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Wed, 05/18/2016 - 9:10am
In an article on the canoe expansion in Hoonah in the April 13-19 edition of the Capital City Weekly, the name of a man who led a prayer in Tlingit was written incorrectly. It is Bill Wilson, not Bill Gray Sr.

If you could enter a racehorse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name your horse?

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:46am
Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away. Tracy Day, Love

Southeast support group listings

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:35am
NAMI Family Support Group, 5:30-7 p.m., first and thirdThursdays Sept. 3 through Dec. 17, 9000 Glacier Hwy, Suite 201 (Jordan Square Bldg). A free, confidential, and safe group of families helping families of loved ones struggling with a mental illness. Drop-ins welcome. Details: or 463-4251.

Town meeting on waterfront development

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:29am
JUNEAU — Do you have a boat in Aurora or Harris Harbor? Attend parties at the Yacht Club or purchase fish from the docks? Have a child in summer sailing camp? Use the crane dock? Take classes at the UAS Technical Education Center?

Partaking in a patriotic parade

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:28am
JUNEAU — The 2016 Juneau Parade entry forms are available at Cycle Alaska in town and Mendenhall Valley Public Library. The parade theme is “patriotism.” It begins at 11 a.m. For comments or questions, please call 790-4444.

Protecting chicks

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:27am
The National Park Service has temporarily closed four islands in Glacier Bay to foot traffic and instituted a minimum approach distance of 100 yards to protect high concentrations of nesting seabirds by minimizing human caused disturbance and mortality of chicks. For more information, go to

Energy audit, renewable energy grants

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:25am
U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development Alaska State Director (USDA-RD) Jim Nordlund May 13 announced that the state and federally designated regional economic development organization for Southeast Alaska, the Southeast Conference, has been awarded a $96,000 USDA-RD Energy Audit Grant.

Skagway derby cancelled

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:24am
SKAGWAY — Skagway’s Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to low returns and reduced capacity at the host organization, the Taiya Inlet Watershed Council. Next year, wrote Rachel Ford in an email, the council hopes to move the event to the Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau.

UAS Fish Tech and industry partner on water workshop

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:22am
SITKA — Earlier this spring, Fish Tech Professor Jim Seeland, Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, and Douglas Island Pink and Chum partnered to host a recirculation workshop to better inform Alaska fish culturists on how recirculation can be used as a technique to use water more efficiently.

Alaska’s congressional delegation urges protections for Southeast Alaska rivers

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:21am
Alaska’s congressional delegation on May 12 wrote to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging greater federal engagement in the review of British Columbia (B.C.) mines near the headwaters of world-class rivers shared by the U.S. and Canada, mines that threaten salmon and a way of life for Alaskans.

Fish Factor: The start of salmon season

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 1:43am
Alaska’s salmon season has gotten underway with lots of optimism, a far cry from the bleak feelings of a year ago.

The Whale House and its art

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 1:34am
The ‘Sistine Chapel’ of the Tlingit finally on public display.

A dream come true

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 1:01am
KLUKWAN — The community heritage center has been a long time coming for Klukwan and they weren’t going to let 86-degree heat stop them from celebrating.

Luck vs. hard work

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:53am
I recently read an article in The Atlantic about the perception of luck and why it matters more than most of us think. In fact, it was called, “Why luck matters much more than you think.”

400th baby born at Juneau Birth Center

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:51am
Since 2008, 400 babies have been born at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. April 25 marked the day when Alden Michael Bethel entered this world as the 400th baby birthed at the center.

Inside the SLAM: An exclusive preview

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:23am
On June 4, Southeast residents have a chance at a date with history: an exclusive preview tour for 200 people inside the new Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum.

Writers' Weir

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:21am
Outhouse Spider By Jack Campbell

Outer Point clams unsafe

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:19am
The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in Juneau along with the Southeast Alaska Tribal Toxins (SEATT) partnership collected shellfish samples at Outer Point on Douglas Island to test for biotoxins, specifically paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP.

Remembrance of loved ones

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:16am
Hospice and Home Care of Juneau invites the public to attend its annual remembrance gathering and candlelight ceremony in memory of loved ones who have passed away.

JAHC offers art walks

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:14am
Explore Juneau’s downtown public art collection with the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, which is offering guided tours this summer, led by local artists.


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