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Maddie Kombrink poses in the lobby of Coppa Cafe where she is now the new owner after working as an employee on and off for the last five years. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Former employee now calling the shots for popular cafe

New ownership takes over Coppa Cafe.

 

Performers from Juneau Drag put on a show on Front Street from last year’s Gallery Walk 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau’s Gallery Walk returns to downtown

Over 40 events featured with live music and Holiday Trolley

 

CCFR crews work to extinguish a house fire in the 2200 block of Radcliffe Road early Monday morning. All occupants of the home were able to escape safely without injury. (Courtesy Photo / CCFR)

Recent fires underscore importance of smoke detectors, fire marshal says

Residences safely evacuated in two separate blazes.

 

Brittney Fuhr digs through remaining canned goods offered at Helping Hands Food Bank during the pantry’s closing day on Friday, Nov. 25. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Helping Hands Food Bank closes after 39 years

“We just want to give a big heartfelt thank you to everyone for their support.”

Brittney Fuhr digs through remaining canned goods offered at Helping Hands Food Bank during the pantry’s closing day on Friday, Nov. 25. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Sugar Bear Alaskan Treasures, seen here, was one of many artist vendors featured at the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Indigenous Artists & Vendors Holiday Market from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Sugar Bear Alaskan Treasures, seen here, was one of many artist vendors featured at the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Indigenous Artists & Vendors Holiday Market from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock screams to a sold out crowd for the opening show of a three-night stay at Seattle’s Showbox venue Monday, Nov. 21. Modest Mouse is currently touring to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band’s fourth album “The Lonesome Crowded West.” (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

25 to life: Reflecting on ‘The Lonesome Crowded West’ at a milestone

Anniversary shows commemorate the indie-rock stalwarts’ breakthrough album.

Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock screams to a sold out crowd for the opening show of a three-night stay at Seattle’s Showbox venue Monday, Nov. 21. Modest Mouse is currently touring to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band’s fourth album “The Lonesome Crowded West.” (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Centennial Hall, seen here, will host the 40th annual Juneau Public Market along with the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Nov. 25-27. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Juneau Public Market returns for 40th year

Indigenous Artists & Vendors Holiday Market runs same weekend.

Centennial Hall, seen here, will host the 40th annual Juneau Public Market along with the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Nov. 25-27. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneau International Airport is expected to be busy during Thanksgiving holiday week amid lax COVID-restrictions. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Juneau International Airport is expected to be busy during Thanksgiving holiday week amid lax COVID-restrictions. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
A member of the Juneau Gun Club helps participants with shooting clay targets, one of many events featured at the club’s annual Thanksgiving turkey shoot. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Ready, aim, gobble: Juneau Gun Club hosts annual Turkey Shoot

No turkeys were harmed in the making of this article.

A member of the Juneau Gun Club helps participants with shooting clay targets, one of many events featured at the club’s annual Thanksgiving turkey shoot. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Trail Mix Inc.’s executive director, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, right, walks with Mike McKrill off Lemon Creek Trail on June 4, 2022 after taking part in the organization’s annual National Trails Day event. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Trail Mix Inc. dinner & auction returns in-person

Tickets sold out but online bidding available

Trail Mix Inc.’s executive director, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, right, walks with Mike McKrill off Lemon Creek Trail on June 4, 2022 after taking part in the organization’s annual National Trails Day event. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Emergency lights flash on top of a police car. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Woman arrested on fraud charges

Police say she posted false ad for rental property.

Emergency lights flash on top of a police car. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Southeast Alaska Food Bank will host its 26th annual Caring is Sharing Food Drive on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Superbear and Foodland IGA stores. (Courtesy Photo / Southeast Alaska Food Bank)

Southeast Alaska Food Bank readies for biggest drive of the year

Caring is Sharing event returns to local IGA stores.

