Celebration 2008 began Thursday morning with a grand entrance procession of fifty Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian dance groups down Juneau’s Willoughby Avenue. John Ryan produced an audio postcard from the procession. The Mt. Saint Elias Dancers from Yakutat kick it off as they get ready to lead the procession in their full regalia.
Photos by John Ryan.Related Link: Click here for full-screen slide show
- Last week, the cruise ship Crystal Serenity sailed into Nome and 850 of the cruise ship’s passengers were ferried in from the offshore vessel and took the day to tour the city, but some business owners say their expectations for hypothetical increase in profits for the day weren’t met.
- New signage is being installed at Foodland IGA in downtown Juneau. Store director Rick Wilson anticipates the work will be done Tuesday afternoon.
- The city of Sitka announced Monday, Aug. 29, that the Gavan Hill area, including Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School, may be at risk for landslides. Shannon & Wilson, a Seattle-based geotechnical firm, identified the landslide hazard zones during an assessment of the area.
- As of Monday, the Ketchikan Youth Facility slated for closure had seven kids in it and the Johnson Youth Center had four.