Capital City Weekly

It doesn’t get much better than a trout on a dry fly. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly

Dry fly fantasies

There were trout, but they were following steelhead waiting for eggs or feasting on newly emerged salmon fry. I put on a No. 16 elk… Continue reading

It doesn’t get much better than a trout on a dry fly. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly
The Alaska Steamship Comany’s S.S. Jefferson coming to dock at the Moore Whalf in Skagway. The steamer was one of many early cruise ships visiting Skagway. Image courtesy of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, from the Candy Waugaman Collection, KLGO TS-206-8919.

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 Alaska Steamship Comany’s S.S. Jefferson coming to dock at the Moore Whalf in Skagway. The steamer was one of many early cruise ships visiting Skagway. Image courtesy of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, from the Candy Waugaman Collection, KLGO TS-206-8919.
Kinsie’s headband and medicine pouch. Courtesy image.

Weaving the Future, Carving the Past

It is a couple weeks shy of Father’s Day but TJ Young is not waiting for the holiday to share what a proud dad he… Continue reading

Kinsie’s headband and medicine pouch. Courtesy image.
Engraved pendant of a mussel by Jennifer Younger. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Younger.

Meet Native Art Market artists

Every two years, Celebration brings the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people together, and this year, about 40 different artists will share their work at the… Continue reading

Engraved pendant of a mussel by Jennifer Younger. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Younger.
Leah Nelson shows off her button blanket. Courtesy image.

The creation of a button blanket

The button blanket that 11-year-old Leah Nelson will wear at Celebration this year is a symbol of firsts and lasts: the first time she’s ever… Continue reading

Leah Nelson shows off her button blanket. Courtesy image.

What’s Happening the week of May 30-June 5

Moving with the Mind of Meditation, Thursday, May 31, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Shambala Center. A book club for runners and walkers. Each meeting will starts… Continue reading

The Hokulea sailing canoe is seen off Honolulu on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The Polynesian voyaging canoe is setting off on a 3-year voyage around the world, navigating using no modern instrumentation. Associated Press | Sam Eifling

‘Tléixʼ Yaakw — One Canoe’

A new conference launches this week at the University of Alaska Southeast, bringing together Native Hawaiians and Alaska Natives to share on indigenous ways of… Continue reading

The Hokulea sailing canoe is seen off Honolulu on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The Polynesian voyaging canoe is setting off on a 3-year voyage around the world, navigating using no modern instrumentation. Associated Press | Sam Eifling
Photo by Caroline Attwood on Unsplash.

Fish Factor: Salmon starters and fish prices

Forces are aligned for a nice pay day for Alaska’s salmon fishermen. There is no backlog from last season in cold storages, a lower harvest… Continue reading

Photo by Caroline Attwood on Unsplash.
Hands hold freshly harvested berries. Photo by Vivian Mork Y&

Planet Alaska: Sustainable harvesting and the Alaskan foodie

My mother squished a blueberry and put it in my mouth. Everything was new. I was new. She walked me through the forest, setting me… Continue reading

Hands hold freshly harvested berries. Photo by Vivian Mork Y&
First Friday, June 1

First Friday, June 1

Screen printed posters by Eric Nyffeler Amalga Distillery 134 N. Franklin 4-8 p.m. Eric Nyffeler is visiting from Portland, and specializes in editorial and commercial… Continue reading

First Friday, June 1
Katrina Rice on the set of “Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.” Photo courtesy of Katrina Rice.

From JDHS grad to recognized property master

Juneau-Douglas High School (JDHS) inspired Katrina Rice to head full steam for the world of props and into the successful position as property master for… Continue reading

Katrina Rice on the set of “Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.” Photo courtesy of Katrina Rice.

What’s Happening the week of June 6-12

Salmon Beyond Borders - Summer Salmon Kick-off, Thursday, June 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club Venue. Kick off your salmon summer season with Salmon Beyond… Continue reading

Mikah Lahrman. Courtesy image.

Meet some of Southeast’s 2018 high school graduates

High school seniors across the country are donning their caps and gowns to step from one phase of their lives into the next. The Capital… Continue reading

Mikah Lahrman. Courtesy image.
Photo by Justin Pauley on Burst.

Fish Factor: How fishing affects families

The way that fisheries are managed determines the daily tempo for fishing families’ lives. Managers set the dates and time, the whens and wheres and… Continue reading

Photo by Justin Pauley on Burst.
No one eats Mountain House for breakfast unless you’re in the woods or on the way to a river. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly

Food afield

I have often justified the consumption of unhealthy food on camp outs using the Camping Act. The Camping Act was adopted long ago when camping… Continue reading

No one eats Mountain House for breakfast unless you’re in the woods or on the way to a river. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly
After two straight days of being on a weather hold ending in flight cancellations, Tara Neilson wakes up to heavy fog, as seen from the front deck of her parents’ floathouse. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

Alaska for Real: Wilderness nanny interrupted

Just before the gloaming hour, while I waited outside the Juneau airport at the designated area for taxi and shuttle pick-ups, I noticed a couple… Continue reading

After two straight days of being on a weather hold ending in flight cancellations, Tara Neilson wakes up to heavy fog, as seen from the front deck of her parents’ floathouse. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly
Photo by Matthew Henry on Burst.

What’s Happening the week of May 23-29

Moving with the Mind of Meditation, Thursday, May 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Shambala Center. A book club for runners and walkers. Each meeting will starts… Continue reading

Photo by Matthew Henry on Burst.

German museum returns looted art to indigenous Alaskans

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin museum has returned ancient wooden masks, an idol and other spiritually significant artifacts plundered from graves by an explorer to… Continue reading

In this April 29, 2018 photo, Shipwright Joe D’Arenzio, left, shows Sitka 4-H students how to loft atterns to build skiffs at the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society’s WWII-era boathouse in Sitka, Alaska. The budding boatwrights are participating in a 4-H program to build two rowing and sailing dories in weekly Sunday afternoon installments and under the supervision of local boatwrights. James Poulson | Associated Press

Boatbuilding arts return to historic Sitka boathouse

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A group of kids gathered in the Japonski Island boathouse, sporting safety goggles and noise-canceling earmuffs, to begin to assemble pieces… Continue reading

In this April 29, 2018 photo, Shipwright Joe D’Arenzio, left, shows Sitka 4-H students how to loft atterns to build skiffs at the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society’s WWII-era boathouse in Sitka, Alaska. The budding boatwrights are participating in a 4-H program to build two rowing and sailing dories in weekly Sunday afternoon installments and under the supervision of local boatwrights. James Poulson | Associated Press
Marina Anderson is passionate about sharing her vast knowledge of wild plants like Devil’s Club with locals and visitors to the Tongass. Bethany Goodrich | For the Capital City Weekly

Healing and harvesting: Kasaan prepares for annual harvest event

Deep in the coastal rainforest of Prince of Wales Island, the Haida village of Kasaan prepares for the 5th Annual Kasaan Community Harvest. This event… Continue reading

Marina Anderson is passionate about sharing her vast knowledge of wild plants like Devil’s Club with locals and visitors to the Tongass. Bethany Goodrich | For the Capital City Weekly