Today at 3 on KTOO-FM on A Juneau Afternoon, Pat Moore hosts. He’ll talk with Juneau Jazz & Classics featured performer Dee Daniels; we’ll find out about the 3rd Annual Wine-tasting fundraiser for the Jensen-Olsen Arboretum; Henry Real Bird will be here with a preview of his talk at UAS on Friday; we’ll hear about next Monday’s Mining lecture by David Stone and Scott Willis; and Nancy DeCherney will give us the rundown on art happenings in the capital city during Arts Up.
- 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.