This year’s Alaska Folk Festival backdrop was created by the Juneau-Douglas High School Art Club with more than 15 students contributing to the project.
Listen to JDHS students Riley Stadt, Kane Ginter and advisor Heather Ridgeway of the JDHS Art Club who made this year’s Folk Fest backdrop:
The students are auctioning off the fish and backdrop this weekend in the Centennial Hall lobby to raise money for their trip to Craig to compete in the Region V Art Fest.
- Heavy rains returned to the region this month, triggering a large mudslide on the Haines Highway last weekend. Now the Alaska Earthquake Center says seismic activity may have also played a role.
- While Alaska’s economy is not out of recession yet, there are some positive signs leading economists to believe it may be nearing the end.
- Prosecutors say he exported raw, unworked, walrus ivory tusks from Alaska to Indonesia for carving, violating federal law, then smuggled carved ivory back to the United States.
- Walker, the only independent governor in the country, said Friday he could not win a three-way race and that Alaskans deserve a choice other than Dunleavy.