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.
- This week two state lawmakers voiced very different opinions on government spending. Their comments illustrate the depth of the divide over Alaska’s fiscal and economic crisis.
- Alaska has another tool in the fight against opioids. Public health officials are distributing thousands of disposal bags that chemically react and leave no trace of the drugs.
- Alaska protesters are joining a national effort by Trump opponents who want Congress to act as a check on the president.
- Tim McLeod, AEL&P’s president, says the company thought heating with natural gas could save customers money but circumstances have changed.