A win and a loss in weekend Juneau high school football action.
The Thunder Mountain Falcons beat the Ketchikan Kings 55 to 21, giving the Falcons two wins so far in the Southeast Conference season.
The Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears lost to the North Pole Patriots on a score of 47 to 26.
Two weeks into the regular season, the Patriots are the dominant team in the Railbelt Conference. They were trounced by the Bears last year, so they stepped onto Adair-Kennedy Field Saturday with a score to settle.
The Crimson Bears now have one win and one loss in league play this season.
- A whale-watching tour saw more than just whales Wednesday, after helping save a deer from drowning in the ocean.
- Equatorial Pacific Ocean finally shows signs of cooling, but the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea are still extremely warm. Latest research indicates both phenomenon helped with each other's formation between 2013 and 2015.
- The updated geochemical atlas was an outgrowth of another project. Geologists and surveyors were on a mission to find rare earth elements and minerals that could be strategically important to the country.
- During a brief layover Wednesday in Ketchikan on her way to Sitka, Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski talked about the state’s Republican primary campaign, and about the presidential election.