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  1. Woodshed Kings: Will you be the grasshopper or the ant?Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 20 | Capital City Weekly

    It's National Preparedness Month! That exclamation point on the end was brought to you by Hurricane Irma. Due to the capriciousness of Nature 90 percent of homes in the Florida Keys were damaged or destroyed, but my brother's little Key West conch house, which he says is built of cardboard over two-by-two studs, not only survived, the porch furniture was still on the porch.

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  2. Workforce development programs: Investing in Southeast Alaska youthRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 13 | Capital City Weekly

    As a lifelong Sitkan I have grown close to our coastal rainforest. As I head off to my first year of college this fall, I know I will miss this place.

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  3. Southeast in Sepia: The First Lady of SitkaRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 6 | Capital City Weekly

    Nancy Reagan once said, "A woman is like a teabagonly in hot water do you realize how strong she is." On May 3, 1829, at the young age of nineteen, that is precisely where Elisabeth de Rossillon found herselfin hot water! While walking down the street on the outskirts of the city of Reval in Estonia, she caught the eye of Baron Ferdinand von Wrangell who exclaimed, "Behold this angelic face.

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  4. Alaskan Native artists a strong presence at Santa Fe Indian MarketRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 6 | Capital City Weekly

    The Santa Fe Indian Market is widely known as the largest and most prestigious Native art market in the world, drawing roughly 900 artists and 100,000 art lovers to the Southwest every year. Though the majority of artists are regional, a handful of Alaskans have been taking part for decades.

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  5. Looking at the Sitka Tribe of Alaskaa s Traditional Foods ProgramRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    It's a cloudy Tuesday in July. At 4 a.m., it's already light out, and Jeff Feldpausch and Mike Smith are preparing for a trip up to Sitkoh Bay to harvest sockeye salmon and halibut.

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  6. A place for healing: Sitkans Against Family ViolenceRead the original story

    Aug 9, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    The numbers don't lie. According to the most recent Alaska Victimization Survey, 47 percent of adult women in the City and Borough of Sitka have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both; seven percent in the past year.

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  7. Sitka Seafood Festival returnsRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    The Sitka Seafood Festival is returning to the summer scene after last year's absence. The festival has been an opportunity for the Sitka community to celebrate their fishing culture and heritage, and to share science, stories, and information.

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  8. New National Geographic cruise ship unveiled, will sail Inside PassageRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    On Saturday, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic launched the Quest, its first ever new build, from Juneau. The ship left from Anacortes, Washington, for a shake-out cruise to Alaska, arriving in Juneau Friday.

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  9. Southeast in Sepia: The Ice CompanyRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    The American Russian Commercial Company, also known as the Ice Company, was founded by Peter Kostromitinov, employee of the Russian American Company and George Kostromitinov's uncle, and a few of San Francisco's elite. This new company was initially organized with the purpose of importing Alaskan ice to be distributed in California and beyond.

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  10. The great Sawyer Glacier retiresRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    Juneau. It was a cool and clear Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, when we entered the Tracy Arm and Ford's Terror Wilderness Area on the M/V Liseron, touring Southeast Alaska from Sitka to Juneau.

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  11. Haida woman releases book on traditional weavingRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    Della Cheney's book "Weaving Our World," published on May 26, is a reminder of the importance traditional practices can, and should, still have on the world today. Being born and raised in Kake gave Cheney an understanding of the importance family and community has.

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  12. TRAYLS program creates job experience for rural Southeast Alaska youthRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    I had the opportunity of meeting the small group of youth and young adults as they assembled at the head of a trail leading into the mist wrapped mountains of Prince of Wales. The trail is in reality an old logging road, overgrown in many places by tall green alder trees and thick salmonberry bushes.

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  13. What's Happening the week of June 28-July 4Read the original story

    Jun 28, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    Blue Ticket: Fairies Out of Alaska, Wednesday, June 28, 6:30-8 p.m., JACC gallery; Friday, June 30, 4 p.m., Alaska State Museum. Locals shared with playwright Maureen Longworth how men disappeared over night in 1963 if law enforcement suspected they were homosexual.

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  14. Southeast in Sepia: Sesquicentennial mythbusting - The Tlingit knewRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    Each year, Sitka marks Alaska Day with a reenactment of the Oct. 18, 1867, ceremony that transferred Alaska from Russia to the United States. Last year, however, events took a turn.

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  15. Sitka Summer Music Festival: Classical music in a the crown jewel of AlaskaaRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    During the month of June, professional musicians take the time out of their busy schedules to flock to the Sitka Summer Music Festival and share their skill and love for what they do. This year the summer festival is commemorating the exchange of Alaska from Russia to the United States by celebrating four decades of Russian and American composers, like Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Arensky, Taneyev, Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, John Corigliano, Phillip Glass, Michael Daugherty, and Amy Beach.

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  16. Naturalist Jack Calvina s a oeSquare-riggeda returns to shelvesRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    After years of being out of print, "Square-rigged" by naturalist Jack Calvin is making a comeback thanks to the remaining Calvin family and the Sitka Sound Science Center. "Square-rigged" is based off of Calvin's own experiences as a Stanford student who for summer employment sailed on a square-rigged vessel, the Star of Zealand, that left San Francisco Bay and went to Bristol Bay where he worked in the salmon fisheries.

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  17. Sesquicentennial mythbusting: The princess did not faintRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    Anniversaries of major historic events offer unique opportunities to reexamine and challenge our long-held beliefs surrounding those momentous occasions. Sometimes our reflections on the past change because our culture changes, altering the lens through which we view history.

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  18. Cultivating local business off public lands: untapped opportunity in the Tongass National ForestRead the original story

    May 24, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    Public lands surround Southeast Alaskans. The 17 million acre Tongass National Forest is where residents go to hike, camp, fish, and gather food to nourish their families and wood to warm their homes.

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  19. 20,000 salmon bonesRead the original story

    May 17, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    Delicately yet firmly pinching the tiny vertebrae of a Chinook salmon between her thumb and pointer finger, Cynthia Gibson pushed fearlessly toward a rusty grinder churning an aggressive 3,400 rpm. The spur where a rib was once connected flew off into a cluttered garage leaving a smooth bead behind.

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  20. SEATOR: Southeasta s shellfish safety squadRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | Capital City Weekly

    Katlian Street in Sitka is a bustling cultural and fishing hub. Along this winding harbor-side road, tightly squeezed between fishing gear shops, processing plants, and docks crowded with scavenging gulls, is the Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Resource Protection Department building.

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