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).
- Several weeks ago, the financing fell through on a plan to bring the “Akutan,” a floating fish processing vessel, to Kuskokwim Bay. Fishermen in the coastal community of Quinhagak have nowhere to sell their catch for the second summer in a row. Many in the village are now struggling to make ends meet.
- The Juneau Assembly voted 6-3 to reaffirm its commitment to combating climate change. Opponents argued against interjecting into a national debate.
- The Utah man accused of killing his wife aboard a cruise ship in Southeast Alaska is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing 10 a.m. Wednesday.
- More than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed Monday afternoon in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits.