We’ll discuss March classes starting in the School of Career Education at UAS with school manager Dana Mackey; K. J. Metcalf will drop by with details on Saturday’s Admiralty Island Voices presentations by panels of scientists, Tlingit elders and artists including Skip Wallen, the sculptor who created the bronze bear in front of the Capitol Building; Ashley Johnston, from the Alaskan Brewery, will be here to highlight this weekend’s High Gravity Games at Eaglecrest along with Ernie Muller, from the Red Cross, whose organization will be the beneficiary of the event; Judith Meier will invite us to two meetings of interest to Juneau families who might like to host exchange students from Muslim countries; and wildlife photographer and author Amy Guilick will give us a preview of her Fireside Lecture on Salmon in the Trees to be given twice tonight at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
- Last week, the cruise ship Crystal Serenity sailed into Nome and 850 of the cruise ship’s passengers were ferried in from the offshore vessel and took the day to tour the city, but some business owners say their expectations for hypothetical increase in profits for the day weren’t met.
- New signage is being installed at Foodland IGA in downtown Juneau. Store director Rick Wilson anticipates the work will be done Tuesday afternoon.
- The city of Sitka announced Monday, Aug. 29, that the Gavan Hill area, including Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School, may be at risk for landslides. Shannon & Wilson, a Seattle-based geotechnical firm, identified the landslide hazard zones during an assessment of the area.
- As of Monday, the Ketchikan Youth Facility slated for closure had seven kids in it and the Johnson Youth Center had four.