Juneau Hidden History group shown searching for the lost Rocker Mine near Juneau.
If you’ve driven on Mendenhall Loop Road, you may have seen the huts. The rusted steel half-circles look a bit like mini-airplane hangars.
A grease-smudged stack of 25 fading sheets of paper in a storage shed is one of only two copies of who’s buried where in Evergreen Cemetery. All the burials since 1986 are handwritten, but that’s about to change.
The Assembly also approved a major rezoning of Pederson Hill, failed to approve a smaller one on an Atlin Drive lot and doubled its filing fees for appeals.
The decision would contradict a planning commission recommendation and would allow Richard Harris to use his lot for commercial purposes.
The Assembly also amended the city’s disturbing the peace code, created a Human Resources and Risk Management Department, and transferred funds to a project to rehabilitate Last Chance Basin’s well field.
Developer Richard Harris hopes to convince the Juneau Assembly to rezone residential property so he can build a commercial enterprise. Harris has not said what he wants to build.
President Obama says the U.S. government “must lead by example” when it comes to safeguarding the environment, so he’s ordering federal agencies to use more clean energy.
Kate Troll will be sworn in and outgoing Assembly member Johan Dybdahl will be recognized for his service.
For the third time a Juneau contractor has lost his bid to rezone a residential lot so he can build a commercial development in the Mendenhall Valley.