Director Flordelino Lagundino, and artists David Walker and Teresa Bush provide a preview of this year’s Wearable Arts Extravaganza during Thursday’s program. Alysia Jones and Victoria Brown from the City Museum tells us about this year’s 12 x 12 exhibit and a class for youth. MJ Grande from the City Library system reads to us and invites us to Storytime at the library, and Nancy Decherney of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council provides a preview of arts and entertainment events around Juneau over the next week. Matt Miller guest hosts.
- Heli-skiing has long been a controversial topic in Haines. The interests of the industry often clash with people who live near heliports and don’t want the noise disturbing their peace and quiet. But there’s another group that’s impacted by helicopter noise: mountain goats.
- In the Northwest Arctic, caribou hunting has been contentious for years. Alaska’s largest herd continues to decline while tensions have emerged between rural subsistence users and outside hunters.
- From the Aleutian island of Akutan to the arctic village of Kiana, 13 communities have been crowned champions of a rural energy competition. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will help these communities cut their energy use by 15 percent by training local utility providers.
- It’s costing 14 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower 48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.