Ketchikan
web-posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.
web-posted Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In 1964, I was living in Juneau and working for the Alaska Communication System (ACS) at the Lena Point Station, 18 miles north of town. On Good Friday, March 27, a couple of friends and I went out to dinner at a nice restaurant. After the meal, we went back to their apartment.
web-posted Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Alaska Folk Festival Until April 13th. Daily at Centennial Hall.
web-posted Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 9
web-posted Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Nashville, Utah and Cordova have something in common: Juneau.
web-posted Wednesday, April 9, 2014
On the side of a mountain on Kasaan Peninsula on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island, my husband Frank, Arlene Pickrell and I sat on a pile of waste tailings looking down at the remains of the Mt. Andrew copper mining site.
web-posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.
web-posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Our Cessna 185 circled over the top of the heavily wooded mountains of Kasaan Peninsula on the east side of Prince of Wales Island. It was July 1971, and husband Frank and I and our friend Arlene Pickrell were heading out to explore a copper mine on Mt. Andrew.
web-posted Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, oil remains just beneath the surface of the Prince William Sound coast.
web-posted Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.
web-posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014
68th annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, all day, Juneau-Douglas High School. Since 1947, the Juneau Lions Club has emphasized fun, friendly competition and good sportsmanship during this weeklong tournament. For details and a full schedule of games, visit www.goldmedalbasketball.org.
web-posted Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Wednesday, March 12
web-posted Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Jon William Munhoven, a 56-year-old Ketchikan man, has been found guilty of assaulting a federal officer after he kicked a Coast Guardsman in the face during a September 2013 arrest.
web-posted Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Ketchikan's Totem Heritage Center and instructor Fred Trout are offering a weeklong course in intermediate and advanced Northwest Coast design. Students who have already completed beginning Northwest Coast design may register for lessons in creating a four-part formline design on a bentwood box. The course runs every evening from March 24 through April 2. For details, call the heritage center at 225-5900 or email annf@city.ketchikan.ak.us.
web-posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014
If you're reading this column, you've probably got some interest in beer. I'm excited to be able to contribute to the Capital City Weekly's informative content, but I'm more excited to be able to have another pulpit from where I can expound on the virtues of great beer, not only across Alaska (where it's undeniably the most exciting), but on beer from around our foam-rich globe.
web-posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014
In a future not so far from now, hog fat is king, and space truckers haul thousands of pounds of the substance across the universe. It's a lonely job, one that leads to the need for friendship in the form of people ... or containers of sour cream. On his way to a far-away space station, space trucker Bruce finds both.
web-posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Upcoming events for Juneau and Southeast Alaska
web-posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Capital City Weekly
web-posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The first 16 years of Joy Prescott's life ranged widely: from her mother's Wrangell cult to the crochet her ex-mother-in-law taught her. Both have informed her life: It's the crochet that has a daily presence today, but the cult has left a lasting impression as well.
web-posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Wednesday 26 Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380. Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Senior exercise, 10 a.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road. Low-impact exercises designed for seniors. Details: 789-7669. Farmers market training, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cooperative Extension Service videoconference at http://bit.ly/MarketReg2014. Learn how to market your product, how to set up your temporary food booth and what foods do and do not require state permits.
web-posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014
So many small islands in Southeast Alaska were dedicated in the 1920s and early 1930s to blue fox farming. It was fashionable in that era to wear fox fur coats, stoles, cuffs and collars. Two small islands, protecting Zarembo Island's St. John Harbor, nurtured foxes for their furs.
web-posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is considering a tough reply to Gov. Sean Parnell on education funding.
web-posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Kayhi students will get their hands on cutting-edge equipment as part of a $28,820 purchase approved by the Ketchikan School Board.
web-posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
There's a mob in Ketchikan.
web-posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
KETCHIKAN (AP) - Safety and Pride Patrol leaders at the Tongass School of Arts and Sciences officially suited up for the first time Monday, donning orange vests, hats and gloves with reflectors and flashing lights.
web-posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014
When Dave Lang was in art school, he heard a lot about the need to specialize. Pen and ink? Acrylics?
web-posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014
"Seventh wave?" I asked. According to lore, the seventh wave is the most powerful and highest. It must, I speculate, have the biggest trough between it and the next wave.
web-posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Governor Sean Parnell has appointed three new members of the Alaska State Board of Education & Early Development. The appointments require legislative confirmation. Appointed are Kenneth Gallahorn of Kotzebue, Kathleen Yarr of Ketchikan, and Barbara Thompson of Douglas.
web-posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014
ACOA/CODA Meeting, Wednesday and Friday, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-noon, CBJ Assembly Chambers.
web-posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014
My greatest pleasure from these columns is when people share their experiences and knowledge. Now, I am sharing some of these with you.
web-posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014
ANCHORAGE - Rasmuson Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Artist Award, recognizing superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaskan. The selected artist will receive $40,000.
web-posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Ka seix Selina Everson was thirteen in the early 1940s, when she first went to Sheldon Jackson College, then a boarding school for Native children.
web-posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Last weekend I got to participate in my other passion, roller derby. I was invited to Petersburg to assist with coaching and assessing new skaters so that they could play their first public scrimmage. What a treat!
web-posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor skin-sewing workshops in five communities in an effort to revitalize a traditional art form and to create a cottage industry in Southeast Alaska, according to a release from the Native corporation.
web-posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Good science should drive all fisheries decisions, and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell said he has the chops to maintain a true course.
web-posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Remote canneries peppered Southeast Alaska in the days before transporting salmon in refrigerated vessels allowed processors to move operations closer to towns. The Bay of Pillars on the west coast of Kuiu Island was home to one of these canneries. This was one of the first locations to be fished in the southern part of Chatham Strait because of a stream that supported a run of sockeye salmon. The first cannery in the bay opened in 1890 and another was constructed in 1902.
web-posted Wednesday, January 15, 2014
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and it looks like Southeast Alaska won't lack for commemoration.
web-posted Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The subject of the destruction of Sitka, or New Archangel, the first European settlement on Baranov Island, is a delicate one. Descendents of both the attackers and defenders are alive today. Of necessity, the only written records retail the account of the Russians. There is no record extant of the major underlying motives that led the Sitka Thlingits the "Kolosh" of the Russians, to raze the fort and massacre the inhabitants so this is a one-sided account (in part).
web-posted Wednesday, January 8, 2014
An illegal teenage crew member may not have been unusual in the mid-1950s. But my husband Frank and I hadn't heard the stories of his brother, Don, doing just that. Today, any person on a boat doing commercial fishing has to have a crew license.
web-posted Wednesday, January 1, 2014
"There was a copper mine in Tracadero Bay," I told my husband Frank. "Can we stop to see if we can find it?"
web-posted Wednesday, January 1, 2014
January
web-posted Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Wednesday, December 25
web-posted Wednesday, December 25, 2013
ANCHORAGE - Following GCI's announcement to be the first to provide one-gigabit Internet service in Alaska, it has doubled its existing Internet top speed to 100 megabits-per-second. GCI's re:D customers, its premier Internet product, can experience this speed increase immediately and at a cost savings.
web-posted Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Want to know at a glance how many fishing boats call the Kenai Peninsula Borough home? It's 1,089. Or what percentage of Wrangellites fish for a living? Just over 15 percent. Or how many skippers plus crew fish out of Juneau? That number is 705.

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