Sitka
web-posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Alaska's total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year's record haul. State fishery managers are calling for an all species harvest of just under 133 million salmon, a 47 percent drop from last year's whopping 283 million fish.
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
SITKA - The SouthEast Regional Health Consortium's WISEWOMAN Women's Health Program has announced its the spring 2014 mobile mammography schedule.
web-posted Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Alaska Folk Festival Until April 13th. Daily at Centennial Hall.
web-posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014
This is the story of a can of chili sauce that changed the way the State of Alaska handles food recalls.
web-posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014
You could call it the disaster that wasn't.
web-posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.
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 26, 2014
Alaska's salmon catch of 273 million salmon set a record last year - and so did the number of salmon returning home to state hatcheries.
web-posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014
At least up here in Southcentral Alaska, we reached 11 hours of daylight on March 7. Two days after that, Daylight Saving Time returned across the state. I'm totally down with the 11 hours of daylight (and there's more to come), but Daylight Saving Time never made any sense to me. I guess I can just chalk it up to more beer drinking in the daylight as we slowly transition from winter into what's bound to be a long, sloppy spring.
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
Last Wednesday marked the start of Lent, a time of fasting, soul searching and repentance for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world. What the Christmas shopping season means to retailers, Lent means to the seafood industry.
web-posted Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Depending on how you approach it, Saint Patrick's Day - which happens on March 17 every year - is either one of the world's most popular binge drinking days or it's a celebration that commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. I'd never heard about the arrival of Christianity in Ireland until I looked up the history of Saint Patrick's Day to support this column, so you know where I stand on the issue.
web-posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, U.S. policy makers are quibbling over climate issues as bivalves dissolve in an increasingly corrosive Pacific Ocean.
web-posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Sitka's Blue Lake Dam hydro expansion project will cost about $3.6 million more than expected, KCAW-FM reports.
web-posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Upcoming events for Juneau and Southeast Alaska
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
The halibut fishing industry in Southeast started in 1888 when sailing schooners pushed farther north in search of natural ice to preserve their catches. That year, the Oscar And Hattie sailed north because there was no ice in Puget Sound or British Columbian waters. The vessel continued northward and found the icebergs of Glacier Bay. A couple of spars were broken in the violent winds of the larger fjords, so the ship returned to Sitka for repairs before returning south. The next year in December, the Oscar And Hattie returned to the vicinity of Sitka. These successful trips initiated halibut fishing in Southeast Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Capital City Weekly
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 19, 2014
Mary Wegner will be Sitka's next schools superintendent.
web-posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
There's a mob in Ketchikan.
web-posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
At the 50th anniversary of one of the world's largest earthquakes, state seismologist Mike West says Alaskans might learn a lesson from New Zealand.
web-posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Bait is always a big expense for many fishing businesses, and pollock could cut costs for Alaska halibut longliners who fish in the Gulf.
web-posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
JUNEAU - After two training sessions, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is again partnering with Trust Training Cooperative to bring mental health first aid training to Sitka.
web-posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The city and borough of Sitka is spending $350,000 on beer.
web-posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Ice skating. I always thought it would be cool to ice skate like that.
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 12, 2014
The Sitka Summer Music Festival will present seven concerts in five Alaska cities for the 33rd annual Alaska Airlines Winter Classics concert series. The Juneau performance was Friday, Feb. 7.
web-posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development is looking for the next director of Mount Edgecumbe boarding school in Sitka. The department is seeking an applicant who embodies the department's mission of ensuring quality standards-based instruction to improve academic achievement for all students.
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
Voices Of The Wilderness, an artist-in-residence program on the Tongass National Forest, Chugach National Forests and Western Arctic Parklands, will be accepting applications for 2014 summer residencies through Wednesday, Feb. 19.
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, February 5, 2014
Most people use movement to transport themselves from one location to the next. Frances Donohoe uses movement to transport her ideas onto the stage, tease artistic confidence out of others, as well as create community and artistic opportunities.
web-posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014
It doesn't take much to trigger an emergency mountain goat closure on Baranof island. Because of recent population declines, if a hunter were to shoot one nanny, a large swath of the island may become off-limits.
web-posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014
For the first time, Sitkans will get the opportunity to learn how to make Russian Orthodox icons at a workshop in February.
web-posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014
JUNEAU - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is pleased to partner with Trust Training Cooperative and Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc. in order to bring Mental Health First Aid Training to the communities of Sitka and Juneau.
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
Tlingit elders and language learners gathered at the Sealaska Heritage Institute at the end of January to begin a project that's been long in the making: Tlingit language mentor and apprentice pairings.
web-posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development is accepting applications for the Mount Edgecumbe High School Director/Superintendent. The department is seeking a director who embodies the department's mission of ensuring quality standards-based instruction to improve academic achievement for all students.
web-posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014
SITKA - Dylan Blackhurst was the first baby of 2014 born at the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium S'áxt' Hít Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.
web-posted Wednesday, January 15, 2014
SITKA - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has hired a new Chief Nursing Officer, Brad Langdorf. His official first day was on Monday, Jan. 13.
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 15, 2014
"Just a sunny day in Juneau / ... living here is paradise / it'll make you think twice / what to do with your life / save it for another day / today we throw our cares away ... / Juneau is the place."
web-posted Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Editor:
web-posted Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Sitka Monthly Grind has announced the International Grind, an event organized to celebrate Sitka’s many cultures, which will kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Sheet Ka Kwann Naa Kahidi Community House.
web-posted Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries. That’s why many people think of summer as “the fishing season.” But that’s not the case. The deep of winter is when Alaska’s largest fisheries get underway each year. On January first, hundreds of boats with hook and line gear or big pots will begin plying the waters of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska for Pacific cod, rockfish and other groundfish.
web-posted Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Juneau documentary maker David Reed was on his way to Bullwinkle's with his family when he had a life-changing realization: he wanted to study film.
web-posted Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Alaska's seafood industry worked hard again in 2013 to ramp up its message to policy makers, most of whom still tend to overlook the industry's economic significance to the state and beyond.
web-posted Wednesday, January 1, 2014
January
web-posted Wednesday, January 1, 2014
SITKA - Biologists have called for an emergency closure of the mountain goat hunt on the North Fork of the Katlian River a portion of the Unit 4 registration goat hunt (RG150), effective on Tuesday, Dec. 24.
web-posted Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Wednesday, December 25
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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