Michael S. Lockett

City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Director George Schaaf speaks during the opening of the new pavilion at Auke Lake. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Auke Lake rec area one step closer to completion

The project is one of many successes.

City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Director George Schaaf speaks during the opening of the new pavilion at Auke Lake. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Micah Nelson is wanted by the Juneau Police Department in connection with an assault Tuesday.

Man wanted for assaulting woman during attempted robbery

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Micah Nelson is wanted by the Juneau Police Department in connection with an assault Tuesday.
The wastewater pumps were overwhelmed during an early October storm and caused a backup of sewage into the Mayor Bill Overstreet Park utilities building. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Whale statue pump repairs on track, but no clear end date set

Questions about who will do the repairs remain.

The wastewater pumps were overwhelmed during an early October storm and caused a backup of sewage into the Mayor Bill Overstreet Park utilities building. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Repairs to Egan Drive will wind down until the spring thaw. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

See something orange missing from Egan Drive?

No more Mario-Kart downtown for drivers.

Repairs to Egan Drive will wind down until the spring thaw. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Gale warning issued for Southeast

Gale warning issued for Southeast

Make sure your boats are secured for heavy seas.

Gale warning issued for Southeast
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