Photos: Waiting for water

The 95-foot luxury charter yacht “Caledonia” sits aground in Gastineau Channel on the Douglas Beach directly across from the cruise ship docks on Saturday. Registered in Ketchikan but docked out of Seattle, Capt. Bob Stephens said they had been anchored for a couple days in 50-feet of water and didn’t think the minus tide would leave them stranded. “I have been coming up here for 13 years,” Stephens said. “I guess the 13th really was unlucky.” The vessel floated with the incoming tide and appeared to suffer no damage. The Caledonia also features an aluminum yacht tender for sport fishing, kayaks, wet bar and dining seating for eight, two queen bed staterooms and two singles with full bathrooms, and a hot tub. Stephens is a 200-ton Coast Guard Licensed Captain and was also a U.S. Air Force Navigator.

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This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 22, 1987

On Jan. 22, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper prepared to discuss the final part of his fiscal plan: budget cuts. The total amount suggested to be cut by his temporary cabinet was $300 million, which tore funding from a variety of different programs. However, although what propositions Cowper accepted were still a mystery, Press Secretary David Ramseur confirmed that the cuts he did accept totaled at about $200 million. Cowper was to give a speech directly to the Alaska Legislature discussing the specifics of his recommended cuts.

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Fire calls for Jan. 22, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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Man caught with 3 pounds of meth on Southeast Alaska-bound ferry sentenced to 20 months

A 21-year-old man who was caught transporting three pounds of methamphetamine — reportedly the largest seizure in Southeast Alaska in at least 10 years— on the ferry between Bellingham and Ketchikan last May was “a patsy, plan and simple,” his defense attorney argued.

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