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Julie Decker selected as new CEO of Anchorage Museum

ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Museum Association's Board of Directors has named Julie Decker as director of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Large West Juneau housing project cleared for development

Juneau's Planning Commission unanimously gave developers the green light Tuesday night to build one of the largest new housing projects the city has seen in at least a decade.
Volunteers provide bird's eye view of derby

Flying in a bush plane above hundreds of boats Saturday, Captains Rob MacDonald and Brent Fischer scanned the waters below looking for signs of distress: orange life jackets in the water, gas and oil sheen from a sinking vessel, people stranded on the shoreline."Basically just looking for any sort of signal letting us know something's going on," MacDonald, a mission pilot for the Civil Air Patrol, said before taking flight in a de Havilland Beaver at the Juneau airport.
Artist prepares last gallery show

...Monthly Grind posters she has created over the years.The Naabs came to Ketchikan when Michael got a job as the director of the city's museum. Their upcoming move in September is bittersweet since their move to Suquamish, 30 minutes outside...
Committee members unhappy about Gastineau delays

A report from the director of the City and Borough of Juneau Engineering Department indicating the contractor bears part of the responsibility for construction at Gastineau Community School falling behind schedule was heard at a CBJ Assembly committee meeting Monday.
Letters from USS Juneau sailor could come to city

Assemblymember Randy Wanamaker has received a package of copies of letters originally sent by a sailor on the doomed U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), months before its sinking in 1942, to a neighbor, he said Friday.
Fuel for change

...Logan said biking allows him to "blow past suckers on Douglas Bridge during rush hours." Joe Buck, public works director of the city, said he shed 10 pounds last summer by riding 5 miles every morning from his home near the Juneau-Douglas High...
Juneau Planning Commission to reconsider mining ordinance

The Juneau Planning Commission will try again next week to act on an ordinance allowing summary approval of changes to existing permits for rural mines. The panel voted 4-2 Tuesday in favor of a motion to approve the ordinance as being in compliance with the comprehensive plan. But five commissioners were needed to send the ordinance back to the Juneau Assembly, which asked for the review. Three of the nine commissioners were not at the meeting and two voted against the motion, saying they needed more information.
Photo: A sapling by any other name...

Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho holds a sapling upright as Marc Matsil, director of the city Parks and Recreation Department, left, and Elizabeth Bochynski shovel earth over the roots. The young tree was planted Saturday...
Union wary of museum proposal

City officials have proposed "privatizing" employees of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art but union officials say projected costs savings that would allow the change may not be accurate.


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