The Malaspina was built in 1963 and has had several overhauls over the decades. Its last sailing was in late 2019 when the state put the ship in layup rather than invest at least $16 million in needed steelwork.
In this newscast: KTOO kicks off a week-long series about Juneau’s unique urban avalanche danger; After a late snowmelt, Chilkat Valley brown bears are out of hibernation and looking for food; Chitina dip netters can no longer keep King salmon they catch in the Copper River personal use fishery.
Anthony Lee Herring faces nine felony charges related to the shooting, including for first-degree murder.
Most of the time, bears don’t want to mess around with humans.
It was at a Tlingit celebration that Rinehart first fell in love with Chilkat weaving, a traditional style marked by its curved lines and simple color palette.
Eng replaces outgoing state forester Chris Maisch, who served for 21 years before retiring in February.
The submarine cable would add to a growing number of internet upgrades in Alaska.
In the spring of 2008, a huge set of avalanches wiped out towers for a power transmission line, severing Juneau’s connection to its main source of hydroelectricity.