Juneau residents Rob Cadmus and Kate Glover recently returned from a three-and-a-half year sailing trip around the Pacific Ocean. On their journey they spent some time in Vanuatu, recently hit by Cyclone Pam, one of the worst natural disasters in Vanuatu's history.
Seven times is the charm for building some momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use (PU) fisheries a priority over commercial and sport users. As it stands now, the three fisheries all are on equal footing in the eyes and actions of state managers.
Alaskan writer Andy Hall, author of "Denali's Howl, The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak," will make a presentation Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the Egan Library at the University of Alaska Southeast as part of the Sound and Motion series and the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Egan Library.
The CCW 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.
Mixed in with the excitement of fishing with friends on my old California rivers came a single nightmare. It wasn't the people and crowded pavement, though that's always a shock. Actually, the ability to drive places on that crowded pavement is quite nice. When you live in Southeast, sometimes it's nice to be able to drive and not have the highway narrow to a street, then a road, then a trail with pull-outs too over-grown with alders to turn around. It's refreshing yet terrifying to know that I am connected by grey strips to New York City.
Anchorage - Alaska State Parks is seeking artists to apply for its first-ever Artist-In-Residence Program to be held this summer at the Ernest Gruening State Historical Park located 25 miles north of Juneau.
Tenakee Springs - A few of us were standing around the coffee machine in the store the other day. The conversation had rambled along from the recent sale of a building lot in the center of town to the re-building of the old Snyder Mercantile, a project that has provided steady work for several guys and one woman for over a year now. That lead to the mention that the summer people would soon be returning and that the general level of activity around town would lurch up soon as tourists begin to wander through.
When I started writing about beer, I had to do it the hard way. The internet was in its infancy and virtually every shard of information I got about beer came from chasing it down, visiting the breweries and talking to the brewers. Of course, I miss the tight-knit connection I developed with our local brewers. I still remain firmly in touch, despite gleaning most of my information from brewery websites, social media and the like. I didn't even have a cell phone back then; they weren't invented yet. Fast forward to today. The internet has made it easier to find information, be in touch and stay in touch.
"Readers may remember that before the current uprising against Bashar Al Assad, there was also an uprising against his father, Hafez, and it is this period of unrest that forms the focus of the novel," writes Leri Price in his translator's note to Khaled Khalifa's 2006 novel "In Praise of Hatred."
I am a big fan of Theatre in the Rough's productions of Shakespeare, and this new production of "Henry V" does not disappoint. A sometimes brilliant director, Aaron Elmore knows these plays better than anyone else in Juneau and always seems to uncover new facets to Shakespeare's lines. So let me say right off the bat: Go see this play. It's one of Shakespeare's masterpieces, and our Theatre-in-the-Ruffians do a good job of bringing it to life.
Author Lois Lindenfeld will be reading from and signing copies of her new book "One Sitka Summer" in Sitka and in Juneau this week. In Sitka, she'll be reading at 6 p.m., March 24, at Old Harbor Books, and in Juneau, she'll be reading from
Festival season is upon us in Southeast Alaska. This weekend, Skagwegians will welcome hundreds to their community for the Buckwheat Ski Classic, marking winter's end with a distinctive celebration of snow. Next weekend, Ketchikan will celebrate a harbinger of spring - the Rufous hummingbird - with the start of its month-long Alaska Hummingbird Festival. And the week after that, beginning April 6, it's the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau - the official kick-off to warmer weather for many. From there, a different festival will be taking place somewhere in Southeast nearly every weekend through September. The CCW will be putting out its annual Fun & Festival Guide next month, but to help readers keep track of what's happening on a weekly basis, we've introduced a Southeast Spotlight box on page 2, highlighting a major event or festival in a Southeast community for the coming week. This spotlight will supplement our What's Happening listings on page 3.
There is a management mantra know as K.I.S.S., Keep it Simple Silly. I live by this. Don't make things so complicated for yourself that it's either too difficult to manage or simply just no fun. Life should be fun. I know that we all have difficult times and face many challenges, some more than others, but don't make it harder by making things convoluted and confusing. Keep it simple.
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