Today at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon, Pat Moore will host. He’ll get the details on tonight’s Evening at Egan presentation highlighting Folkloric dance of Egypt; we’ll talk to organizers of Saturday’s Fun Run, Walk & Roll; Kent Sturgis, from Epicenter Press, will clue us in on Alaska Book Week; Steve Koscis will talk about Saturday’s Observe the Moon Night; and director Terry Cramer and actor Alex Johnson will be here with a preview of the play, Boundary, opening tonight at Perseverance Theatre’s Second Stage.
- A caller on Andrew P Hope Street requested an escort to a visitor’s car. After helping the woman safely to her vehicle, the responding officer located the bear nearby and shot at it with rubber bullets.
- The state Division of Insurance plans to ask the feds to offset its costs for the Alaska Reinsurance Program.
- After a mild start to December, it’s gotten bitter cold in Haines and Skagway, with temperatures dropping into the teens and single digits. With temperatures far below freezing, snowfall from the weekend is not likely to go anywhere soon.
- As temperatures rise, Arctic ice is retreating, making trips through the Northwest passage – from Alaska to Maine – a new summer reality. But until now, mariners navigating Arctic ice have had limited formal training. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy is working to change that.