Tune into the Alaska Identity Project tonight, Thursday, October 27. In the first part of the show, 7:00-7:30 PM, host Adrien Lopez will bring back Deb Spencer (had technical difficulties last time) owner of Cross Sound Seafoodsand Scow Girls, an all female floating fish operation near Pelican, Alaska. The scow was originally built by the late John Clauson and later acquired by Deb Spencer & Keith Heller. For pictures from this past summer’s fishing season, click here
7:30 – 8:00 PM: “Spawn Till You Die” – One of Ray Troll’s most famous sayings. This well-known Alaskan artist will be on the show from 7:30 – 8:00 PM talking about the Fin Art of Ray Troll and his impact on Alaska, his latest exhibits in the Lower 48, the music he makes with his band called The Ratfish Wranglers, and why Troll Global Industries are redefining the cosmos. Read more about him on his website here.
- So far, the Juneau School District has enrolled about 230 more students than it expected. If the higher enrollment remains true in October, the district could get enough additional state funding to cover a near $200,000 deficit.
- Juneau-based nonprofit, Southeast Alaska Land Trust, was denied its property tax exemption earlier this year. Now the Assembly will take another look.
- "A lot of ice experts, including myself, thought we were headed for a record year minimum," said Hajo Eicken, a professor at the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.