The $20-million National Science Foundation grant will allow the University of Alaska Fairbanks to hire eight new scientists to study how Alaska communities in three different regions are adapting to changing environments.
The annual Buoy Tender Olympics got off to an early start Wednesday morning on Juneau’s downtown waterfront with a chain pull, swimming relay in Gastineau Channel, the tug of war, and welding and crane-operating competitions.
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 group of Juneau residents is exploring the idea of a cooperative grocery store at the soon to be vacant Alaskan & Proud Market on Willoughby Avenue.
Loren Jones is collecting voters’ signatures for his CBJ nomination petition. He intends to file for the Assembly District One seat on August 3rd, the first day of the filing period for the October municipal election.
Troopers say 60-year-old Keith Fuller received a warning more than a month ago not to leave food scraps unattended at a Sutherland Drive address.
The hydraulic lift is capable of hoisting vessels up to 45-tons and 65-feet in length out of the water. It arrived at the Auke Bay Commercial Loading Facility on Friday, and is already attracting attention from passersby. But it’ll probably be another three months before it’s fully operational.
A Juneau eagle lost his lunch this morning, cutting electricity to 377 Lemon Creek Alaska Electric Light and Power customers.
Here’s a slideshow of July 4th photos from Douglas, Juneau, Sitka and Petersburg.
The Alaska Marine Highway System is rethinking part of its Lynn Canal summer sailing schedule. Ferry chief Mike Neussl says it’s a question of logistics.