Enjoy the Weekend

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau's wealth of sports enthusiasts and sports fans don't have to fear the rain, sleet or snow this week. There is a wealth of activities and opportunities waiting for those willing to open the front door and take that first step.

      You can, like me, find a trail to a ridge. But safety first. Check out the Coastal Alaska Avalanche Center's website at https://www.coastalakavalanche.org or the Eaglecrest Ski Area website at https://skieaglecrest.com or local Juneau weather sites. Or if you know an outdoor professional, ask questions!

      Remember to dress appropriately for your chosen activity. Don't forget lighting or traction, safety gear, extra clothing, calories and hydration and a communications device. Leave a trip planner with a responsible person(s) who will follow up if you miss a check-in. 

      For shorter outings, such as walking the family pet or enjoying a breath of fresh air down the block, stay aware of traffic conditions. Drivers may not see you as fast as you see them. Wear visible attire... and bring a leash if your walking partner is not voice controlled and has more than two lower appendages.

      Trails do not have to be in the trees. Walk a beach, or a park, or support local businesses while you window shop. A mile is still a mile.

      If you need an indoor activity to watch that isn't associated with your television or lap top, don't forget your mask.

    The local high schools are featuring basketball games this weekend. The Thunder Mountain boys are playing Ketchikan at 7:15 p.m. tonight and 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé girls and boys are playing South Anchorage at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, tonight, and 2:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday.

      Don't forget to cheer responsibly! And bring more cowbells!

      Cheers! No one fights alone! 

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