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Juneau library to launch Alaska Native oral history project

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:36pm
The Juneau Public Library system will collect stories by Alaska Natives about their educational experiences for an oral history project.

SHI to sponsor first family night for Baby Raven Reads

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:35pm
Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a family night for Alaska Native families with children ages 0-5.

Exploring natural connections

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:35pm
You might have heard the saying that a flutter of a butterfly's wings can change the course of the future. Juneau biologist and naturalist Bob Armstrong spoke at a recent Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside lecture about "Natural Connections in Alaska," the subject, and title, of a book he wrote with ecologist Mary F. Willson. Redbreasted sapsuckers and wood debris piles in rivers may not be quite as fragile as a butterfly's wings, but they could well inspire their own sayings. A few highlights from the talk:

Symphony conductor candidate #3 to lead concerts this weekend

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:35pm
Conductor Jeremy Briggs Roberts' career path took an unexpectedly sharp turn during his first year in graduate school. At that point in his life, he had completed a double major in politics and music at the University of Puget Sound, and though playing the piano was a big part of his life, he had decided to pursue a career in law. Then he came face-to-face with a force of nature: Hungarian-American conductor Peter Sandor Eros.

Paris of the Pacific auditions scheduled in Sitka

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:35pm
The Greater Sitka Arts Council announces auditions for the melodrama: "Paris of the Pacific." Auditions will be held April 20 and 21 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pioneer Homer Chapel.

Artists Selected for Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:35pm
The National Park Service, together with the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada, Alaska Geographic and the Skagway Arts Council, has announced the artists chosen for the 2014 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program.

'Insurgent'star Jai Courtney sees film's deeper message

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:35pm
After watching his newest movie "Insurgent," Jai Courtney walked away with a simple impression: It's just entertainment. To his friend with children, it wasn't that way.

Before Dorothy Lake's hydro project

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:35pm
Editor's note: this column was first published in the Capital City Weekly on Feb. 17, 2010

New Skagway business seeks artists

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:35pm
The Alaska Art Colony, a new Skagway business, is currently seeking Skagway artists who want to show and sell their work in the Skagway Bazaar courtyard on a weekly basis. In particular, the business is seeking: abstract nature themes in any medium, Native art, and sculpture or ceramic works.

Photos: Gold Medal 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:35pm
Coverage of the gold Medal 2015 games.

Print-and-go fishing licenses

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:56am
Print your licenses at home and go fishing!

Movie guide

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:55am

Music to a poet's ear

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:54am
We Were Explorers Once

Author Chang to speak at UAS

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:48am
Award winning author Jeff Chang will speak on the UAS Auke Lake campus Monday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Egan Lecture Hall. The presentation is part of the University of Alaska Bartlett Lecture series.

Colorectal cancer is beatable, treatable, and preventable

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:48am
Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum, also referred to as colon cancer) is the #2 cause of cancer deaths in the United States. About 51,000 people die from colorectal cancer each year. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death in Alaska.

Photographer Bob Armstrong headlines Fireside Lecture

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:48am
Well-known Juneau photographer, author and naturalist Bob Armstrong will be the featured speaker at the US Forest Service's Fireside Lecture on Friday, March 20. Presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and are free.

What's happening this week

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:48am

A temporary change of scenery

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:48am
Leaving Alaska when the steelhead are around to go chase trout in California doesn't make sense.

There's no place like home

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:48am
I'm pretty cloistered when it comes to beer. I drink close to home. When I go outside, I always have local beer at top of mind. When I have to travel for a variety of reasons (and as Alaskans, we all have plenty of reasons to go outside) my focus is on experiencing what these locals have to offer in beer.

Youth Cultural Heritage mini-grants available

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:48am
The Alaska State Council on the Arts is developing a grant program to connect Alaska's youth with their cultural heritage. This new program, funded by the Rasmuson Foundation, will launch this fall.


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