From the final frontier to the last frontier, Leonard Nimoy paid his first visit to Alaska since 1972 this week, with stops in Anchorage, Seward, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.
Alaska. First time here since 1972. Great people. Amazing state. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) June 24, 2013
He tweeted Tuesday announcing his cruise, and that inspired some fans in Ketchikan to wander around town in hopes of a sighting. KRBD was lucky to get a brief encounter with the actor, best known for his portrayal of Mr. Spock, a beloved and very logical character on the original Star Trek series.
Anchorage, Seward, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan. One beautiful trip. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) June 25, 2013
Nimoy, traveling with his family, says he’s enjoyed his Alaska vacation.
“We’ve had a fabulous time,” he said. “Beautiful country, beautiful city, great people.”
Nimoy is a passenger aboard the Silver Shadow.
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- 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.
- Heat pumps are nothing new. But upgrades over the past thirty years have made the systems a lot more reliable. Now Juneau installers are racing to keep up with growing demand.
- Concern over poor king salmon runs across the state drew a panel of fisheries experts together at a recent meeting in Anchorage. The event focused mainly on a better understanding of the science behind population declines.