Jonson Kuhn

Thunder Mountain High School swim team featured in the is photo at their first meet of the season at the beginning of September in Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Josiah Loseby)

Prep swim teams get ready for regions

Regions begin on Oct. 28

Thunder Mountain High School swim team featured in the is photo at their first meet of the season at the beginning of September in Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Josiah Loseby)
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This photo shows the Juneau Police Station in March 2020.

JPD finishes update to computer system

“It was certainly time to replace.”

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This photo shows the Juneau Police Station in March 2020.
Courtesy Photo / Robin Lonas 
This photo shows ( from left to right) Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters Bill McGoey, Karl Wuoti, Peter Flynn, Wendy Wallers, Captain Noah Jenkins, John Adams & Fire Marshal Dan Jager.

It’s Fire Prevention Week, do you have a plan?

Firefighters and insurance company share safety advice.

Courtesy Photo / Robin Lonas 
This photo shows ( from left to right) Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters Bill McGoey, Karl Wuoti, Peter Flynn, Wendy Wallers, Captain Noah Jenkins, John Adams & Fire Marshal Dan Jager.
Courtesy Photo / Gregory Chaney
A 60-foot fishing vessel was grounded in Favorite Reef on Thursday evening into Friday morning when three passengers were safely rescued off the boat by JPD Chief Ed Mercer. The Coast Guard continues to monitor the ship while crews work to safely defuel it.

Police chief rescues crew from grounded ship

Coast Guard continues to monitor ship.

Courtesy Photo / Gregory Chaney
A 60-foot fishing vessel was grounded in Favorite Reef on Thursday evening into Friday morning when three passengers were safely rescued off the boat by JPD Chief Ed Mercer. The Coast Guard continues to monitor the ship while crews work to safely defuel it.
Senior Talita Toutailepo waves to the crowd during introductions before the team’s first match up against the Ketchikan Lady Kings back in early Sept. Over the weekend Toutailepo came up big in THMS’ second face off against the Lady Kings. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Thunder Mountain nets two wins in Ketchikan

Conference record extends to perfect 6-0

Senior Talita Toutailepo waves to the crowd during introductions before the team’s first match up against the Ketchikan Lady Kings back in early Sept. Over the weekend Toutailepo came up big in THMS’ second face off against the Lady Kings. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Payton Grant makes his way to the end zone for his —and the Huskies’— first touchdown of the game as his teammates signal the score. Grant, a senior, had a big day for Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Payton Grant makes his way to the end zone for his —and the Huskies’— first touchdown of the game as his teammates signal the score. Grant, a senior, had a big day for Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Capital City Fire/Rescue engineer Peter Flynn and firefighter Connor Hoyt stand at the bottom of the department’s new truck ladder on Thursday, Oct. 6 during training operations at the Glacier Fire Station.

Sooner or ladder CCFR’s new truck will be in service

Firefighters say extended reach means increased safety.

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Capital City Fire/Rescue engineer Peter Flynn and firefighter Connor Hoyt stand at the bottom of the department’s new truck ladder on Thursday, Oct. 6 during training operations at the Glacier Fire Station.
Alaska Native artist Logan Terry holds the latest edition of Thrasher Magazine, displaying the spread of his work as a featured artist for the month. (Courtesy Photo / Patrick Vanpool)
Alaska Native artist Logan Terry holds the latest edition of Thrasher Magazine, displaying the spread of his work as a featured artist for the month. (Courtesy Photo / Patrick Vanpool)
Juneau musician Michael Maas poses for a photo to promote his newest album “Here Be Dragons,” coming out on Friday, Oct. 7. This latest endeavor is being released under Maas’ Blue Nagoon project and was a collaboration of several different lead vocalists, many of which are local Juneau artists. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Juneau musician Michael Maas poses for a photo to promote his newest album “Here Be Dragons,” coming out on Friday, Oct. 7. This latest endeavor is being released under Maas’ Blue Nagoon project and was a collaboration of several different lead vocalists, many of which are local Juneau artists. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
The U.S. Coast Guard District 17 released video footage of two people being rescued during stormy conditions on Saturday, Oct. 1 after their boat ran onto rocks in Pavlof Harbor in southwest of Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard makes rescue in poor visibility

Man and woman safe after boat grounds near Juneau

The U.S. Coast Guard District 17 released video footage of two people being rescued during stormy conditions on Saturday, Oct. 1 after their boat ran onto rocks in Pavlof Harbor in southwest of Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / U.S. Coast Guard)
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After weeks of heavy rainfall, multiple portions of the Montana Creek Bridge were closed after sustaining weather-related damage.

