Michael S. Lockett

Sgt. Cesar Rodriquez, left, and Sgt. Kenneth Byrd, of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment check their gauges one last time before submerging on a project at the Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Members of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment and U.S. Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West worked together to inspect and replace the bolts holding the harbor’s breakwater together. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Army-Coast Guard team-up is going down

Dive teams stage joint exercise in Alaska.

Sgt. Cesar Rodriquez, left, and Sgt. Kenneth Byrd, of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment check their gauges one last time before submerging on a project at the Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Members of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment and U.S. Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West worked together to inspect and replace the bolts holding the harbor’s breakwater together. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

ATM stolen from Ramada Hotel in Juneau

Police say it had been cut open and an undetermined amount of money was stolen.

A Wings Airways floatplane takes off from Juneau’s downtown harbor as the Norwegian Bliss leaves it port of call on July 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Wings Airways floatplane takes off from Juneau’s downtown harbor as the Norwegian Bliss leaves it port of call on July 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Candidate withdraws from school board race

Four candidates remain.

The Cornerstone Residential Facility will shut down Friday, Aug. 16. (Courtesy photo | Gus Marx)

Juneau Youth Services to close Cornerstone youth shelter

Juneau youth shelter will shut down Friday.

The Cornerstone Residential Facility will shut down Friday, Aug. 16. (Courtesy photo | Gus Marx)
The Marie Drake Building houses the Yaakoosgé Daakahidi High School, Montessori Borealis and the HomeBridge program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Marie Drake Building houses the Yaakoosgé Daakahidi High School, Montessori Borealis and the HomeBridge program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A helicopter tour over the Mendenhall Glacier in August 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Unseasonable warmth causes sled dog camp to close early

It’s a cruel, (cruel), cruel summer.

A helicopter tour over the Mendenhall Glacier in August 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Bridget Weiss, superintendent of the Juneau School District, speaks to members of the Juneau Board of Education during a meeting Tuesday, August 13. (Juneau Empire | Michael S. Lockett)

Live: Juneau Board of Education meets for working session, meeting

Live coverage from Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.

Dr. Bridget Weiss, superintendent of the Juneau School District, speaks to members of the Juneau Board of Education during a meeting Tuesday, August 13. (Juneau Empire | Michael S. Lockett)
Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt, right, greets Greg Smith after Smith applied to run for one of two Assembly District 1 seats in this falls municipal election on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Watt said, “Welcome to the fray.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt, right, greets Greg Smith after Smith applied to run for one of two Assembly District 1 seats in this falls municipal election on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Watt said, “Welcome to the fray.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Board of Education has two open seats in the upcoming municipal elections.

Candidates throw hats into ring for school board

Mackey and Stepetin are only candidates for two seats so far.

The Juneau Board of Education has two open seats in the upcoming municipal elections.

Police release names of those in officer-involved shooting

Police say the investigation is still ongoing.

A Toyota 4Runner sits in Gold Creek on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, after it went through a fence and over the cement embankment. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Car stuck in Gold Creek by Cope Park

The white SUV sat there with the passenger door open overnight.

A Toyota 4Runner sits in Gold Creek on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, after it went through a fence and over the cement embankment. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Seamen Logan Holt, left, and Daniel Piscoya pose outside of U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Both are taking advantage of the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative program and have recently returned from basic training. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

First two Alaskans in Coast Guard commissioning program return home

Juneau men first to graduate from Coast Guard program from Alaska.

Seamen Logan Holt, left, and Daniel Piscoya pose outside of U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Both are taking advantage of the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative program and have recently returned from basic training. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lindsey Pierce, a environmental technician for Tlingit and Haida, holds blue mussels taken at Point Louisa on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The samples will be sent to a Sitka lab specializing in testing shellfish and water for toxins, particularly those which cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lindsey Pierce, a environmental technician for Tlingit and Haida, holds blue mussels taken at Point Louisa on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The samples will be sent to a Sitka lab specializing in testing shellfish and water for toxins, particularly those which cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Photos: National Night Out in Juneau 2019

Your neighborhood block party.

The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

JPD and other first responders party during National Night Out

Kids and adults got to meet first responders.

The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Marta Lastufka and her husband, Michael Bucy, watch their dog, Mo, swim in Gold Creek at Cope Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau police: Three recent deaths aren’t connected

Police say there’s no foul play in any of the cases.

Marta Lastufka and her husband, Michael Bucy, watch their dog, Mo, swim in Gold Creek at Cope Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Deputy Chief David Campbell opens a press briefing following an officer-involved shooting during a domestic violence call outside the Mendenhall Valley Safeway, Aug. 4. (Photo by: Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

State troopers and Special Prosecutor’s Office to investigate JPD shooting incident

A JPD officer shot a man twice during a domestic violence incident.

Juneau Police Department Deputy Chief David Campbell opens a press briefing following an officer-involved shooting during a domestic violence call outside the Mendenhall Valley Safeway, Aug. 4. (Photo by: Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Police responding to domestic violence incident shoot man twice

Police responded to calls of a woman being strangled in a car outside of the Mendenhall Valley Safeway.

Liam Godfrey-Jolicoeur, left, and Jake Dombek, talk at Harris Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2019, about their nearly two-month long trip up the Inside Passage by canoe. Both are orginally from Vermont used the trip to raise money and bring awareness to environmental causes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Liam Godfrey-Jolicoeur, left, and Jake Dombek, talk at Harris Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2019, about their nearly two-month long trip up the Inside Passage by canoe. Both are orginally from Vermont used the trip to raise money and bring awareness to environmental causes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)