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.
- Sponsors of a voter initiative to ban commercial marijuana businesses in the City of Fairbanks submitted over 500 signatures Friday in an effort to get the measure on the fall 2017 ballot.
- Enrollment numbers have increased in two of the three schools and the district welcomes several newcomers to its faculty. Combined enrollment at the three schools is an estimated 473 students to start off the year, up from 431 just two years ago.
- The series of simulated drills was known as the Arctic Chinook exercise and wrapped Thursday morning in Kotzebue, according to a Coast Guard press release.
- Scientists are trying to learn how to prevent botulism in seal oil, a main ingredient in many traditional Alaska Native foods.