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Celebrating mining, logging

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:00am
Photos from the 2016 Gold Rush Days in Juneau Alaska

Young readers review their favorite books

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:28pm
Each week throughout the summer, the Juneau Public Libraries, in collaboration with the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries and local businesses, award young readers various prizes for writing book reviews about their favorite summer reads

Lie to Me: ‘Real Alaskan Magazine’

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:24pm
How many times have you read an article in a magazine and exclaimed loudly (hopefully, no one is around to hear) “I don’t flippin’ believe it!” If that’s you, then Juneau’s Jeff Brown, the self-proclaimed “Editor Guy” of Real Alaskan Magazine, has a magazine for you.

On Writing: The dance we do with readers

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:20pm
My friend Eileen Hosey writes to let me know that she’s keeping a lookout for malaprops in my column—malaprops, those linguistic flubs where one word is mistakenly used for another.

What we talk about when we talk about climate

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:07pm
We were at the Fish House in Ketchikan early in April, talking about climate; the room was full and the conversation was lively. Outside, the berries were blooming and the snow was gone.

June 20-26 is Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:03pm
Governor Bill Walker has proclaimed June 20–26 to be Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week. During this time, Alaskans are encouraged to educate themselves on invasive species, participate in local cleanup and management activities, and take steps to prevent new infestations in Alaska.

Crime and ‘crime’ in Skagway

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:00pm
“Best of the Skagway, Alaska Police Blotter,” volumes 1 and 2

Best of the Skagway, Alaska Police Blotter, volumes one and two, highlights.

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:58pm
A woman called from “Room 109” and wanted some ice. She also said there was a big fly in her window and she wanted something done about it. She was informed that she had dialed the police department and that she should get help from the front desk.

Skagway’s bookstore fills essential role in the community

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:44pm
SKAGWAY — The Skaguay News Depot & Books packs a lot into a small space with more than 750 Alaska-Yukon titles in stock, as well as contemporary literature, children’s books, magazines, newspapers, calendars, journals and more.

‘Giving glory’ to family, forgiveness

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:30pm
A little more than eight months ago, Ryan Carrillo was in a very different place. Recently divorced, he had come back to Juneau after living in the Lower 48 and several years in the US Air Force. The increase in Juneau crime last year affected him. Some of those getting arrested, or sucked into drugs, were his friends.

What's happening this week June 22nd - 28th, 2016

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:27pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Alaska Hotel Bar balcony. All abilities welcome. Fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, mando, uke, harmonica, etc. Free.

Art in unusual places

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 9:52am
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

Celebration 2016 photos

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 9:44am
Moments from Celebration 2016

Highlights from Celebration

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 9:09am
Hundreds of people lined the boat landing at Douglas Harbor on Wednesday singing and chanting to welcome canoes from around Southeast to the unofficial start of Celebration organized by the One People Canoe Society.

Behind the bracelets: Documenting the lives of Native jewelers

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 5:51am
There’s a great deal of doubt involved in matching historic Native jewelers with their creations, even in cases that seem straightforward like that of a silver snuffbox owned by Rudolph Walton and emblazoned with his initials.

It’s a Full Moon in Alaska

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 5:31am
Ahhh…summer. Daylight seems to go on forever and on those rare, sunny days in Southeast Alaska time seems to stand still.


Wed, 06/15/2016 - 5:28am
It’s nice to be reminded of what’s really important.

Gathering Wood: Salvage, lassos and love

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 5:25am
Summer time! Family’s coming to visit while you’re painting the house. You’re working, putting up fish, camping, celebrating your anniversary, Fourth of July, birthdays and looking at the rest of the obstacle course between you and your wood groove.

Salmon project connects Alaskans

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 5:22am
Gear type, purpose and region all come into play in a divisive debate over salmon allocation. Three years ago, the Salmon Project started a project to change that by asking Alaskans what salmon meant to them personally.

Writers' Weir

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 5:19am
Alchemy By Maureen “Mo” Longworth


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