Ben Hohenstatt

4-time Grammy nominee is coming to Juneau

He’s probably worked with someone you love.

The Juneau Monstarz Danielle Larson, Letasha Heumann, Joy Ribao, Nani Weimer, Mariah Simpkins, Megan Buchmeier, Maria Weyrach, Michaela Demmert and coach Taylor Larson stand together with their champion sweatshirts and trophy after taking the top spot in the women’s division of the Mt. Edgecumbe Invitational. (Courtesy Photo | Andrew Friske)
The Juneau Monstarz Danielle Larson, Letasha Heumann, Joy Ribao, Nani Weimer, Mariah Simpkins, Megan Buchmeier, Maria Weyrach, Michaela Demmert and coach Taylor Larson stand together with their champion sweatshirts and trophy after taking the top spot in the women’s division of the Mt. Edgecumbe Invitational. (Courtesy Photo | Andrew Friske)
House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, looks on as Juneau Alaska Music Matters students from Glacier Valley School and singers from Sayéik: Gastineau Community School perform “Alaska’s Flag” on Tuesday.(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, looks on as Juneau Alaska Music Matters students from Glacier Valley School and singers from Sayéik: Gastineau Community School perform “Alaska’s Flag” on Tuesday.(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives his State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature in January 2019 at the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy expected to give State of the State address next week

The governor will likely address the Legislature Monday.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives his State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature in January 2019 at the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Neil Steininger, then-Administrative Services Director for the Office of Management and Budget, explains how the office performs “sweeps” of unspent money in various government accounts during a Senate Finance meeting at the Capitol in July 2019. Gov. Mike Dunleavy Monday named Steininger director of OMB. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Neil Steininger, then-Administrative Services Director for the Office of Management and Budget, explains how the office performs “sweeps” of unspent money in various government accounts during a Senate Finance meeting at the Capitol in July 2019. Gov. Mike Dunleavy Monday named Steininger director of OMB. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Why they march: Juneau women tell us in their own words

It wasn’t only political protest.

Orrin Noon, 10, Arlo Davis, 11, and Axel Boily, 10, beam at the crunchy critters they were about to eat. The boys were among the theatergoers who sampled edible insects prepared by David George Gordon, aka Bug Chef. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Orrin Noon, 10, Arlo Davis, 11, and Axel Boily, 10, beam at the crunchy critters they were about to eat. The boys were among the theatergoers who sampled edible insects prepared by David George Gordon, aka Bug Chef. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department wants information about a man who allegedly robbed a liquor store Friday night. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
Juneau Police Department wants information about a man who allegedly robbed a liquor store Friday night. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Not putting on the ‘Brakes’: Former JDHS standout finds coaching success

Past Crimson Bear helps coach three-time state champs.

Kevin Ritchie adds a comment to a map at a kickoff meeting for City and Borough of Juneau’s effort to create South Douglas-West Juneau Area Plan, Wednesday, Jan. 15. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Douglas residents share vision for community’s future

Finished product will help guide next 20 years.

Kevin Ritchie adds a comment to a map at a kickoff meeting for City and Borough of Juneau’s effort to create South Douglas-West Juneau Area Plan, Wednesday, Jan. 15. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Marla Berg, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; Kate Troll, who pitched the idea of donating to Renewable Juneau; Iola Young, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; and Jane Lindsey, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; smile with baskets filled with name tags and checks at the Hangar Ballroom, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Marla Berg, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; Kate Troll, who pitched the idea of donating to Renewable Juneau; Iola Young, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; and Jane Lindsey, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; smile with baskets filled with name tags and checks at the Hangar Ballroom, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Short outage leaves areas throughout Juneau without power

A power outage briefly left areas around Juneau without power Thursday morning.

Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Tourism task force meeting canceled

Weather cited as the cause.

Shelley Virginia holds up a tool known as a spanker while rehearsing in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)

Theater Review: Despite Disney-fied qualities, ‘Silent Sky’ has charm

The Disney-fied qualities that got under my skin should make it an absolute home run with youth.

Shelley Virginia holds up a tool known as a spanker while rehearsing in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks with students at Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage during a press conference unveiling the Alaska Reads Act Wednesday. (Office of the Governor | Austin McDaniel)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks with students at Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage during a press conference unveiling the Alaska Reads Act Wednesday. (Office of the Governor | Austin McDaniel)
The Juneau School District’s adminstration buidling is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau School District’s adminstration buidling is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Egan-Yandukin intersection’s future is in the works

Department of Transportation shares possible plans.

Empire Live: CBJ committee hears about Egan intersection project

Department of Transportation shares possible plans.