Clarise Larson

The High Cadence Ironman team begins their hour-long group swim workout at Auke lake. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
The High Cadence Ironman team begins their hour-long group swim workout at Auke lake. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Shelby Martin the, co-owner of the Alaskan Shel, stands at the bow of her boat as it sinks while docked at the Don D. Statter Harbor. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Group effort stops ship from sinking at Statter Harbor

“I am so grateful for them and so appreciative of their help.”

Shelby Martin the, co-owner of the Alaskan Shel, stands at the bow of her boat as it sinks while docked at the Don D. Statter Harbor. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
With the U.S. Capitol in the background, a person waves a rainbow flag as they participant in a rally in support of the LGBTQIA+ community at Freedom Plaza, Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Washington. The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday, July, 19, 2022, to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights criticized by many conservative Americans. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

Alaska’s senators and a Senate hopeful talk same-sex marriage bill

Each indicate differing stances on the topic.

With the U.S. Capitol in the background, a person waves a rainbow flag as they participant in a rally in support of the LGBTQIA+ community at Freedom Plaza, Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Washington. The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday, July, 19, 2022, to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights criticized by many conservative Americans. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)
City and Borough of Juneau’s city manager, Rorie Watt, speaks to a crowd of people as they enjoy a slice of lasagna at the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon on Thursday afternoon. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
City and Borough of Juneau’s city manager, Rorie Watt, speaks to a crowd of people as they enjoy a slice of lasagna at the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon on Thursday afternoon. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
This March 2020 photo shows Juneau’s City Hall. It is midway through the week for candidates to file for October’s municipal election. Currently, no new filings have been entered since the initial first day filings, but both school board members with their seats opening up for election said they plan to run again in their current positions. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Midweek candidate filing update for this fall’s local election

Both school board members said they plan to file for reelection later this week

This March 2020 photo shows Juneau’s City Hall. It is midway through the week for candidates to file for October’s municipal election. Currently, no new filings have been entered since the initial first day filings, but both school board members with their seats opening up for election said they plan to run again in their current positions. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Bartlett Regional Hospital’s CEO finalist Dennis Welsh (center) chats with community members and members of the BRH Board of Directors at his public meet and greet for the potential position. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Bartlett Regional Hospital’s CEO finalist Dennis Welsh (center) chats with community members and members of the BRH Board of Directors at his public meet and greet for the potential position. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Dancers rehearsed in front of “Tahku,” the whale sculpture, ahead of the Climate Fair for a Cool Planet in 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Mike Tobin)
Dancers rehearsed in front of “Tahku,” the whale sculpture, ahead of the Climate Fair for a Cool Planet in 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Mike Tobin)
Bartlett Regional Hospital's CEO finalist Jeffery Hudson-Covolo (left-center) chats with community members and members of the BRH Board of Directors at his public meet and greet for the potential position. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Bartlett Regional Hospital's CEO finalist Jeffery Hudson-Covolo (left-center) chats with community members and members of the BRH Board of Directors at his public meet and greet for the potential position. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Bikes sit in a line waiting for racers at the 2021 Aukeman Triathalon. (Courtesy /Jean Butler)
Bikes sit in a line waiting for racers at the 2021 Aukeman Triathalon. (Courtesy /Jean Butler)
Amtgard of Alaska member Liam Porter-Bell finishes wrapping his “sword” with duct tape before heading for battle.(Clarise Larson // Juneau Empire)
Amtgard of Alaska member Liam Porter-Bell finishes wrapping his “sword” with duct tape before heading for battle.(Clarise Larson // Juneau Empire)
Discovery Southeast naturalist Richard Carstensen speaks to a group of hikers about the origins of the wetlands during a break on the hike. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Discovery Southeast naturalist Richard Carstensen speaks to a group of hikers about the origins of the wetlands during a break on the hike. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Employees use large knives to chop up bull kelp as it makes it was down the conveyor belt. (Clarise Larson // Juneau Empire)
Employees use large knives to chop up bull kelp as it makes it was down the conveyor belt. (Clarise Larson // Juneau Empire)
This March 2020 photo shows Juneau's City Hall. Friday was the first day for candidates to file for October's municipal election. By the end of the day, only one certified candidate was listed on the CBJ website. However, all three Assembly members with expiring terms said they intent to run again. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
This March 2020 photo shows Juneau's City Hall. Friday was the first day for candidates to file for October's municipal election. By the end of the day, only one certified candidate was listed on the CBJ website. However, all three Assembly members with expiring terms said they intent to run again. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
The second annual “Egan is Lava: A to Beer Fun Half-Marathon” is set to take place on Saturday and run through the week. The race involves participants finding a way from either Devil’s Club Brewing Co. or Forbidden Peak Brewery to the other with the caveat that Egan Drive, shown in this October 2019 photo, is completely off limits. (Michael S. Lockett/ Juneau Empire File)

