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  1. Remote winters: A look at the life of winter caretaker in Southeast Alaskaa s Warm Springs BayRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Capital City Weekly

    For seven out of the last 10 autumns, Rick Fleischman and Jen Price have packed up, stocked up, and headed to Baranof Wilderness Lodge for seven months of solitude and snow removal. The town site of Baranof is in Warm Springs Bay, on the inner side of Baranof Island, almost directly east of Sitka.

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  2. Sitka Summer Music Festival purchases Stevenson HallRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Capital City Weekly

    SITKA The Sitka Summer Music Festival has purchased Stevenson Hall, on the historic campus of the former Sheldon Jackson College. The $431,000 deal gives the festival ownership of a permanent home for the first time in its 43-year history.

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  3. Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it outRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Capital City Weekly

    Every day, debris from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami washes up on Alaskan shores. Lost crab pots "ghost fish" on the ocean floor.

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  4. Pat Roppel - Alaska historian, adventurer, authorRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Capital City Weekly

    Patricia Ann Roppel arrived in Ketchikan as a newlywed home economics teacher in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state - and she was quickly captivated by its history. Canneries, fishing, old mill sites, mining; for decades she, husband Frank Roppel, and, later, their children, John and Cindy, explored Southeast Alaska's beaches and its forests, looking for pieces of the past.

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  5. Things You Forgot In 2014Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Capital City Weekly

    Eric Garner and Michael Brown weren't killed in Skagway. You're lost if you're looking for MH370 near Ketchikan.

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  6. The state budget crunchRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    You get paid hourly, and the pay isn't bad. You're paying for rent, your car, cable, power and heat - even Netflix and HBO - and you still have enough to put something into savings.

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  7. With students' help, researchers hope to bind a mysteryRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    Dark-eyed juncos hop all over Sitka's roadsides and gardens in the winter, but no one knows where those birds go come summer. Of Sitka's small birds, dark-eyed juncos are the most abundant and easy to catch, but they're also somewhat migratory - Sitka's summer population of dark-eyed juncos doesn't appear to be the same as its winter population.

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  8. Take action now to be insured in 2015Read the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period began Nov. 15 and is now in full swing. Open enrollment means Alaskans can sign up for 2015 health insurance plans through the marketplace any time until Feb. 15, 2015.

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  9. Alaska fishermen open 'meeting season'Read the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    It's the time of year when Alaska's fishery meetings kick into high gear, with five set for this week alone. The industry will get a first glimpse of potential 2015 halibut catches when the International Pacific Halibut Commission convenes Dec. 2-3 in Seattle.

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  10. Finding the write stuff in the 'Paris of the Pacific'Read the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    For a town with around 9,000 people, Sitka's got an incredibly active literary scene. For one, there's the Blue Canoe Writers, a group started by Sitka poet and prose writer Vivian Faith Prescott.

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  11. For Richard Nelson, the sound of nature is callingRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    Sitka author Richard Nelson was a young man interested in the natural world, but there was a problem: His father was allergic to animals with fur. As a child, he brought home turtles and all kinds of snakes - even rattlesnakes, which he would capture in the wild.

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  12. Making Local Work: WinterSong Soap CompanyRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    "The way it worked out, I really wasn't looking for a job," McMaster said. "Molly was a friend of mine.

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  13. Southeast is top in salmon regionRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    Fishermen in Southeast Alaska hauled in the most salmon of any other region this summer - narrowly edging Prince William Sound by 404,000 fish. The numbers are preliminary, but state figures show the Panhandle produced a catch of just over 49 million salmon, and just under that number at the Sound.

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  14. Making Local Work: Southeast Taxidermy gets the bugs outRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    Ross, who recently started his business, Southeast Taxidermy, out of his Lemon Creek home, is an avid trapper and hunter who was looking for ways to reduce waste and preserve bones. "I wanted to clean skulls in a fast and efficient way," he said.

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  15. Sitka Sound Science Center gets unwrappedRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    "We've got an incredibly bright future to look forward to," said Trish White, a Sitka Sound Science Center board member, shortly before Gil Truitt cut the ceremonial ribbon to reopen the unwrapped building. Saturday's ceremony, which came as Sitka observed Alaska Day, drew about 70 people who loudly applauded and whistled to celebrate the conclusion of $1.3 million in exterior work to the Sage Memorial Building.

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  16. On Alaska Day in Sitka, clothes make the holidayRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    Look and you'll see - on the street, at the airport, in the store, at the park - characters dressed in Victorian-era finery completely appropriate for 1867, the year of the Alaska Purchase. Nowhen is this fashion more apparent than the night before the celebration, when hundreds of enthusiastic Sitkans gather at Harrigan Centennial Hall for the Alaska Day Ball.

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  17. Sitka Alaska Day volunteers wantedRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    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.

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  18. Southeast History: Historical tidbits shared by readersRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    It is always fun to learn new things from readers of my column. Gil Gunderson stopped me at the grocery store the other day and told me about his experience at Washington Bay's herring reduction plant.

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  19. Thank You for Senior Center GrantsRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    During the month of September, as we celebrate National Senior Center Month, we want to give special thanks to Sen. Bert Stedman and Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins for the special grants which they made available to the Angoon, Kake and Sitka Senior Centers this past legislative session. The grant for Sitka will allow us to purchase a replacement commercial range with 10 burners and a double oven as well as a new copy machine for the Swan Lake Senior Center.

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  20. Dancers wanted in SitkaRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    The Naa Kahidi Dancers and Tribal Tours are recruiting Tlingit men and Elders for the Sitka dance group through August 31. To apply or for more information, visit the Sitka Tribe of Alaska online, Facebook message Naa Kahidi Dancers or call 747-7137.

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