City leaders, business owners and residents from the Willoughby District met Thursday to discuss ongoing efforts to invigorate their shoreline community.
Southeast Alaska escaped damage or casualties from a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake Saturday night in Haida Gwaii, the Canadian archipelago formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands that lies south of the Dixon Entrance.
Sarah Lewis is the new health, home and family development agent for the UAF Cooperative Extension Service in Southeast Alaska. Lewis is a lifelong Alaskan who grew up in Juneau and moved back to the community in 2003.
The police and fire departments are investigating a suspicious early morning fire at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, next to Floyd Dryden Middle School.
Defying National Weather Service forecasts for minor flooding Friday morning, Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River swelled to water level peaks well below their flood stages shortly after midnight as subglacial drainage brought high water to parts of the Mendenhall Valley.Forecasters issued a Flood Advisory Thursday and predicted waters would rise high enough to cover parts of View Drive and Mendenhall Lake Spur Road and flood a few houses' yards and garages by 4 a.m. Friday. The peak was much lower, and much earlier than forecast.
The police and fire departments are investigating attempted arson at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, making it the second time the park has been targeted in the past 30 days.
Residents of the Mendenhall Valley have been looking up at fresh snow accumulating on the Mendenhall Towers for about a week now. And on Monday, some of them woke up to find frost on the ground in their own back yards.
Are you prepared for winter storms, earthquakes, terrorists? Since the advent of Y2K and now Sept. 11, an increasing number of people are talking about the need for emergency preparedness. Careful planning helps ensure you'll have what you need to be safer and more comfortable until emergency crews arrive.
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