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.
- Juneau's long-awaited 32-unit Housing First apartment complex will welcome its first batch of formerly homeless residents within the week. The $8.3 million project came together through community support in cash and donated materials and services.
- Nikoosh Carlo began work this month in a newly created position: senior adviser for climate.
- The Alaska ferry Taku's next life will be as a floating hotel. Portland-based KeyMar LLC made the winning bid of $300,000 for the 54-year-old ship.
- According to a news release, Wilson "Will" Woodrow Curtis-Collins is a person of interest after a reported disturbance about 12:40 a.m. today near the 1800 block of Northwood Drive.