First-ever Town Downhill sends city-wide invite

In its first year, the Town Downhill community race invites alpine skiers and snowboarders to compete on the slopes of Eaglecrest Ski Area on Saturday.

This year’s event, which is supported by the Juneau Ski Club, will be a timed race. Skiers or boarders must fill out a registration form, which can be picked up in the Juneau Ski Club room on the first level of the lodge at Eaglecrest. Entry fees of $15 will be collected the day of the event and bibs are issued at the time of registration. Prizes will be awarded. All are welcome to compete.

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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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