The Juneau Economic Development Council has taken its show on the road. Its operations director, Margaret O’Neal, was in Sitka this week to talk to local entrepreneurs and offer advice on starting up a business. The council does what it calls “gap financing” – putting up the money to help startup businesses. O’Neal gave a presentation to the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. KCAW’s Ed Ronco reports.
- Desiree Hagen won an individual artist award from the Rasmuson Foundation, which she hopes to use on a community papermaking project that helps remove invasive plant species.
- Steck is a Marine Corps veteran who spent time in Iraq. He said he was scared sometimes doing that work, but nothing close to his experience with the bear.
- Chrystal Rose Phillips was arrested early Thursday afternoon and walked out of Bartlett Regional Hospital.