Michael S. Lockett

Courtesy photo / Owen Hatcher
                                Owen Hatcher summited five of Juneau’s major peaks in one 15-hour effort, relying entirely on his own power, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

High 5: Juneau man summits 5 peaks in one Herculean run

His 15-hour trek covered nearly 60 miles of running and biking.

Courtesy photo / Owen Hatcher
                                Owen Hatcher summited five of Juneau’s major peaks in one 15-hour effort, relying entirely on his own power, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
Courtesy Photo / Break the (Bi)Cycle
                                Break the (Bi)Cycle is a movement started by former professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter to raise money and awareness about the dearth of mental health care for Black and Indigenous men. Bell-Holter will ride from Bellingham, Wash., to San Diego, Calif., more than 1,500 miles, while visiting tribes and documenting the trip.

Former basketball pro embarks on 1,500-mile bike ride for mental health

The idea is to inspire awareness and change, Damen Bell-Holter said.

Courtesy Photo / Break the (Bi)Cycle
                                Break the (Bi)Cycle is a movement started by former professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter to raise money and awareness about the dearth of mental health care for Black and Indigenous men. Bell-Holter will ride from Bellingham, Wash., to San Diego, Calif., more than 1,500 miles, while visiting tribes and documenting the trip.

Juneau caps bars, gyms at half capacity

Gatherings over 50 are also forbidden without an approved mitigation plan.

Kelly Michael Stevens, pictured here in 2007, was shot and killed during an encounter with a Juneau Police Department officer on Dec. 29, 2019. The family is filing a wrongful death suit against the JPD, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the officer involved in the shooting. (Courtesy photo / Ben Crittenden)

Office of Special Prosecution will not charge officer in fatal December shooting

The comments the officer made on bodycam footage are not evidence of premeditation, OSP says.

Kelly Michael Stevens, pictured here in 2007, was shot and killed during an encounter with a Juneau Police Department officer on Dec. 29, 2019. The family is filing a wrongful death suit against the JPD, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the officer involved in the shooting. (Courtesy photo / Ben Crittenden)
Suspected shoplifter attempts to grab Taser while being arrested downtown on Thursday afternoon. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Suspected shoplifter attempts to grab Taser while being arrested downtown on Thursday afternoon. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
                                Juneau’s rainbow crosswalk, a project funded by fundraising, is just over a year old now on Aug. 20, 2020.

Rainbow crosswalk shines on a year in

The publicly fundraised crosswalk marches on

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
                                Juneau’s rainbow crosswalk, a project funded by fundraising, is just over a year old now on Aug. 20, 2020.

SEAGLA readies to kick off belated Pride Week

Many of the events are virtual, and all of them are inclusive.

The Juneau Police Department has commemorative badges, left, for officers that requested them for the 50th anniversary of the unification of Juneau and Douglas. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)

JPD officers wear special badges for 50th anniversary of Juneau’s unification

The badges are authorized for wear until the end of the year.

The Juneau Police Department has commemorative badges, left, for officers that requested them for the 50th anniversary of the unification of Juneau and Douglas. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center has sailed on without a case of coronavirus since a mid-April outbreak that infected 11 staff. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Prison superintendent talks staying safe as pandemic continues

After a mid-spring outbreak, LCCC hasn’t had any confirmed cases.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center has sailed on without a case of coronavirus since a mid-April outbreak that infected 11 staff. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Ferry crew confirmed clear of coronavirus

The 47 crew were tested and all showed negative.

‘Stitch,’ a juvenile bald eagle, was rescued by Juneau Raptor Center with a chest wound on Aug. 13 and transferred to the Alaska Raptor Center. He’s currently recovering from surgery, and the ARC specialists are optimistic, said JRC general manager Kathy Benner. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Raptor Center)

Juneau Raptor Center dealing with rain of injured eagles

Eight raptor casualties in a matter of weeks is a worrisome spike.

‘Stitch,’ a juvenile bald eagle, was rescued by Juneau Raptor Center with a chest wound on Aug. 13 and transferred to the Alaska Raptor Center. He’s currently recovering from surgery, and the ARC specialists are optimistic, said JRC general manager Kathy Benner. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Raptor Center)
Courtesy photo / Shari Paul 
                                Americorps members participate in a videoconference with program coordinator Shari Paul during their orientation.

Bumper crop of Americorps members join Juneau

The 13 members are focused heavily on early childhood education.

Courtesy photo / Shari Paul 
                                Americorps members participate in a videoconference with program coordinator Shari Paul during their orientation.
This composite image shows both the Alaska State, Library, Archives and Museum and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Both have made adjustments to a relatively tourism-free summer. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

No tourists means loss and opportunities for museums

The Alaska State Museum usually gets more than 15,000 guests over summer. This year, it’s 500.

This composite image shows both the Alaska State, Library, Archives and Museum and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Both have made adjustments to a relatively tourism-free summer. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Aug. 4 after a passenger received positive coronavirus test results. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Rapid testing essential to future of industry, UnCruise CEO says

With the ability to quarantine guests before boarding, the industry could ensure clean boats.

UnCruise’s first sailing was recalled to port on Aug. 4 after a passenger received positive coronavirus test results. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Coast Guardsmen aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk rescued a boy injured hiking near Haines on Wednesday evening. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard rescues injured boy hiking near Haines

It’s the Coast Guard’s 31st rescue since June.

Coast Guardsmen aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk rescued a boy injured hiking near Haines on Wednesday evening. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard

JPD arrest man wanted in Kansas for child pornography charge

He’s being held without bail, soon to be extradited.

Lawyers want investigation of police shooting reopened

Attorneys say new evidence merits reexamination of previously cleared officer.

Tribal Emergency Operations Center responds to crisis across Southeast

The Tribal Emergency Operations Center is looking out for nearly 35,000 tribal citizens.

Troopers close Sitka cold case

Answers to a 24-year-old tragedy have been found.