Two home football games this weekend in Juneau – the Thunder Mountain Falcons play the Ketchikan Kings and the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears face the North Pole Patriots.
After the Bears shut down Wasilla last week by 39 points, Crimson Bears head coach Rich Sjoross warned players about the Patriots.
“As good of a team as they’ve had probably in the last 10 years,” he said.
The Patriots have a score to settle: They left Juneau last year with no score, while the Bears amassed 67 points. Sjoross says the Patriots will be fired up when they hit Adair-Kennedy field. The Varsity game is 8 p.m. Saturday. The JVs play at 5 o’clock.
Across the Mendenhall Valley, the Thunder Mountain Falcons kick off against Ketchikan at 7 p.m. Falcons JVs are playing Seward at 4 p.m.
- Juneau's long-awaited 32-unit Housing First apartment complex will welcome its first batch of formerly homeless residents within the week. The $8.3 million project came together through community support in cash and donated materials and services.
- Nikoosh Carlo began work this month in a newly created position: senior adviser for climate.
- The Alaska ferry Taku's next life will be as a floating hotel. Portland-based KeyMar LLC made the winning bid of $300,000 for the 54-year-old ship.
- According to a news release, Wilson "Will" Woodrow Curtis-Collins is a person of interest after a reported disturbance about 12:40 a.m. today near the 1800 block of Northwood Drive.