Juneau, AK

Coast Guard suspends search for overboard cruise ship passenger

JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - Search efforts in the Lynn Canal have been suspended for a woman who fell overboard from a cruise ship Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard reports. In an email, the Coast Guard said they were searching for a passenger of the Celebrity Solstice near Eldred Rock in Lynn Canal. The Coast Guard wrote that a 40-year-old woman fell overboard at approximately 3 a.m.
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Seattle, Vancouver, Juneau, Cruise Lines to Explore 'Green Corridor'

The Port of Seattle, City and Borough of Juneau, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, various cruise lines, as well as the Global Maritime Forum, Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, and Washington Maritime Blue announced a new commitment today to explore the feasibility of the world’s first cruise-led green corridor, according to a press release.

One sustains minor injuries in Goose Bay plane crash

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - One sustained minor injuries and another was uninjured in a plane crash near the Goose Bay airport Monday afternoon. Troopers said they were notified in the afternoon of May 16 at 4:55 pm. State and Wildlife troopers responded to the area and located a 1978 Taylorcraft...

Prospective 'Green Cruise Corridor' in the works for Alaska, Washington

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Assembly was given a presention on the first steps towards exploring a maritime green corridor, a first of its kind, aimed at accelerating the deployment of zero-emission ships and operations between Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington. The ambition is to achieve zero greenhouse gas...

Juneau hosts GOP forum for Congressional race

The forum featured (from left) John Coghill, Tara Sweeney, moderator Benjamin Brown, Josh Revak and Nick Begich III. Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Capital City Republican Women held a GOP forum for a select group of candidates to succeed the late Don Young on Monday night. The Juneau group invited...

Local’s guide of what to do in Juneau, Alaska

Alaska's state capital is chock full of adventure. As one of the state's largest cruise and airport hubs, Juneau has established itself as a tourist destination. Tucked beneath towering mountains, this city offers something for everyone while taking an Alaska cruise. Whether you want to stroll down the historic streets of downtown, toss out a line in a picturesque inlet, or climb aboard a floatplane to view glaciers from the sky – Juneau has it all.

Volunteers needed for airport full scale exercise

The Juneau International Airport will be hosting its full scale emergency exercise on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Community volunteers are needed to assist in role-playing as injured passengers, distraught family members and by-standers for the event. Volunteering for the full scale exercise is a great way to serve the community...

First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Award Ceremony Honors Eight Alaskans

Today, First Lady Rose Dunleavy congratulated eight recipients of the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Award at the ceremonial luncheon at the Governor’s Residence in Juneau, Alaska. First Lady Dunleavy and her selection committee are honored to continue the tradition of recognizing outstanding contributions of these dedicated...

Summer swim lessons registration reopens Thursday, May 19

Due to the overwhelming number of individuals registering for Juneau Parks & Recreation’s youth summer swim lessons the payment software crashed. Registration was temporarily paused to investigate the technical issues. Registration will reopen online Thursday, May 19 at noon here. Registrations will not be taken over the phone, in-person,...

UAS Outdoor Studies Expedition: Sea Kayaking in Glacier Bay

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Nine students and two faculty in the Outdoor Studies program at the University of Alaska Southeast paddled from Bartlett Cove to Muir Point and back in Glacier Bay’s East Arm over nine days, May 2-11. Over the 80-mile trip, the group saw multiple large terrestrial...

US Coast Guard calls off search for a person overboard in Lynn Canal

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Coast Guard called off a search for a person in the water near Eldred Rock in Lynn Canal on Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a report from the captain of the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice at 3 a.m. that a 40-year-old woman fell overboard.

Sealaska Heritage Institute to hold grand opening for arts campus

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The new facility in downtown will officially open during Celebration in June. Sealaska Heritage will hold a grand opening for the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus in June during its biennial dance-and-culture festival, Celebration. The opening will include the unveiling of the new Sealaska Cultural Values Totem...

Rogers presents to Juneau Chamber the status of food sales tax exemption

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Assembly continues to explore the proposal to remove the sales tax on food, and Juneau's Finance Director laid out the current options being discussed to cover the revune loss during the Chamber of Commerce's Weekly Luncheon. Finance Director Jeff Rogers spoke about the exemption...

Search ends for woman who fell from cruise ship in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old woman who fell overboard off a cruise ship in Alaska’s Inside Passage. The Coast Guard ended the effort Tuesday after searching for the woman for about nine hours, Coast Guard Petty Office Ali Blackburn said. The search was conducted by boat and a helicopter in the waters near Eldred Rock in Lynn Canal, which is about 20 miles (30 kilometers) west of the state capital, Juneau.