Southeast Alaska Food Bank will host its 26th annual Caring is Sharing Food Drive on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Superbear and Foodland IGA stores. (Courtesy Photo / Southeast Alaska Food Bank)
The 2022-23 Thunder Mountain girls varsity volleyball team poses for a group photo during 2022 3A/4A Volleyball State Championships in Anchorage on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and 11. (Courtesy Photo / Julie Herman)

TMHS volleyball wraps up stellar season

Falcons fall short of finals at State tournament

The 2022-23 Thunder Mountain girls varsity volleyball team poses for a group photo during 2022 3A/4A Volleyball State Championships in Anchorage on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and 11. (Courtesy Photo / Julie Herman)
TMHS stands for team photo after state tournament at Bartlett High School in Anchorage on Saturday, Nov. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Josiah Loseby)

Juneau swim teams make a splash at state championship

“We all performed well and we all had a good time.”

TMHS stands for team photo after state tournament at Bartlett High School in Anchorage on Saturday, Nov. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Josiah Loseby)
Maxine Petersen, 8, stands with her parents Carl Petersen and Samantha Jenkins to accept the Alaska 529 annual $25K Giveaway at Kax̱dig̱oowu Héen Elementary on Thursday. Maxine is the first recipient to receive the scholarship within Southeast. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Juneau third grader receives $25,000 scholarship

She’s the first Southeast Alaska recipient of the Alaska 529 scholarship

Maxine Petersen, 8, stands with her parents Carl Petersen and Samantha Jenkins to accept the Alaska 529 annual $25K Giveaway at Kax̱dig̱oowu Héen Elementary on Thursday. Maxine is the first recipient to receive the scholarship within Southeast. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows a sample ballot asking whether First Judicial District judges should be retained. Based on results released Tuesday and Wednesday, voters on Election Day overwhelmingly voted for retention. (Ben Hohesntatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau’s judges heading toward retention along large margins

Outcomes much closer in the state’s Third Judicial District.

This photo shows a sample ballot asking whether First Judicial District judges should be retained. Based on results released Tuesday and Wednesday, voters on Election Day overwhelmingly voted for retention. (Ben Hohesntatt / Juneau Empire)
Juneau Skating Club Forget-Me-Not team featured in last year’s spring event. The team is traveling to Irvine, California to compete in the Glacier Falls Classic on Saturday, Nov. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Kim Hort)

Forget-Me-Not skaters return to California

Juneau Skating Club team competes in Glacier Fall Classic.

Juneau Skating Club Forget-Me-Not team featured in last year’s spring event. The team is traveling to Irvine, California to compete in the Glacier Falls Classic on Saturday, Nov. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Kim Hort)
CCFR firefighters working to extinguish a fire at a mobile home in Sprucewood Park on Monday morning. One man was reported to have escaped the fire with minor injuries and was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. (Courtesy Photo / CCFR)

Person escapes trailer fire with minor injuries

Second fire at Sprucewood Park in a week.

CCFR firefighters working to extinguish a fire at a mobile home in Sprucewood Park on Monday morning. One man was reported to have escaped the fire with minor injuries and was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. (Courtesy Photo / CCFR)
Thunder Mountain girls varsity volleyball team celebrating their championship victory against JDHS on Saturday, Nov. 5. TMHS now heads to the state tournament in Anchorage to face Colony in the first round on Thursday, Nov. 10. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

TMHS volleyball team advances to state tournament

Falcons will take on Colony in Anchorage Nov. 11

Thunder Mountain girls varsity volleyball team celebrating their championship victory against JDHS on Saturday, Nov. 5. TMHS now heads to the state tournament in Anchorage to face Colony in the first round on Thursday, Nov. 10. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Artist Kerry Kirkpatrick answers questions about her latest exhibition “Capturing the Light” at a recent QA held at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Saturday. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Artist Kerry Kirkpatrick answers questions about her latest exhibition “Capturing the Light” at a recent QA held at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Saturday. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)