Board game lovers from Juneau and elsewhere descend on Platypus Con every January. This year, more than 300 players stopped by the locally organized three-day gaming convention.
Mark Spring of Bethel has been elevated to chairman by his peers on the Alaska Marijuana Control Board. The state’s pot industry had criticized his predecessor as a “prohibitionist.”
Scientists remain puzzled over just what’s killing off Alaska’s king salmon runs. Fisheries managers mull labeling chinook as a “stock of concern” which would further restrict commercial and sport fishing.
If you go hiking in the Juneau area, you might find some rocks that look a little different. A national hobby of painting designs on small rocks and hiding them for others to find has made its way to Alaska.
The ranking methodology favors communities with a high concentration of creative jobs and creative industries. The revenue of arts nonprofits, like ticket sales, grants and community contributions, also factored in.
At a town hall, several community members echoed the feeling that Alaska’s fiscal future is being held hostage by the Republican-led Senate majority.
Eaglecrest Ski Area managers hope the new snow will allow them to operate the upper mountain chairlifts.
Gastineau Humane Society estimates that taking in the animals alone will cost the organization an estimated $10,000. That will include vaccinations, microchipping them and spaying or neutering the 25-plus animals.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.