My Turn: Juneau construction projects are uplifting, inspiring

...year and a half of one-way traffic and other obstructions has just been rededicated. Now a full four lanes, this Mendenhall River crossing is safer and sturdier, and visually quite appealing. Care was taken to preserve and restore the medallions...
Southeast Alaska's invisible (and invasive) war

...with native sedges. Fortunately, most of the 129 infestations they've counted are along Egan drive.Along the Mendenhall River, there's a six-acre infestation, he said, comparing it to a cancer. Now, he said, it's beginning to encroach...
Brotherhood Bridge rededicated

For at least the fifth time in Juneau's history, a new bridge spans the Mendenhall River. The Brotherhood Bridge was rededicated on Saturday morning after construction wrapped up earlier this month.The Brotherhood...
Photo: Termination dust

Termination dust coating the mountain tops reflect in the Mendenhall River on Tuesday.
Photos: Rhythmic recess

First-graders Alera Miller, left, and Kristyanna Lohrey play on new musical playground equipment at Mendenhall River Elementary School on Monday. The equipment was paid for by a combination of the school's parent teacher organization...
Floyd Dryden student represents Alaska in National Geographic Bee

...and experiences jökulhlaup, an Icelandic term for a glacial outburst flood. Ben observed this flooding in the Mendenhall River in July 2014 which has been occurring annually since 2011. His solution was to use his theoretical special power...
My Turn: Let's talk about wastewater

...plants don't reach this level of quality and, in fact, are dumped directly into the open ocean as well as the Mendenhall River, Gastineau Channel and Auke Bay.During a five-month season, a large cruise ship spending about 100 days in...
My Turn: Maintaining a balance

...we have benefited recently from a number of construction projects (Sealaska Heritage Building, SLAM project, Mendenhall River Bridge expansion, Capitol reconstruction, etc.) However, these will soon end and unless new projects replace...
Police and Fire for June 16, 2015

...At 9:41 p.m. Sunday, the Juneau Police Department impounded an abandoned vehicle on Clinton Drive near the Mendenhall River. Tony Tompkins, 23, was cited for driving without a valid license, failing to provide proof of insurance, and...
Field house renews naming rights with Wells Fargo

...Bank for renewing its naming rights agreement for the non-profit, indoor multi-sport facility located along the Mendenhall River at the rear of the Dimond Park complex.The field house, which is used for soccer, baseball, softball, running...


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