Michael S. Lockett

Juneau-Douglas High School students wait for rides home school on Feb. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

University of Alaska, Juneau School District brace for coronavirus

JSD’s tiered approach will reduce risk, superintendent says

Juneau-Douglas High School students wait for rides home school on Feb. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dave McCasland, owner of Deckhand Dave’s Fish Tacos, center, talks with Eric Plummer, left, and Brennen Brewer, of Peak Construction, as they set up food truck businesses at Gunakedeit Park, also known as Pocket Park, on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Local business owners nervous about canceled cruises

The Southeast may be in for a severe economic shock.

Dave McCasland, owner of Deckhand Dave’s Fish Tacos, center, talks with Eric Plummer, left, and Brennen Brewer, of Peak Construction, as they set up food truck businesses at Gunakedeit Park, also known as Pocket Park, on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cold, clear weather is expected for Juneau for the next several days, according to the National Weather Service, on March 11, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Eaglecrest hits 50-day streak of snow days

Eaglecrest Ski Area hit its 50th day of snow on Sunday in a row days before a spell of cold, clear weather. “I can’t believe… Continue reading

Cold, clear weather is expected for Juneau for the next several days, according to the National Weather Service, on March 11, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Jacqueline Tingey, a local artist, poses with some of her art at Devil’s Club Brewery during First Friday, March 6, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Jacqueline Tingey, a local artist, poses with some of her art at Devil’s Club Brewery during First Friday, March 6, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Coast Guardsmen perform an inspection of a fishing vessel in Sitka Sound on March 19, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo | Ens. Lindsay Wheeler)

All towing vessels to require inspections by July

Owners with multiple vessels will have longer.

Coast Guardsmen perform an inspection of a fishing vessel in Sitka Sound on March 19, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo | Ens. Lindsay Wheeler)
Former reporter takes helm as editor at Empire

Former reporter takes helm as editor at Empire

A familiar face will head up the paper.

Former reporter takes helm as editor at Empire
Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire                                 Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé’s Kendyl Carson races down the floor as Bartlett High School’s Lavinia Lavelua gives chase at JDHS on Jan. 4. JDHS won 50-44.

JDHS basketball hotshot taking her game to Pepperdine

She’s been offered a full ride to the prestigious private school.

Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire                                 Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé’s Kendyl Carson races down the floor as Bartlett High School’s Lavinia Lavelua gives chase at JDHS on Jan. 4. JDHS won 50-44.
Thunder Mountain High School’s Meki Toutaiolepo contests a shot by Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé’s Cooper Kriegmont. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

Tourney time: What you need to know ahead of regionals

JDHS and TMHS will vie with Ketchikan and each other.

Thunder Mountain High School’s Meki Toutaiolepo contests a shot by Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé’s Cooper Kriegmont. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred early Sunday morning off of Cinema Drive, Dec. 29, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

JPD officer involved in fatal shooting cleared

The Office of Special Prosecution investigated the case.

Officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred early Sunday morning off of Cinema Drive, Dec. 29, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                 Kendyl Carson (center) looks to pass against Skylar Tuckwood (right) during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on, Dec. 9.
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                 Kendyl Carson (center) looks to pass against Skylar Tuckwood (right) during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on, Dec. 9.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire                                 The vessel was grounded to clear a fouled propeller at Sandy Beach on Sunday.

Boat beaches Sunday at Sandy Beach for impromptu repairs

The boat’s propeller was fouled on something.

Peter Segall | Juneau Empire                                 The vessel was grounded to clear a fouled propeller at Sandy Beach on Sunday.
Jack the dog and researchers from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game look for crannies where bats hibernate in the winter. (Courtesy photo | Tory Rhoads)

A nose for searching: Scientists use dog to find bats

Studying the places bats lair will help us count them.

Jack the dog and researchers from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game look for crannies where bats hibernate in the winter. (Courtesy photo | Tory Rhoads)
Trinity Jackson, 13, participates in the wrist carry as judge Elizabeth Rexford watches at the Native Youth Olympics 2018 Traditional Games at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreational Center in March 2018. Tuckwood won the event for middle school students. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau hosts 2020 Traditional Games this weekend

Teams will come from across the state — and country.

Trinity Jackson, 13, participates in the wrist carry as judge Elizabeth Rexford watches at the Native Youth Olympics 2018 Traditional Games at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreational Center in March 2018. Tuckwood won the event for middle school students. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage | U.S. Coast Guard                                An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter makes an approach on their return to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, June 5, 2019.

When you need them most: Coast Guard MH-60s and their crew

Sitka aircrews have performed four medevacs in the last week.

Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage | U.S. Coast Guard                                An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter makes an approach on their return to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, June 5, 2019.
Thunder Mountain High School’s Mary Neal Garcia battles for a ball against Ketchikan. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

JDHS and TMHS girls square off for last regular game of season

The cross-town rivarly will end the season with a bang.

Thunder Mountain High School’s Mary Neal Garcia battles for a ball against Ketchikan. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Courtesy photo | Charity Platt                                 The Juneau Capitals U12 team won their state championships, winning six matches over three days and culminating in a 7-1 win over Homer on Monday.
Courtesy photo | Charity Platt                                 The Juneau Capitals U12 team won their state championships, winning six matches over three days and culminating in a 7-1 win over Homer on Monday.
Kristina Moore-Jager addresses the audience on issues around suicide during the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Inside Passages speaker series on March 3, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Kristina Moore-Jager addresses the audience on issues around suicide during the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Inside Passages speaker series on March 3, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Juneau police arrest man for weapons misconduct, possession of drugs

Juneau police arrest man for weapons misconduct, possession of drugs

The man was located Wednesday morning with heroin and methamphetamine.

Juneau police arrest man for weapons misconduct, possession of drugs
A pair of bald eagles was rescued Monday by the Juneau Raptor Center after sustaining unknown injuries near Lemon Creek, March 2, 2020. The eagles will be cared for in Juneau for now but could eventually be sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Raptor Center)

Raptor center rescues 2 injured bald eagles near Lemon Creek

The cause of their injuries is unknown.

A pair of bald eagles was rescued Monday by the Juneau Raptor Center after sustaining unknown injuries near Lemon Creek, March 2, 2020. The eagles will be cared for in Juneau for now but could eventually be sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Raptor Center)
An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)