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.
- Friday is likely to be the first time uniformed Juneau police officers have marched in their sister city's Canada Day parade.
- The Missile Defense Agency announced Thursday a contract with the state-run launch facility that could be worth as much as $80 million over the next six years.
- An ordinance that would have removed the invocation, or prayer, from the start of Kenai Assembly meetings proved to be such a hot topic that it was dropped before even being officially taken up.
- The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from sun up until sun down, is drawing to a close.