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If you could get one thing back that was either lost or destroyed, what would it be?

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 9:08am
My old grades and motivation for school. Sabrina Cava, Barista

Southeast support group listings

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:34am
Widowed Persons Support Group, 6:30 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month Fireweed Place, Parlor Room. All widows and widowers invited. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

School farm grand opening in Coffman Cove

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:32am
COFFMAN COVE — The Howard Valentine School in Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island will host the grand opening of their school farm from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, May 27.

Dimond Park Aquatic Center closed for high school graduations

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:29am
JUNEAU — The Dimond Park Aquatic Center will be closed on Sunday, May 29, to honor Juneau area high school graduates. The Center will resume regular operation with its summer schedule on Monday, May 30. Augustus G. Brown Pool will also remain closed through June 5 for annual pool maintenance. If you have any questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at 586-5226.

Caregiver Resource Specialist to visit Wrangell and Petersburg

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:28am
The Family Caregiver Resource Specialist with Southeast Senior Services Shelly Smith will visit Wrangell and Petersburg to meet with caregivers and provide information about the benefits and services available to them including mini grants for respite, chore services, assisted living devices, personal care assistance, support groups and individual caring support.

Yakutat Youth Community Corps Project receives grant

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:25am
YAKUTAT — The Yakutat Ranger District and City and Borough of Yakutat recently employed a nine-person AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps youth crew in a program called the Yakutat Youth Community Corps Project.

Flag Day patriotic competition

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:23am
The Douglas 4th of July Committee asks Douglas residents, organizations and businesses to fly the American flag on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14. The Douglas Volunteer Fire Fighters will judge the properties at 5 p.m. on June 14. Awards will be announced and posted in the evening. To be judged, contact Meg Thordarson at 723-7787.

Fish Factor: ‘Crazy high’ salmon prices for opener

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:13am
Alaska’s salmon season officially got underway on May 16 with the arrival of thousands of sockeye and king salmon at the Copper River near Cordova, and high prices were the talk of the town.

Youth fishing events to be held around Southeast

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:11am
The Tongass National Forest, partner agencies, groups, businesses, and local volunteers are sponsoring youth fishing events throughout Southeast. No experience is needed to participate in these events. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing.

Singing our way back to homeland

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:00am
The evening became chilly as the sun slowly sank below the distant edges of the Fairweather Range, but a tightly knit group of students, culture bearers, teachers, and new friends remained circled on the beach.

Haines scenic

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:54am
Randall Bresee, of Tennessee, takes a Haines scenic with his view camera. Bresee, a retired college professor, said he always wanted to see Alaska and the Yukon and has dedicated this summer to taking photos everywhere from the forests of Southeast to the tundra of Deadhorse.

Art in unusual places

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:19am
The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing. Submit images to

Haines, Hydaburg awarded Forest Service Wood Innovation Grants

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:17am
JUNEAU — The Haines Borough and the Hydaburg School District were two of 42 Forest Service Wood Innovation Grant recipients. The goal of the grants is to expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs.

Juneau, Petersburg and Haines receive water grants

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:15am
Three Southeast communities are among 14 statewide recipients of the Alaska Clean Water Actions grants. The combined $295,493 in grants are awarded by a partnership of the Alaska Departments of Environmental Conservation, Fish and Game, and Natural Resources to help the state achieve its clean water goals by focusing on waters in greatest need of protection and restoration.

Every Kid in a Park: Glacier Bay hosts fourth graders from across Southeast

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:08am
BARTLETT COVE — Forty fourth graders with their teachers and chaperones descended on Glacier Bay National Park on May 13. The kids came from Angoon, Klukwan, Hoonah and Gustavus for a special Every Kid in a Park centennial celebration.

JDHS grad receives BP Principals scholarship

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:05am
JUNEAU — Martina Worden, a graduating senior from Juneau Douglas High School, received a $4,000 scholarship from the BP Principals Scholarship program. She is one of 25 winners statewide.

A renaissance for public art in Haines

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 3:49am
Alaska Arts Confluence prompts community conversation, action.

Celebrate Safe Boating Week with “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day”

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 2:28am
The Alaska Office of Boating Safety invites all Alaskans to celebrate Safe Boating Week, May 21-27, by participating in “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day” on Wednesday, May 25.

Coast Guard observes National Safe Boating Week

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 2:26am
In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2016, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska have released the following tips to encourage safe boating practices.

Writers' Weir

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 2:24am
Accented Appreciation By Richard Stokes


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