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Art in Unusual Places

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:55am
All photographers on this page are Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School students.

Art in Unusual Places: Student edition

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:44am
All photographers on this page are Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School students.

First place winners, Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival 2015

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:41am
Best of show: Pumpkin Saison, Ryan Lindsay Division 1: Scot Free, Justin Carson Division 2: Large, Michael Kulachkosky Division 3: Change of Command, Rob Baysden Division 4: Pumpkin Saison, Ryan Lindsay

Fish Factor: Salmon vs. coal

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:36am
Alaskans will have to wait until fall to learn if salmon habitat prevails over a coal mine proposed at Upper Cook Inlet.

On writing: Racism and Charlie Hebdo

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:36am
You would think that a bunch of writers would be able to define a term clearly, but some of our prominent literati seem confused over what exactly is meant by the phrase "hate speech."

Rainy Day Reads: Words I do not know

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:35am
I like to think I have a pretty good grasp on the English language. I used to roll my eyes when the teachers told us to highlight words we didn't know in our assigned readings and look them up.

Admiralty, from many angles

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
T he impact of the Southeast Alaskan environment on residents and visitors can't be measured, but it can be appreciated, particularly in the work and words of the region's scientists, writers, artists and culture bearers. A handful of well-known Southeast Alaskans offered such an opportunity Saturday during an eight-hour catamaran trip to Admiralty Island, organized by KJ Metcalf and the nonprofit group Friends of Admiralty Island. Among them were Sitka whale biologist Jan Straley, Sitka writer John Straley, naturalist and author Richard Carstensen, naturalist and author Bob Armstrong, marine mammal specialist Kate Wynne, and Tlingit culture bearer Ben Coronell of the Yanyeidi (wolf) clan of the Taku River region. Joining this prestigious group from outside the boat's windows were the island's "charismatic megafauna" -- humpback whales and brown bears (the former in abundance).

Revitalizing Yakutat

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
YAKUTAT - In the past five years, Yakutat has lost a quarter of its 800 residents, its economy has shrunk, and its school funding has been drastically cut. But a group of organizations and concerned community members have been working to revitalize it with wide-ranging efforts. They're trying to bring better internet to town; they're volunteering their services to repair literal holes in school buildings; they're starting museums, recruiting cruise ships, cutting brush, pursuing grants, encouraging entrepreneurship, looking at ways to lessen utility bills, and holding town meetings.

Sheldon Jackson Museum to host three Native artists in residence

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
The National Endowment for the Arts will award $20,000 to the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum to support the Sheldon Jackson Museum's Native Artist Residency Program.

Shifting tastes

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
"Anything but the IPAs!"

Comedy for a Cause event to feature David Granirer

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
Award-winning stand-up comic, counselor and author David Granirer will be the featured performer during this weekend's Comedy for a Cause event, scheduled for Sunday, May 31, at the JACC. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

What's happening

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am

Local students honored with JAHC arts scholarships

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
The Board of Trustees of the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the award of 28 scholarships to local students and alumni.

Forget the seniors, juniors, listen up

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
Dear Juniors,

Yakutat Tern Festival, May 28-31

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
Yakutat has one of the largest and southernmost known breeding colonies of Aleutian Terns, a fact that is particularly important given the suspected decline of this avian population worldwide. The Yakutat Tern Festival, first held in 2011, highlights this community's role as a front-runner in the field of Aleutian Tern research, including studies on population trends, nesting ecology, and migration patterns -- about which little is known. The festival, which also highlights Yakutat's cultural resources, includes birding activities, natural history field trips, art exhibits, educational events for kids and adults, a photo contest, Native cultural presentations and more.

'They Don't Talk Back' excerpt by Frank Katasse

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
From the perspective of Paul, the grandfather in the play

Writer's Weir: Life with my grandparents

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
As a kid growing up, I was taught to treat others the way you want to be treated and respect our elders. So being by my grandparents most of my life, they had showed love and respect to the family. I knew then I wanted to be like them. My grandparents enjoyed the outdoors. They would go hunting, fishing, and picnicking as a family. My grandpa showed me what hard work was. He told me when you work hard for your money, it'll be the greatest feeling you will ever get, so go look for odd jobs and earn your first dollar. I did my first odd job by cleaning around my other grandma's house. It took around two hours to finish the job. She gave me $25. She said thanks for helping us out. I went back to my grandpa and showed him my hard earned money. He asked me, "So how does it feel to work hard for your money?" I said it felt good especially helping others when they need it. He said, "That's good. That is what being a Duncan is about. I'm proud of you."

Just how much beer is there here?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
I've often wondered just how many locally produced beers there are in the state of Alaska. It's got to be a lot. We have 23 licensed brewing companies at this point, with more on the way. Just mentally tinkering, if each of those 23 produced an average of 10 beers, that means that at any given time, we should have 230 local beers to choose from, right?

East Glacier Trail re-opens, but remain cautious of bear activity

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
JUNEAU - The U.S. Forest Service has reopened the East Glacier trail near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, however, Forest Service and Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials are cautioning trail users to remain aware of an assertive female black bear with three yearling cubs that have been active in this area and around the Dredge Lakes portion of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.

Sitka Summer Music festival begins June 2

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31am
Internationally acclaimed musicians from around the world will gather in Sitka to perform classical chamber music for the entire month of June during the annual Sitka Summer Music Festival, beginning June 2.


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