Michael S. Lockett

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Plane determination: Teen contends with weather, forest fires while flying around the world

At 19, many people dream of seeing the world and traveling far from home. Not many of them fly themselves there while they do it, though. Zara Rutherford, hailing originally from Belgium, is aiming...

State officials: Health care reinforcements are coming

The state will be adding nearly 500 short-term healthcare workers to reinforce the strained industry as the pandemic reaches new heights, said Gov. Mike Dunleavy during a news conference on Wednesday. The move, announced...

Juneau police car strikes pedestrian

A Juneau Police Department officer driving a patrol vehicle struck a teenage pedestrian on Mendenhall Loop Road on Thursday night. The pedestrian, a 17-year-old girl who police did not publicly identify, was treated for...

Coast Guard and Japanese military conduct joint training at sea

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and Japanese Ship Kashima were able to conduct joint training near Dutch Harbor last week. It isn’t the first time the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force training vessel has...

Research into interned Japanese-Americans in Alaska receives grant support

The internment of more than a 100,000 Japanese-Americans in the United States under Order 9066 is well known, an abhorrent act that the American government has since apologized and made reparations for. What’s less...

Coast Guard medevacs man from yacht near Ketchikan

The Coast Guard medevaced a 90-year-old man from a yacht near Betton Island on Thursday afternoon. Sector Juneau watchstanders received a call from the 177-foot yacht Ice Bear at approximately 12:55 p.m. that a...

COVID outbreak present in Lemon Creek inmates

A coronavirus outbreak beginning at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in late August has swelled to nearly two dozen cases, said an Alaska Department of Corrections official. Deputy Commissioner Kelly Goode said that 23 inmates...

Friends in damp places: Sector Juneau CO talks partnerships, future plans

As Alaska forges ahead in the brave new world of coronavirus existence, Coast Guard Sector Juneau is reaching out once again to their partner organizations, said the new commander, Capt. Darwin R. Jensen. Community...

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