Ben Hohenstatt

Live: Docks and harbors board makes Amalga Harbor decision

Live updates from tonight’s meeting

Mendenhall Glacier area overhaul is still a work in progress

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

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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Jennifer Canfield, co-owner of marijuana retailer Green Elephant, talks on Monday, June 24, 2019, about how the company might turn its backyard into an onsite consumption garden if given permission by the city. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire) <em></em>
Jennifer Canfield, co-owner of marijuana retailer Green Elephant, talks on Monday, June 24, 2019, about how the company might turn its backyard into an onsite consumption garden if given permission by the city. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire) <em></em>
Perseverance Theatre’s artistic Director Art Rotch and Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Executive Director Nancy DeCherney address the audience during the break at the annual Wearable Art show in this February 2013 photo. Rotch is departing Perseverance Theatre this month. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Perseverance Theatre’s artistic director is leaving this summer

Big changes at Alaska’s largest professional theater.

Perseverance Theatre’s artistic Director Art Rotch and Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Executive Director Nancy DeCherney address the audience during the break at the annual Wearable Art show in this February 2013 photo. Rotch is departing Perseverance Theatre this month. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The city-owned boat launch at Amalga Harbor on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The city-owned boat launch at Amalga Harbor on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Port Director Carl Uchytil speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Port Director Carl Uchytil speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Port Director Carl Uchytil hands oversized scissors toTravel Juneau President & CEO Liz Perry during a ceremony to open the new Visitor’s Center Kiosk, Friday, May 17, 2019. Uchytil is talking to the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce today. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Live: Find out the latest about Juneau’s docks and harbors

Live updates from Port Director Carl Uchytil’s chamber presentation

Port Director Carl Uchytil hands oversized scissors toTravel Juneau President & CEO Liz Perry during a ceremony to open the new Visitor’s Center Kiosk, Friday, May 17, 2019. Uchytil is talking to the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce today. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Helena Sardinha, a Los Angeles-based producer for Driven Equation and co-creator of “Sitka,” is in Sitka right now to teach at its fine arts camp. Sardinha said a short “proof of concept” will be filmed soon and has not yet been cast. (Courtesy Art | Helena Sardinha)
Helena Sardinha, a Los Angeles-based producer for Driven Equation and co-creator of “Sitka,” is in Sitka right now to teach at its fine arts camp. Sardinha said a short “proof of concept” will be filmed soon and has not yet been cast. (Courtesy Art | Helena Sardinha)
A distressed harbor seal pup suffered injuries to its face but was recovered at Auke Bay Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | NOAA Fisheries)
A distressed harbor seal pup suffered injuries to its face but was recovered at Auke Bay Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | NOAA Fisheries)