The Juneau Douglas Ice Association helped kick off another season at Treadwell Ice Arena by bringing back the Rocky Mountain Hockey School last week. More than 50 players took the ice for three hours a day during a weeklong camp funded thanks in part with the city’s Youth Activity Grant. The group is hosting a learn to play session on Aug. 30 for kids.
All photos by Steve Quinn.
- As the United States approaches the 16th anniversary of military operations in Afghanistan, thousands more troops are readying to deploy. One of the units heading there is the airborne infantry brigade based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.
- Advocates on the left are cranking up the pressure on U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to vote against the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
- A new ethics complaint has been filed in relation to Homer’s recent recall election. Three Homer City Council members were up for recall in June, but all three retained their seats. The complaint argues that the council members should have recused themselves from certifying the election results.
- The girl, 12, has been able to communicate with emergency crews, and she has wriggled her fingers for them through the wreckage at the Enrique Rebsamen School, south of the capital.