Capital City Weekly

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

In focus: The Juneau Icefield Research Program

This summer, a group of about 30 students will step into the most unique classroom they will ever have: the Juneau Icefield. Every year, students… Continue reading

Alaska calls Hope home

Among this year’s Alaska Folk Festival lineup of artists is Hope Griffin, a singer/songwriter based out of Asheville, North Carolina, whose music has been inspired… Continue reading

Alaska for Real: The secret life of logging dogs

If you stroll down Clay Street in Portland, Oregon’s Central Eastside District you’ll spy an odd looking, small sculpture: a steel spike with a circle… Continue reading

Going for grouse

Enthusiasm can enhance skill, but it can’t replace experience. In my effort to become a better Alaskan, I took up grouse hunting last fall. This… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of March 28-April 3

Raincounty Flyfishers meeting, Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School Library. It will soon be time to fish for Dolly Varden, and they… Continue reading

Art exhibits, food samples and an app launch this First Friday

There’s some fascinating events happening this First Friday in downtown Juneau, from art exhibits, chances to sample products, and even an app launch. Continuing Exhibit:… Continue reading

Young adult author launches teen thriller set in Alaska

As New York Times Bestselling author Ally Carter took a cruise through Southeast Alaska in 2014, she had the initial idea for her new young… Continue reading

Planet Alaska: Skunk cabbage — A harbinger of spring

My dad and I load up his truck with binoculars, a rifle, and our lunch. We are heading out the logging roads to look for… Continue reading

The thin line between Canada and Alaska

Marked by metal cones and a clear-cut swath 20 feet wide, Alaska’s border with Canada is one of the great feats of wilderness surveying. The… Continue reading