Newscast — Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

  • In Juneau, the pandemic risk level is being downgraded to its lowest level — or minimal risk.
  • Without a permit, using fireworks — even sparklers — would be banned 361 days of the year in most populated areas of Juneau under a proposed local law. the controversial measure would also restore a past ban on the sale of fireworks in Juneau. There’s just one retailer in town the sales ban would affect.
  • A chairlift providing access to the upper portion of the city-owned Eaglecrest Ski Area has been repaired after last week’s high winds. And, it’s back in operation.
  • Native Americans are bucking a trend of populations who harbor doubts about the coronavirus vaccines.