Thursday’s high winds along with heavy snowfall at higher elevations will increase the possibility of an avalanche reaching Thane Road in the next 24 hours, according to the Department of Transportation.
If approved, the board would make time to recognize Tlingit people as the land’s original inhabitants before opening its meetings.
“There are going to be 200-300 people coming into this building. They’re concerned about what’s going to happen and concerned about putting themselves in jeopardy,” said Kodiak Senator Gary Steven
City Manager Rorie Watt apologized for the frustration people had trying to get an appointment. City staff hope to schedule more mass vaccination events.
“We do want to make sure we’re trying to get it into the right hands … quickly, but not so quickly that we rush ourselves into additional mistakes,” Assembly member Michelle Hale said.
Research shows that it wasn’t mainly beginning or intermediate backcountry users who triggered avalanches during the pandemic.
It’s one more strategy local policymakers are considering toward a perennial goal to make housing more affordable in the Capital City.
Overall cases of COVID-19 have dropped in Juneau, but there is still community spread occurring, which means that the source of some people’s infections is unknown.
A lot of potential COVID-19 vaccinators aren’t ready to do it, are opting not to, or don’t have vaccines yet.
People 65 and older and healthcare workers who haven’t already been vaccinated can sign up for an appointment Jan. 15-17.