We’ll hear from filmmaker, Greg Cheney, tonight’s Sound & Motion presenter at UAS. He’ll talk about filming Journey On the Wild Coast, a movie about a 4.000 mile trek up the west coast of British Comumbia and Alaska which was recently shown as part of the traveling Banff film festival. Paul Gardinier, Curator of Exhibits at the Alaska State Museum will bring Fairbanks artist Sandy Gillespie by to tell us about her Frist Friday opening, and Tim Troll will introduce Marty Johnson, a 90-year old former sailboat salmon fisherman who will talk as part of a showing of photographs Troll has assembled of the 150-year history of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery; Players in the Juneau String Ensembles and Juneau Suzuki violin students will tell us about their 7 p.m. Saturday performance at Northern Light United Church, a Fundraiser for their trip to China. We’ll also hear from David D’Amore of the National Forest Service, who will be delivering tonight’s Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Lecture about Southeast Alaska soils research.
- "Juneau to Minneapolis for $361. New York for $365, which is insane. The fares dropped by $100 to $200 overnight. And adjusted for inflation, really, Juneau has never ever seen these exceptional rates," said travel analyst Scott McMurren.
- The facts of what happened aren't clear yet. The body is on its way to Anchorage for autopsy, and state investigators were Barrow-bound.
- Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, an Anchorage Democrat, said her caucus members were disappointed.
- A commercial truck ripped through telephone lines near the Mendenhall Mall on Wednesday afternoon.