JPD warns residents of attempted phone scams

The Juneau Police Department has received two reports of attempted telephone scams in the Juneau area, JPD reported Friday. According to reports made to the City and Borough of Juneau Finance Department, a caller claiming to be...
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...too enthusiastic about being left behind in enemy-occupied areas for an indefinite period of time," one planning document noted...River on the Seward Peninsula, one of the higher-priority areas for placing "Washtub" stay-behind agents.The peninsula...
Memoir chronicles float camp life and teaching students on the large floating camps that once housed timber industry workers and their families in remote areas throughout southern Southeast Alaska.Those camps are gone now, their absence a sign of the timber industry's decline since...
Kenai Peninsula municipalities hope to host upcoming fish board meetings

...many of the management issues pertain to area fishermen."It would make sense since...drew a lot of attention from the Kenai area."We like to have the meeting in a central...Koch said having the meetings held in the area could be a benefit for local school to...
Wettest summer on record in Fairbanks

...been kept since 1906.Precipitation totals are taken at Fairbanks International Airport, one of the driest locations in the area. Spots like Chatanika and Eielson can get considerably more rain."Since (the airport) got a lot, the other places probably...
Vessel name honors Wash. mudslide victims, rescuers

...survived the mudslide.Crews on scene wouldn't let people in the area, she said, because they were afraid of the hill sliding again...afternoon on March 23, Huestis and a friend sneaked into the area."It had just been 24 hours," she said. "It was really...
Temporary brown-bear hunting closure opposed

...opportunities to connect female hunters and her family with the outdoors. She said she questioned refuge biologists changing the study area to determine the brown bear population."This is equivalent to counting bees in a beehive on a sunny day when they are out...
Police & Fire for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

...North Douglas Highway. Officers contacted a group of about eight people who had been shooting off large fireworks in the quarry area off lower Fish Creek Road. No citations were issued due to pending calls.Theft? At 12:10 p.m. Saturday, a 50-year-old...
We must fix the criminal justice system

...the same types of dynamics that exist within a law enforcement agency exist between law enforcement agencies."In the Detroit area, officer-involved shootings are investigated by local departments. In some circumstances, they are handled by the Michigan...
Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

...road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas."The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of in roadless, undeveloped areas of the national forest, Waldo said. It...offered Tongass timber for sale in roadless areas for about five years, Waldo said, and...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback