The city has oversold parking in their downtown parking garages, like the Downtown Transportation Center's Parking Garage, yet not all of the people that have paid for parking are using the spaces.

Moving past parking pains

For two years, a small storage room in the Transportation Center parking garage downtown has served as graveyard for two dozen passé parking meters, the… Continue reading

The city has oversold parking in their downtown parking garages, like the Downtown Transportation Center's Parking Garage, yet not all of the people that have paid for parking are using the spaces.

Plan proposed for sub shortage

The Juneau School District is reporting the highest rates of substitute shortages since 2012, a problem often resolved by teachers who double down and take… Continue reading

Seventh-grade student Isabella Hanna examines her dissected jack king salmon at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday.

Dissecting the effects of school budget cuts

On a Friday morning inside Floyd Dryden Middle School, a science teacher in room 94 is about to play a numbers game. The goal is… Continue reading

Seventh-grade student Isabella Hanna examines her dissected jack king salmon at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday.

Police blotter for Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

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Around town for Monday, Nov. 23

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 22

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Police blotter for Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

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State PTA seeks community input

Members of the Alaska Parent Teacher Association are asking community members for input on the state of education by way of a 2015 parent survey.Available… Continue reading

Work to dredge the Douglas Boat Harbor continues on Thursday. The Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the project to deepen the harbor to a depth of 14 feet and is also funding the $5.8 million project which will rebuild half the harbor floats. The work is to be completed by next October.

Photo: Harbor dredging

Work to dredge the Douglas Boat Harbor continues Thursday. The Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the project to deepen the harbor to a depth… Continue reading

Work to dredge the Douglas Boat Harbor continues on Thursday. The Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the project to deepen the harbor to a depth of 14 feet and is also funding the $5.8 million project which will rebuild half the harbor floats. The work is to be completed by next October.
Rain is on the way.

Stupendous showers should soak snowpack

Juneau’s heaviest single-day snowfall since March 2013 is about to get a lot heavier.The National Weather Service is forecasting 3-5 inches of rain to fall… Continue reading

Rain is on the way.

Around town for Friday, Nov. 20

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Ava Meade, center, plays the loving mother with her own daughter played by Clara Smith, right, who helps Annie Warbucks, played by Kayla Kohlhase, get back to her father, Daddy Warbucks. Theater at Latitude 58 presents "Annie Warbucks" at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m.

Photos: Annie Warbucks

Ava Meade, center, plays the loving mother with her own daughter played by Clara Smith, right, who helps Annie Warbucks, played by Kayla Kohlhase, get… Continue reading

Ava Meade, center, plays the loving mother with her own daughter played by Clara Smith, right, who helps Annie Warbucks, played by Kayla Kohlhase, get back to her father, Daddy Warbucks. Theater at Latitude 58 presents "Annie Warbucks" at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m.

‘Silver tsunami’ puts CCFR in hot seat

In 15 years, Juneau’s population has only increased by roughly 2,000 people. In that same time period, the rate of emergency calls has more than… Continue reading

Police blotter for Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

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Tlingit weaver and teacher Lily Hope guides Auke Bay Elementary School second graders through the cultural exhibit in the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday. The event is part of the Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program, which was founded by the Kennedy Center to create full access to arts education programs and resources for K-8 students. The Kennedy Center works with 18 sites in the country and Juneau is one of them. Starting in November, all second-grade students in the Juneau School District will go on annual arts excursions to the Walter Soboleff Building to learn about the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.

Photo: Cultural education

Tlingit weaver and teacher Lily Hope guides Auke Bay Elementary School second graders through the cultural exhibit in the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday. The… Continue reading

Tlingit weaver and teacher Lily Hope guides Auke Bay Elementary School second graders through the cultural exhibit in the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday. The event is part of the Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program, which was founded by the Kennedy Center to create full access to arts education programs and resources for K-8 students. The Kennedy Center works with 18 sites in the country and Juneau is one of them. Starting in November, all second-grade students in the Juneau School District will go on annual arts excursions to the Walter Soboleff Building to learn about the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.
Downtown FNB building on the market

Downtown FNB building on the market

On the eve of its 100th birthday, the Hellenthal Building — more commonly known as the First National Bank Building on Front street — is… Continue reading

Downtown FNB building on the market
David McCaslind, right, and Michael Blume take advantage of the fresh snow to skin up Eaglecrest on Monday.

Photo: Skiing at Eaglecrest

David McCaslind, right, and Michael Blume take advantage of the fresh snow to skin up Eaglecrest on Monday.… Continue reading

David McCaslind, right, and Michael Blume take advantage of the fresh snow to skin up Eaglecrest on Monday.

Federal building testing alarms nightly

There’s no reason to be alarmed, even if the building is.This week, the managers of Juneau’s federal building have begun a three-week test of the… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Nov. 19

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9 a.m.-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

Police blotter for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

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