Michael S. Lockett

File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A single-vehicle wreck near Mile 23 Glacier Highway left 2 dead and 2 in critical condition on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A single-vehicle wreck near Mile 23 Glacier Highway left 2 dead and 2 in critical condition on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Friends of the Leonard family made pies to raise money for Ryan Leonard’s cancer treatment, selling the pies before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneauites look out for one of their own with fundraiser

The family moved back to Juneau as their child battles cancer.

Friends of the Leonard family made pies to raise money for Ryan Leonard’s cancer treatment, selling the pies before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Tyler Reid, left, and Sean Imhof, right, are sworn into the Juneau Police Department as officers on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Two new officers join JPD’s ranks

JPD still has vacancies in the ranks, though.

Tyler Reid, left, and Sean Imhof, right, are sworn into the Juneau Police Department as officers on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Volunteers came together to cook and serve a Thanksgiving meal for Yaakoosge Daakahidi High School students at the Zach Gordon Youth Center on Nov. 27, 2019 following a crash that killed two YDHS students last week. (Michael S. Lockett)

After loss, YDHS gathers for a meal to help move forward together

The meal comes after a car crash killed two YDHS students.

Volunteers came together to cook and serve a Thanksgiving meal for Yaakoosge Daakahidi High School students at the Zach Gordon Youth Center on Nov. 27, 2019 following a crash that killed two YDHS students last week. (Michael S. Lockett)
Thomas Thornton, dean of Arts and Science at University of Alaska Southeast, gives a lecture about the state and nontangible benefits of Alaska’s herring egg trade at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Nov. 26, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Herring egg gathering in Southeast Alaska hangs on despite commercial fishing

The social benefits of herring eggs are under fire.

Thomas Thornton, dean of Arts and Science at University of Alaska Southeast, gives a lecture about the state and nontangible benefits of Alaska’s herring egg trade at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Nov. 26, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A hydro generator from 1950’s is still in use at the Gold Creek Power Plant in this file photo from 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Precipitation levels gain ground on long-lasting drought

Southeast Alaska is improving, but Juneau is still dryer than usual

A hydro generator from 1950’s is still in use at the Gold Creek Power Plant in this file photo from 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pieces from a single vehicle accident near Mile 20 remain along Glacier Highway on Friday, Nov. 22. The Thursday morning accident left two dead and two in critical condition. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Police say alcohol and speed appear to be factors in fatal wreck

Alcohol and speed appear to have been factors in a fatal single-vehicle wreck Thursday morning, police said. A woman and teenager died at the scene… Continue reading

Pieces from a single vehicle accident near Mile 20 remain along Glacier Highway on Friday, Nov. 22. The Thursday morning accident left two dead and two in critical condition. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Tattoo artist Mario Singh explains tattoo care steps to first-time tattoo recepient Cassidy McGrann during Taku Tattoo’s International Suicide Survivor’s Day event on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Tattoo artist Mario Singh explains tattoo care steps to first-time tattoo recepient Cassidy McGrann during Taku Tattoo’s International Suicide Survivor’s Day event on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Randall Munroe, author and illustrator of pop science webcomic XKCD, speaks at the Alaska State Museum on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, as he promotes his new book. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Famous science cartoonist praises importance of questions

Munroe’s comic XKCD is well known in nerd circles.

Randall Munroe, author and illustrator of pop science webcomic XKCD, speaks at the Alaska State Museum on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, as he promotes his new book. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Curtis Hopson, co-owner of Chan’s Thai Kitchen, at his newly remodeled Auke Bay restuarant on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The popular restuarant has reopened with a reduced menu and only evening hours. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Curtis Hopson, co-owner of Chan’s Thai Kitchen, at his newly remodeled Auke Bay restuarant on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The popular restuarant has reopened with a reduced menu and only evening hours. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lt. j.g. Jonathan Dillard hustles after the turnaround during a Coast Guard 5K Turkey Trot through Juneau’s harborfront on Nov. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Coast Guard braves foul weather for early Turkey Trot

Coast Guardsmen weren’t about to let rain stop them from winning a turkey.

Lt. j.g. Jonathan Dillard hustles after the turnaround during a Coast Guard 5K Turkey Trot through Juneau’s harborfront on Nov. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive and sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka after being struck by a car Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Immature eagle injured on Egan improving incrementally

Underweight eagle is on a high-protein diet.

A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive and sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka after being struck by a car Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
A Cold Weather Emergency Shelter sign at St. Vincent de Paul on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The shelter is expected to open on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Cold Weather Emergency Shelter sign at St. Vincent de Paul on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The shelter is expected to open on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Food stuffs sit on tables at St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2019, to be bagged to feed up to 200 families for Thanksgiving. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Local organizations put the giving in Thanksgiving

Donations are still being accepted.

Food stuffs sit on tables at St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2019, to be bagged to feed up to 200 families for Thanksgiving. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive by the Juneau Raptor Center after being struck by a car Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kathy Benner)

Rare raptor rescued from rainy roadside

Juneau’s not their ideal terrain.

A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive by the Juneau Raptor Center after being struck by a car Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kathy Benner)
Lt. Cmdr. Scott Shields, a Coast Guard officer stationed in Juneau, flips a small boat during a boating safety training class at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The class will qualify the members to teach students around the state about the use and importance of life vests. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lt. Cmdr. Scott Shields, a Coast Guard officer stationed in Juneau, flips a small boat during a boating safety training class at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The class will qualify the members to teach students around the state about the use and importance of life vests. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Andrew Bogar, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross in Juneau, shows emergency supplies during a workshop at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The Red Cross is hosting a three-day Southeast Disaster Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Red Cross enhances disaster readiness with local training

When bad stuff goes down, the Red Cross aims to be ready.

Andrew Bogar, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross in Juneau, shows emergency supplies during a workshop at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The Red Cross is hosting a three-day Southeast Disaster Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Hatchet thief catches ‘mid-high’ sentence for theft and assault

Hatchet thief catches ‘mid-high’ sentence for theft and assault

Good behavior and no prior felonies helped ease his sentence.

Hatchet thief catches ‘mid-high’ sentence for theft and assault
Rear Adm. Matthew Bell, commander of U.S. Coast Guard District 17, gives a speech during a Veterans Day ceremony in Centennial Hall, Nov. 11, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Why aren’t veterans joining the American Legion?

Young vets who are raising kids don’t have the time.

Rear Adm. Matthew Bell, commander of U.S. Coast Guard District 17, gives a speech during a Veterans Day ceremony in Centennial Hall, Nov. 11, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)