Juneau’s annual Veterans Day observance is Sunday at 11 a.m. at Centennial Hall.
Also known as Armistice Day, it is the anniversary of the end of World War I. Nov. 11, 1918 has been called the end of the “war to end all wars.”
Veterans of Foreign Wars Taku Post 5559 will host Juneau’s ceremony this year. Post Commander Dan McCrummen says Coast Guard Commander Bill Dwyer will be the keynote speaker. The Coast Guard Color Guard will present the flags and the Alaska Youth Choir will sing.
CBJ Assembly member Randy Wanamaker will speak about the Capital City’s USS Juneau commemoration on Nov. 13.
- Polls show the presidential race is unusually tight in Alaska. Juneau residents attending two election events shared their opinions on the polls and the candidates.
- A new weather station installed on Mt. Ripinsky last month is now relaying data on weather conditions that could help hikers, climbers and skiers prepare for bad weather -- especially avalanches.
- Kids attending the Homer Folk School learn everything from making apple juice to building kayaks.
- Bethel has made more than a quarter of a million dollars from its 12 percent sales tax on alcohol since legal alcohol sales began in April.