Michael S. Lockett

A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot medium response boat patrols Auke Bay during an exercise in 2018. Coast Guardsmen from Station Juneau aboard a similar boat rescued two stranded kayakers on Couverden Island on May 1, 2020. (Lt. Brian Dykens | U.S. Coast Guard)
A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot medium response boat patrols Auke Bay during an exercise in 2018. Coast Guardsmen from Station Juneau aboard a similar boat rescued two stranded kayakers on Couverden Island on May 1, 2020. (Lt. Brian Dykens | U.S. Coast Guard)
Calm waters for now but storms on the horizon for Juneau’s businesses

Calm waters for now but storms on the horizon for Juneau’s businesses

It’s not the explosion but the aftermath that might be the problem.

Calm waters for now but storms on the horizon for Juneau’s businesses
Mary Lou King shows children an example of Juneau’s ecosystem as part of Sea Week, now celebrating its 50th anniversary in the Juneau School District. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Cowan)

Sea Week celebrates 50th anniversary in unorthodox fashion

Family-oriented learned will lead this spring.

Mary Lou King shows children an example of Juneau’s ecosystem as part of Sea Week, now celebrating its 50th anniversary in the Juneau School District. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Cowan)
The Gas ‘N Go in Lemon Creek was robbed on April 16, 2020. Burglars stole roughly $10,000 in vaping and e-cigarette supplies, a Juneau Police Department spokeperson said. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Gas station burgled for 3rd time in a year

Roughly $10,000 in merchandise was stolen.

The Gas ‘N Go in Lemon Creek was robbed on April 16, 2020. Burglars stole roughly $10,000 in vaping and e-cigarette supplies, a Juneau Police Department spokeperson said. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire file                                 Jan Reece, outreach/training specialist for Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition, holds up a card with contact information for suicide prevention resources after a screening of “The S-Word” at Gold Town Theater in March 2019.

Making your house safe can save a life, Suicide Coalition says

Alcohol and firearms are present in most suicides in Alaska.

Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire file                                 Jan Reece, outreach/training specialist for Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition, holds up a card with contact information for suicide prevention resources after a screening of “The S-Word” at Gold Town Theater in March 2019.
The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center, April 28, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Special delivery? Juneau home birth center poised to take up slack from hospital

Could be an option for those who want to avoid taking resources or exposure to the coronavirus.

The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center, April 28, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
The Downtown Juneau Library, April 7, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau board has no plans to follow Mat-Su’s lead on banned books

Stricken authors include Maya Angelou and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The Downtown Juneau Library, April 7, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Police say teenager a ‘person of interest’ in Fred Meyer vehicle vandalism
Police say teenager a ‘person of interest’ in Fred Meyer vehicle vandalism
Mindy Roggenkamp, co-owner of Franklin Street Barbers, cuts hair while wearing her personal protective equipment on Friday, April 24, 2020. She already has reservations booked two weeks ahead, but under the new regulations only one barber can be working in their shop at a time. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

City plotting its own course forward as state eases off restrictions

Some businesses are easing open as the state throttles back regulations.

Mindy Roggenkamp, co-owner of Franklin Street Barbers, cuts hair while wearing her personal protective equipment on Friday, April 24, 2020. She already has reservations booked two weeks ahead, but under the new regulations only one barber can be working in their shop at a time. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Eva Goering signs her committement to play college soccer for North Idaho College. (Courtesy photo | Heidi Johnson)

Double trouble: Two JDHS soccer players headed to Idaho together

They’ve been playing together for a decade.

Eva Goering signs her committement to play college soccer for North Idaho College. (Courtesy photo | Heidi Johnson)
Busy roadwork season for city coming up

Busy roadwork season for city coming up

Traffic delays may be closer than they appear.

Busy roadwork season for city coming up
Courtesy Photo | Erin Pratt                                 Erin Pratt (top left), an ICU nurse in a hospital outside of New York City, is one of the many people Juneau at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis.
Courtesy Photo | Erin Pratt                                 Erin Pratt (top left), an ICU nurse in a hospital outside of New York City, is one of the many people Juneau at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis.
No cruises till July at the earliest mean these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Optimism and apprehension greet decision to ease open restaurants

A slow open could ease supply line strain and mitigate outbreak risk.

No cruises till July at the earliest mean these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Charter school helps students stay connected amid distance

Teachers work with students and families to support each other.

The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Braden Jenkins has committed to playing college basketball at Luther College. (Courtesy photo | John Blasco)

Thunder Mountain trio signs to play college basketball

The last time three players signed in one year was 2014.

Braden Jenkins has committed to playing college basketball at Luther College. (Courtesy photo | John Blasco)
Courtesy photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute                                 This original Ravenstail-style design, inspired by traditional designs in use for hundreds of years in Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures, was created by Clarissa Rizal, a master weaver, in 1996. (
Courtesy photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute                                 This original Ravenstail-style design, inspired by traditional designs in use for hundreds of years in Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures, was created by Clarissa Rizal, a master weaver, in 1996. (
The Juneau Arts and Culture Center is being used as a shelter for Juneau residents experiencing homelessness in the face of the coronavirus. (Courtesy photo | City and Borough of Juneau)
The Juneau Arts and Culture Center is being used as a shelter for Juneau residents experiencing homelessness in the face of the coronavirus. (Courtesy photo | City and Borough of Juneau)
Antidrug task force makes arrest, seizes $24,000 in drugs
Antidrug task force makes arrest, seizes $24,000 in drugs
Juneau woman arrested for terroristic threatening

Juneau woman arrested for terroristic threatening

No one injured, and police say the threat appears to have been false.

Juneau woman arrested for terroristic threatening
Inmates at Lemon Creek Correctional Center will be part of the Alaska Department of Corrections’ effort to manufacture more masks for the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy photo | Department of Corrections)

Mask-sewing program underway at Lemon Creek as state confirms 7th COVID-19 case

The Department of Corrections wants to make 40,000 masks by next week.

Inmates at Lemon Creek Correctional Center will be part of the Alaska Department of Corrections’ effort to manufacture more masks for the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy photo | Department of Corrections)