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On Writing: The Sound of Writing, Part 1

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 2:09am
Robert Frost once wrote that of modern poets he alone was trying to create poetry out of what he called “the sound of sense.” He wasn’t; there were other poets at the time trying to create the same kind of poetry, such as the wildly underappreciated British poet, Charlotte Mew. But Frost alone was talking explicitly about this “sound of sense.”

TMHS junior a Champion of the Arts

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 2:04am
Sonny Mauricio, a junior, turns off a video display after a school assembly to show images from the Thunder Mountain High School yearbook and this year’s version of the Lip Dub video at TMHS on Thursday. Mauricio was named Champion of the Arts by the Alaska Arts Education Consortium. In addition, Sonny also took first place in the All State Art Competition 2016 sponsored by the Alaska School Activities Association.

An Afternoon of Ave Marias at the Shrine of St. Therese

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 2:03am
JUNEAU — The Juneau Lyric Opera will present An Afternoon of Ave Marias on Sunday, May 29 at the Shrine of St. Therese chapel.

SHI releases ‘Baby Raven Reads’ books for children

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 1:27am
JUNEAU — Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has released the first three of eighteen culturally-based children’s books that reflect the Native worldview.

Red cedar canoe under construction in Sitka

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 1:20am
Artists TJ Young, Tommy Joseph, and Nicholas and Jerrod Galanin are apprenticing to carve a 28-foot red cedar canoe under the direction of master carver Steve Brown.

Meals with Midgi: Local scallops inspired by a local chef

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:38am
One of the most wonderful aspects of dining in a particular town is knowing that the chefs are local. The fact that they have ties to the community makes them more real, authentic, and even endearing. Chef Lionel Uddipa is one of these chefs.

Foraging for goose tongue

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:28am
On Shaman Island, during a day it seemed everyone in Juneau was outside embracing the sun, I had a friend identify goose tongue.

Behind the scenes with Juneau’s public art

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:16am
Juneau’s full of interesting public art, and a new Juneau Arts and Humanities Council tour guided by local artists aims to help visitors and locals alike get more familiar with it.

What's happening this week May 25th - 31st, 2016

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:13am
Community dialogue on reentry, Wednesday, May 25, 6-7:30 p.m. Northern Light United Church. The Juneau Reentry Coalition’s May meeting will host a community dialogue on the process of reentry into society after incarceration, through the eyes of people who have firsthand experience of it. Moderated by Sol Neeley, a professor at UAS and founder of the Flying University. Contact Don Habeger at 321-4970 or with questions.


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.


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