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What’s Happening the week of April 25-May 1

Raincountry Flyfishers meeting, Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School Library. Gary Sedgwick, David Athern, and George Elgee will present. All welcome. Pillars… Continue reading

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A.C. Dearden holds up the message in a bottle with Clarence Strait behind her. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

Alaska for Real: Message in a bottle – the return

We thought it would be a good day for bird watching and beachcombing, even though it was overcast and threatening to rain. It was spring,… Continue reading

A.C. Dearden holds up the message in a bottle with Clarence Strait behind her. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly
Anna McDowell dances the role of Myrtha in “Giselle” at the Juneau Dance Theatre. Richard McGrail | For the Capital City Weekly

Juneau Dance Theatre presents annual “Spring Showcase”

Juneau Dance Theatre (JDT) presents its annual “Spring Showcase” at the Juneau Douglas High School Auditorium April 27-28. This year’s mixed repertoire program features excerpts… Continue reading

Anna McDowell dances the role of Myrtha in “Giselle” at the Juneau Dance Theatre. Richard McGrail | For the Capital City Weekly
Prudence and Pervis: The Purdy Twins, from Los Angeles, California. Courtesy image.

AS IF!: 6th Annual Alaska State Improv Festival returns to Juneau

Sometimes the best theatrical performances are born from putting the cart before the horse, or in this case, staging the play before the script. This… Continue reading

Prudence and Pervis: The Purdy Twins, from Los Angeles, California. Courtesy image.
“Be Prepared” graphic novel by Vera Brosgol. Courtesy image.

‘Be Prepared’ — a Q&A with graphic novelist Vera Brosgol

Mini-Con brings together many talented artists, and this year, Vera Brosgol comes with her latest graphic novel “Be Prepared,” which released on April 24. It’s… Continue reading

“Be Prepared” graphic novel by Vera Brosgol. Courtesy image.
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What’s Happening the week of May 2-8

Wednesday Watercolor Exploration, first Wednesday every month, 6-8 p.m., the Canvas. Taught by Patti Hutchens-Jouppi. All materials provided for $30. No experience necessary. Register online… Continue reading

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Stalking success

“Why’d you shoot the fork?” “Don, there were so many horns I just chose a body.” Thus, my first ever deer was a tall 2x2… Continue reading

Laura Zahask and Quinn Zahask role play at the photobooth. (Lance Nesbitt | For Juneau Empire)

Mini-Con returns to Juneau for third year

“Mini” and “tiny” are words that Alaska Robotics uses to describe their annual comic convention, but the creators who travel to Juneau for it every… Continue reading

Laura Zahask and Quinn Zahask role play at the photobooth. (Lance Nesbitt | For Juneau Empire)

Where does the money come from?

Two commercial fisheries open each spring at Upper Cook Inlet that attract little notice and few participants, but each pays big bucks to fishermen. The… Continue reading

Maya Walen as Shere Khan. Bobbi Jordan | For the Capital City Weekly

Photos: Sitka Cirque’s ‘The Jungle Book’

The Jungle Book will be performed this weekend in Sitka by the Sitka Cirque. This rendition of the stories by Rudyard Kipling will follow a… Continue reading

Maya Walen as Shere Khan. Bobbi Jordan | For the Capital City Weekly
Kanuti Hot Spring. Photo by Ned Rozell.

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

Kanuti Hot Spring. Photo by Ned Rozell.

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

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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

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At the end of the song “Quiet,” chorus members hold up hastag signs to show all the ways they are no longer willing to be quiet. Photo by Kim Kiefer.

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

At the end of the song “Quiet,” chorus members hold up hastag signs to show all the ways they are no longer willing to be quiet. Photo by Kim Kiefer.
Chohla Moll, science teacher at Mount Edgecumbe, leads her students in collecting samples during Herring Camp. Bethany Goodrich | For the Capital City Weekly Chohla Moll, science teacher at Mount Edgecumbe, leads her students in collecting samples during Herring Camp. Bethany Goodrich | For the Capital City Weekly

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

Chohla Moll, science teacher at Mount Edgecumbe, leads her students in collecting samples during Herring Camp. Bethany Goodrich | For the Capital City Weekly Chohla Moll, science teacher at Mount Edgecumbe, leads her students in collecting samples during Herring Camp. Bethany Goodrich | For the Capital City Weekly
A rescue helicopter takes off the remaining crew and passengers of the Prinsendam who weren’t able to get into a lifeboat. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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

A rescue helicopter takes off the remaining crew and passengers of the Prinsendam who weren’t able to get into a lifeboat. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Elizabeth Rumfelt, senior editor of the 2018 edition of “Tidal Echoes.” Jack Scholz | Capital City Weekly

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

Elizabeth Rumfelt, senior editor of the 2018 edition of “Tidal Echoes.” Jack Scholz | Capital City Weekly
Basket made by Faye Kohrt filled with goose tongue. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly

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

Basket made by Faye Kohrt filled with goose tongue. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly

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

Fred Hamilton Sr. of Ellis Airlines. Photo courtesy of Betty Marker.

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

Fred Hamilton Sr. of Ellis Airlines. Photo courtesy of Betty Marker.