Egan is Lava is back for another round

The A-to-beer event returns.

The second annual “Egan is Lava: A to Beer Fun Half-Marathon” is set to take place on Saturday and run through the week. The race involves participants finding a way from either Devil’s Club Brewing Co. or Forbidden Peak Brewery to the other with the caveat that Egan Drive, shown in this October 2019 photo, is completely off limits. (Michael S. Lockett/ Juneau Empire File)
Betsy Longenbaugh sits at the table she spent the majority of her time writing her debut book, “Forgotten Murders from Alaska’s Capital” which recounts 10 long-forgotten murders that occurred in the Juneau-Douglas area between 1902 and 1959. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Betsy Longenbaugh sits at the table she spent the majority of her time writing her debut book, “Forgotten Murders from Alaska’s Capital” which recounts 10 long-forgotten murders that occurred in the Juneau-Douglas area between 1902 and 1959. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
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This image shows the area along the downtown Juneau waterfront where 10 totem poles are expected to be raised in 2023. Sealaska Heritage Institute is working with the City and Borough of Juneau on placement, which is subject to change from positions shown in the image.

Totem pole trail project takes another step forward

The installation is planned to begin in early 2023.

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This image shows the area along the downtown Juneau waterfront where 10 totem poles are expected to be raised in 2023. Sealaska Heritage Institute is working with the City and Borough of Juneau on placement, which is subject to change from positions shown in the image.
The City Borough of Juneau Assembly adopted an ordinance on Monday night that appropriated a $333,402 federal grant fund to be used to build a retaining wall and repave the parking lot at the AWARE site. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

AWARE receives funding to build retaining wall:

But with rise in construction costs, the organization will likely have to rework its design.

The City Borough of Juneau Assembly adopted an ordinance on Monday night that appropriated a $333,402 federal grant fund to be used to build a retaining wall and repave the parking lot at the AWARE site. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Two bears in late June walk in a field parallel to Egan Drive. Experts said they have seen a decrease in the number of bear encounters this year compared to previous years. (Ben Hohenstatt /Juneau Empire)
Two bears in late June walk in a field parallel to Egan Drive. Experts said they have seen a decrease in the number of bear encounters this year compared to previous years. (Ben Hohenstatt /Juneau Empire)
The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel sits across from Gastineau Channel along Egan Dr. in downtown Juneau. According to hotel operators across Juneau, they have seen an increase in the number of booking this summer compared to last. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel sits across from Gastineau Channel along Egan Dr. in downtown Juneau. According to hotel operators across Juneau, they have seen an increase in the number of booking this summer compared to last. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
A plane flies in front of a downtown Juneau neighborhood in early May. City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Finance Committee members Wednesday discussed the availability of housing in Juneau. So far, Assembly members said, a tax abatement meant to spur development downtown has not been successful. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
A plane flies in front of a downtown Juneau neighborhood in early May. City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Finance Committee members Wednesday discussed the availability of housing in Juneau. So far, Assembly members said, a tax abatement meant to spur development downtown has not been successful. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)