Today at 3 on KTOO-FM on A Juneau Afternoon, Pat Moore hosts. He’ll talk with organizers of Saturday’s Family Fishing Day at the Lake; Eric Boraas from Trail Mix will be here to highlight Saturday’s ribbon-cutting of the Under Thunder Trail; Wendy Hamilton and Russ Stevens will be here with a preview of next week’s Weight of the Nation presentation at Centennial Hall; and Kari Gruven 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.
- It’s costing 14 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower 48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.