Chris Schwartz, manager at Salt Restaurant in downtown Juneau will bring Chef Sharmela, who will be the head chef at Juneau’s new Saffron Indian Restaurant to open April 1 in the former location of Sprazzo on Franklin Street and Chef Lionel, head chef at Salt, which replaces the former Zephyr restaurant on Seward Street.
Andy Cline will bring by Alaskan Brewery’s latest offering, Icy Bay IPA, specially brewed to commemorate Alaska’s surfers
We’ll get a preview of this week’s Fireside lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Alaska’s Hummingbirds, with Wildlife Technician Gwen Baluss and Biologist Brian Logan;
And we’ll get the details about Saturday’s Roller Girls’ bout;
- Juneau Finance Director Bob Bartholomew projected Gov. Bill Walker’s veto of about half of dividend funds will cost the city.
- Only three votes now separate two northern Alaska House candidates. Dean Westlake of Kotzebue has 780 votes, ahead of 777 votes for incumbent Rep. Ben Nageak, who’s from Barrow.
- Bus passes, child-care assistance, work clothing and other resources to get low-income tribal members into jobs are being cut in seven Southeast Communities..
- The U.S. Northern Command and Coast Guard have launched a major field-training exercise off Alaska’s northwest coast. Arctic Chinook is intended to demonstrate how local, state and federal agencies would respond to a simulated cruise ship accident. Coincidentally, a big luxury cruise ship will sail through the area while the exercise is under way. And to further complicate things, bad weather has just set in.