KODIAK - On a grave decorated with flowers and a single pink flamingo, there was a small plaque: "Where gardens grow, God walks." Until Monday, that grave and plaque were shaded by towering green spruce trees. No more.
The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council held two events this week in hopes of sparking another conversation on the search for off-roading access in Juneau, a subject that has faced numerous challenges and proposals over the years.
After the recent earthquake, residents were shaken and wondering where to best get information and instruction.
The Borough Assembly Committee of the Whole gathered Monday night and rejected recommended revisions to the Auke Lake Management Plan.
Plans for a bronze humpback whale sculpture beneath the Juneau-Douglas Bridge received the unanimous backing of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Tuesday evening, while the committee also heard more about the Juneau Maritime Center proposed to share the site.Whale Project secretary Kay Diebels said artist R.T. "Skip" Walden approved of the site, which was formerly occupied by the Public Works Department, for the whale sculpture.
Several agencies in Juneau are teaming up to get dog owners to recognize that yes, that squishy brown stuff that comes out of "Fido" really does need to be picked up.
A fatal collision on Auke Lake last weekend prompted some renewed calls Monday and Tuesday for changes to how the lake can legally be used.
Supporters of the Dimond Park Library project were given cause to rejoice on Monday when the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Finance Committee recommended that its funding request be fully met by a five-year extension of the 1 percent special sales tax.Juneau Public Libraries asked the Assembly for $4.7 million to help fund the project, which would see the Mendenhall Valley Public Library moved out of the Mendenhall Mall commercial development and relocated to a building yet to be constructed on Riverside Drive.
A 110-foot Sitka spruce flagpole that has been a downtown Anchorage landmark for decades blew down in Tuesday night's wind storm, snapped violently at its base.
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce has asked the city to remove the bus stop and add public restrooms to Gunakadiet Park to spiff up downtown's image.
Juneau Empire ©2013. All Rights Reserved.