Bridget Dowd, KTOO - Juneau


Juneau brings back penalty for violating COVID safety rules

The Juneau Assembly approved the use of a $25 fine for those who don't follow COVID-19 safety measures.

55 Lemon Creek inmates have tested positive for COVID in the last month

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 nonprofit hands out yard signs with positive messages to comfort the community

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.

Sculpins with eggs on their heads: A sea creature mystery is afoot on Juneau’s sandy beaches

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?
A group of children play in puddles.

Masks will be required inside Juneau schools when classes begin next week

The Anchorage School District is also requiring everyone in school building to wear face masks when classes start next week.
A cruise ship at a dock on an overcast day.

‘It’s been a long two years’: First large cruise ship since 2019 docks in Juneau

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.