Before there was a Behrends neighborhood, the avalanche path that goes through it saw slides big enough to level forests. It will happen again someday.
As a special session begins in Juneau, momentum seems to have stalled amid disagreements over the size of the Permanent Fund dividend.
Young, drawing on Alaska’s example, said the partisan tilt of Puerto Rico’s electorate shouldn’t guide the decision.
The bill would add about 251 acres of state land, including the cemetery, to Funter Bay State Marine Park. It heads to the state Senate next.
Adding the cemetery to Funter Bay State Marine Park would mean the land couldn’t be sold or developed, and people would always be able to care for the cemetery.
In the urban avalanche advisory for Tuesday, Juneau emergency programs manager Tom Mattice wrote that recent storms have brought cycles of snow, rain and freezing mist, leading to a snowpack that was “definitely developing more questionable weak layers.”
September 12 marks six months since Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Alaska’s first known case of COVID-19. We thought now was a good time to pause and take stock of where we are — and to look back on how we got here.
State and oil company officials confirmed 13 cases of COVID-19 between two different North Slope oil fields, as Alaska reported 86 new cases of the virus Thursday.
A second cyclist, Jay Butler, was treated and released.