Fishermen, their family, and friends turn out each spring to commemorate those who have perished while working in one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. In what has become an annual spring tradition on the Juneau waterfront, they gathered Saturday morning for the reading of names added to the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial and to offer blessings for those heading out this season.
- Stuart DeWitt, Nick Davis and Joe Thompson were inducted into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame.
- On Saturday at the Juneau Lions Club 71st Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Lion Steve Brandner was chosen as the recipient of the Walter A. Soboleff Achievement Award, the tournament’s highest honor.
- Shutting down the oil platforms will allow Hilcorp to reduce the amount of natural gas flowing in the leaking pipeline.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.