At the end of last year’s legislative session, Juneau found itself on the hook for more than $5 million in cost shifts from the state.
Juneau’s definition of “frigid” isn’t the same as Fairbanks’ or Kotzebue’s. But one thing unites many Alaskans on a crisp winter day: the burning desire to go outdoors.
Only 500 feet from the shoreline, the ice thinned to just an inch and a half. Anything less than 4 inches is considered dangerous.
The National Weather Service in Juneau reported gusts of more than 100 mph in downtown Thursday morning.
Temperatures in Juneau have been well below the 24-degree average low for January. That makes it tough for the more than 200 homeless people in Juneau.
Juneau resident Libby Bakalar served in the Alaska attorney general’s office until December 2018, when she was fired by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration.
Strong winds and high tides caused the tugboat Lumberman to drag anchor and drift south, raising concerns that it could endanger private or public property.
Below-average temperatures across the northern panhandle this weekend could complicate things for Juneau residents.
Isaac David Friday, 27, is facing a first-degree murder charge for the 2017 death of 19-year-old Jade Williams. He’s currently in custody at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau.
The National Weather Service says as much as 9 inches of snow is expected through Monday night, and temperatures may dip into the single digits later this week.