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Southeast artist wins major award

He’s a Tlingit master carver, UAS instructor and his work can be seen around Juneau.

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Lemon Creek Correctional Center. (Juneau Empire File)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center. (Juneau Empire File)
Courtesy Photo | Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association
                                A fundraiser run benefiting a nonprofit focused on preserving and protecting Eldred Rock Lighthouse, seen in this photo, will be a virtual event this year. Runners can complete a course located on Pioneer Road on Douglas at any time April 12-18 and submit their results electronically.

Lighthouse-protecting nonprofit isn’t running out of fundraising ideas

With virtually every other event canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, the nonprofit focused on restoring and preserving Alaska’s oldest original lighthouse decided to… Continue reading

Courtesy Photo | Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association
                                A fundraiser run benefiting a nonprofit focused on preserving and protecting Eldred Rock Lighthouse, seen in this photo, will be a virtual event this year. Runners can complete a course located on Pioneer Road on Douglas at any time April 12-18 and submit their results electronically.
Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
                                Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
                                Surgical scrub technician Jody Hass and registered nurse Diana Colbert wear headbands made by Liz Clauder and her daughters, Frances Jones and Nicole Bettridge. The headbands include buttons that allow masks to loop around things that aren’t a health care worker’s ears. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Jones)
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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)