News of the North

    Friday, July 1st, 2022 - 19 minutes

    Reports include:

    A flood warning was issued Thursday for the Taku River by the National Weather Service.

    Sustained dry weather has caused higher demands on the City and Borough of Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley water storage.

    A Juneau man has been arrested on charges of child pornography.

    The Alaska Marine Highway System has contracted Goldbelt’s catamaran to bring people in for the weekend of the Kake Dog Salmon Festival.

    The Juneau 4th of July parade is Monday morning at 11 a.m.

    Capital Transit has been seeing an uptick in tourist ridership, and in response, the city is in the process of developing a transport system that aims to serve visitors.

    According to data collected by the Juneau Economic Development Council, there has been a sharp increase in the last year of AirBnB and VRBO type listings in the capital city.

    There will be a road closure this month on Mendenhall Loop Road in July as crews work on a repaving project.

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