Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau
Matt Miller is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.
Scientists are watching for how a warmer North Pacific Ocean could affect weather and climate this year. There could also be significant impacts to marine life, including species that form the basis for Alaska’s commercial fisheries.
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation has announced the abrupt retirement of its chief executive officer Mike Burns.
There is a little creek in the Juneau area that biologists have been consistently counting fish and monitoring for the last 35 years. Last month, the peak of the usual exodus of outgoing pink fry was two weeks early.
Climate researchers say a giant mass of warm water in the Pacific Ocean may be responsible for unusual sightings of marine life in the North Pacific while also influencing North American weather patterns.
Anticipating increased traffic through the Bering Strait as retreating sea ice opens up the Arctic Ocean to more vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard is accepting public comments on proposed vessel routes off northwestern Alaska.
A Wrangell doctor arrested last week for possessing and distributing child pornography appeared in court again Monday.
A handful of homes in Juneau are cleaning up after a river flooded over the weekend. The unusual event has become a regular, almost expected occurrence in the Capital City.
Juneau Police are reporting the recovery of an eight-foot dance paddle that was stolen Saturday after the end of Celebration, the big biennial cultural event in the Capital City.
Juneau police are asking for help identifying a man in connection with a racist incident during Saturday morning’s Celebration parade through downtown.
An August 4th trial date has been set for a former Sealaska corporation executive accused of stealing money from a subsistence fund. A ‘not guilty’ plea was entered on behalf of Robert ‘Bob’ Loescher, 66, who appeared in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday in a wheelchair.
The first responders in any disaster like the Good Friday Earthquake will likely be the firefighters and emergency medical technicians. But even the routine fire or medical call can be physically taxing and rely on months, perhaps even years of training. Capital City Fire and Rescue and the International Firefighters Association recently held a unique event in Juneau designed to demonstrate the rigors of the job to those unfamiliar with their routine.
Opening statements were held Thursday and the first witnesses took the stand in the case of a man accused of killing his girlfriend at a Yakutat lodge 17 1/2 years ago.
Juneau’s most popular attraction is Mendenhall Glacier, one of the most accessible glaciers in the world. Visitors and residents took advantage of the recent cold, clear weather to hike across a frozen lake in front of the glacier to find an ice cave. They’ve taken pictures of themselves inside of the awe -inspiring tunnel and surrounded by blue-tinted ice walls.
Friday is the last day that the Alaska State Museum in Juneau will be open to the public.
Indigenous populations in Alaska and Australia may be vulnerable to influenza, particularly a recent form of bird flu.
Researchers expect that salmon productivity could shift in Southeast Alaska streams over the next 70 years as temperatures rise and rainfall increases because of climate change.
A lawsuit stemming from the murder of two Hoonah police officers may go to trial on September 16, 2014. A court officer and some of the attorneys in the case tentatively set the date during a brief hearing in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday.
The fast ferry Fairweather is now in a Seattle shipyard. When it returns to Alaska next spring, it will feature a completely new power plant. The deteriorating engines that were the subject of the state’s long-running lawsuit with the engine manufacturer will be swapped out. Then, its sister ship Chenega will go through an identical refit.
The Coast Guard says they’ve completed a long-distance medevac of a freighter crewman who suffered injuries from a fall aboard the vessel.
A Coast Guard helicopter is flying over the sites of two sinkings in Southeast Alaska on Wednesday to check for any pollution.