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Another groundbreaking for SLAM

Another groundbreaking ceremony will be held next Wednesday in Juneau for the state Library, Archives and Museums project, also known as SLAM. Contractor PCL Construction began work on the project about a month ago.

Auke Lake draft plan would restrict jet skis

Jet skis, water skis and wake boards would not be allowed on Juneau’s Auke Lake, under a proposal to limit watercraft to 10 horsepower on the small lake. The draft Auke Lake Management Plan also recommends towing restrictions. The proposal was released Tuesday night  to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, or PRAC. After a…


Small but insignificant increase in Cook Inlet belugas, NOAA reports

The number of endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales is up a bit from last year, but not enough to indicate a turn-around in the population’s slow decline. That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center, which announced Thursday that the 2012 whale population is 312 animals, up from 284 in…

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