New helmet camera for rent at Eaglecrest

Skiers and snowboarders have an opportunity to win prizes this winter with a GoPro helmet camera, currently for rent at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

The camera, which can be rented at no cost to users 21 years old and up, is mounted to a helmet and the clips captured will be entered for a chance to win The Alaskan Brewing Company's "Clip of the Week" at "Tailgate Thursdays."

For more information about the GoPro or about the "Clip of the Week," contact Ashley Johnston at 780-5922 or by email at


Buckwheat Classic registration opens

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross-country ski race will be held on March 25 on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway and include 50K, 25K and 10K classic races as well as a 5K kids race.

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Unit 4 fur season to end

The season for marten, mink, weasel and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands) ended Wednesday. Beaver season remains open through April 30.

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Fireside Lecture on Southeast’s ancient shorelines

Geologist Jim Baichtal will discuss revising old theories regarding how life adapted to Southeast Alaska’s ancient ice sheets during today’s Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

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