Here are the big stories today:
Here are the five stories you need to know this morning.
Juneau Parking Violations:
Last night the Juneau Assembly approved an ordinance to issue “notices of violation” in lieu of parking tickets. The decisioncomes in response to a recent Alaska Supreme Court order that nullifies citations not delivered in person. Violation notices will still be put on vehicle windshields, but instead of being an infraction sent to district court, the city must set up a traffic court system. CBJ plans to have hearing officers. (Rosemarie Alexander - KTOO)
Two people from Sitka were rescued from a landslide that destroyed their cabin on Sunday. An air taxi pilot rescued the pair from a debris field estimated to be 20 feet deep. The couple’s belongings were buried and their dog is still missing. (Robert Woolsey - KCAW)
Pavlof Volcano starts rumbling:
Mount Pavlof started showing signs of a possible eruption yesterday morning. The Alaska Volcano observatory is monitoring the mountain.
(Stephanie Joyce - KUCB)
Interior Alaska sees return of the cold:
It’s getting cold again in interior Alaska with snow predicted for the weekend. The dropping temperatures are slowing down break-up this spring. (Dan Bross - KUAC/Joaqlin Estus - KNBA)
Alaska Fire Season:
The federal government is predicting a normal wildfire season in Alaska
this year. But it could be later than normal. (Peter Granitz - APRN)