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In Juneau, quirky people, untold stories and little mysteries are as abundant as the rain. For the things about Juneau you can’t Google, why not work with a KTOO reporter to satisfy your curiosity?

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In Juneau, quirky people, untold stories and little mysteries are as abundant as the rain. For the things about Juneau you can’t Google, why not work with a KTOO reporter to satisfy your curiosity?

    Is there gold in them thar beaches?

    Is there gold in them thar beaches?

    One Curious Juneau listener has noticed janky-looking rafts and unnatural pits proliferating in recent years at his go-to fishing spot. So we asked one of the raft owners what they’re up to.

    Does Juneau really have the smallest Costco in the world?

    Does Juneau really have the smallest Costco in the world?

    Sure it's small, but is it the smallest? When inside, do you shop clockwise or counterclockwise? And what's up with ToshCo in Gustavus?

    Volunteers get thumbs up on spruced-up peace sign redesign

    Volunteers get thumbs up on spruced-up peace sign redesign

    The plan is for volunteers this summer to prune some encroaching vegetation, and to plant spruce seedlings in the footprint of the peace sign. Eventually, they expect the spruce will outgrow and contrast with the existing alders on the hillside.

    Curious Juneau: Why do Norah Jones tickets cost over $500?

    Curious Juneau: Why do Norah Jones tickets cost over $500?

    Professional ticket reselling is rare for events in Juneau. A longtime local event organizer says the nine-time Grammy Award winner's upcoming concert in Juneau has caused the biggest stir she can think of.

    How a mischievous Home Depot surveyor turned this hill into guerrilla art

    How a mischievous Home Depot surveyor turned this hill into guerrilla art

    Theodolites, semaphore, trigonometry and some "Big Lebowski" references — everything you wanted to know about the peace sign and a few things you didn't.

    What happened to the downtown bells?

    What happened to the downtown bells?

    They've been gone for about four years. The system was originally installed by a private downtown bank in the 1960s.

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