Bridget Dowd, KTOO - Juneau
Kax̱digoowu Héen translates to “going back to clear water.”
Masks are expected to remain optional in Juneau schools as long as the community is at a medium or low risk level.
Forecasters warn of flooding and avalanches in Juneau as atmospheric river passes over Southeast Alaska
The heavy rain on top of new snow in higher elevations is also raising concerns about potential avalanches.
“The goal of the project is basically to make a mini catalog,” says a Juneau a local whale watching guide. “[We want] to take that well over 100 whales and shrink it down to about the 20 most commonly sighted whales in Juneau.”
A new exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features paintings created by local artist Avery Skaggs. Skaggs is in a wheelchair and is non-verbal, but expresses himself through art.
With reading and writing close behind, Juneau’s school board approves spoken Lingít teaching standards
These are the first oral narrative standards developed for the Lingít language to be taught to school children.
New program funds veterans-choice caretakers in Alaska ‘they can hire and fire and train whoever they’d like’
Interested veterans need to enroll in VA Health Care and meet the criteria for nursing-home level care. Then the VA will give them a monthly budget.
The Juneau Assembly approved the use of a $25 fine for those who don't follow COVID-19 safety measures.
At the start of this week, Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau was housing 41 COVID-positive inmates. It’s not clear how many staff members have tested positive.
Juneau resident Melissa McCormick s distributing yard signs all over the community with phrases including "You matter" and "Don't give up." She hopes they remind people that they're not alone.
Strolling along one of Juneau’s sandy beaches, you might see footprints, remnants of bonfires, or a variety of birds. But what about what’s underneath the sand?
The Anchorage School District is also requiring everyone in school building to wear face masks when classes start next week.
Juneau residents have mixed feelings about the ship’s arrival amid an uptick an COVID-19 cases, but for the most part, the feeling at the dock and inside downtown businesses on Friday was one of hope.