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Southeast Communities Calendar

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:02am
Events in and around Southeast Alaska.

Juneau Calendar

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:58am
Events in and around Juneau.

Forest Service announces fee-free days for 2015

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:39am
The U.S. Forest Service has announced its calendar of fee-free days for its day-use recreational sites in 2015.

Lecture explains 'the salmon, our brothers'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:39am
Traditional Tlingit ways of interacting with salmon are about more than food: they reflect a holistic sense of the world taught through age-old stories for thousands of years.

The hunting catalog bonanza

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:39am
Catalogs and social media are telling me I should be getting geared up, so I'm ready. Let's do this. Even though the hunting season is two months old and I've got deer in the freezer, I need to gear up. I need to add stuff to my cart, enter the free shipping code (which will later be rejected) and become a more modern hunter.

Photos: Scenes from October First Friday

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:39am

Fish Factor: Tumult comes from fisheries debate

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:39am
I must admit that U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan achieved something I have been trying to accomplish as a fisheries writer for more than a quarter of a century: He got people interested in Alaska's fisheries and, more importantly, attracted unparalleled nationwide recognition of the seafood industry.

Six ways to make venison sausage

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:39am
So far this year, my boyfriend Bjorn and I (*cough - Bjorn) have gotten three Sitka blacktail deer and one Dall sheep for our freezer. Being lucky enough to have such a quantity of delicious meat made us want to figure out some new ways to cook it.

High wind rips off roofs in Craig

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:39am
Winds gusting to 62 mph lifted two roofs off homes in Craig and blew a boat off a trailer, according to messages from an internal National Weather Service messaging system.

New date for Paris of the Pacific

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
"The Paris of the Pacific, a Sitka Melodrama," is back for a one-time show Oct. 15 as part of the Alaska Day Celebration at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or Old Harbor Books: $10 adults, $5 for those under 12. It's a family-friendly show. For more information, go to www.thinkartthinksitka/ or call Jeff at 747-4821 or Sarah at 738-5234.

Local birthdays

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
October 8

Southeast population growth levels off

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
Despite growing by fewer than 20 people from the year before, Southeast Alaska broke population records in 2013.

Ketchikan nears turnover of fish hatchery

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
The Ketchikan City Council is nearing final approval of a proposal to turn over Deer Mountain Fish Hatchery to the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association.

Meals with Midgi: Bring Down the House (SALAD)

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
Last week I was fortunate enough to visit Providence, Rhode Island. What a beautiful city. The weather was magnificent - albeit a bit hot at 80 degrees - the people were friendly, and the food was impressive. For photos of my dining experience, I invite you to visit my blog.

Sitka Alaska Day volunteers wanted

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
The Russian naval unit re-enactment group seeks new recruits for the Alaska Day parade, to participate in the transfer ceremony, and to appear as greeters at various events. Contact Cory Baggen or Tim Holder at 747-8559 for more information. Costumes are provided.

Fish and Game starts classes to help new hunters

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
You can tell a mother's love for her son by what she'll do to indulge him.

ANB/ANS Grand Camp convenes in Petersburg

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
The 102nd Grand Camp of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood will take place Oct. 8-11 in Petersburg.

What is your favorite fall activity?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
"Raking up leaves and jumping in them."

Doctor Fermento: Arkose Brewery celebrates 3rd anniversary

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
It was three years ago this weekend when I drove out to Palmer to check out a new brewery. I was excited about it but had some misgivings. I was worried about a new brewery in a somewhat beer-forlorn place having any longevity, especially after talking to the owners who, at that time, didn't seem ready for what they were doing.

State plans 'Great Alaska Shakeout'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38am
At 10:16 a.m. Oct. 16, Alaskans are invited to participate in a statewide earthquake drill hosted by the Alaska division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. For details, visit www.shakeout.org/Alaska.


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