School board elects Worl to vacant seat

The Juneau School Board has selected Lisa Worl to finish out the term of Kim Poole, who recently resigned. The board Tuesday night voted for Worl, who was among six candidates for the seat, including two who had run in the fall municipal election. All six were interviewed by the board on Monday.  At Tuesday’s…

Alaska moon rocks

Alaska’s moon rocks return to State Museum in Juneau

Alaska’s long lost moon rocks are back in Juneau and on display at the State Museum through at least the end of the month. The rocks actually are tiny fragments of moon dust collected by Apollo 11 astronauts in July 1969, and later presented to Governor Keith Miller by President Richard Nixon. In 1973, the…

Juneau Assembly hears about capital project funding schedule

When Juneau voters approved an extension of the city’s temporary one-percent sales tax and a $25 million bond proposition earlier this year, it created a dilemma members of the CBJ Assembly are probably happy to have: When to fund the nearly 20 projects identified in both ballot measures? Engineering Director Rorie Watt presented a preliminary…

Bob Bartholomew

CBJ Finance Director projects budget surplus in FY14

The City and Borough of Juneau had a smaller than expected budget deficit last fiscal year, largely because of belt tightening by the city manager’s office. CBJ Finance Director Bob Bartholomew on Wednesday told the Juneau Assembly Finance Committee that the city used $3.3 million in fund balance in fiscal year 2012, which ended in…

Mayor Merrill Sanford

Juneau Assembly passes resolution supporting electrical power extension

The Juneau Assembly is now on record as supporting an extension of electric power to Cascade Point at the end of Glacier Highway, also known as Veterans Memorial Highway. A resolution adopted at a special meeting Wednesday says an extension of power would support economic and housing development, as well as public safety out the…

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