The Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears trounced the Wasilla Warriors 69 to 30 on home turf — the first Crimson Bears football game played on the new field at Adair-Kennedy Park in the Mendenhall Valley. The old turf — a victim of age and arson — was replaced this summer.
“I love it,” said Bears quarterback Dorian Izaak. “It’s a lot faster, softer, too,” he said after Saturday’s game.
The new field was paid for by $1.19 million in bonds approved by Juneau voters. It was finished in time for the start of summer football practice.
Meanwhile, the Thunder Mountain Falcons beat the Sitka Wolves 35 to 6. That game was played in Sitka.
- The skies above the Interior and Southcentral Alaska will get a lot busier starting next week, when Northern Edge 2017 gets under way. It’ll be the biggest military-training exercise to be held this year in Alaska.
- Police in Anchorage have determined that a single person was responsible for a wave of killings over the summer.
- Unionized pilots at Alaska Airlines and recently acquired Virgin America pulled off a virtual barrel roll Wednesday to get management's attention. The union complains that talks to combine both pilot groups under what they hope will be a more generous joint contract aren't moving fast enough.
- Southeast Alaska’s regional tribal government is developing its business side. That’s because most of its funding comes from the government.