The state Department of Transportation closed the road to all traffic as they tried to set loose the unstable snowpack on the mountainside above the road.
A startup called Alaska Tribal Spectrum received a $100,000 grant from the Denali Commission to register as many Alaska Native tribes during the final months of last year’s application period. The initiative has signed up nearly 70 tribes.
To date, 34 Juneau residents have tested positive for the virus since March. According to city data 32 of them have recovered.
The plan is to use Juneau’s Centennial Hall to isolate people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospitalization, and to quarantine those who may have been exposed.
Juneau Reps. Andi Story and Sara Hannan, both Democrats, won their seats a year ago and are part of the bipartisan House Majority Coalition.
From exceptionally strong to exceptionally weak runs, sockeye salmon leave scientists scratching their heads this year in Alaska.
A library worker in youth services says the event raised a few eyebrows, but didn’t draw any formal complaints.
The somber ceremony is the beginning of the T’aak̲u K̲wáan tribal government’s plans to formally recognize historic trauma and begin healing. The 26-foot Raven Pole honors the Gaanaxteidí clan of the T’aak̲u K̲wáan, leaf of devil’s club that represents healing and a carved staff which represents the end of grieving.
The Alaska Department of Corrections says Senate Bill 91 mandates expanded pre-trial services. Rumors that a Douglas office building could be part of the plan has neighbors alarmed and a state lawmaker demanding answers.
For 70 years, Juneau and Douglas were separate cities. That came to end in 1970 following a controversial vote in which voters in Juneau overwhelmingly voted to consolidate their smaller neighbor.