Friday at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon, Scott Burton hosts.
We’ll get our regular update on activities at UAS and hear about this season’s Evening at Egan line-up;
Beth Weigel will be here to tell us about what’s going on in Juneau’s libraries,
And we’ll learn more about the Wilderness Act as we celebrate its 50th anniversary with Forest Service Wilderness Manager Kevin Hood and Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr.
That, Writer’s Almanac, Bird Note, music and more, Friday at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon.
- 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.
- Tom Morphet, the owner, publisher, reporter, editor and designer for the Chilkat Valley News, was certified Monday to run for Haines Borough Assembly.
- Southcentral Alaska has seen an increase in wasp activity this year. Mild winters are good for overwintering queens, and more queens means more nests come springtime.
- A Canadian company conducting exploration for a potential mine about 35 miles north of Haines was recently granted permission to grow its project.