High fecal bacteria sample close Twin Lakes for swimming

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:16

High levels of unsafe bacteria in Twin Lakes is closing the recreational spot for swimming.

Comment period on controversial hunting rule changes extended

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:52

The National Park Service has extended the public comment period for a proposed rule to amend its regulations for sport hunting and trapping in National Preserves in Alaska.

City opens municipal attorney search to outside candidates

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:51
Applications due Aug. 6

The city’s new municipal attorney search is officially open.

Authorities, residents brace for record flooding

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:37
• Flooding on Mendenhall River peaked at 10.9 feet Thursday afternoon, but flooding still significant • Preparing for glacial outburst has become yearly exercise for officials, homeowners

Weather authorities and residents are getting used to responding to glacial floods in the Mendenhall Valley.

Police seek information in theft of guns, cash, jewelry

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:14
Burglary is believed to have happened in Mendenhall Valley in late May or early June

Two guns were among the items stolen from a Valley home sometime in late May or early June.

Man survives plane crash into lake

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:44
Pilot’s injuries minor as he escapes plane, swims to shore

Thanks in part to prior preparation, a man is safe after his plane flipped and crash landed in a lake in Glacier Bay National Park on Wednesday.

Film shows pro surfer’s struggle with mental illness, addiction

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 06:33
‘Andy Irons: Kissed By God’ premieres at Gold Town Nickelodeon Thursday

Mark Landvik grew up in Juneau and is now a professional snowboarder. Just three years ago he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Search for municipal attorney continues

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 06:27
No deadline set for replacement

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is holding a special meeting to discuss the hiring process for a replacement city municipal attorney at Assembly Chambers at noon today.

Board of Fisheries shoots down Yakutat emergency petition

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:17

The Alaska Board of Fisheries has turned down a proposal to halt sport fishing for all salmon species in the Situk River drainage near Yakutat.

Fishermen spot giant squid, turns out to be a ‘badly-decomposed’ whale

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:23
The whale, now missing its head and tail, died in June, likely after collision with large vessel

What fishermen thought was a rarely-seen sea creature on Tuesday turned out to be a badly-decomposed cetacean.

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