Prinsendam in the Gulf of Alaska in the fall of 1980 all mention… Continue reading

Tidal Echoes launch celebrates the creativity of Southeast

The submission guidelines for “Tidal Echoes,” the literary and arts journal sponsored by the University of Alaska Southeast, are simple and few: live in Southeast… Continue reading

Planet Alaska: Foraging for goose tongue

I crouch down on the beach beside Grandson Jonah. A field of green clumps of grass-like plants we call goose tongue surrounds us. In Tlingit… Continue reading

Sound Publishing buys Capital City Weekly

Seattle-based Sound Publishing, Inc., announced today its purchase of the Capital City Weekly and the Juneau Empire from GateHouse Media. Sound Publishing President Gloria Fletcher… Continue reading

Craig – Then and Now: The Age of Ellis Airlines

A few weeks ago I saw in the Prince of Wales Island Post that Island Air Express will begin flying from the Klawock Airport to… Continue reading

Rethinking the college experience in Sitka

Sitting down to a hot meal of baked salmon, freshly caught by fellow students in nearby Sitka Sound is part of the plan — and… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of April 11-17

Raincounty Flyfishers Meeting, Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School library. George Elgee will present a slide show on his trip to Greenland… Continue reading

Alaska for Real: Bridging the wilderness

One year we lived in the only remaining, standing building in the old, burned cannery where I grew up. We were fixing up our floathouse… Continue reading

This is fun…right?

“This is the expectation, man. For steelhead fishing in late March, this is what it’s about.” It was around noon and Rob was at a… Continue reading

The first-timer’s guide to Folk Fest

There’s no music more real than the kind found at a real live folk festival. It’s the kind of place where genuineness is more valued… Continue reading

Folk duo Pharis and Jason Romero put down roots as Alaska Folk Fest guest artists

Folk music is a wide umbrella covering an enormous amount of genres and subgenres, so it’s of no small surprise that the answer musicians give… Continue reading

Planet Alaska: Spring is sneaking into Alaska

Spring, Taakw eetí, is sneaking into Alaska again. Fairbanks and Juneau are still covered in snow. In Sitka, there are signs of spring. As I… Continue reading

Southeast in Sepia: The Chilkoot Railroad & Transport Company

The Chilkoot Railroad &Transport Company (otherwise known as the CR&T Company) was the longest, most sophisticated and best known of the three aerial tramways that… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of April 4-10

Partners in Healing, April 5, 5:15 p.m., Gold Town Theater. This film discusses the partnership between western medicine and other healing modalities to promote a… Continue reading

Making sustainable music

A pallet, planks from an old dock in Dillingham, and a used skateboard are all things that George Gress has repurposed into guitars. He’s passionate… Continue reading