The state ferry LeConte is back in service.
An unidentified mechanical problem sidelined the vessel yesterday (Tuesday), forcing the cancellation of its scheduled roundtrip between Juneau and Haines.
Technicians worked overnight to fix the issue. The LeConte departed Juneau for Haines at about 7:00 this morning (Wednesday). It’s due back at the Auke Bay terminal about 9:00 tonight.
- Stuart DeWitt, Nick Davis and Joe Thompson were inducted into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame.
- On Saturday at the Juneau Lions Club 71st Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Lion Steve Brandner was chosen as the recipient of the Walter A. Soboleff Achievement Award, the tournament’s highest honor.
- Shutting down the oil platforms will allow Hilcorp to reduce the amount of natural gas flowing in the leaking pipeline.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.