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Juneau and Southeast Calendar

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:07am
Wednesday BodyPump barbell workout, 5:30-6:30 a.m., Pavitt Health & Fitness, 10004 Glacier Highway. Group cycling class, 5:30 p.m., The Alaska Club-Valley, 2841 Riverside Drive. Insanity cardio body conditioning, 6-6:50 p.m., The Alaska Club-Downtown, 641 W. Willoughby, Suite 210.

Brandenburger practices a 'Grizzly Trade'

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
Once upon a time, Dale Brandenburger wrote dark fiction. It was when he relaxed and began to incorporate the humor he saw around him into his writing, however, that he came into his own.

What's your favorite movie?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
"The original Willy Wonka. I just love that show. Maybe it was the lickable wallpaper, or the blueberry girl."

Southeast History: The fire that destroyed one of Southeast's largest canneries

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part series covering the history of the Port Althorp salmon cannery. For the first part of this series, visit

Relishing the repetitive

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
Hikes are repetitive - not monotonous, repetitive. After three weeks of hiking around Ketchikan, I've found that the elements of hikes are the same as they are on Prince of Wales.

Comic: Seafaring Screwballs

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
This week's comic by Forrest Dobson

When war broke out, they didn't wait to volunteer

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
"WAR EXTRA" screamed the headline that filled a third of the front page of the Dawson City newspaper on Aug. 1, 1914.

Eaglecrest diehards await snow by sitting in the rain

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
The sixth annual Discover Eaglecrest Day had chairlift rides, bake sales and an auction, but the biggest attraction was snow.

Doctor Fermento: Oktoberfest season arrives in the north

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
Oktoberfest season is upon us, like it is everywhere else in the world. The traditional Oktoberfest in Munich spans across the last week in September and the first week in October, so we're right on schedule here. Expect a plethora of events and brewery special beer releases to punctuate the season that's recognized as the biggest beer bash in the world.

On the fly: Strike silver with a few helpful tips

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
With the exception of rainbow trout and steelhead, no freshwater game fish in Alaska attracts more fly fisher attention than silver salmon. Silvers, or cohos, offer the fly rodder the complete angling package.

Alaska Science Forum: Minto earthquakes then, now and tomorrow

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
MINTO - Sarah Silas, 89, smiled as she remembered an earthquake that shook her village more than 60 years ago. The floor of her cabin swayed so that her young son staggered away from her.

Local birthdays

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06pm
September 24

Juneau and southeast calendar

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:40am
Juneau and southeast calendar.

Sidewalk Poll: You can be a famous historical artist for one day. Who do you choose and why?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:25am
You can be a famous historical artist for one day. Who do you choose and why?

Tickets on sale for Craig event

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
Tickets are available for the fifth annual Women Who Rock event Oct. 18 at Craig Tribal Hall.

Southeast Runners flock to 32nd Klondike relay

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
For the 32nd year in a row, runners from across Southeast flocked to Skagway for the 110-mile Klondike Road Relay.

Southeast History: Bombs, Bolsheviks and salmon at Port Althrop

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
The period just before and especially during World War I was one of rapid expansion in the salmon industry. In Southeast Alaska, 36 new operations began between 1915 and 1918. What prompted this increase? Sockeye had been the most desired canned salmon in earlier years. Then the federal government purchased canned pink salmon for the overseas troops, thus opening a new market. Men hastened to join the bonanza.

Parking garage painting planned

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
The Marine Parking Garage in downtown Juneau will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 through Sept. 21, for repainting.

Petersburg's flowers blossom year-round

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
Petersburg has rosemal painting on the way to the aiport. There's rosemal painting along Nordic Drive. There's rosemal painting on Sing Lee Alley - and soon, there will be more.

Meals with Midgi: On the menu: meat, cheese and advice

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
When a chef advises me how to prepare something, I listen. I also study his recipes, plating and - fortunately for me - the chefs in Juneau allow me to ask a lot of questions. This enables me to share some great tips and recipes in my column and on my blog.


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