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  1. Artists tour Southeast to explore experience of climate changeRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 13 | Capital City Weekly

    "It's a challenging topic and it's affecting everyone on the planet," said Allison Warden, an Inupiaq interdisciplinary performance artist who is part of the Island Institute of Sitka's month-long tour of Alaska communities. The tour aims to explore the intersection of climate and culture.

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  2. ATIA gives three scholarships to students in KetchikanRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 30 | Capital City Weekly

    The ATIA Foundation was established to assist Alaskans desiring to further their education in the travel industry. Scholarship funds are raised through donations from industry members.

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  3. Crossfit in KetchikanRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    Jeff lifts the 135-pound combination of bar and plates, lowers to a squat, then stands upright. One. Fourteen more squat cleans and he can get back to the pull up bar where he'll lift his feet to hand level 25 times.

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  4. Hey, overhearRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    This is the only way I know to cope right now, but it might not work. In fact, it's probably going to make it worse.

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  5. Safe Home Food Preservation Certification workshop availableRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    Interested in learning how to safely preserve Southeast Alaska's local food resources? Well now you can do that and get certified at the same time. Through the Juneau Cooperative Extension Service, along with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and SEARHC, a workshop will take place to teach participants the needed skills to can, dehydrate and freeze foods.

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  6. Reviving an endangered artRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    In a carving shed in Sitka National Historical Park, a team of five well-known carvers are continuing, and reviving, an art practiced since time immemorial - carving a wooden dugout canoe from the intact trunk of one of the Tongass National Forest's enormous trees. Pacific Northwest Native peoples once paddled carved spruce and red cedar dugout canoes up and down the coast, but very few people know, now, how to make them.

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  7. How to build an Alaskan rhinocerosRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    Thirty years ago, in 1986, Ketchikan artist Halli Kenoyer participated in Ketchikan's first wearable arts show, but she didn't yet "get" it. "For the first 10 years of our wearable arts show, there were some unusual pieces but I didn't really connect with any of them," she said.

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  8. Letter from the editor: Celebrating Southeast Alaskan creativityRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    This week's issue of the Capital City Weekly is devoted to an art form that has become strongly associated with Southeast Alaska: wearable art. With its exuberance, open-to-all format and anything-goes runway show, wearable art highlights qualities our region is known for, such as individuality, ingenuity and creativity.

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  9. Not sharing well, part IIRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    If I do get to fish the run I want without being squeezed out or pinching someone out of their spot, the goal then becomes catching fish. As much as I say, "It's about the experience" the truth is that the experience of catching fish is much better than the experience not catching fish.

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  10. X na Shuk Hit nears completionRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    It's been years of planning, years of carving, and centuries of absence, but Xna Shuk Hit, the tribal house under construction in Glacier Bay National Park, is in its final stages. At the end of this summer, the clans forced out of Glacier Bay by an advancing glacier will make a ceremonial return.

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  11. Ketchikan prepares for 30th annual Wearable Art ShowRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    It's Wearable Art season in Southeast Alaska, when wearable artists all over the region prepare to debut their extraordinary creations on stage after having disappeared for weeks or months into their basements and kitchens to glue, hammer and stitch together raw materials never intended to grace the human body -- bullet casings, or paint samples, or plastic miniblinds, to name just three recent choices. Since the mid-1980s, Southeast has been a hub for this unusual artform, made internationally famous by an annual show held in New Zealand, The World of Wearable Art.

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  12. Governor's Award profile: Vicki SoboleffRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    Juneau resident Vicki Soboleff, founder of the dance group Ldakt Naax Sat Ytx'i , is to be honored this year with the Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages. The dance group, which focuses on instilling cultural pride and self esteem, had its 20th anniversary in August 2015; children of any heritage can dance with the group until they graduate high school.

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  13. City Museum to host presentations Thursday and SaturdayRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host an artist talk and a historical program this week. Here's a look at the details.

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  14. Middle of nowhereRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    The middle of nowhere consists of a lot of towns inhabited by lots of people, many of which are in Alaska. Tourists ponder these locations for their romantic beauty and love the idea of living here, but never would.

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  15. An early look inside Alaskaa s a treasure houseaRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    From Willoughby Street, the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library Archives and Museum Building looks mostly finished, tempting passers-by with glimpses of an interestingly patterned wood ceiling through its huge second floor windows. But inside, it's a serious construction zone, humming with noise and activity as PCL Construction workers, specialty contractors, and SLAM staff busily fulfill their diverse roles in different parts of the building.

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  16. Alaska students Invited to pick glacier-inspired names for two ferriesRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    Gov. Bill Walker is calling on Alaska students to help name two state ferry vessels, currently being built in Ketchikan after the Alaska Legislature appropriated funding for the projects in the fiscal year 2009 and fiscal year 2012 budgets. From now until March 15, students between 6th and 12th grade are invited to name the two new Alaska Class ferries, and submit an essay explaining the choice.

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  17. New Ranger takes reins of Petersburg DistrictRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    Dave Zimmerman, Timber and Special Forest Products program manager for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in Medford, Ore., was recently named the new Petersburg District Ranger. His arrival date has not yet been determined.

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  18. Fish Factor: The latest on seaweed farmingRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | Capital City Weekly

    Aquatic farming, which was OK'd by Alaska lawmakers in 1988, topped $1 million in shellfish sales for the first time ever in 2014, coming in at $1.2 million. "This is the highest sales we've had since the inception of the program, which is pretty exciting," said Cynthia Pring-Ham, Director of Mariculture for the state Department of Natural Resources, adding that shellfish production increased 27 percent.

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  19. Fish Factor: Bering Sea, Gulf groundfish stocks look promisingRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    'Tis the season for even bigger Alaska fish catches when groundfish seasons open at the start of the New Year. Catches of pollock, cod, flounders and other groundfish account for nearly 85 percent of Alaska's harvest poundage, and 67 percent of the nation's total groundfish harvests.

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  20. Bright Moments from Around SoutheastRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    Editor's note: Kathleen Light sent an image to represent several of the council's favorite art things: 'Rain, Wearable Art, and photography all rolled into one.' This wearable art piece, created by Ketchikan artist Halli Kenoyer, was in Ketchikan's 28th Annual Wearable Art Show, "World Beat".

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