Kevin Gullufsen

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. (Courtesy Photo | Art of Living Foundation)

Spiritual guru to visit Juneau

A spiritual leader with an enormous international following is visiting Juneau this month — with 1,000 followers in tow. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s devotees will… Continue reading

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. (Courtesy Photo | Art of Living Foundation)
Fishermen mistook this humpback whale carcass near Juneau for a giant squid. A ball and socket from the pectoral joint sticks out from the “badly decomposed” carcass, giving the impression of a cephalopod’s eye. (Courtesy Photo | Johanna Vollenweider via NOAA Fisheries)

Fishermen spot giant squid, turns out to be a ‘badly-decomposed’ whale

What fishermen thought was a rarely-seen sea creature on Tuesday turned out to be a badly-decomposed cetacean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration received reports… Continue reading

Fishermen mistook this humpback whale carcass near Juneau for a giant squid. A ball and socket from the pectoral joint sticks out from the “badly decomposed” carcass, giving the impression of a cephalopod’s eye. (Courtesy Photo | Johanna Vollenweider via NOAA Fisheries)
Kim Champney, a disability advocate, meets with Melvin Starr, center, and Luis Hernandez to hang posters at the Mendenhall Mall advertising this weekend’s Disability Pride Celebration. The celebration is Saturday, July 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Marine Park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Grassroots group plans Disability Pride day at Marine Park

Event falls on ADA anniversary, and amid policy, funding changes.

Kim Champney, a disability advocate, meets with Melvin Starr, center, and Luis Hernandez to hang posters at the Mendenhall Mall advertising this weekend’s Disability Pride Celebration. The celebration is Saturday, July 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Marine Park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Wade Bryson. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Businessman Wade Bryson joins District 2 race

Businessman Wade Bryson has joined the race for the District 2 City and Borough of Juneau Assembly seat. The 44-year-old father of five announced his… Continue reading

Wade Bryson. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Princess Sophia gets permanent memorial at Eagle Beach

Just miles northwest of Eagle Beach, the relic of the Princess Sophia sits awash in the icy waters of Lynn Canal. Vanderbilt Reef claimed the… Continue reading

The dangers of a three-way race for governor

I was hoping to write this week to thank you for letting me represent you this past decade and a half. It’s been a privilege… Continue reading

Alison Lewis, left, and Dr. Tamar Boyd, right, speak about women’s health care at Wellspring Integrative Medical Center on Thursday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Biz Spotlight: Changing the conversation around post-pregnancy care

Struggling to heal emotionally and physically after pregnancy is normal. But it’s not something people talk about readily, said Dr. Tamar “Tam” Boyd, of Wellspring… Continue reading

Alison Lewis, left, and Dr. Tamar Boyd, right, speak about women’s health care at Wellspring Integrative Medical Center on Thursday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Air National Guard Col. Torrence Saxe, Commander of the168th Wing, celebrates the opening of the service branch’s Juneau recruiting office, the first outside the Anchorage and Fairbanks road system. Senior Master Sgt. Vickie Padello, who oversaw the office’s opening, and Technical Sgt. Jasmine Gallatin, a recruiter, hold a ceremonial ribbon in front of the new office at the National Guard Armory in the University of Alaska Southeast Rec Center. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Air National Guard looks to increase presence in Juneau

New recruiting office opens, aims to get capital on drill flight rotation.

Alaska Air National Guard Col. Torrence Saxe, Commander of the168th Wing, celebrates the opening of the service branch’s Juneau recruiting office, the first outside the Anchorage and Fairbanks road system. Senior Master Sgt. Vickie Padello, who oversaw the office’s opening, and Technical Sgt. Jasmine Gallatin, a recruiter, hold a ceremonial ribbon in front of the new office at the National Guard Armory in the University of Alaska Southeast Rec Center. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Air National Guard looks to increase presence in Juneau

Both figuratively and literally, the Alaska Air National Guard has landed in Juneau. A recruiting office, the first in Alaska outside of the Anchorage and… Continue reading

The tugboat Lumberman is seen aground in Gastineau Channel on Monday, May 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire photo)

Agencies meet on tug move

Federal, state and municipal agencies are working together to remove the Lumberman, a 200-ton World War II era tug stuck in the Gastineau Channel. Removing… Continue reading

The tugboat Lumberman is seen aground in Gastineau Channel on Monday, May 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire photo)
Juneau Empire file.

USDA Sec. Perdue: Logging, other Southeast industries not ‘mutually-exclusive’

Correction: This article initially listed an incorrect figure for the number of acres the roadless rule would apply to in the Tongass National Forest. The… Continue reading

Juneau Empire file.

USDA Sec. Perdue: Logging, other Southeast industries not ‘mutually-exclusive’

Correction: This article initially listed an incorrect figure for the number of acres the roadless rule would apply to in the Tongass National Forest. The… Continue reading

Jack Brandt auditions for a solo at a Midsummer Vocal Festival rehearsal on Saturday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

From Broadway to Juneau: Choral workshop, performing this month, returns for 29th year

Renowned chorus conductor and retired music professor Dr. Byron McGilvray likes to tell the success stories of the novices in his Juneau choral workshops. One… Continue reading

Jack Brandt auditions for a solo at a Midsummer Vocal Festival rehearsal on Saturday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

From Broadway to Juneau: Choral workshop, performing this month, returns for 29th year

Renowned chorus conductor and retired music professor Dr. Byron McGilvray likes to tell the success stories of the novices in his Juneau choral workshops. One… Continue reading

Emissions from cruise ships cloud up the Gastineau Channel on July 5. (Photo courtesy Eric Adam)

As blue haze rises, so do cruise ship complaints

Complaints over cruise ship emissions are rising, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, partly due to excessive blue haze from cruise ship exhaust stacks.… Continue reading

Emissions from cruise ships cloud up the Gastineau Channel on July 5. (Photo courtesy Eric Adam)

As blue haze rises, so do cruise ship complaints

Complaints over cruise ship emissions are rising, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, partly due to excessive blue haze from cruise ship exhaust stacks.… Continue reading

The Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, and Fairweather at the Auke Bay Terminal on Monday, March 5, 2018. (Juneau Empire file)

Ferry passengers stranded without toilets

A pair of generators broke down on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry M/V LeConte Thursday afternoon, stranding 52 passengers on board without working toilets and… Continue reading

The Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, and Fairweather at the Auke Bay Terminal on Monday, March 5, 2018. (Juneau Empire file)
Seine boats and tender vessels participate in a special harvest area fishing opening near Amalga Harbor on Thursday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Fishing fleet packs Amalga Harbor

Drivers out the road might encounter a somewhat new sight on Thursdays this month: A small armada of commercial seine boats, fishing in close proximity,… Continue reading

Seine boats and tender vessels participate in a special harvest area fishing opening near Amalga Harbor on Thursday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Ferry passengers stranded without toilets

A pair of generators broke down on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry M/V LeConte Thursday afternoon, stranding 52 passengers on board without working toilets and… Continue reading

Fishing fleet packs Amalga Harbor

Drivers out the road might encounter a somewhat new sight on Thursdays this month: A small armada of commercial seine boats, fishing in close proximity,… Continue reading