Wes Adkins of the National Weather Service said on KTOO’s Morning Edition that Juneau residents should expect a “last gasp of some moisture” through sunset on Friday. It will likely be breezy and sunny for Juneau this weekend and the pattern is expected to provide for dry conditions next week.
Barbara Lindh of Eaglecrest Ski Area said this weekend’s activities include the NAPA Auto Race series that is a qualifier for the Junior Olympics. Fourteen through 16 year olds from around Alaska are competing in the slalom and giant slalom events.
- About 4,500 acres of heavily-logged forest will return to wilderness under a deal involving the federal government and a Southeast Alaska Native corporation.
- Andy Larson, 79, and Matthew Hanes, 32, hoisted from S/V Rafiki about 170 miles south of Sand Point early Wednesday.
- The company that sent the first big luxury cruise ship through U.S. and Canadian Arctic waters is preparing the Crystal Serenity for a repeat performance in 2017. But one expert believes this year’s historic transit doesn’t mean the Arctic is likely to become a hotspot for global shipping anytime soon.
- Federal fisheries oversight required in some busy Alaska salmon fisheries