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Best of the Skagway Police Blotter, Volume Two

UFOs and rhubarb thieves: Crime and 'crime' in Skagway

A UFO report in Dyea, a sightseeing sign slapped on a city garbage truck, two penitent rhubarb pilferers — “Best of the Skagway, Alaska Police Blotter,” published by Jeff Brady, former owner of The Skagway News, features the best of small town crime and “crime.”

by MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
Art

Best of the Skagway, Alaska Police Blotter, volumes one and two, highlights.

Volume One: A man and a woman were reported together in the ladies' shower at the RV park. Police advised them to shower separately in the future.
Art

Skagway's bookstore: Where books are 'decimated' - in a good way

SKAGWAY — The Skaguay News Depot & Books packs a lot into a small space with more than 750 Alaska-Yukon titles in stock, as well as contemporary literature, children’s books, magazines, newspapers, calendars, journals and more.
RANDI SPRAY
Art

'Giving glory' to family and forgiveness

A little more than eight months ago, Ryan Carrillo was in a very different place. He had come back to Juneau after living in the Lower 48 and several years in the U.S. Air Force. The increase in Juneau crime last year affected him. Some of...
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
Art

Lyrics: Colors of Truth

COLORS OF TRUTH I write a verse to describe all these vibes, how they hurt Through a lifetime of dead skin shed from the earth Now it quakes because we take what should have...
VEINGLORIOUS (RYAN CARRILLO)
Art

What we talk about when we talk about climate change

We were at the Fish House in Ketchikan early in April, talking about climate.
PETER BRADLEY
Art

On Writing: The dance we do with readers

My friend Eileen Hosey writes to let me know that she's keeping a lookout for malaprops in my column-malaprops, those linguistic flubs where one word is mistakenly used for another.
JIM HALE
Art

Lie to me: A review of this year's 'Real Alaskan Magazine'

How many times have you read an article in a magazine and exclaimed loudly (hopefully, no one is around to hear) “I don’t flippin’ believe it!”
DAVID FOX
Art

Salmonfest announces lineup for 2016 event

Every year more than 6,000 people turn the Kenai Peninsula village of Ninilchik into a city during Salmonfest. This year features such groups as the Grammy-winning Indigo Girls, Trampled by Turtles, The Brothers Comatose, Young Dubliners...
Art

Woosh Kinaadeiyí hosts summer showcase fundraiser

Five poets will perform in Woosh Kinaadeiyí's third annual summer showcase fundraiser, all accompanied by musician Jacob Pickard.
Art

Public invited to amateur radio field day

Members of the Juneau Amateur Radio Club will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center located on Sherwood Lane (across from the DMV) from 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25 until 10 a.m....
Capital City Weekly
Art

SHI accepting applications for gumboot camp

JUNEAU — Sealaska Heritage Institute is now accepting applications for its Gumboot Camp that will run Aug. 1-5 at Harborview Elementary School.
Art

Young readers review their favorite books

Each week throughout the summer, the Juneau Public Libraries, in collaboration with the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries and local businesses, award young readers various prizes for writing book reviews about their favorite summer...
Art

Art in Unusual Places

Reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places.

Articles from the Art section archive

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Gathering wood: Salvage, lassos and love

Summer time! Family's coming to visit while you're painting the house. You’re working, putting up fish, camping, celebrating your anniversary, Fourth of July, birthdays and looking at the rest of ...
By DICK CALLAHAN

Meals with Midgi: Alaskan Moon Pies

Ahhh…summer. Daylight seems to go on forever and on those rare, sunny days in Southeast Alaska time seems to stand still. As I write this column, we are experiencing such a phenomena.
By Kelly "Midgi" Moore

Fish Factor: Wind 'blows' salmon into the Yukon River

Boaters from Homer to the Mat-Su valley can help protect salmon and other aquatic creatures and get discounts from popular businesses by doing so.
By LAINE WELCH

Audition for JLO

Juneau Lyric Opera announced auditions for Stephen Sondheim's "Putting It Together" for their Fall 2016 production, directed by William Conrow. 
By Capital City Weekly

SHI presents lecture on Native identity

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a lecture by two visiting scholars on the preliminary results from their study on Alaska Native identity involving participants recruited largely from ...
By Capital City Weekly

Behind the bracelets: Documenting the lives of Native jewelers

There’s a great deal of doubt involved in matching historic Native jewelers with their creations, even in cases that seem straightforward like that of a silver snuffbox owned by Rudolph Walton and ...
By RANDI SPRAY

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly 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 ...

Exploring life inside Juneau's outer space studio

My first concise question to Anton Doiron in his rented studio space was, “What’s that thing that Stanley Kubrick did with framing? You know, the thing where everything meets in a single point ...
By CLINT J. FARR

Time for a new model?

 Here's a little fact that you would never know unless I told you; it's kind of personal so don't let it get out. We have a bad habit in our house and it's gotten to the point now where ...
By Brooke Elgie

Book reviews by kids, for kids

Each week throughout the summer, the Juneau Public Libraries, in collaboration with the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries and local businesses, award young readers various prizes for writing ...

Living and breathing art with TJ Young

For many, art is defined as a pretty landscape painting interpreted by a single artist using store-bought materials.
By BETHANY GOODRICH

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Last Frontier Theatre Conference to begin June 12

The Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference is coming up on June 12-18 in Anchorage. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the event draws hundreds of participants yearly.

Registration open for STAR theatre program

Registration is open for Perseverance Theatre's Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous. Work with local and out-of-town professional directors and designers on one of three shows.

Writers' Weir: Let's touch

The world is contracting and we are becoming isolated from each other Closed car windows closed ears and eyes buy only at the chain store Forget the little guy down the street.
By Terry Laskey

Pride Week begins June 11

SEAGLA announced the schedule for the third annual Juneau Pride, a celebration of all things Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning (LGBTQ), held June 11-19.

Haute couture with a Native voice

One beadwork design on an indigenous garment might take an artist 30 hours to complete. However, the design is rooted much deeper, in lifetimes of storytelling and traditions passed from one ...
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

SHI to host internationally-known Irish dance group at Celebration

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will host an internationally-known Irish dance group at Celebration as part of its ongoing effort to promote cross-cultural understanding.

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly 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 ...

Juneau homebrewers sweep Haines competition

HAINES - The 24th Annual Haines Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival homebrew competition went to three Juneau brewers.

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