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Old melds with new as the Vikings and Valkyries join school children in a traditional Scandinavian dance at Saturday’s pageant. Ray Friedlander | For the Capital City Weekly

Petersburg’s Little Norway Festival: All are ‘Velkommen’

As Jeff and Kristi Wilcheck of Anchorage arrived in Petersburg this past weekend, they received an unexpected welcome. “When I was getting off the plane,… Continue reading

Old melds with new as the Vikings and Valkyries join school children in a traditional Scandinavian dance at Saturday’s pageant. Ray Friedlander | For the Capital City Weekly
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Fish Factor: Salmon forecast and a fishy lottery

Alaska’s 2018 salmon season officially gets underway this week with the first 12-hour opener on May 17 for sockeyes and kings returning to the Copper… Continue reading

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What’s Happening the week of May 16-22

Brown Bag Concert, Wednesday, May 15, 12-1 p.m., State Office Building atrium. Music for your lunch time enjoyment performed by clarinetist Richard Stoltzman & William… Continue reading

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Capturing the burl log. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly

Planet Alaska: Art-thinking at Mickey’s Fishcamp

“Art is everywhere in the forest,” my dad says as we drive slowly along the logging roads. With our Forest Service permit, we are heading… Continue reading

Capturing the burl log. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly
Art of T. J. Duffy by Libby Stringer.

Real Music: Juneau keyboardist also plays his hand at poker

Most music-readers play instruments that require only one line of music, and they don’t complain. It starts getting complicated for piano players, who get two… Continue reading

Art of T. J. Duffy by Libby Stringer.
Author Bjorn Dihle. Courtesy image.

Tales of halibut and hunting from an Alaskan outdoorsman

Every Southeast Alaskan fisherman knows not to “cry halibut” when they very well could have snagged the bottom. It’s a lesson that took Bjorn Dihle,… Continue reading

Author Bjorn Dihle. Courtesy image.
Our recent book arrivals. Clara Miller | Capital City Weekly

What’s in the stacks?

At the Capital City Weekly we receive many books about Alaska or from Alaska writers. It’s like Christmas each time a package arrives in our… Continue reading

Our recent book arrivals. Clara Miller | Capital City Weekly
Members of Perseverance Theatre’s Young Company rehearse Tales from the Nine Worlds: Selections from Neil Gaiman’s “Norse Mythology.” The production, an epic adventure for all ages, plays this weekend only (May 18-21) in the Phoenix studio space at Perseverance, 914 Third Street in Douglas. Photo courtesy of Perseverance Theatre.

‘Tales from the Nine Worlds’

As the new season of blockbuster Marvel movie franchises arrives with its loose references to Norse mythology, an even more epic and grand ancient tale… Continue reading

Members of Perseverance Theatre’s Young Company rehearse Tales from the Nine Worlds: Selections from Neil Gaiman’s “Norse Mythology.” The production, an epic adventure for all ages, plays this weekend only (May 18-21) in the Phoenix studio space at Perseverance, 914 Third Street in Douglas. Photo courtesy of Perseverance Theatre.
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Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.

Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation, with a fatality rate that is 23 times higher than for all other… Continue reading

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What’s Happening the week of May 9-15

Brown Bag Concert, Wednesday, May 9, 12-1 p.m., State Office Building Atrium. Lunch hour music performed by Kate & William Ransom. Free. For more info:… Continue reading

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Craig – Then and Now: Racing through the years

The 19th Annual Prince of Wales Island Marathon will take place on Memorial Day weekend again this year. Runners from all over the country will… Continue reading

A grouseless afternoon is not a failure as long as you look around. At it’s a lot less predictable than a rollercoaster. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly A grouseless afternoon is not a failure as long as you look around. At it’s a lot less predictable than a rollercoaster. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly

Hunting with Thoreau

Sometimes it seems like I am off topic more than on. The mission is reading, but since I’m reading about fishing, I end up looking… Continue reading

A grouseless afternoon is not a failure as long as you look around. At it’s a lot less predictable than a rollercoaster. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly A grouseless afternoon is not a failure as long as you look around. At it’s a lot less predictable than a rollercoaster. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly
Katie Kiernan, Molly York, and Kate Bergey rehearse in the Juneau-Douglas High School production of Dearly Beloved in the JDHS Auditorium on Thursday, May 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A good ol’ Texan romp: “Dearly Beloved”

Michaela Moore, director of the Juneau-Douglas High School play “Dearly Beloved,” is out to bring a little light into the world. “Lately in the world,… Continue reading

Katie Kiernan, Molly York, and Kate Bergey rehearse in the Juneau-Douglas High School production of Dearly Beloved in the JDHS Auditorium on Thursday, May 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mini-Fiddlers ready to perform at Folk Fest with accompanists Riley, Ali and Mei standing in the back row. Photo Courtesy of Xia.

Spring Concert showcases local musical achievements

Juneau Student Symphony (JSS) Music Director Guo Hua Xia is prepared to lead the multiple musical groups participating in JSS’s Spring Concert with the same… Continue reading

Mini-Fiddlers ready to perform at Folk Fest with accompanists Riley, Ali and Mei standing in the back row. Photo Courtesy of Xia.
A fishing boat brought low by entropy and being slowly engulfed by the Duma of Decay. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

Alaska for Real: The Duma of Decay

A few days ago if you had seen a load of flying laundry neatly settle itself into a box and a woman holding it levitate… Continue reading

A fishing boat brought low by entropy and being slowly engulfed by the Duma of Decay. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly
Allison Holdkamp and Aaron Elmore rehearse in the Perseverance Theatre production of “The Arsonists” on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Playing with Fire: “The Arsonists” at Perseverance Theatre

If given one word to describe Perseverance Theatre’s final production of the 2017-2018 subscription season, “The Arsonists” by Jacqueline Goldfinger, it would be this: “haunting.”… Continue reading

Allison Holdkamp and Aaron Elmore rehearse in the Perseverance Theatre production of “The Arsonists” on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A non-authentic totem pole in front of a gallery in Sitka.Vivian Mork Y&

Planet Alaska: The tourists are coming

Tourist season is almost among us. We begin to prepare for the arrival of the ships and the influx of visitors. You can see the… Continue reading

A non-authentic totem pole in front of a gallery in Sitka.Vivian Mork Y&
First Friday: May the Fourth be with you

First Friday: May the Fourth be with you

May the Fourth be with you tea tasting 60 Degrees Coffee and Tea 2 Marine Way suite 120 6-7:30 p.m. In celebration of Star Wars… Continue reading

First Friday: May the Fourth be with you
Author Daniel Lee Henry. Courtesy image.

‘Across the Shaman’s River’ details John Muir’s relationship with the Tlingits

When Daniel Lee Henry moved up to Haines in the 80s, he had no intention of embarking on a 32-year project. He moved there to… Continue reading

Author Daniel Lee Henry. Courtesy image.
Above: “A Monarch of the Forest in Harness” view looking northeast in Skagway. Photo taken in April 1900 by Harrie Clay Barley. Image courtesy of the National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Cynthia Taylor Collection, KLGO MR-17-1687.

Southeast in Sepia: Carnation the moose and other animals of the gold rush

Humans have been using animals as pets, beasts of burden, and food probably for as long as we have been human. Over that time span,… Continue reading

Above: “A Monarch of the Forest in Harness” view looking northeast in Skagway. Photo taken in April 1900 by Harrie Clay Barley. Image courtesy of the National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Cynthia Taylor Collection, KLGO MR-17-1687.