Auke Lake Boat Launch Opens

The Boat Launch at Auke Lake is now open to the public after the installation of regulatory buoys. Parks and Recreation reminded boaters in a statement released late Wednesday that they are subject to the following restrictions.

• Motorized vessels are allowed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until May 31. Between June 1 and August 31, the hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Motorized use is prohibited between the lake shore and the buoy line.

• No wake is allowed near the Boat Launch, or between the buoy line and residential areas.

• Refueling of vessels is prohibited on the lake, in the Wayside, or within 50 feet of shore.

• Lake use is restricted to vessels 16 feet length overall or less.

All violations are punishable by up to $250 in fines.


Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:41

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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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:40

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

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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:40

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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