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Brian Van Kirk, music chair at Thunder Mountain High School, is hosting a Musical Instrument Donation Drive. On Saturday, Sept.8 from 9 a.m.-noon at TMHS,… Continue reading
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
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
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
Chilkat Charlie introduced himself to the Capital City Weekly in Tlingit.
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
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
I was saddened to read recently that the Presbyterian Church of Sitka was planning to close its doors after more than a hundred years.
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
“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
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
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
Mail days are an ordeal.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Dyea was one of the major towns to grow into prominence as a result of the Klondike gold rush.