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Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak

Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak

Tiny cod fish are reappearing around Kodiak. Researchers aim to find out if it is a blip, or a sign that the stock is recovering… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak
Find Waldo in Juneau

Find Waldo in Juneau

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

Find Waldo in Juneau
Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist

Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist

Megan Duncanson is living the dream, or as she likes to call it, the MAD life. MAD Art Designs, short for Megan Aroon Duncanson, is… Continue reading

Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist
Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake

Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake

Chilkat Charlie introduced himself to the Capital City Weekly in Tlingit.

Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake
Alaska Native students learn about heritage through internship at Sequoyah National Research Center

Alaska Native students learn about heritage through internship at Sequoyah National Research Center

Two Alaska Native students are getting in touch with their heritage by serving as interns at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Sequoyah National… Continue reading

Alaska Native students learn about heritage through internship at Sequoyah National Research Center
Russell James reviews the energy load for home appliances during a home energy audit demonstration at a Kake home in July. (Courtesy Photo | Bethany Goodrich)

Home Energy Leaders Program: ‘HELP’-ing Southeast Alaskans save money and energy

Tackling energy loss can be difficult, in part, because it’s hard to see. Energy creeps out through creaky door frames and window cracks in the… Continue reading

Russell James reviews the energy load for home appliances during a home energy audit demonstration at a Kake home in July. (Courtesy Photo | Bethany Goodrich)
Craig Then and Now: The Presbyterians

Craig Then and Now: The Presbyterians

I was saddened to read recently that the Presbyterian Church of Sitka was planning to close its doors after more than a hundred years.

Craig Then and Now: The Presbyterians
Fish Factor: Shellfish and seafood businesses growing

Fish Factor: Shellfish and seafood businesses growing

As Gov. Bill Walker prepares to sign a bill this week enacting the Alaska Mariculture Development Plan, 16 new applicants hope to soon begin growing… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Shellfish and seafood businesses growing
Spruce tip stages. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly

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

Spruce tip stages. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly
Planet Alaska: Living the Dream

Planet Alaska: Living the Dream

For those of you that may have missed our introduction article, your hosts at Planet Alaska are a mother/daughter duo. My mother is a writer… Continue reading

Planet Alaska: Living the Dream
Alaska for Real: The best of childhoods

Alaska for Real: The best of childhoods

There is continuity between generations of rural Alaskans that defies time and the state’s vast distances. This was recently shown to me when I was… Continue reading

Alaska for Real: The best of childhoods
Alaska For Real: Waiting for the weekly mail plane
Alaska For Real: Waiting for the weekly mail plane
Alaska for Real: Lessons learned at the end of the world

Alaska for Real: Lessons learned at the end of the world

When I signed the book deal to write a memoir about my childhood growing up in the burned ruins of an old cannery way out… Continue reading

Alaska for Real: Lessons learned at the end of the world
A stranger helping out a single mom on the ferry. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

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

A stranger helping out a single mom on the ferry. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly
Summer boating: Adrift, aground, flipped, sunk

Summer boating: Adrift, aground, flipped, sunk

It was a sunny beautiful day and my parents and I took my brother Jamie’s little boys, Sterling and Ethan, over to the small bay… Continue reading

Summer boating: Adrift, aground, flipped, sunk
The Jeff Smith’s Parlor Museum on Second Ave and Broadway in Skagway. CCW file photo.

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

The Jeff Smith’s Parlor Museum on Second Ave and Broadway in Skagway. CCW file photo.
Southeast in Sepia: Finding ‘A Day in Skagway’

Southeast in Sepia: Finding ‘A Day in Skagway’

My column today is how a little bit of the area’s history dropped into our respective laps one day a few years ago and from… Continue reading

Southeast in Sepia: Finding ‘A Day in Skagway’
Southeast in Sepia: Mollie Brackett’s lost photo album

Southeast in Sepia: Mollie Brackett’s lost photo album

Mollie’s album gives us precious glimpses into the past, like personal letters and diaries. They show us the forgotten faces of people who, without these pictures, might be lost to history.

Southeast in Sepia: Mollie Brackett’s lost photo album
Southeast in Sepia: The Dyea townsite

Southeast in Sepia: The Dyea townsite

Dyea was one of the major towns to grow into prominence as a result of the Klondike gold rush.

Southeast in Sepia: The Dyea townsite
Friends of the SLAM invite authors, artists to exhibit

Friends of the SLAM invite authors, artists to exhibit

The Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives & Museum invite Alaskan authors and artists to submit an application for vending space at the APK… Continue reading

Friends of the SLAM invite authors, artists to exhibit