Michael S. Lockett

Photos: Spooky visitors swing by Pioneer House

Photos: Spooky visitors swing by Pioneer House

The residents got some seasonal cheer early this year.

Photos: Spooky visitors swing by Pioneer House
Wayne Smallwood lines up with the Southeast Alaska Native Veterans honor guard to lead dance groups parade through downtown Juneau on Saturday, June 9, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

As the ice melts, military ambitions in Alaska heat up

Russian encroachment in Alaska airspace is also a growing issue.

Wayne Smallwood lines up with the Southeast Alaska Native Veterans honor guard to lead dance groups parade through downtown Juneau on Saturday, June 9, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Outcry over dog being shot turned out to be fishy

Outcry over dog being shot turned out to be fishy

Concerns about his odor are very real, though.

Outcry over dog being shot turned out to be fishy
79-year-old man beaten brutally

79-year-old man beaten brutally

The victim needed three days rest before he could make it to the hospital.

79-year-old man beaten brutally
Gov. Mike Dunleavy may be in contention for the position of Secretary of Energy. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy not going energy-where

Rumors of Dunleavy being tapped for Energy Secretary are greatly exaggerated.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy may be in contention for the position of Secretary of Energy. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Students at Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School prepare to leave the Marie Drake Building after school on May 25, 2015.
Students at Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School prepare to leave the Marie Drake Building after school on May 25, 2015.
This is an early map of Sitka at the time of the handover, showing the buildings and government land. (Courtesy of the Alaska State Museum archives)

Six facts to know about Alaska Day

Some things you may know about Alaska and some you may not!

This is an early map of Sitka at the time of the handover, showing the buildings and government land. (Courtesy of the Alaska State Museum archives)
In this April 18, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo | Patrick Semansky, File)

AFN highlights widespread public safety failings in rural communities

There’s deep fear concerning the state of Alaska’s public safety.

In this April 18, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo | Patrick Semansky, File)
Auke Bay Elementary School teacher Angie Wright won the award for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. (Courtesy Photo)

Local teacher wins presidential award for STEM teaching

Auke Bay teacher wins national recognition.

Auke Bay Elementary School teacher Angie Wright won the award for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. (Courtesy Photo)
Skate or try: I took a shot at rolling with derby girls
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Skate or try: I took a shot at rolling with derby girls
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Man-goes down for alleged fruit theft, high speed pursuit

Man-goes down for alleged fruit theft, high speed pursuit

The suspect was apprehended following a chase and a rollover.

Man-goes down for alleged fruit theft, high speed pursuit
An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter makes an approach on their return to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, June 5, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage.)

Petersburg man struggled to save companion in boating accident

One survivor held on to the other until he was rescued.

An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter makes an approach on their return to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, June 5, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage.)
A U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau small-boat crew examines the mast of the sunken 94-foot tugboat Challenger, Sept. 12, 2015 in Gastineau Channel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

USCG experiencing emergency radio outages in Alaska

The Coast Guard’s emergency VHF channels are under repair.

A U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau small-boat crew examines the mast of the sunken 94-foot tugboat Challenger, Sept. 12, 2015 in Gastineau Channel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Two Juneau residents to be honored for being disability, senior advocates

Two Juneau residents to be honored for being disability, senior advocates

The two have done great things for elderly and disabled people.

Two Juneau residents to be honored for being disability, senior advocates
Defense cites shaky timelines, questionable time of death in trial verdict
Defense cites shaky timelines, questionable time of death in trial verdict
Charlie Gallant recently began a job as a car salesperson in Anchorage.
Charlie Gallant recently began a job as a car salesperson in Anchorage.
A diagram of the whaleship Essex, homeported in Nantucket, Massachusetts, before she was sank by a whale in the Pacific. The diagram was drawn by Thomas Nickerson, a survivor of the wreck. (Courtesy photo | Nantucket Historical Association)

What Alaska can learn from the sinking of the Essex

The sea is merciless, but technology can be a lifesaver.

A diagram of the whaleship Essex, homeported in Nantucket, Massachusetts, before she was sank by a whale in the Pacific. The diagram was drawn by Thomas Nickerson, a survivor of the wreck. (Courtesy photo | Nantucket Historical Association)
Keri Williamson, an engineer for the city’s Engineering and Public Works Department, talks about the damage at the Mayor Bill Overstreet Park utilities building on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. City waste water pumps were overwhelmed during last weekend’s storm and caused a backup of sewage into park’s building that housing the pumps and controls for the whale statue. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau whale statue pumps to be repaired by spring, hopefully

The whale will winter on the binnacle list this year.

Keri Williamson, an engineer for the city’s Engineering and Public Works Department, talks about the damage at the Mayor Bill Overstreet Park utilities building on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. City waste water pumps were overwhelmed during last weekend’s storm and caused a backup of sewage into park’s building that housing the pumps and controls for the whale statue. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
State Farm insurance agent Robin Lonas and Capital City Fire/Rescue fire marshall Dan Jager pose for a photo during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo)

Insurance agent donates fire safety kit to CCFR

The kit helps children familiarize themselves with a bail-out plan.

State Farm insurance agent Robin Lonas and Capital City Fire/Rescue fire marshall Dan Jager pose for a photo during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo)