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Southeast History: Bombs, Bolsheviks and salmon at Port Althrop

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
The period just before and especially during World War I was one of rapid expansion in the salmon industry. In Southeast Alaska, 36 new operations began between 1915 and 1918. What prompted this increase? Sockeye had been the most desired canned salmon in earlier years. Then the federal government purchased canned pink salmon for the overseas troops, thus opening a new market. Men hastened to join the bonanza.

Parking garage painting planned

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
The Marine Parking Garage in downtown Juneau will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 through Sept. 21, for repainting.

Petersburg's flowers blossom year-round

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
Petersburg has rosemal painting on the way to the aiport. There's rosemal painting along Nordic Drive. There's rosemal painting on Sing Lee Alley - and soon, there will be more.

Meals with Midgi: On the menu: meat, cheese and advice

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
When a chef advises me how to prepare something, I listen. I also study his recipes, plating and - fortunately for me - the chefs in Juneau allow me to ask a lot of questions. This enables me to share some great tips and recipes in my column and on my blog.

Ketchikan turns kitsch into friendly fun

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
You can't take yourself too seriously.

Making Local Work: Petersburg fish smoker builds a reputation for quality

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
PETERSBURG - Thomas Cumps can tell just by looking at a fish how it was cared for after it was caught.

Hundreds raise a glass at third Capital Brewfest

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
Raise a glass to the Juneau Rotary.

Doctor Fermento: Pong goes pro as bars sponsor beer Sport

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06pm
Beer games and beer-oriented sports have flourished with the rise of craft beer since the mid-1980s, but I don't get into them much. I don't drink beer for sport or competition. I generally shy away from such activities because in too many cases, they involve a higher degree of quicker consumption - and I usually suck at the game.

Movies in Spanish Night

Juneau Public Library Blog - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:38pm
Tomorrow (9/15) is the Third Tuesday of the month; and what does that mean at the Juneau Public Libraries? Movies in Spanish Night! No matter what your level of Spanish is, you’re bound to have fun watching one of America’s favorite super heros speaking in Spanish and with English subtitles. Doors open at 5:30. Movie […]
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Chilkat Curlique

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:04am

A woven Curlique using Chilkat weaving techniques — by Clarissa Rizal

I am weaving a child-size Chilkat apron as part of a 5-piece Chilkat woven ensemble which will also include a headdress, robe, and leggings.  My goal is to complete the ensemble by end of October; I will have the entire ensemble shown at the Alaska-Juneau Public Market during Thanksgiving weekend at the Centennial Hall in Juneau, Alaska.   Above is a semi-completed image of my first curlique using the Chilkat weaving techniques. The merino yarns were hand-dyed by a yarn company out of Homer, Alaska.  Stay tuned for updates on the “Chilkat Child” ensemble.

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Superintendent speaks out about student privacy rights

Juneau School District Announcements - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:40pm

Supe's On  - Welcome to the Superintendent's Blog

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School District Report on Investigation into Hazing

Juneau School District Announcements - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:35pm

The Juneau School District has concluded our investigation into allegations that on or about May 30-31 of this year a group of incoming senior boys hazed/initiated a group of incoming freshmen boys by paddling them multiple times.

These events were first brought to our attention in early June. At that time the district began an initial investigation, which, due to an active police investigation and summer vacation, was put on hold. When we were informed that the police had concluded their investigation we resumed our efforts.

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