Michael S. Lockett

Photos: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Juneau

Photos: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Juneau

Scenes from today’s community celebration.

Photos: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Juneau
Courtesy Photo | Joan Travers                                 Inspiring Girls Expeditions is holding two tuition-free expeditions for 16- and 17-year-old girls in Alaska this summer.

Program introduces girls to science expeditions in wilderness

Expeditions in Alaska will explore a glacier and the intertidal zone.

Courtesy Photo | Joan Travers                                 Inspiring Girls Expeditions is holding two tuition-free expeditions for 16- and 17-year-old girls in Alaska this summer.
A student fixes her hood as she walks across the campus at the University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

UAS proposes undergrad tuition hikes for next academic year

The increases would begin in Fall 2020.

A student fixes her hood as she walks across the campus at the University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The derelict tugboat Lumberman lies moored to a city-owned pier on Sunday after coming adrift and grounding near Norway Point downtown. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

After unplanned voyage, run-away tugboat secured to city dock

The city will now likely take responsibility for the derelict tugboat.

The derelict tugboat Lumberman lies moored to a city-owned pier on Sunday after coming adrift and grounding near Norway Point downtown. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Bubble Room’s crispy chicken sandwich, Jan. 7, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Beyond The Ale: Tucked-away Bubble Room fare fit for discerning patrons

For when you want a cocktail and a bite to eat without too much fuss.

Bubble Room’s crispy chicken sandwich, Jan. 7, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island in August 2011.                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island on August 3, 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Stakeholders talk keeping whale watching bubble afloat

Nearly 3,000 people a day can go out whale watching during peak season.

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island in August 2011.                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island on August 3, 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
North Douglas woman arrested for shooting wildly, hitting parked cars

North Douglas woman arrested for shooting wildly, hitting parked cars

There were no injuries, and she was arrested without incident.

North Douglas woman arrested for shooting wildly, hitting parked cars
photos by Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                AmeriCorps servicemembers Genevieve Schmidt (above) and Maggie Dalrymple meet with other members of AmeriCorps working in Juneau this year on Jan. 10.

Come to help, stay for the community: Meet Juneau’s AmeriCorps volunteers

Seeing the country and lending a hand isn’t a bad way to spend a year.

photos by Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                AmeriCorps servicemembers Genevieve Schmidt (above) and Maggie Dalrymple meet with other members of AmeriCorps working in Juneau this year on Jan. 10.
Woman arrested for cutting man with knife

Woman arrested for cutting man with knife

She was charged with felony assault.

Woman arrested for cutting man with knife
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                Stella Tallmon, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, was one of 104 students picked across the country to take part in the U.S. Senate Youth Program in March.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                Stella Tallmon, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, was one of 104 students picked across the country to take part in the U.S. Senate Youth Program in March.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Knight waits for their fifteen minute swim to be up during cold water survival training at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Jan. 13, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Fun way to start a Monday? Coast Guardsmen go for a swim

The Coast Guard’s idea of a polar plunge is a little more involved.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Knight waits for their fifteen minute swim to be up during cold water survival training at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Jan. 13, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                Stephen Lewis, a researcher with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gives a presentation on golden eagles in Alaska at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday.

Scientists seek to learn more about Alaska’s golden eagles

Golden eagles are the most widespread eagle on Earth.

Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                Stephen Lewis, a researcher with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gives a presentation on golden eagles in Alaska at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday.
The Juneau Police Department will hold an online vehicle auction beginning Jan. 27 at 8 a.m. (Courtesy photo)
The Juneau Police Department will hold an online vehicle auction beginning Jan. 27 at 8 a.m. (Courtesy photo)
Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau aboard a 45-foot response boat—Medium conduct drills near Juneau, Jan. 24, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau aboard a 45-foot response boat—Medium conduct drills near Juneau, Jan. 24, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
High winds blow snow out of the Sheep Creek valley south of downtown Juneau in March 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A cold wind blows: Taku Winds coming Friday

The beginning of the weekend will be a blustery one.

High winds blow snow out of the Sheep Creek valley south of downtown Juneau in March 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire                                The Seawalk in front the the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Department of Labor on Monday.

Foot washes up on downtown Seawalk

No ID was able to be made.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire                                The Seawalk in front the the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Department of Labor on Monday.
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State pursues plan to modernize rural 911 system

Alaska lags behind the Lower 48, but is striving to catch up.

File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A fire hydrant in the snow along Glacier Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

CCFR: Clear your hydrants and help your neighbors

Lend a hand to your neighbors and your emergency personnel.

A fire hydrant in the snow along Glacier Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A First Student school bus stalls out at D and 4th Streets in Douglas after snowfall on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. No students were on the bus at the time and the bus was safely backed down the street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Late snow means safer roads this year compared to last

Juneau saw 58 total car crashes in December, way less than past two years.

A First Student school bus stalls out at D and 4th Streets in Douglas after snowfall on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. No students were on the bus at the time and the bus was safely backed down the street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Clam Chowder Bread Bowl at the Hangar on the Wharf, Jan. 1, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

A most perfect container: An ode to the bread bowl

Why can’t all our dishes be made out of bread: a lament.

The Clam Chowder Bread Bowl at the Hangar on the Wharf, Jan. 1, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)