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Southeast Communities Calendar

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:39am

Alaska Science Forum: Tracking salmon to their birth waters

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:39am
Strontium is a trace element and a mineral people use to make glow-in-the-dark paints and toothpaste for sensitive teeth. In research for his college degree, Sean Brennan used strontium's unique qualities to track salmon in an Alaska river.

Fish Factor: Red salmon prices hinge on Fraser River

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:22am
It came as no surprise when the first price postings for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon tanked last week to $1.20/lb, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That compares to a base price of $1.50 per pound last year.

Meals with Midgi: When Life Give You Lemons ... Make Lemon Orzo

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:22am
As noted in previous columns, I love lemons. I love the fresh, tangy flavor of lemon in my drinks - except iced tea. (That's just not tasty to me.)

Doctor Fermento: Visiting beer fans have new option in Anchorage

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:22am
Just about anyone can walk into a brewery and - if the staff isn't busy and they are asked nicely - a tour might be in order. Most breweries have a scheduled time of the week, or multiple times when tours happen. This may or may not be convenient, depending on your schedule or how many people you're hauling along with you.

CG performs two weekend rescues from Sitka, Ketch.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:22am
JUNEAU - Coast Guard crews in Sitka and Ketchikan performed two medevacs from two separate vessels in Southeast Alaska on Sunday.

Review: Mod Carousel returns with another 'boylesque' performance this weekend

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:22am
Mod Carousel founder The Luminous Pariah, aka Seneca Harper, has returned to Juneau with his troupe of "boylesque" performers to entertain and enchant his favorite audience - his hometown.

Southeast History: Kell Bay's Isolated salmon cannery

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:22am
On the southwest end of Kuiu Island, in remote Kell Bay, a cannery was built in 1901 by a few Tacoma miners who struck it rich in the Klondike Gold Rush. One hundred years after the cannery was torn down and moved to Bristol Bay in 1904, husband Frank and I visited the bay in the Twinkle to see what remained.

Urban Decay, Part II: First comes housing

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:22am
Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series about efforts to improve the condition of downtown Juneau. Part three, which will focus on past and current efforts to improve downtown's buildings and environment, will appear in the July 30 issues of the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly.

Juneau Calendar

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:22am

Local birthdays

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:22am
July 23

Some days, it's better to turn back

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:22am
It's been sunny, so I've been hiking.

Urban Decay

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:46am
Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series about efforts to improve the condition of downtown Juneau. Part two will appear in the July 23 issues of the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly.

Google ingredients for a recipe that says Yahoo!

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:32am
I have to admit I’m not a huge soccer fan. I didn’t get into the hype of the World Cup, but I appreciate the love of sports. Many of my friends are very enthusiastic and their Facebook pages professed their passion for one country over another.

Sitka Symposium returns this week after five years

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:12am
The theme of this year's Sitka Symposium is "Radical Imagining." It's an appropriate message for the symposium, which returns after a five-year absence.

Juneau Calendar

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:12am
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.

On Juneau's streets, homeless need more than a hug

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:12am
J.P. and Chris hang out around Pocket Park most days. They're both from Southeast Alaska - J.P was born at Bartlett and raised in Sitka, and Chris has family in Angoon and Hoonah - and call each other brothers.

If you could make any science-fiction device real, what would it be?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:12am
"The mind reader, so you could read everyone's mind."

Three questions you ask a beer columnist

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:12am
I've been writing about beer long enough that people often come up with cutsey crap to ask me about my habit. Oh, sure; I get all manner of the "have you tried this beer," or "what do you think about that brewery," and such, but there are three questions that I consistently get asked.

Satisfaction is a Difficult job done well

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:12am
"JJ likes fire."


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