In this Curious Juneau, John Hollis asks: What’s the highest wind speed recorded in Juneau? The answer will blow away this Coast Guard retiree.
Tucked away in the second floor of the Triangle Building in downtown Juneau, there’s a museum filled with snapshots of history – but in this museum, they’re made out of wood, cloth and plastic.
A common story goes that there was a shipping mix up. Somewhere in Florida, there’s a federal building with our eagle statue, and our federal building got their pelicans. Is it true?
Tall tales abound in regards to the giant blocks near Lemon Creek. The stories behind the mysterious blocks are almost too good to be true: Ancient monoliths, hatches for alien space craft, White Alice — even cow graves. But nothing is really, so to speak, concrete.
In the mid-1970s the city and power company jointly built a 350-foot tunnel under Telephone Hill. It still carries water and power underground but its use as a pedestrian short cut was short-lived.
A hydrologist’s marker dye is unlikely, but there are a variety of biological processes that could be responsible for discoloration of the pond that’s located about 4 miles down the Herbert Glacier trail.
The children’s book, “Patsy Ann of Alaska: the true story of a dog” says the bull terrier, Patsy Ann, pushed her paw prints into sidewalk cement. But do they actually exist?
Juneau isn’t on the road system, but yet car thefts in the de facto island city — are on the rise. In fact, 2017 has already surpassed the number of stolen motor vehicles reported in recent years — and more than doubled since 2014.
If you’ve driven on Mendenhall Loop Road, you may have seen the huts. The rusted steel half-circles look a bit like mini-airplane hangars.
“The fact is that after 1902, all of the people who were executed in Alaska were either racial minorities or ethnic minorities,” said attorney Averil Lerman. The last three men executed in the territory were an Alaska Native and two black men.