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Death Notice: Susan Gail Solberg

Susan Gail Solberg, age 74 of Juneau, passed away on March 12, 2020, surrounded by her loving family in Fairbanks. A full obituary will be… Continue reading

 

Juneau Assembly calls special COVID-19 meeting

A “hunker down” order and more are on the agenda for Sunday.

An Alaska Airlines cargo/passenger jet lifts off from the Juneau International Airport in this December 2014 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
An Alaska Airlines cargo/passenger jet lifts off from the Juneau International Airport in this December 2014 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

85th Annual Tribal Assembly postponed

A new date has not been identified.

Passengers stand on the top deck of the MS Westerdam while the cruise ship is docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken a dark turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the virus. (AP Photo)

Westerdam is no longer coming to Juneau

Meeting includes COVID-19 focus.

Passengers stand on the top deck of the MS Westerdam while the cruise ship is docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken a dark turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the virus. (AP Photo)
Mr. Green (Aria Moore) makes a serious accusation about Mrs. Peacock (Kayla Kohlhase) while holding a feather. A surprised Wadsworth (Toby Russell), Miss Scarlet (Amanda McDowell) and Professor Plum (Jager Hunt) look on. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas High School’s latest play is a murder-driven farce

Clue-neau-Douglas High School theater’s play mixes mystery and comedy.

Mr. Green (Aria Moore) makes a serious accusation about Mrs. Peacock (Kayla Kohlhase) while holding a feather. A surprised Wadsworth (Toby Russell), Miss Scarlet (Amanda McDowell) and Professor Plum (Jager Hunt) look on. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
JDHS’ Austin McCurley drives to the hoop and is met by TMHS’ Braden Jenkins in a closely contested Region V tournament championship game between Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé and Thunder Mountain High School. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
JDHS’ Austin McCurley drives to the hoop and is met by TMHS’ Braden Jenkins in a closely contested Region V tournament championship game between Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé and Thunder Mountain High School. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

Gold Medal Basketball Tournament is officially canceled.

74th annual tournament isn’t happening.

Zac Watt, beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business, Saturday, Oct. 12,2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Forbidden Peak’s hopping grand opening

A crowd gathered for Juneau’s newest brewery.

Zac Watt, beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business, Saturday, Oct. 12,2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Permanent Fund Corporation CEO says virus-affected markets offer opportunity

COVID-19 brings investment chances as well as losses.

Nicky the bear sleeps near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The famous bear with a nicked ear was the subject Friday of a public lecture at the center. (Courtesy photo | Laurie Craig)

Lecture series looks in on famous Mendenhall Glacier area resident

An animal “with the power to change everything.”

Nicky the bear sleeps near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The famous bear with a nicked ear was the subject Friday of a public lecture at the center. (Courtesy photo | Laurie Craig)
John Clough (Jim Croce) and Summer Koester (Ingrid Croce) will star as the folk-singing couple at the center of an upcoming original production. (Courtesy Photo | John Clough)
John Clough (Jim Croce) and Summer Koester (Ingrid Croce) will star as the folk-singing couple at the center of an upcoming original production. (Courtesy Photo | John Clough)

JDHS and TMHS boys stand tall against out-of-town opponents

Juneau teams held the line against fierce opposition this weekend.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé held a Sock It To Cancer fundraiser Friday night in memory of Kevin Guimmayen. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

JDHS socks it to cancer, bests Ketchikan

It was an emotion-filled night.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé held a Sock It To Cancer fundraiser Friday night in memory of Kevin Guimmayen. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
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                                School buses line up for students at Harborview Elementary School in December 2019.

Federal settlement nets schools a new bus

Volkswagen bus replacement program adds to local fleet.

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                                School buses line up for students at Harborview Elementary School in December 2019.
Former Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director John Neary holds his 2020 Wildlife Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society Friday evening at the visitor center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Former Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director John Neary holds his 2020 Wildlife Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society Friday evening at the visitor center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)