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Juneau and Southeast Calendars

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:58am
Events and activities in Juneau and throughout Southeast Alaska for the week of Aug. 27 to Sept. 2

SEAS teaches the 'black art' of sailing to Juneau

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:55am
If you've been near the Juneau-Douglas bridge on a Wednesday afternoon, you've probably seen them in the Gastineau Channel: sailboats, harnessing the power of the wind.

When you move on, you carry a pack

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:55am
There are some rocky edges in life that can't be completely smoothed by the waves of time.

Local birthdays

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:55am
August 27

Fish Factor: Researchers dive into Chinook research projects

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:54am
More than 100 researchers are working on more than three dozen projects to find clues as to why Alaska's Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007.

Photos: Labor Day 2014

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:54am
Monday is Labor Day, the American holiday of the worker. On the first Monday each September since 1894, Americans have celebrated the social and economic achievements of the American worker - things like the eight-hour workday, the minimum wage, the prohibition against child labor and basic workplace safety requirements. Of course, it's also a day off for most workers - we celebrate labor by not working.

Meals with Midgi: It's OK to make mistakes when cooking

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:54am
There are many recipes I long to make but seem a little intimidating. I've never made a crown roast or duck comfit or my own pasta. I have a few connections on learning the pasta but the others will be trial and error. And that's OK.

Comic: Seafaring Screwballs

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:54am
This week's comic.

Doctor Fermento: Heading to the fair for the beer is too much trouble

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:54am
I attended the Alaska State Fair in Palmer this year for the first time in about a quarter of a century. I'm not a big fan of the soiree and stopped attending after the first few of the 35 years I've lived in Alaska. I'm not saying the fair is a bad thing; it's just not for me.

Dancers wanted in Sitka

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:54am
The Naa Kahidi Dancers and Tribal Tours are recruiting Tlingit men and Elders for the Sitka dance group through August 31.

The Guns of August

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:54am
Armored cars, automatic rifles, gas masks and grenade launchers.

Public Servants - Making a Difference in your Community Every Day of the Year

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:54am
"CBJ employees are incredible," said City Manager Kim Kiefer. "They work hard day in and day out around the clock to make sure that city services are provided in a way that is reliable, efficient, and in many cases, invisible to our citizens. It is a good thing when people don't stop to think about the quality of their drinking water, the crime rate, or the cleanliness of a community park; that means we are doing a good job." Kiefer, herself a 30+ year veteran of city service, went on to add, "For me, public service has been a rewarding career choice. I believe most of our employees feel that way as well. It is one of the reasons CBJ is a great place to work."

One foot in two worlds: Sarah Williams

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:54am
For more than 50 years, Sitka artist Sarah Williams has been a Gwich'in Athabascan in Tlingit country - and while she's embraced Tlingit culture, marrying a Raven and being adopted as an Eagle, she's also maintained her own identity.

Photos: Summer Shakedown

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:50am
It started late, but it started great. On Saturday Aug. 16, the Rockwell Ballroom hosted the Wool Pullers, Shiver Twins and Harrison B for a summer-ending concert series that packed the house and kept it rocking.

Doctor Fermento: Play your cards right to drink safe

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:50am
When's the last time you've been cut off or even thrown out of a bar? Have you ever been denied entrance into an establishment because a bouncer or one of the staff felt that you were too intoxicated to enter? Have you ever been turned down from buying liquor at a grog shop because you were underage? Back in my early drinking days, when I did more firing for effect than drinking good craft beer for the flavor, those events earned me bragging rights.

Fish Factor: Russian import ban hits Alaska salmon

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:50am
Seafood is by far Alaska's top export, and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage last week when Russia banned imports of foods for one year from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Norway and Australia in retaliation for sanctions imposed due to its aggressive actions in Ukraine.

On the Fly: Egg Patterns, the fly for late-summer angling

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:50am
Fly fishing has often been labeled a decision-making sport. Each time we go on the water, we're confronted with an array of choices, and the outcome of these decisions ultimately dictates our angling success.

Photos: Final FOOD TRUCK Friday

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:50am
The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council's Food Truck Friday program ended for the summer Aug. 15 with one final run of food and music.

Mormon church bucks the attendance trend in Juneau

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:41am
A new spire reaches toward the heavens in Auke Bay - Juneau's newest church held its first services this month.

After 45 years in the ring, Wayne 'Fu' Smallwood still hits hard

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:41am
Not too many people in their 60s can fight, and win, against 20-something opponents. Wayne Smallwood Jr. - known in his fights as Wayne Fu Kung Fu - is one who can.

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