In an article on the canoe expansion in Hoonah in the April 13-19 edition of the Capital City Weekly, the name of a man who led a prayer in Tlingit was written incorrectly. It is Bill Wilson, not Bill Gray Sr.
NAMI Family Support Group, 5:30-7 p.m., first and thirdThursdays Sept. 3 through Dec. 17, 9000 Glacier Hwy, Suite 201 (Jordan Square Bldg). A free, confidential, and safe group of families helping families of loved ones struggling with a mental illness. Drop-ins welcome. Details: www.namijuneau.org or 463-4251.
JUNEAU — Do you have a boat in Aurora or Harris Harbor? Attend parties at the Yacht Club or purchase fish from the docks? Have a child in summer sailing camp? Use the crane dock? Take classes at the UAS Technical Education Center?
JUNEAU — The 2016 Juneau Parade entry forms are available at Cycle Alaska in town and Mendenhall Valley Public Library. The parade theme is “patriotism.” It begins at 11 a.m. For comments or questions, please call 790-4444.
The National Park Service has temporarily closed four islands in Glacier Bay to foot traffic and instituted a minimum approach distance of 100 yards to protect high concentrations of nesting seabirds by minimizing human caused disturbance and mortality of chicks. For more information, go to https://www.nps.gov/glba/learn/news/bird-nesting-islands-temporary-closure.htm.
U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development Alaska State Director (USDA-RD) Jim Nordlund May 13 announced that the state and federally designated regional economic development organization for Southeast Alaska, the Southeast Conference, has been awarded a $96,000 USDA-RD Energy Audit Grant.
SKAGWAY — Skagway’s Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to low returns and reduced capacity at the host organization, the Taiya Inlet Watershed Council. Next year, wrote Rachel Ford in an email, the council hopes to move the event to the Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau.
SITKA — Earlier this spring, Fish Tech Professor Jim Seeland, Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, and Douglas Island Pink and Chum partnered to host a recirculation workshop to better inform Alaska fish culturists on how recirculation can be used as a technique to use water more efficiently.
Alaska’s congressional delegation on May 12 wrote to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging greater federal engagement in the review of British Columbia (B.C.) mines near the headwaters of world-class rivers shared by the U.S. and Canada, mines that threaten salmon and a way of life for Alaskans.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in Juneau along with the Southeast Alaska Tribal Toxins (SEATT) partnership collected shellfish samples at Outer Point on Douglas Island to test for biotoxins, specifically paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP.