Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska

Glacier Highway extending 3 miles north

The road out of Juneau is getting a little longer this summer. Crews are extending Glacier Highway, the capital city’s northernmost land route. It’s a step in what officials hope will be an approximately 50-mile highway, to the north and west along Lynn Canal. Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken told the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on…

2012 ferry schedule reactions mixed

JUNEAU, ALASKA (2011-08-16) Reactions to the proposed ferry schedule for next summer are mixed. In general, communities like more service and dislike reductions. But it’s not that simple. The draft of 2012’s May-through-September sailing plan alters the fast ferry Fairweather’s routes. One change has the ship stop in Angoon twice a week during its Juneau-Sitka…