Commemorates the 687 sailors who lost their lives following the naval battle of Guadalcanal during WWII.
Tuesday marks the seventieth anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.S. Juneau, a light cruiser that participated in the naval battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. Six-hundred and 87 sailors perished during the sinking on Nov. 13, 1942. Included in the slideshow below are pictures from Saturday’s event at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum that included…
Longtime JCVB director Lorene Palmer will become the new director of the Alaska Division of Economic Development later this month.
History came alive on Saturday when Juneau residents heard the words of a sailor who eventually perished when his vessel, the U.S.S. Juneau, was sunk during World War II. Seaman William George Meeker, a sailor aboard the light cruiser that sank following the naval battle of Guadalcanal, sent seventeen letters to Winifred Blohm, his next…
Juneau’s annual Veterans Day observance is Sunday at 11 a.m. at Centennial Hall. Also known as Armistice Day, it is the anniversary of the end of World War I. Nov. 11, 1918 has been called the end of the “war to end all wars.” Veterans of Foreign Wars Taku Post 5559 will host Juneau’s ceremony…
The Juneau Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army are no longer taking clothing and household items for victims of the Gastineau Apartments fire.
Juneau Fire Chief Rich Etheridge says every available firefighter, both volunteer and career staff, responded to the scene of Monday’s fire at the Gastineau Apartments.
A new 4-H equestrian club in Juneau links riders at Fairweather stables to the Southeast 4-H community.
Dozens of families gathered today for the annual Fall Family Fun Fest at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center.
Move over chicken nuggets, smoked salmon is now on the menu at some Juneau schools.