KOTZEBUE - President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.
A group of inmates at the Juneau jail received an incredible opportunity last week — to learn the basics of Northwest Coast art and formline design from the nation’s most renowned Tsimshian artist, David Boxley.
A bike maintenance and emergency repairs station called the "Flats Fix-it Facility" is installed at the corner of 9th Street and Glacier Avenue. The station consists of a bicycle stand, air pumps and tools on cables. The station costs $1500.
ANCHORAGE - The president of Shell Oil Co. said exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.
Saturday, September 5
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Away, TBD, Juneau-Douglas at Fairbanks' West Valley.
Away, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain at Fairbanks' North Pole.
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Away, JDHS & TMHS at Haines Invitational.
Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river.