Pat Moore hosts. He’ll speak with Samia Savell from the Juneau Field Office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service about the Seasonal High Tunnel temporary greenhouse cost sharing program; Steve Kocsis will highlight tonight’s Planetarium presentation on the Northern Lights, Science & Art; Fairbanks-based author Ross Coen will tell us about his latest book, Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil: The Epic Voyage of the SS Manhatten Through the Northwest Passage – Ross will be in town Wednesday to sign his books at Heritage Bookstore; and Alysia Jones and Marie Darlin from the City Museum will announce the Juneau History Grant Application program – applications available now and due June 29.
- 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.