Ben Hohenstatt

Capitol columns get some care

Capitol columns get some care

Here’s what’s going on.

Capitol columns get some care
Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and it hosted a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Douglas neighborhood doesn’t want to lose another place to tourists

Neighbors share traffic, crowding and environmental concerns.

Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and it hosted a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and is hosting a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Live: Neighborhood association weighs in on proposed Eaglecrest plans

Live updates from the neighborhood meeting

Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and is hosting a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Eaglecrest Ski Area general manager Dave Scanlan, pictured in the winter of 2017, is planning a handful of public meetings to discuss Eaglecrest’s plans to offer more summer activities. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Summertime radness? Eaglecrest seeks public feedback on adventure center idea

They’ll be at chamber luncheons, neighborhood meetings and public venues.

Eaglecrest Ski Area general manager Dave Scanlan, pictured in the winter of 2017, is planning a handful of public meetings to discuss Eaglecrest’s plans to offer more summer activities. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Live: Committee to take New JACC and Centennial Action, hear about Eaglecrest plans

Live: Committee to take New JACC and Centennial Action, hear about Eaglecrest plans

Live updates from the Public Works and Facilities Committee meeting

Live: Committee to take New JACC and Centennial Action, hear about Eaglecrest plans
Capitol Live: Juneau delegation responds to governor’s vetoes

Capitol Live: Juneau delegation responds to governor’s vetoes

They weigh in on a budget that will impact all Alaskans

Capitol Live: Juneau delegation responds to governor’s vetoes
Then and Now: This photo composite shows what the Willoughby District looked like back what it was an Alaska Native village, and now in current day. The historic photograph by Winter and Pond is not dated, but was was taken sometime between 1893 and 1943, according to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections. (Collection number ASL-PCA-87). The photo on the right was taken Monday, June 24, 2019, on Willoughby Avenue by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.
Then and Now: This photo composite shows what the Willoughby District looked like back what it was an Alaska Native village, and now in current day. The historic photograph by Winter and Pond is not dated, but was was taken sometime between 1893 and 1943, according to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections. (Collection number ASL-PCA-87). The photo on the right was taken Monday, June 24, 2019, on Willoughby Avenue by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.
Rendezvous co-manager Asher Rohan paints outside of the downtown Juneau bar, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rendezvous co-manager Asher Rohan paints outside of the downtown Juneau bar, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Amalga Harbor plan OK’d with some big changes

Amalga Harbor plan OK’d with some big changes

Not everyone pleased with the outcome.

Amalga Harbor plan OK’d with some big changes
Bruno Malecha and his mother, Jen, watch people fish at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Bruno, who has Type 1 diabetes, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., this summer to lobby members of Congress to support T1D research. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bruno Malecha and his mother, Jen, watch people fish at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Bruno, who has Type 1 diabetes, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., this summer to lobby members of Congress to support T1D research. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Live: Docks and harbors board makes Amalga Harbor decision

Live: Docks and harbors board makes Amalga Harbor decision

Live updates from tonight’s meeting

Live: Docks and harbors board makes Amalga Harbor decision
Mendenhall Glacier area overhaul is still a work in progress

Mendenhall Glacier area overhaul is still a work in progress

Here’s the latest news about Juneau’s backyard glacier.

Mendenhall Glacier area overhaul is still a work in progress
U.S. Forest Service Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon in August 2018. He will talk to the chamber again Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Live: What’s going on with the Mendenhall master plan?

Live updates for the chamber luncheon

U.S. Forest Service Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon in August 2018. He will talk to the chamber again Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this file photo taken April 13, 2017, Brady Fink, center, and Dave Edmunds, left, are watched by Engineer Lance Lawhorne as they update their airport rescue firefighting skills at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center. A potentially harmful chemical was detected at the center after soil and water testing at the center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Water and soil testing shows signs of contamination

Chemicals are not near known sources of drinking water.

In this file photo taken April 13, 2017, Brady Fink, center, and Dave Edmunds, left, are watched by Engineer Lance Lawhorne as they update their airport rescue firefighting skills at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center. A potentially harmful chemical was detected at the center after soil and water testing at the center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
There will be a free lecture Friday at the Walter Soboleff Building seen in this May 2015 photo during its grand opening ceremonies. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
There will be a free lecture Friday at the Walter Soboleff Building seen in this May 2015 photo during its grand opening ceremonies. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue is taking over City and Borough of Juneau’s sleep off program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Capital City Fire/Rescue set to takeover sleep off program

And it won’t cost any extra money.

Capital City Fire/Rescue is taking over City and Borough of Juneau’s sleep off program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Wednesday he signed a bill that extends the term of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Wednesday he signed a bill that extends the term of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
MRV Architects presented this upgraded Centennial Hall concept to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Public Works & Facilities Committee, June 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | MRV Architects)
MRV Architects presented this upgraded Centennial Hall concept to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Public Works & Facilities Committee, June 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | MRV Architects)
Centennial Hall’s needs are one of the main points of tonight’s meeting. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Live: Meeting focuses on Centennial Hall and New JACC

Live updates from tonight’s special public works and facilities meeting

Centennial Hall’s needs are one of the main points of tonight’s meeting. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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