The Coast Guard is launching a temporary base in Barrow in a response to increased Arctic shipping.
Sunday July 15, kicked off the 2012 Coast Guard Buoy Round-up held by the 17th Coast Guard District in Juneau. The event is a week long series of training exercises.
The Juneau Assembly last night (Monday) appropriated nearly $23.5-million for runway safety area improvements at Juneau International Airport. The Assembly also awarded SECON a $12.3-million contract for another phase of the project.
Assembly member Ruth Danner last night (Monday) suggested revisiting the idea of moving the memorial as the city pushes forward with plans for a floating Panamax cruise ship dock in front of it.
Juneau police are recommending three Juneau teens be charged in connection with throwing rocks Sunday at vehicles in the Mendenhall Valley, injuring at least one person.
The state of Alaska is suing to block the federal government from enforcing regulations for emissions from cruise ships and marine cargo carriers.
Works crews opened Egan Drive left turn lanes this morning at Fred Meyer and Yandukin Drive.
After being criticized for rushing a bill into the special session this year that some considered ill-conceived, the Parnell administration is now seeking a consultant to advise it on oil taxes.
A dozen years ago, the city faced a similar problem, leading to the CBJ bear ordinance, which prohibits leaving garbage cans out except after 4 a.m. on pickup day. Juneau Police are not currently citing residents under the ordinance when a crafty bruin pops the lid on one of those new garbage cans provided by Arrow Refuse.
A drilling rig slated for use off Alaska’s North Slope is facing some serious scrutiny in Washington state. The Arctic Challenger is designed to stop oil spills from two other rigs. But officials say it needs a stronger design.