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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

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

Daniel, left, packs up camera equipment and Travis, right, pulls out releases for Jamie to sign on the dock in Meyers Chuck. 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

Daniel, left, packs up camera equipment and Travis, right, pulls out releases for Jamie to sign on the dock in Meyers Chuck. 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.
The Thunder Mountain Big Band brass section plays 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

The Thunder Mountain Big Band brass section plays 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
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
Photo by Jonas Jacobsson on Unsplash.

Fish Factor: Repurposing old fishing nets

Plastics in recycled fishing nets are being used to make an amazing array of products around the globe and Alaska plans to get in on… Continue reading

Photo by Jonas Jacobsson on Unsplash.
Event organizer Donna Beaver smiles while sharing a story about Nora Marks Dauenhauer and her husband Richard. Ray Friedlander | For the Capital City Weekly

Remembering the sparks of the ‘Alaska Native Literary Renaissance’

Within the adzed, cedar walls of the Shuká Hít (clan house) in Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Sobeloff Building, Vivian Mork introduced herself and her family… Continue reading

Event organizer Donna Beaver smiles while sharing a story about Nora Marks Dauenhauer and her husband Richard. Ray Friedlander | For the Capital City Weekly
Patti Hutchens-Jouppi inside Ernest Gruening Cabin during her first residency in 2015. Courtesy image.

Open house at Ernest Gruening Cabin for painting exhibit

A path by Amalga Harbor leads to a red cabin surrounded by forest, the Peterson Creek “Salt Chuck” nearby and a view of Lynn Canal… Continue reading

Patti Hutchens-Jouppi inside Ernest Gruening Cabin during her first residency in 2015. Courtesy image.
Spruce tip stages. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly

Planet Alaska: Eat your trees

“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

Spruce tip stages. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly
Jennifer Fletcher at the Pride Picnic. Jack Scholz | For the Capital City Weekly

Visibili(T): Juneau Pride highlights the transgender community

It’s been a week of clouds and scattered rain showers, but Juneau has been filled with rainbows anyway. Pride, which takes place in June worldwide,… Continue reading

Jennifer Fletcher at the Pride Picnic. Jack Scholz | For the Capital City Weekly
What’s Happening the week of June 13-19

What’s Happening the week of June 13-19

Beginning Caligraphy with Aimee Bib, Wednesday, June 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Color Wheel Arts Studio. In this workshop, learn the basic “Foundational Hand” letterforms and discuss… Continue reading

What’s Happening the week of June 13-19
Teacher Mike Vieira and students in Sitka High’s Advanced Construction class with the Tongass Tiny Home they helped build. Maia Mares | For the Capital City Weekly

Tongass Tiny Homes offers big sustainable solutions

On a Wednesday morning in late May, the sun streamed through the windows into the high-ceilinged, warehouse-like Career and Technical Education Center at Sitka High… Continue reading

Teacher Mike Vieira and students in Sitka High’s Advanced Construction class with the Tongass Tiny Home they helped build. Maia Mares | For the Capital City Weekly
Edel “Mama” Abel. Photo courtesy of the Betty Marker Collection.

Craig – Then and Now: Mama Abel

It’s funny how a certain sight, sound or smell can take you back in time. I was coming out of the Dockside Restaurant in Craig… Continue reading

Edel “Mama” Abel. Photo courtesy of the Betty Marker Collection.
Ben and Diane Adams from Wyoming who did the author a good turn. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

Alaska for Real: The ferry way

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

Ben and Diane Adams from Wyoming who did the author a good turn. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly
Hagfish. Image courtesy of ADF&G.

Fish Factor: Hagfish, also known as ‘slime eels,’ have many uses

Hagfish is the real name for what is commonly called slime eels and it could become a viable fishery with ready markets standing by. Little… Continue reading

Hagfish. Image courtesy of ADF&G.
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.