Michael S. Lockett

Lady Baltimore, the Juneau Raptor Center’s static display bird, perches atop a ramp in her new home atop Mount Roberts. (Courtesy photo / JRC)

Moving on up: Lady Baltimore gets used to new home

One of the best seats in town, for one of Juneau’s sharpest eyes.

 

Bradley Grigg, 48, was arrested on charges of first-degree theft on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Former hospital section chief arraigned in theft case

The former manager was arrested Thursday evening.

 

A Coast Guard boat crew helped medevac a patient experiencing a medical emergency from the Ovation of the Seas late Tuesday to medical personnel in Ketchikan. (Courtesy photo / USCG)

Coast Guard carries out medevac, rescues stranded boaters

Across the state, the service stayed busy.

 

Apple and Sealaska Corp. announced Thursday they’d be one of several companies partnering as part of an Apple program to assist minority-owned companies in advancing environmental agendas. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Sealaska and Apple partner for environmental program

Sixteen companies were selected for the program, intended to advance environmental agendas.

Apple and Sealaska Corp. announced Thursday they’d be one of several companies partnering as part of an Apple program to assist minority-owned companies in advancing environmental agendas. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A Palmer man was convicted of ten felonies following three home invasions that resulted in two deaths, as well as setting the bodies and detached garage on fire. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Palmer man convicted of murder in string of robberies

The man committed multiple home invasions near Wasilla, targeting houses allegedly involved in drug trafficking.

A Palmer man was convicted of ten felonies following three home invasions that resulted in two deaths, as well as setting the bodies and detached garage on fire. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew medically evacuates a 65-year-old woman from the cruise ship Zuiderdam in Cross Sound, Alaska, Aug. 21, 2022. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian Gray / USCG)

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs woman near Cross Sound

The passenger was suffering from loss of vision.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew medically evacuates a 65-year-old woman from the cruise ship Zuiderdam in Cross Sound, Alaska, Aug. 21, 2022. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian Gray / USCG)
Norwegian Cruise Line announced Tuesday that it would donate a 2.9-acre plot of land owned by the cruise line since 2019 on Juneau’s harborfront to Huna Totem Corp. to develop. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Norwegian Cruise Line announced Tuesday that it would donate a 2.9-acre plot of land owned by the cruise line since 2019 on Juneau’s harborfront to Huna Totem Corp. to develop. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A man was arrested at Don D. Statter Harbor Sunday evening following a disturbance for a Montana warrant for his arrest, according to Juneau Police Department. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)

Man arrested at Statter Harbor following altercation

The warrant had a Montana warrant out for his arrest.

A man was arrested at Don D. Statter Harbor Sunday evening following a disturbance for a Montana warrant for his arrest, according to Juneau Police Department. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)
A political sign that was later removed sits in a field near the Mendenhall Wetlands. Rules around standalone political signs are tightly regulated in Alaska. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Time of the signs: A rules rundown for campaign season

State road right of ways are off-limits for campaign signs.

A political sign that was later removed sits in a field near the Mendenhall Wetlands. Rules around standalone political signs are tightly regulated in Alaska. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a report Thursday evening of a fire at a residence in the Mendenhall Valley. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Electrical issue starts small residential fire

A fire involving a battery-powered scooter broke out and was quickly extinguished.

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a report Thursday evening of a fire at a residence in the Mendenhall Valley. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The sun shines over Auke Bay on Aug. 18 as a sunny weekend belies the coming autumn. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Sun shines as weather edges toward autumn

A sunny weekend belies the coming of gray skies and cooling temperatures.

The sun shines over Auke Bay on Aug. 18 as a sunny weekend belies the coming autumn. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The Montana Creek Bridge is closed to all vehicle traffic following recent weather that has damaged the structure, according to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Montana Creek Bridge closed to all vehicles due to damage

Recent weather has rendered it unsafe for cars, ATVs, and other vehicles, as well as horses.

The Montana Creek Bridge is closed to all vehicle traffic following recent weather that has damaged the structure, according to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
An inmate at Anchorage Correctional Complex died last week, bringing total deaths in custody for the Alaska Department of Corrections to eight in 2022, according to a department news release. (Screenshot)

Anchorage inmate dies in custody

It’s the eighth death in custody for Alaska correctional facilities this year.

An inmate at Anchorage Correctional Complex died last week, bringing total deaths in custody for the Alaska Department of Corrections to eight in 2022, according to a department news release. (Screenshot)
Rear Adm. Nathan Moore, commander of Coast Guard District 17, speaks during a ceremony at University of Alaska Southeast for the renewal of the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative on July 25, 2022. (Courtesy photo / USCG)

Coast Guard and UAS renew commissioning program partnership

The Coast Guard is always seeking new talent for its officer corps.

Rear Adm. Nathan Moore, commander of Coast Guard District 17, speaks during a ceremony at University of Alaska Southeast for the renewal of the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative on July 25, 2022. (Courtesy photo / USCG)
A Coast Guard aircrew fro Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescued a boat’s captain after his vessel ran aground southeast of Yakutat on Thursday morning. (Courtesy photo / USCG)

Coast Guard rescue man after vessel runs aground

Aircrews also medevaced a crewman from a cargo ship near Dutch Harbor.

A Coast Guard aircrew fro Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescued a boat’s captain after his vessel ran aground southeast of Yakutat on Thursday morning. (Courtesy photo / USCG)
A Ward Air seaplane takes off on July 23, 2022. Low cloud ceilings and limited visibility have scrubbed a number of flights from small airplane operators who are in the Southeast recently. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Low ceilings, low visibility: Weather interferes with flights

Persistent weather conditions can interfere with the flights that connect the Southeast.

A Ward Air seaplane takes off on July 23, 2022. Low cloud ceilings and limited visibility have scrubbed a number of flights from small airplane operators who are in the Southeast recently. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Marine life sculpted by Gary Staab and Ray Troll adorn the wall outside the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Fisheries and Ocean Science building at Lena Point. UAF is offering a new Master of Marine Policy Program in partnership with University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

University of Alaska launches new marine policy graduate program

The master’s degree is purpose built for this most-maritime of states.

Marine life sculpted by Gary Staab and Ray Troll adorn the wall outside the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Fisheries and Ocean Science building at Lena Point. UAF is offering a new Master of Marine Policy Program in partnership with University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Calhoun Avenue from Cope Park to the governor’s mansion is being replaced, along with associated infrastructure. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

City forging ahead through busy roadwork season

The city has more than a dozen active road project from simple repaving to more involved work.

Calhoun Avenue from Cope Park to the governor’s mansion is being replaced, along with associated infrastructure. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The pool at the Dimond Park Aquatics Centers lies glassily smooth on July 23, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Public wades into candidate pool for city aquatics director

Candidates spoke to members of the public about their priorities and qualifications.

The pool at the Dimond Park Aquatics Centers lies glassily smooth on July 23, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Students show off their new backpacks at Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s annual backpack distribution at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on July 23, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Back to school: Tlingit and Haida holds annual backpack distribution

Hundreds of backpacks were distributed, with hundreds still to go out.

Students show off their new backpacks at Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s annual backpack distribution at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on July 23, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)