Juneau Afternoon 3/9/12

By March 8, 2012A Juneau Afternoon
Today at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon, Pat Moore will host.
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.

Recent headlines

  • An Alaska Airlines plane at Juneau International Airport.

    Alaska Airlines pilots plan picket over lack of compensation

    Alaska Airlines pilots have reached a breaking point in negotiations with the company, and now have plans to picket outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The pilots plan to picket starting at 1 p.m. Monday outside the airport in Anchorage.
  • Obadiah Jenkins tries to help Daniel Hartung pull himself from Six-Mile Creek in Hope. (Photo courtesy James Bennett)

    Homer resident saves kayaker’s life on Six-Mile Creek

    Jenkins was taking a practice run through the class four rapids when a bystander filming the event, noticed another participant, Daniel Hartung, 64, of Indian Valley, flipped out of his kayak and became pinned under a log.
  • Vigor Alaska Shipyard Development director Doug Ward talks with Marine Transportation advisory board member Greg Wakefield inside the not-quite-finished Alaska Class ferry Tazlina. (Photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD)

    Alaska class ferry Tazlina on track at Ketchikan shipyard

    The Tazlina is the first of two new Alaska Class ferries that the Ketchikan Vigor Alaska shipyard is building for the state. Its two halves are complete and welded together, and shipyard workers are busy getting interior spaces done.
  • The Matanuska sits in drydock for maintenance.

    Fall-winter-spring ferry bookings begin

    The Alaska Marine Highway is taking reservations for October through April sailings. The schedule changed so the Matanuska can get new engines.