Over the last 30 years, more than a thousand Juneau elementary school children have been the recipients of a weekend of free ski lessons at Eaglecrest Ski Area.
As long as they’ve never skied before, the third, fourth, and fifth graders can apply for the Learn to Ski program and hope their name is pulled in a drawing. The ski area provides transportation, skis and boots, lift tickets, lessons, and lunch for both days. It’s sponsored by Mendenhall Auto Subaru.
Thirty-two enthusiastic kids were on skis for the first time last weekend (Jan. 29/30).
- Mayor Ken Koelsch, Debbie White and Mary Becker opposed it. Deputy Mayor Jerry Nankervis was on a scratchy phone connection and did not respond to the roll call to vote.
- The proposal for a 130-unit high-rise apartment building to be built over a downtown city parking lot has alarmed some community members. But city officials say there is no final plan and closure of the deal is still months away.
- “Things have to have an endpoint to it, or they have to have something that keeps directing you, telling you that you’re in the right area,” said troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.
- The Department of the Interior announced today that 29 local Alaska governments would receive $29.7 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes funds, or PILT.