Tune into the Alaska Identity Project on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Host Adrien Lopez will first interview David D’Amore, Research Team Leader – Landscape Productivity Team of the Land and Watershed Management Program at the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station (7:00 – 7:30 PM). In the second half of the show, she’ll talk with Barney McClure, famous jazz pianist in town for Juneau Jazz & Classics (7:30 – 8:00 PM).
- The unofficial mayor of Talkeetna, Stubbs the cat, passed away in the overnight hours between Thursday and Friday, according to his owners.
- The Trump administration has directed the National Park Service in Alaska and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to reconsider bans on certain state allowed game harvest techniques.
- Jordan Joplin, 32, of Washington state pleaded not guilty Monday to first- and second-degree murder charges in the the March 16 death of Ketchikan surgeon Dr. Eric Garcia.
- An expedition of Russian adventurers arrived Tuesday in Dillingham for their trip to retrace a route taken by historic Russian explorers. The Russian visitors were greeted in Dillingham by that most American of rituals, a potluck dinner.