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Public asked to weigh in on Gustavus annexation

The state’s Local Boundary Commission takes public comment Wednesday on the City of Gustavus’ petition to annex another 16-square miles. Brent Williams, section staff supervisor for the LBC, says they’ve already recommended that annexation be approved. Commissioners could announce a decision as soon as Thursday. “The LBC does not always follow the staff recommendation,” says…

Tuesday Newscast

Stories include the slate of candidates to run for municipal election on October 4th and new public vessel tracking system to be unveiled by the Alaska Marine Highway System.

CBJ seeks public input on Marine Park improvements

Juneau’s weather may resemble October this week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t imagine a nice sunny stroll on the downtown waterfront. City officials want to hear from the public about future development at Marine Park. CBJ Parks and Landscape Superintendent George Schaaf says there’s no specific plan right now, but several ideas were outlined…

Few candidates for municipal election

School board president Sally Saddler is a shoe-in for re-election. Saddler is the only candidate for two school board seats. Randy Wanamaker is also unopposed for the District Two Assembly seat. The filing period for municipal office has closed with few candidates. Both the school board and three Assembly seats are for three-year terms. Only…

1st Annual Glacier Bowl

In sports over the weekend, the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears trounced the Thunder Mountain Falcons by a score of 68 to zero in what was dubbed the first annual Glacier Bowl. The two schools started their football season Saturday. (Photos by Gail Fenumiai)

Fish & Game relocates downtown bears

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Friday relocated a family of black bears that had been frequenting downtown Juneau this summer. Wildlife biologist Ryan Scott says the department had been looking for the sow and three yearlings for a couple months. He says they finally caught up with them just south on the…

Five Juneau schools meet AYP

Five of Juneau’s 14 schools made Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act last year, down from six in 2009-2010. Auke Bay and Glacier Valley elementary schools, Juneau Douglas High School, the Community Charter School and Johnson Youth Center achieved academic targets in each of 31 different categories to meet AYP.…

State gets support in its fight against Roadless Rule

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce and 13 other Southeast businesses and organizations will join in the state’s lawsuit against a federal rule that prevents road construction in certain areas of the Tongass National Forest. The Parnell administration in June appealed a federal district court decision setting aside an eight-year-old policy that exempted the Tongass from…

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