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Dr. Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, attends an event at the Walter Soboleff Center in November 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska announces Alaska Native language summit

Sealaska Heritage Institute on Thursday announced it will be hosting an Alaska Native language summit, geared toward fluent elders speakers of the Tlingit, Haida and… Continue reading

Dr. Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, attends an event at the Walter Soboleff Center in November 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska announces Alaska Native language summit

Sealaska Heritage Institute on Thursday announced it will be hosting an Alaska Native language summit, geared toward fluent elders speakers of the Tlingit, Haida and… Continue reading

Kelly Bakos filming the orphaned elephants. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bakos.

Petersburg filmmaker wins awards for documentary on baby elephants

For four months in Zambia, Petersburg resident Kelly Bakos would wake up before sunrise, gather her gear, and then film baby elephants until sunset. That… Continue reading

Kelly Bakos filming the orphaned elephants. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bakos.
Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town

Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town

This is a reader submitted work of nonfiction. The Capital City Weekly accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for Writers’ Weir. To submit a… Continue reading

Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town
Alaska Glacial Ice harvests floating icebergs with the use of the eighty foot long landing craft Itswoot along with a forty foot long barge. Photo courtesy of Scott Lindquist.

Historic and modern-day Alaskans ‘break the ice’ on niche frozen economy

Mike Ward of Taku Lodge has harvested icebergs from Twin Glacier Lake since childhood. His technique involves three tools: a flat-bottom river skiff, a metal… Continue reading

Alaska Glacial Ice harvests floating icebergs with the use of the eighty foot long landing craft Itswoot along with a forty foot long barge. Photo courtesy of Scott Lindquist.
Kafue is the calf in front, and Tafika is the calf behind. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bakos.

Petersburg filmmaker wins awards for documentary on baby elephants

For four months in Zambia, Petersburg resident Kelly Bakos would wake up before sunrise, gather her gear, and then film baby elephants until sunset. That… Continue reading

Kafue is the calf in front, and Tafika is the calf behind. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bakos.
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What’s Happening the week of June 27-July 3

Support for Families Dealing with Addiction: Heroin and Opiates, Wednesday, June 27, 5:30-7 p.m., NCADD, 211 4th St. suite 100. Family support for parents and… Continue reading

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Salmonberry jams and jellies. Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly

Salmonberry season has arrived

I love salmonberry season. In the Tlingit language we call them was’x’aan tléigu. I know they aren’t everyone’s favorite because they are not too sweet.… Continue reading

Salmonberry jams and jellies. Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly
Hearthside Books owner Brenda Weaver holds the “Where’s Waldo?” sign which will be displayed in downtown Juneau businesses in July to signal to seekers that a six-inch, cardboard Waldo will be hiding in the store. In this July 21 photo, Waldo can be seen standing on the bookshelf. Clara Miller | Capital City Weekly

Find Waldo in downtown Juneau, win prizes

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

Hearthside Books owner Brenda Weaver holds the “Where’s Waldo?” sign which will be displayed in downtown Juneau businesses in July to signal to seekers that a six-inch, cardboard Waldo will be hiding in the store. In this July 21 photo, Waldo can be seen standing on the bookshelf. Clara Miller | Capital City Weekly
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What’s Happening the week of June 27-July 3

Support for Families Dealing with Addiction: Heroin and Opiates, Wednesday, June 27, 5:30-7 p.m., NCADD, 211 4th St. suite 100. Family support for parents and… Continue reading

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Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town

Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town

This is a reader submitted work of nonfiction. The Capital City Weekly accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for Writers’ Weir. To submit a… Continue reading

Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town
Salmonberry jams and jellies. Vivian Mork Y&

Salmonberry season has arrived

I love salmonberry season. In the Tlingit language we call them was’x’aan tléigu. I know they aren’t everyone’s favorite because they are not too sweet.… Continue reading

Salmonberry jams and jellies. Vivian Mork Y&
Alaska Glacial Ice harvests floating icebergs with the use of the eighty foot long landing craft Itswoot along with a forty foot long barge. Photo courtesy of Scott Lindquist.

Historic and modern-day Alaskans ‘break the ice’ on niche frozen economy

Mike Ward of Taku Lodge has harvested icebergs from Twin Glacier Lake since childhood. His technique involves three tools: a flat-bottom river skiff, a metal… Continue reading

Alaska Glacial Ice harvests floating icebergs with the use of the eighty foot long landing craft Itswoot along with a forty foot long barge. Photo courtesy of Scott Lindquist.
What’s Happening the week of June 20-26

What’s Happening the week of June 20-26

Discussion on mental health and substance use treatment, Wednesday, June 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. A community discussion about behavioral health services for… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of June 20-26
Writers’ Weir: Jigging for Halibut

Writers’ Weir: Jigging for Halibut

This is a work of fiction. The Capital City Weekly accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. To submit a piece for consideration, email us… Continue reading

Writers’ Weir: Jigging for Halibut
Travis takes one last picture of Jamie while waiting for their plane. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

Alaska for Real: Casting the Panhandle

When my brother Jamie Neilson pulled up to the dock in Meyers Chuck I stepped out to shake hands with two strangers. First was Travis,… Continue reading

Travis takes one last picture of Jamie while waiting for their plane. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly
Some days you’re a lingcod, some days a quillback. Best keep that in mind. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly

Being local, and local-ish

I used to get a little territorial when it came to non-locals descending on Prince of Wales. Ironic, of course, because I had this attitude… Continue reading

Some days you’re a lingcod, some days a quillback. Best keep that in mind. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly
Art of Marian Call by Libby Stringer.

Real Music: A decade of songwriting

If you want to be a professional musician, 90 percent of what you will do will not be music, said Juneau resident Marian Call, a… Continue reading

Art of Marian Call by Libby Stringer.
Emily Lockie dances with her husband, Scott, and their children, Eava and Annalise, during the Block Party at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Summer Block Parties create a fun, family-friendly space

Big band music filled the summer evening on June 15, calling pedestrians through the double loading dock doors of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center… Continue reading

Emily Lockie dances with her husband, Scott, and their children, Eava and Annalise, during the Block Party at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Stan Lujan became the new president of the Juneau Symphony in early June. Michael Penn | For the Capital City Weekly

Meet the new Juneau Symphony president

The Juneau Symphony’s president Sarah McNair-Grove stepped down on June 5, and board member Stan Lujan was elected to take her place on June 7.… Continue reading

Stan Lujan became the new president of the Juneau Symphony in early June. Michael Penn | For the Capital City Weekly