Michael S. Lockett

Firefighters spray the inside of a moving truck with water at the scene of a short vehicle fire on Sept. 17, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Firefighters extinguish fire in box truck

Workers attempting to remove a lift gate open accidently started the fire.

 

Nifty 50: Juneau resident puts in the miles for rescue nonprofit

If you’re running 50 miles, consider not letting other people choose your music.

 

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                                The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier pulls into port Wednesday at Coast Guard Station Juneau for rest and replenishment of stores.

NOAA survey vessel takes break from updating charts in Juneau

It will not be open to public tours due to pandemic concerns, unfortunately.

 

The Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance and City and Borough of Juneau are collaborating to finish a new pump track for bicycle riders in Cope Park, due to be finished within weeks, Sept. 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Outdoors pump track work is ramping up

Cope Park is about to have a new way to keep entertained.

The Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance and City and Borough of Juneau are collaborating to finish a new pump track for bicycle riders in Cope Park, due to be finished within weeks, Sept. 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department has issued a warning to mariners to secure their gear after a string of recent thefts in Juneau’s harbors, including a generator. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

JPD investigates rash of thefts near harbors

A reward is offered for information leading to progress on the case.

The Juneau Police Department has issued a warning to mariners to secure their gear after a string of recent thefts in Juneau’s harbors, including a generator. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
People sit outside the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The JACC is poised to serve as an emergency warming shelter through the first quarter of next year. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
People sit outside the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The JACC is poised to serve as an emergency warming shelter through the first quarter of next year. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A 32-year-old woman was arrested for the stabbing of a 26-year-old man near Safeway early Sunday morning, a Juneau Police Department spokesperson said on Sept. 14, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Man hospitalized, woman arrested after early morning stabbing

A suspect is being held in custody after being arrested without incident.

A 32-year-old woman was arrested for the stabbing of a 26-year-old man near Safeway early Sunday morning, a Juneau Police Department spokesperson said on Sept. 14, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Several Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew members speak with the owner of a disabled 22-foot sailing vessel after towing it from Marmion Island to Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor in Juneau, Sept. 13, 2020. (Courtesy Photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony DeLorenzo)

Coast Guard assists family aboard stricken vessel

The sailing vessel was low on fuel with a damaged rudder

Several Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew members speak with the owner of a disabled 22-foot sailing vessel after towing it from Marmion Island to Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor in Juneau, Sept. 13, 2020. (Courtesy Photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony DeLorenzo)
Coach Merry Ellefson compliments runners on a job well done after a race. (Courtesy Photo / Debbie Lowenthall)

Long-distance running meets socially distanced competition

Team spirit carries Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé High School’s runners on where others falter.

Coach Merry Ellefson compliments runners on a job well done after a race. (Courtesy Photo / Debbie Lowenthall)
Capital City Fire/Rescue flies an American flag near the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on the morning of Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Friday was the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Tragic day remembered with sights and service

9/11 observed with sights, community service.

Capital City Fire/Rescue flies an American flag near the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on the morning of Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Friday was the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Incumbent Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, left, and Kenny Solomon-Gross will vie for a three-year term in Juneau’s District 1 during the upcoming municipal elections. (Courtesy Photos)

It’s a 2-candidate race for District 1

The District 1 race is for a three-year seat.

Incumbent Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, left, and Kenny Solomon-Gross will vie for a three-year term in Juneau’s District 1 during the upcoming municipal elections. (Courtesy Photos)
Mason John attends class with his schoolmates from Sayéik Gastineau Community School over Zoom, Sept. 3, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Marjorie John)

Parents say new school year comes with fresh challenges

For working parents, taking part in children’s education can tax limited resources.

Mason John attends class with his schoolmates from Sayéik Gastineau Community School over Zoom, Sept. 3, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Marjorie John)
Maria Gladziszewski, Brian Holst, and Martin Stepetin are running uncontested for seats on the Assembly and Board of Education respectively. (Photo illustration / Juneau Empire)

School board, areawide candidates have busy jobs ahead

The three candidates are running for three different positions, each with three-year terms.

Maria Gladziszewski, Brian Holst, and Martin Stepetin are running uncontested for seats on the Assembly and Board of Education respectively. (Photo illustration / Juneau Empire)
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                                The derelict tug Lumberman is scheduled for disposal by at-sea scuttling in mid-October, said Juneau harbormaster Matt Creswell, Sept. 9, 2020.

Derelict tugboat slated for mid-October sinking

The vessel will be dragged into the Gulf and scuttled.

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                                The derelict tug Lumberman is scheduled for disposal by at-sea scuttling in mid-October, said Juneau harbormaster Matt Creswell, Sept. 9, 2020.
A kiteboarder practices their hobby in spite of dreary weather as Juneau’s third wettest summer on record comes to a damp end, Sept. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Rainfall-ing short: Juneau’s summer 1 inch shy of record

Juneau “enjoys” third wettest summer on record

A kiteboarder practices their hobby in spite of dreary weather as Juneau’s third wettest summer on record comes to a damp end, Sept. 3, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Police investigate body found washed up in Douglas

The 60-year-old man has not yet been publicly identified.

The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
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                                The Sealaska Heritage Institute’s downtown arts campus is under construction.

New arts campus construction proceeding on schedule

Work continues without presence of more than a million visitors.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire 
                                The Sealaska Heritage Institute’s downtown arts campus is under construction.
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                                People mill outside the Glory Hall during meal distribution on June 25. The new Juneau Cares Program helps provide meals prepared by a local business to people in need.

Glory Hall eyes move forward as new food program starts up

The Glory Hall hopes to begin site prep on the new campus within months.

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                                People mill outside the Glory Hall during meal distribution on June 25. The new Juneau Cares Program helps provide meals prepared by a local business to people in need.
The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship, right, pulls into the AJ Dock in Juneau in September 2018. Emissions are among the many grievances raised by the Global Cruise Activist Network against the cruise industry. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Cruise control: Activists voice goals for cruise industry reform

Pollution, human rights and community determinism are all on their agenda.

The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship, right, pulls into the AJ Dock in Juneau in September 2018. Emissions are among the many grievances raised by the Global Cruise Activist Network against the cruise industry. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Coast Guard rescues man who ran aground near Sitka

His vessel later reportedly caught fire