Around town for Friday, Oct. 9

Alaska Club classes fundraiser for Cancer Connection, 5:30 a.m.-6:30 a.m., Group Ride, valley location; 8:15 a.m-9:15 a.m. R30, valley location. Free classes. Donations requested. All… Continue reading

An electric motor coach provided by BYD Auto Co., Ltd., a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, and Alaska Coach Tours stops at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to showcase the potential for electric vehicle bus transportation as part of the tourism industry in Alaska on Tuesday.

A $750K ride to the glacier

A group of about 20 people took a short tour to the Mendenhall Glacier Tuesday morning. The tour was considerably different than most: The tour… Continue reading

An electric motor coach provided by BYD Auto Co., Ltd., a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, and Alaska Coach Tours stops at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to showcase the potential for electric vehicle bus transportation as part of the tourism industry in Alaska on Tuesday.

Around town for Thursday, Oct. 8

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.ALEXsys job search workshop,… Continue reading

Photo: Eagle tour

A mature bald eagle flies past Juneau’s waterfront harbor on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Affordable housing still planned for Juneau

Despite a failed partnership that paused plans for a new affordable senior housing complex in Juneau, things are moving forward once again. It’s just not… Continue reading

Eva Bornstein, left, Carolyn Gould,Pam Bergeson, Sondra Stanway and Mary Willson, right, hike to Cropley Lake at Eaglecrest as the destination of this weeks Parks & Recreation Wednesday Hike.

Photo: Cropley Lake travelers

Eva Bornstein, left, Carolyn Gould, Pam Bergeson, Sondra Stanway and Mary Willson, right, hike to Cropley Lake at Eaglecrest as the destination of this week’s… Continue reading

Eva Bornstein, left, Carolyn Gould,Pam Bergeson, Sondra Stanway and Mary Willson, right, hike to Cropley Lake at Eaglecrest as the destination of this weeks Parks & Recreation Wednesday Hike.
This unidentified man fell from the Alaska Steamship Dock but was rescued by a Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 2015.

Firefighter leaps into harbor to rescue man

An unidentified man was pulled from the ocean below the Alaska Steamship Dock on Tuesday evening after a Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter took a chilly… Continue reading

This unidentified man fell from the Alaska Steamship Dock but was rescued by a Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 2015.

Hiker, dog rescued on Mount Roberts

The Juneau Mountain Rescue team helped a stranded man and his dog escape steep terrain on Mount Roberts Tuesday morning after he called Alaska State… Continue reading

Hurricane Oho headed for Southeast this weekend

Hurricane Oho headed for Southeast this weekend

Southeast Alaska may be the recipient of a surge of rain this weekend, courtesy of a hurricane now spinning in the Pacific Ocean northeast of… Continue reading

Hurricane Oho headed for Southeast this weekend
Mayor Merrill Sanford, left, concedes the election to Greg Fisk in the Assembly Chamber Tuesday evening.

Photo: Outgoing incumbent

Mayor Merrill Sanford, left, concedes the election to Greg Fisk in the Assembly Chamber Tuesday evening.… Continue reading

Mayor Merrill Sanford, left, concedes the election to Greg Fisk in the Assembly Chamber Tuesday evening.

Photo: Bald eagle soars over harbor

A mature bald eagle flies Juneau's waterfront harbor on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Familiar, fresh faces for school board

With 12 years of experience, Andi Story returns to Juneau’s School Board, along with newcomers Josh Keaton and Emil Mackey.Tuesday’s election results showed Story, 500… Continue reading

The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June 2014. The Fairweather - one of the state's newest ferries - is among four that the marine highway proposes laying up next summer.

State plans to lay up more ferries

Anticipated budget cuts are sinking service by the Alaska Marine Highway.On Tuesday, the state ferry system unveiled a summer 2016 draft schedule that shows four… Continue reading

The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June 2014. The Fairweather - one of the state's newest ferries - is among four that the marine highway proposes laying up next summer.
Greg Fisk gets help toasting his win for mayor of Juneau over Merrill Sanford by Patty Ware, left, Patricia Hull and Janet Kussart, right, at his Seward Street campaign headquarters Tuesday evening.

Fisk unseats incumbent Sanford for mayor

Tuesday’s election was an overwhelming defeat for Juneau mayor Merrill Sanford, who was ousted by new challenger Greg Fisk by a whopping 66 percent of… Continue reading

Greg Fisk gets help toasting his win for mayor of Juneau over Merrill Sanford by Patty Ware, left, Patricia Hull and Janet Kussart, right, at his Seward Street campaign headquarters Tuesday evening.

Around town for Wednesday, Oct. 7

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Cropley Lake. No dogs or firearms. Details: 586-0428.Day… Continue reading

Becky Zaverl, a three-time cancer survivor, poses below the Antler Arch near the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in Fairbanks on Sept. 18. Zaverl, a three time cancer survivor, is the driving force behind the Fairbanks Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K family walk, a fundraising event.

Fairbanks native, three-time cancer survivor shares story

FAIRBANKS — Becky Zaverl is one of those rare people who can make you feel you’ve known her your entire life, even though you just… Continue reading

Becky Zaverl, a three-time cancer survivor, poses below the Antler Arch near the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in Fairbanks on Sept. 18. Zaverl, a three time cancer survivor, is the driving force behind the Fairbanks Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K family walk, a fundraising event.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Conditions violation• At 8:19 p.m. Monday, Dirk Daugherty, 34, was arrested in the 2500 block of Vista Drive for violating conditions of release from jail.… Continue reading

Cancer awareness display at The Alaska Club's valley location.

The Alaska Club fundraises for Cancer Connection

Anyone who has been to The Alaska Club recently may have noticed new — and eye-catching pink — displays at the front counters.The fitness club… Continue reading

Cancer awareness display at The Alaska Club's valley location.

Photo: Northern lights

Northern lights light up the sky over the mainland as seen from Douglas Island Monday morning.… Continue reading

Jessica Walsh reads to her son, Silas, 3, in a carpeted nook on the first day of the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Monday.

Photo: Checking out (and in) the new library

Jessica Walsh reads to her son, Silas, 3, in a carpeted nook on the first day of the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Monday.… Continue reading

Jessica Walsh reads to her son, Silas, 3, in a carpeted nook on the first day of the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Monday.