Sunday concluded Eaglecrest’s 33rd Annual Learn to Ski Weekend. Annie Bartholomew went to Eaglecrest to meet 3rd and 4th graders who got the chance to try skiing for the first time. Every year Eaglecrest has 45 spots available for first-time skiers in the 3rd and 4th grades chosen by lottery. The program is sponsored by Mendenhall Auto Subaru, and provides free lunch, transportation, ski rental and lift passes to students who may otherwise not have an opportunity to ski.
- French President François Hollande was at the White House trying broaden an international coalition to fight the Islamic State.
- Canadian regulators say the Tulsequah Chief Project, near Juneau, has agreed to reduce pollution leaking into a nearby river. But the mine won’t have to restart a shuttered water-treatment plant.
- On the sidewalks, at the stores, at the bars, people have been talking about a loud sound they heard around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Most have never heard anything like it before.
- A pilot program called Alaska Innovative Medicine in Anchorage is rounding out its first year trying to improve that journey for patients while also spending less on health care.