The totem pole is just the first piece of what will eventually be Huna Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Juneau residents have mixed feelings about the ship’s arrival amid an uptick an COVID-19 cases, but for the most part, the feeling at the dock and inside downtown businesses on Friday was one of hope.
Juneau city officials are asking for input on recreation in the Montana Creek area; First Lady Jill Biden visited Alaska for a few hours on Wednesday; Members of the Republican minority caucus in the Alaska House have been at the center of the most contentious arguments in the Legislature this year.
They’ll use feedback from a newly released survey to help create a master plan.
Earlier this year, the city’s assembly passed new measures for how fireworks can be used on holidays like Independence Day and New Year’s Eve.
More than 400 people have already responded to the survey. It will be open to responses for at least another week.
In this newscast: Alaska House Speaker Louise Stutes expressed confidence Friday that the House will vote on Monday to avert much of state government shutting down; The pandemic may be waning in the state, but its ripple effects have made for a weird summer for visitor industry businesses and for seasonal workers trying to decide if it’s even worth coming back for a short summer; A discovery of baby dinosaur bones on Alaska’s North Slope has paleontologists rethinking the animal’s lives and physiology.
In this newscast: Nearly 250 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed at Juneau’s airport since the shots were made available there in mid-May, but public health officials continue to see a decrease in demand for the shots; In the latest installment of KTOO’s avalanche series, Claire Stremple explores the mix of personal choices and policy decisions that keep people in at-risk areas; Construction is underway as workers fix the bumpy road work on Glacier Highway to improve access for pedestrians and vehicles.
City Emergency Manager Robert Barr said he doesn’t expect to see any major changes in numbers until children under 12 can get the vaccine. But at this point, that’s not likely to happen before September.
In this newscast: The third part of KTOO’s series about Juneau’s unique urban avalanche danger talks about what researchers can learn from tree rings; Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has announced a new initiative to examine the loss of life and traumatic legacy of boarding schools run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; The Alaska Marine Highway’s two former fast ferries are tentatively scheduled to be loaded Friday onto a heavy-lift ship headed for Spain.