Downtown Juneau is hopping with renovations and grand openings. Several young and creative entrepreneurs have expanded the local food scene. The Rookery, which opened last fall, was recently closed for renovations and has now reopened. The Wild Oven Bakehouse opened in October, and B’s Bakery and Bistro opened just last week. KTOO’s Amanda Compton starts her tour at the newly remodeled Rookery.
- The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
- William Quayle, Jr. is running for the District 1 Juneau Assembly seat. The municipal election is Oct. 4.
- Winds of that speed can uproot trees, knock branches down and damage property, including vessels and aircraft moored and tied down outdoors.
- The aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were visible in much of Southeast Alaska late Wednesday and early Thursday. Share your Northern Lights photos with us.