A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Ships in Port for the week of Aug. 7

Here’s what to expect this week.

 

A telephone booth, one of two in Tenakee Springs, awaits callers near the recreational boat harbor at the edge of town. While full-size phone booths have all but vanished in the United States, the two in Tenakee are all the more remarkable because both allows calls to be made free of charge. The drawback is the calls can only be local and calling cards for long-distance numbers aren’t always available for purchase. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Trivial Tenakee tidbits

Random bits of weirdness from a town with two phone booths and no bathhouse committee applicants

 

Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire
Laird Jones, a Juneau resident who attended a sharing event Friday, shares the story of his great-aunt’s death while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. She is still buried in one of its graveyard’s 14 unmarked graves, Jones said. His family is on a mission to bring her home to Alaska and to share her story.
Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire
Laird Jones, a Juneau resident who attended a sharing event Friday, shares the story of his great-aunt’s death while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. She is still buried in one of its graveyard’s 14 unmarked graves, Jones said. His family is on a mission to bring her home to Alaska and to share her story.
This photo shows Delta Air Line’s ticket counter after hours inside the Juneau Airport. Delta has been consisting offering daily flights in and out of Alaska to Seattle throughout the year, though that is expected to change starting in October. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows Delta Air Line’s ticket counter after hours inside the Juneau Airport. Delta has been consisting offering daily flights in and out of Alaska to Seattle throughout the year, though that is expected to change starting in October. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
An update on the possible expansion of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center gives the public a glimpse at three new alternative action plans. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Forest Service announces reworked Mendenhall area plans

A suppemental statement is expected this fall.

An update on the possible expansion of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center gives the public a glimpse at three new alternative action plans. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
A sign points to a weigh-in station for the Golden North Salmon Derby in 2021. This year, the Auke Bay weight station will be at Auke Nu Cove, near the ferry terminal. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
A sign points to a weigh-in station for the Golden North Salmon Derby in 2021. This year, the Auke Bay weight station will be at Auke Nu Cove, near the ferry terminal. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a small fire at the Juneau Christian Center on Glacier Highway in the Mendenhall Valley on Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Small fire extinguished at Juneau Christian Center

Capital City Fire/Rescue extinguished fire without incident

Capital City Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a small fire at the Juneau Christian Center on Glacier Highway in the Mendenhall Valley on Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
A shopper reaches for some fruit in the produce section at Super Bear IGA. City and Borough of Juneau members OK’d an ordinance that approves funding for a third party to survey Juneau residents on whether the city should remove the sales tax on unprepared food — and how it should make up for the potential lost revenue. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
A shopper reaches for some fruit in the produce section at Super Bear IGA. City and Borough of Juneau members OK’d an ordinance that approves funding for a third party to survey Juneau residents on whether the city should remove the sales tax on unprepared food — and how it should make up for the potential lost revenue. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Juneau's 14 annual National Night Out celebrated here in this photo on Rivercourt Way, however, this was just one of several locations around town to partake in this National event, which first originated in 1984. Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Juneau's 14 annual National Night Out celebrated here in this photo on Rivercourt Way, however, this was just one of several locations around town to partake in this National event, which first originated in 1984. Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Select North Douglas residents are expected to experience an emergency water line shut down Thursday.
Select North Douglas residents are expected to experience an emergency water line shut down Thursday.
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire
Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to fire at Sewillis Quality Auto Body at 5 a.m., according to CCFR. No injuries or damage to structures was reported.

Fire marshal, police investigating multi-vehicle fire

No injuries or structure damage reported.

Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire
Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to fire at Sewillis Quality Auto Body at 5 a.m., according to CCFR. No injuries or damage to structures was reported.
This March 2020 photo shows Juneau’s City Hall. Friday was the first day for candidates to file for October’s municipal election. By the end of the day, only one certified candidate was listed on the CBJ website. However, all three Assembly members with expiring terms said they intent to run again. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

A unique challenge to huge hike in assessments

Owner wants Juneau Assembly, not courts, to resolve dispute about property values.

This March 2020 photo shows Juneau’s City Hall. Friday was the first day for candidates to file for October’s municipal election. By the end of the day, only one certified candidate was listed on the CBJ website. However, all three Assembly members with expiring terms said they intent to run again. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
City Manager Rorie Watt chats with member of the Assembly during a break in Monday night’s meeting. (Clarise Larson/ Juneau Empire)
City Manager Rorie Watt chats with member of the Assembly during a break in Monday night’s meeting. (Clarise Larson/ Juneau Empire)
Ivan and Iryna Hrynchenko give a short speech at the City Borough of Juneau Assembly meeting Monday night. The mother and son are the first refugees from the war in Ukraine to be welcomed to the capital city. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Juneau’s first Ukrainian refugees receive special recognition from the city

The mother and son duo were welcomed to Juneau in late June.

Ivan and Iryna Hrynchenko give a short speech at the City Borough of Juneau Assembly meeting Monday night. The mother and son are the first refugees from the war in Ukraine to be welcomed to the capital city. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
The Assembly met Monday night to determine what will be on the ballot for the upcoming municipal election among other topics that scattered throughout the multiple hours of discussions. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
The Assembly met Monday night to determine what will be on the ballot for the upcoming municipal election among other topics that scattered throughout the multiple hours of discussions. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Ships in Port for the week of July 31

Here’s what to expect this week.

A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
The 2022 Juneau Marathon at Savikko Park on Saturday saw higher attendance this year than last despite early morning rain. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
The 2022 Juneau Marathon at Savikko Park on Saturday saw higher attendance this year than last despite early morning rain. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Rikki DuBois, Claire Norman and Erin Youngstrom stand at the Catholic Community Service booth on Saturday for SAFE Child Advocacy Center's first Family Day at the Park at the Dimond Park Field House. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

SAFE Child Advocacy Center hosts 1st Family Day at the Park

Providing resources and fun for children and families.

Rikki DuBois, Claire Norman and Erin Youngstrom stand at the Catholic Community Service booth on Saturday for SAFE Child Advocacy Center's first Family Day at the Park at the Dimond Park Field House. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
John Cashell prepared to tee off in the rain while the rest of his team, Haley Snell, Marty Stearns, and Josh Pritts, cheered on quietly from behind. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
John Cashell prepared to tee off in the rain while the rest of his team, Haley Snell, Marty Stearns, and Josh Pritts, cheered on quietly from behind. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)