The 110-foot Chandeleur is being transferred from Miami to Ketchikan to assist with regional responses throughout the panhandle.
Thursday’s flight will bring home about 400 soldiers, bringing the total back in Alaska to 1,800.
Instead of being closed next Monday, Amalga Harbor Road will be closed Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while DOT installs two prefabricated bridges over sections of Peterson Creek.
Merrill Sanford has the inside track to be the next mayor of the City and Borough of Juneau.
Juneau voters on Tuesday agreed to an extension of the city’s temporary one-percent sales tax, ensuring at least $34-million in capital projects will be funded borough-wide through 2018. But a $25-million bond proposition to fund another package of projects is still in doubt.
Andi Story and Phyllis Carlson have been re-elected to the Juneau Board of Education. And after a two-year break, Destiny Sargeant will return to the board.
Newly elected Assembly member Jerry Nankervis says funding for deferred maintenance of city facilities should be in the city budget.
Loren Jones has been elected to the Juneau Assembly.
Alaska is expected to add nearly 39,000 new jobs over the next decade, with nearly a third in the ealth care and social service industry.
It’s election day in the capital city.