The Books To Boards program at Eaglecrest Ski Area is in its fourth season, offering a select group of Juneau middle school students a chance to learn to ski and snowboard for free.
It’s sponsored by the Eaglecrest Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to raise, invest and manage donations for programs and projects at Eaglecrest that are not funded by the City and Borough of Juneau, which owns the ski area.
KTOO volunteer Amanda Compton tagged along with two Books to Boards participants, brothers Cameron and Brenden Okins, at the end of the 2011-2012 season.
- Uber and Lyft are negotiating with the City and Borough of Juneau over the collection of the city's sales tax. The companies insist it's the drivers' responsibility to collect and remit the 5 percent tax on fares.
- Facing opposition within their own ranks, Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act until after next week's recess.
- There was a bit of a victory Monday for supporters of a proposed road in Southwest Alaska that would connect the village of King Cove to an airport at Cold Bay via the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
- The Congressional Budget Office has what amounts to a warning for “sparsely populated areas” in its analysis of the Senate’s draft health care reform bill.