A group of Juneau Douglas High School students won the Alaska Tsunami Bowl last weekend in Seward.
The final round of the annual marine science competition pitted Team Pogonophoraphobia from JDHS against the Mat-Tsunamis from Mat Su Career & Technical High School in Wasilla.
The Juneau-Douglas team, consisting of Johnny Connolly, Johnny Elliott, Sam Kurland, Olivia Raster and Ruby Steedle, will represent Alaska at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April.
The competition consisted of both a research project, including a 20-page paper and 20-minute oral presentation, and a timed quiz style match with two teams facing off against each other.
Teams from 17 schools participated in the competition, including one from Juneau’s Thunder Mountain High School.
- Owners of the dilapidated Bergmann Hotel say they are selling their downtown properties. The historic hotel was shut down in March after being condemned by the city over safety hazards.
- The remains of Kyle Stevens, 31, have been found. Missing after taking off from Russian Mission last week, Stevens’ body was recovered Friday in the Yukon River near the village. The crashed plane was found days earlier.
- Tribal groups from opposite ends of the state have formed an alliance to fight mines they say threaten traditional fisheries.
- The deadline for bids and public comment on a proposed Haines-area timber sale has been extended. The University of Alaska is offering up 400 acres of old growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock on the Chilkat Peninsula.