Jodi DeBruyne, Curator of Collections & Exhibits for the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, takes a moment to inspect the weather damage to the Wooshkeetaan Totem Pole (JDCM 81.01.027) as it is moved into the city's Parks Maintenance building in Douglas on Tuesday. The 40-foot totem, carved by Nathan Jackson in 1980 with assistance by Steve Brown and assstance painting by his wife, Dorica Jackson, was placed in the Museum's collection in 1981 and erected outside Centennial Hall for Juneau's Centennial in 1983. The pole was taken down Tuesday for restoration.

Decayed totem removed from Centennial Hall

Looking from the ground up, the Wooshkeetaan Totem Pole, which stood against Centennial Hall for more than 30 years, appeared to be in decent shape.… Continue reading

Jodi DeBruyne, Curator of Collections & Exhibits for the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, takes a moment to inspect the weather damage to the Wooshkeetaan Totem Pole (JDCM 81.01.027) as it is moved into the city's Parks Maintenance building in Douglas on Tuesday. The 40-foot totem, carved by Nathan Jackson in 1980 with assistance by Steve Brown and assstance painting by his wife, Dorica Jackson, was placed in the Museum's collection in 1981 and erected outside Centennial Hall for Juneau's Centennial in 1983. The pole was taken down Tuesday for restoration.

Around town for Thursday, Jan. 7

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, Jan. 7, 2016

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Cheryl Jebe, right, turns her paperwork to apply for the District 1 Assembly seat with Deputy Clerk Beth McEwen at City Hall just in time for the 4:30 deadline on Tuesday.

Applicants file before D1-seat deadline

By the close of business Tuesday, the number of applicants vying for the vacant D1 seat on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly had… Continue reading

Cheryl Jebe, right, turns her paperwork to apply for the District 1 Assembly seat with Deputy Clerk Beth McEwen at City Hall just in time for the 4:30 deadline on Tuesday.
The sun is seen rising over Aurora Harbor on Tuesday.

Photos: Sunrise over Aurora Harbor

The sun is seen rising over Aurora Harbor on Tuesday.… Continue reading

The sun is seen rising over Aurora Harbor on Tuesday.
The sun is seen rising over the Douglas Bridge on Tuesday.

Photo: Sunrise over Douglas Bridge

The sun is seen rising over the Douglas Bridge on Tuesday.… Continue reading

The sun is seen rising over the Douglas Bridge on Tuesday.
The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has outlined new, slimmer plans for an arts complex in the Willoughby District, seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. The plans call for an $18.8 million renovation and expansion of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (center left). If followed, the plans call for the building to be expanded toward Centennial Hall (bottom left).

Assembly gets look at slimmer arts complex

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly got its first look at a pared-down plan for an arts complex in downtown Juneau on Monday night.The… Continue reading

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has outlined new, slimmer plans for an arts complex in the Willoughby District, seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. The plans call for an $18.8 million renovation and expansion of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (center left). If followed, the plans call for the building to be expanded toward Centennial Hall (bottom left).
Eric Vance, manager of Juneau's Capitol Disposal Landfill, examines the vacuum on a methane well on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. The well, one of 30 pumping gas with a distinct sulphur smell, was ironically decorated by an employee with a Mint Way sign.

Well, well, a solution for Juneau’s stinky landfill

Take a dozen eggs, one by one, out of their carton. Shatter them on the floor behind your refrigerator. Mix the mess with moldy cat… Continue reading

Eric Vance, manager of Juneau's Capitol Disposal Landfill, examines the vacuum on a methane well on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. The well, one of 30 pumping gas with a distinct sulphur smell, was ironically decorated by an employee with a Mint Way sign.

Around town for Jan. 6

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Attempt to serve• At 5:51 p.m. Monday, the Juneau Police Department attempted to serve an unspecified document to a person on Marine Way. Case created… Continue reading

Gastineau demolition takes first big bite next week

Like a worm in an apple, a bottle of Pepto-Bismol, or the face-hugging alien in “Alien,” the contractors demolishing the Gastineau Apartments will do their… Continue reading

Only one prospect for vacant D-1 seat

The deadline for a temporary position on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is 4:30 p.m. today, and only one person has applied as… Continue reading

Photo: Wetlands walk

Wendy Whelan and Jeff Short enjoy the clear weather during a hike in the Mendenhall Weltlands State Game Refuge near the Juneau International Airport on… Continue reading

CBJ mulls expanding gravel quarry

The city-owned Stabler’s Point Quarry is running out of rock.“This year was a record year for the amount of rock,” CBJ public works director Rorie… Continue reading

Photo: Sunrise

Fog and low-hanging clouds light up with color as the sun rises under clear skies on Monday. Sunny weather is predicted to last through Thursday.… Continue reading

Police blotter for Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

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Weather Potdevin's breath lingers in the cold air during a run along the Aiport Dike Trail on Monday.

Photo: Runner’s breath

Weather Potdevin's breath lingers in the cold air during a run along the Aiport Dike Trail on Monday.… Continue reading

Weather Potdevin's breath lingers in the cold air during a run along the Aiport Dike Trail on Monday.

Around town for Jan. 5

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

Around town for Jan. 4

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.Toddlertime, 10 a.m., Downtown Library; 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267.Life Ring meeting, 11… Continue reading

Icebergs rest on the frozen Mendenhall Lake near the glacier on a recent afternoon.

Photo: Glacier bergs

Icebergs rest on the frozen Mendenhall Lake near the glacier on a recent afternoon.… Continue reading

Icebergs rest on the frozen Mendenhall Lake near the glacier on a recent afternoon.