A restitution hearing was held Wednesday in Juneau Superior Court for the victims of the March 12, 2006 fire that destroyed the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, McPhetres Hall, and the Shelby Edwards home. Robert Huber, now serving time in prison for arson, could end up paying the Edwards family and the church’s insurance carrier as much as $3.6 million. Meanwhile, some of the victims of the fire are already moving on with their lives.
- “Part of this funding is set aside to address the needs that the president saw firsthand when he visited coastal communities in Alaska that are seeing their homelands eroding into the ocean at a rapid pace," said Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor.
- Gastineau Humane Society called the dog aggressive and not a viable candidate for adoption. The Juneau couple wishes they’d been notified before the dog was put down.
- Dan Henry, also operator of the Skagway Fish Co., said he would make a decision about his future with the Skagway Borough Assembly after he returns home.
- Musher Seth Barnes said early Monday that the last 100 miles of trail coming north to Circle "literally was perfect ... definitely the best trail I’ve been on all year.” His dogs had trained on gravel most of the winter.