The city of Juneau will commemorate that anniversary with a series of community activities leading up to a solemn memorial on the waterfront.
The U.S.S. Juneau Remembrance Planning Committee will hold two public meetings this week to plan for those activities.
Assembly member Randy Wanamaker is coordinating the events.
“We want it to be a community event, by the community, for the community,” he says.
Wanamaker hopes local schools, libraries, museums, service clubs and other community organizations will participate
“What we see is a series of community activities at various times and locations leading up to the actual anniversary on the 13th of November, so people have an opportunity to go to an activity at a time and a place that works for them, because not everybody would be able to dome to a single large event,” he says.
The U.S.S. Juneau public planning meetings are Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley Library. Friday’s meeting is noon to 1:30 pm at the Downtown Library.
- The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until Saturday morning for Mendenhall River and surrounding area.
- Large projects can often be contentious, and two of the most debated state projects in the past few years have been the Knik Arm Crossing and the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.
- Gov. Bill Walker announced an additional $10 million cut to the University of Alaska.
- The largest share of that cut is to the account the state uses to partially reimburse local governments for school bonds.