Kevin Gullufsen

Fishing gear downs seagull

A local bird rescue center is asking fishermen to be careful with their fishing gear after a seagull ingested a treble hook and died earlier… Continue reading

Joshua Midgett. (Courtesy Photo | Perseverance Theatre)

Perseverance Theatre hires new managing director to right financial ship

Joshua Midgett, 32, fills long-vacant position as the latest hire in management rebuild

Joshua Midgett. (Courtesy Photo | Perseverance Theatre)
Deputy Mayor Jerry Nankervis applauds Lily Hope for the Individual Artist Award during the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, August 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

High-achieving artists recognized at annual Mayor’s Awards for the Arts

Sherry Patterson sounded grateful — and a little bemused — while accepting the Achievement in the Arts award at the annual Mayor’s Awards for the… Continue reading

Deputy Mayor Jerry Nankervis applauds Lily Hope for the Individual Artist Award during the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, August 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Nation Magazine Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, left, speaks during a panel on climate change issues facing Alaska. Seated from left are John Nichols, a national correspondent for The Nation, Doug Woodby, co-chair of climate action group @350 Juneau, Gretchen Keiser, a member of @350 Juneau’s steering committee, and Michael T. Klare, defense correspondent for The Nation. (Kevin Gulllufsen | Juneau Empire)

Cruisers come to see ‘front lines’ of climate change

Seeing the effects of climate change on Alaska first hand — its melting glaciers and receding shorelines — can serve as a visceral reminder for… Continue reading

The Nation Magazine Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, left, speaks during a panel on climate change issues facing Alaska. Seated from left are John Nichols, a national correspondent for The Nation, Doug Woodby, co-chair of climate action group @350 Juneau, Gretchen Keiser, a member of @350 Juneau’s steering committee, and Michael T. Klare, defense correspondent for The Nation. (Kevin Gulllufsen | Juneau Empire)

High-achieving artists recognized at annual Mayor’s Awards for the Arts

Sherry Patterson sounded grateful — and a little bemused — while accepting the Achievement in the Arts award at the annual Mayor’s Awards for the… Continue reading

Scott and Shari Guenther pull in a catch during the 72nd Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 17, 2018, sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Scott and Shari Guenther pull in a catch during the 72nd Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 17, 2018, sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Tesla Cox, left, and Deanne Fuller on the Lil’ Mermaid show their silver salmon during the 72nd Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 17, 2018, sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Alaska navy’ nets derby cohos

August means coho fishing in Juneau, and there are few places better to sport fish for silvers near Juneau than the west side of Admiralty… Continue reading

Tesla Cox, left, and Deanne Fuller on the Lil’ Mermaid show their silver salmon during the 72nd Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 17, 2018, sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Derby days start

Starting today and lasting through Sunday, Juneau sport fishermen will ply the backside of Admiralty, Douglas, Shelter islands and elsewhere in search of a money… Continue reading

Visitors wait for the buses at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mendenhall moving toward overhaul

By 2050, the picture windows at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will depict a much different view. Scientists expect the glacier will have receded out… Continue reading

Visitors wait for the buses at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alyson Currey, of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, speaks to abortion rights supporters at the Dimond Courthouse Plaza on Wednesday, August 15, 2018,during a protest against President Donald Trump’s selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kava-nots gather at Capitol as Planned Parenthood calls for Murkowski’s ‘no’ vote on SCOTUS pick

Shouting into a megaphone while on a park bench in downtown Juneau on Wednesday, Alaska Planned Parenthood legislative liaison Alyson Currey had a message she… Continue reading

Alyson Currey, of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, speaks to abortion rights supporters at the Dimond Courthouse Plaza on Wednesday, August 15, 2018,during a protest against President Donald Trump’s selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Jordan Creek Center on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fresh blood bank: Juneau to get permanent Blood Bank of Alaska office

Starting next January, blood donors in Juneau will have a permanent location to contribute to the Blood Bank of Alaska. BBA announced Tuesday that it’s… Continue reading

Jordan Creek Center on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cruise ships dock in downtown Juneau in May 2015. (Juneau Empire file)

Measles found on Alaska cruise ship

A teenager visiting Alaska on a cruise ship last week had the measles, health officials say, prompting concern that passengers may spread the rarely-seen virus… Continue reading

Cruise ships dock in downtown Juneau in May 2015. (Juneau Empire file)
An insect has three body parts, something kids learned with a dance at Bug Day at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Ecosystem ‘glue:’ Kids learn insect ins and outs at Bug Day

They’re creepy. They’re crawly. And in Alaska, they’re the bane of any fishing expedition. But bugs — even mosquitos — are also a vital part… Continue reading

An insect has three body parts, something kids learned with a dance at Bug Day at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
A sign at the start of Nugget Falls Trail, near the Mendenhall Glacier, warns visitors of flooding on the popular pathway. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Batten down the hatches: flood expected Thursday

A sign on Nugget Falls Trail warns trail users of effects from a flood this week, brought by a storm which has dropped 1-3 inches… Continue reading

A sign at the start of Nugget Falls Trail, near the Mendenhall Glacier, warns visitors of flooding on the popular pathway. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
The Norwegian Joy during a sea trial. (Courtesy Photo | Norwegian Cruise Line)

Alaska to see second megaship next year

A second megaship will bring cruise ship passangers to Alaska starting next spring. The 3,883-passenger, 1,094-foot Norwegian Joy will reposition from China to Seattle for… Continue reading

The Norwegian Joy during a sea trial. (Courtesy Photo | Norwegian Cruise Line)

‘Go simple, go solo, go now’: Alaska paddling legend’s memoir out in paperback

Like her unorthodox inflatable kayak, Audrey Sutherland preferred the wild. “The hazards for an inflatable canoe are greater in occupied places,” she writes in her… Continue reading

Cultural specialist John Smith tells stories about salmon while processing fish during a salmon preservation workshop on Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Preserving salmon, culture: Goldbelt workshop look to sustain ancient tradition

Tommy Jimmi Jr. remembers dip-netting for hooligan as a child, his elders behind him on the beach, snow soaking through his clothes. It wasn’t a… Continue reading

Cultural specialist John Smith tells stories about salmon while processing fish during a salmon preservation workshop on Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
A mountain goat in a still from “Alaskan Summer,” a newly-released nature documentary from Smithsonian Earth. (Courtesy Photo | Smithsonian Earth)

Southeast featured in Smithsonian documentary

Alaska summer gets Planet Earth-style treatment in hour-long film.

A mountain goat in a still from “Alaskan Summer,” a newly-released nature documentary from Smithsonian Earth. (Courtesy Photo | Smithsonian Earth)
(Courtesy Photo | National Park Service)

Pilot rescued after Glacier Bay emergency landing

The National Park Service rescued a German pilot from a Glacier Bay sand flat Friday after an engine malfunction forced the plane’s emergency landing. Pilot… Continue reading

(Courtesy Photo | National Park Service)
Melissa Garcia Johnson separates foraged wildflowers at a beach on North Douglas Highway. (Photo by Kevin Gullufsen/Juneau Empire)

Foraging a homemade bouquet

Homemade gifts hold a certain charm.

Melissa Garcia Johnson separates foraged wildflowers at a beach on North Douglas Highway. (Photo by Kevin Gullufsen/Juneau Empire)