Happy New Year! Andy Kline was the host and we concentrated on the Arts and the January First Friday on this edition of Juneau Afternoon, including:
Pat Race of Alaska Robotics on their show concentrating on student art inspired by comic books.
Artist Rob Roys and Kimberly Naylor of the City Museum on Rob’s solo exhibit.
And from up on the mountain, we talked to Jeffra Clough and got this week’s Eaglecrest Report, where January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month.
- Gov. Bill Walker put a hold on an administrative order he issued in February, saying he needed more stakeholder feedback.
- Hundreds of people gathered Thursday at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to celebrate the opening of a newly completed Huna Tribal House and the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. But not everyone could make it. Tribal members and elected officials were stuck at the Juneau International Airport.
- "We’re all expecting to see this fiscal contraction and a reduction in economic indicators. But the reality is that what’s going on at the state level hasn’t hit the communities yet. It hasn’t hit Juneau yet," local analyst Meilani Schijvens says.
- Scattered throughout Alaska are hundreds of pieces of land that have been transferred to Alaska Native Corporations by the federal government.Some came with contamination. Getting them cleaned up has been a decades long process, and a new report catalogs those contaminated sites, but leaves some questions about who will orchestrate cleanup – and when.