In the past, the city had contracted with the League of Women Voters to do the budget survey. But the League’s proposed change in format from a telephone poll to a mail-out survey, and the desire to have results sooner caused the Assembly to go with the private, Juneau-based McDowell Group.
Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital has a new management contract. The board of directors for the city-owned facility has approved a new three-year deal with Quorum Health Resources, the hospital announced last night (Monday) in a press release.
Douglas has a new Treadwell Mine Historic Park. The City and Borough Assembly Monday night named the historic district within Savviko Park after the old mine.
It appears an aviation marker ball is to blame for Sunday night’s power outage in downtown Juneau. The red ball wore through a transmission line and it broke, knocking out power to about 3,800 customers between 6 and 8 p.m.
Winter officially begins Thursday, and the CBJ Streets Department has spent about 62 percent of its snow-hauling budget.
Juneau Police say two teenage girls were taken to the hospital yesterday afternoon (Sunday) after being struck by a car on Glacier Highway. Neither girl was seriously hurt.
About 4,000 customers were without power for a couple hours Sunday night after a pair of feeder lines failed due to wind damage.
With a projected budget shortfall of 7.5 million dollars over the next two years, the Juneau Assembly is seeking some spending guidance from the community.
Three teenage boys have been charged with vandalism, after getting caught in the alleged act at Melvin Park in the Mendenhall Valley.
The state Department of Health and Social Services has identified the daycare provider shutdown Wednesday as a result of abuse allegations.