Troubled bridges over Juneau waters

September saw record rainfall, damaged structures.

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After weeks of heavy rainfall, multiple portions of the Montana Creek Bridge were closed after sustaining weather-related damage.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire 
Juneau’s largely by-mail municipal election is in full swing and time is beginning to tick down for residents to send in their votes before the Oct. 4 deadline. City officials urge voters to check mailboxes for potential cure letters to ensure their ballot can be counted.

CBJ Election Day is almost here

Deadline to cast municipal ballots is 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire 
Juneau’s largely by-mail municipal election is in full swing and time is beginning to tick down for residents to send in their votes before the Oct. 4 deadline. City officials urge voters to check mailboxes for potential cure letters to ensure their ballot can be counted.
Wendy Vuille poses with skater Brendyn Hatfield at the Arizona Adult Skating Camp. (Courtesy Photo / Wendy Vuille)

Better skate than never: Over a decade of hard work nets Juneau woman rare honor

Over a decade of hard work nets Juneau woman rare honor

Wendy Vuille poses with skater Brendyn Hatfield at the Arizona Adult Skating Camp. (Courtesy Photo / Wendy Vuille)
City and Borough of Juneau Public Works Department clears debris Wednesday morning on Gastineau Avenue. A landslide Monday evening brought down a large tree, which caused damage to homes and a vehicle. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Juneau man stunned by loss of home, community support

“If you’re going to have your home destroyed, Juneau is the best place to do it.”

City and Borough of Juneau Public Works Department clears debris Wednesday morning on Gastineau Avenue. A landslide Monday evening brought down a large tree, which caused damage to homes and a vehicle. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
CCFR officials and residents gathered at the section of Gastineau Avenue that sustained damage from the landslide on Monday evening. At the time of 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday officials said they were still trying to assess the damage and no cleanup efforts had started yet. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

City set to begin cleanup after landslide

Three homes were damaged; at least a dozen people displaced.

CCFR officials and residents gathered at the section of Gastineau Avenue that sustained damage from the landslide on Monday evening. At the time of 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday officials said they were still trying to assess the damage and no cleanup efforts had started yet. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
TMHS’ Ashlyn Gates and JDHS’ Mila Hargrave both reach for the ball during the second set of a cross-town volleyball match held at JDHS on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

TMHS wins two cross-town matches

TMHS wins two cross-town matches

TMHS’ Ashlyn Gates and JDHS’ Mila Hargrave both reach for the ball during the second set of a cross-town volleyball match held at JDHS on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo featuring Loren Jones and other volunteers was taken during the Red Cross at the Juneau Fourth of July Parade 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Red Cross)

Alaska volunteers aid Red Cross response to California wildfires

“The Red Cross has always had a great reputation for serving in times of disaster”

This photo featuring Loren Jones and other volunteers was taken during the Red Cross at the Juneau Fourth of July Parade 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Red Cross)
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A Juneau resident receives a COVID-19 booster shot in October 2001.

COVID boosters, flu shots are widely available

Folks looking to get vaccinated against COVID and/or flu have options.

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File 
A Juneau resident receives a COVID-19 booster shot in October 2001.
Courtesy Photo / Taylor Vidic 
Lindsay Clark of the Juneau Symphony will be one of 10 symphony musicians to take part in the Crystal Saloon’s, Beer. Brats. Brandenburgs. event the evening of Oct.1.

Bach meets weizen-bock

Classical bars to be played at downtown bar

Courtesy Photo / Taylor Vidic 
Lindsay Clark of the Juneau Symphony will be one of 10 symphony musicians to take part in the Crystal Saloon’s, Beer. Brats. Brandenburgs. event the evening of Oct.1.
This photo from 2020 shows Mamie Clare with her family Jim Clare, Lione Clare, and Krisanne Rice. Clare, formerly of Sitka, knows firsthand that recovering from an eating disorder isn’t easy. (Courtesy Photo / Krisanne Rice)

Sitka family shares story to raise eating disorder awareness

Subject specialist comes to town for a pair of presentations.

This photo from 2020 shows Mamie Clare with her family Jim Clare, Lione Clare, and Krisanne Rice. Clare, formerly of Sitka, knows firsthand that recovering from an eating disorder isn’t easy. (Courtesy Photo / Krisanne Rice)