Michael S. Lockett

The jury section stands empty between rounds of the jury selection process in the trial for a man charged in a stabbing in downtown Juneau in 2019 on May 16, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Jury selection begins for 2019 stabbing trial

The process, which can take several days, precedes the opening statements by the defense and prosecution.

The jury section stands empty between rounds of the jury selection process in the trial for a man charged in a stabbing in downtown Juneau in 2019 on May 16, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Law enforcement personnel salute as officer lay a ceremonial wreath on the grave of a dead officer at Evergreen Cemetery for Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 13, 2022.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Law enforcement personnel salute as officer lay a ceremonial wreath on the grave of a dead officer at Evergreen Cemetery for Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 13, 2022.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Players at a disc golf community workshop held by Uplay throw discs at the target at Dimond Park Field House on May 12, 2022.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Players at a disc golf community workshop held by Uplay throw discs at the target at Dimond Park Field House on May 12, 2022.
A number of sentencings by a U.S. District Court judge were announced on Thursday for several unrelated arrests that had occurred over the last several years. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Department of Justice announces multiple criminal sentencings

The three suspects, arrested across the Southeast over the last four years, were not related to each other.

A number of sentencings by a U.S. District Court judge were announced on Thursday for several unrelated arrests that had occurred over the last several years. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Jordyn Ortega walks the runway during an Alaska Fashion Week event on May 7, 2022. (Courtesy photo / Sydney Akagi Photography)

Alaska’s (fashion) capital brings fashion week back

Designers, models and attendees from across the continent came to Juneau for the show.

Jordyn Ortega walks the runway during an Alaska Fashion Week event on May 7, 2022. (Courtesy photo / Sydney Akagi Photography)
Lily Wooshkindein Da.áat Hope, renowned weaver and artist, stands outside her recently opened studio on Seward Street on May 9, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Lily Wooshkindein Da.áat Hope, renowned weaver and artist, stands outside her recently opened studio on Seward Street on May 9, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Blake Plummer, left, and Sophia Pugh, both JDHS girls soccer players, sign their letters of intent to play for Peninsula College and the Pratt Institute respectively on May 9, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

JDHS soccer players sign for college teams on opposite coasts

The two have played together for years, playing key roles for JDHS.

Blake Plummer, left, and Sophia Pugh, both JDHS girls soccer players, sign their letters of intent to play for Peninsula College and the Pratt Institute respectively on May 9, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A ball streaks down the lane at an unbroken formation of pins at Pinz, Juneau’s bowling alley, on May 5, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Let the good times roll: Management brings new life to an old bowling alley

“If you’re throwing a ball down a lane and having a good time, you’re bowling.”

A ball streaks down the lane at an unbroken formation of pins at Pinz, Juneau’s bowling alley, on May 5, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Photos by Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Members of the Yées Ku.oo multicultural dance group advance up the pier Saturday during the 12th Annual Maritime Festival. Below left, sailors strive against Juneau Docks and Harbors personnel in a tug-of-war. Below right, a swimmer drops out of a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk during a rescue demonstration.

Visitors and sun greet 12th annual Juneau Maritime Festival

Hundreds came to the annual festival recognizing Juneau’s ties to the ocean.

Photos by Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Members of the Yées Ku.oo multicultural dance group advance up the pier Saturday during the 12th Annual Maritime Festival. Below left, sailors strive against Juneau Docks and Harbors personnel in a tug-of-war. Below right, a swimmer drops out of a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk during a rescue demonstration.
Capt. Bonny Millard of the FV San Juan tosses the commemorative wreath during the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial in Juneau on May 7, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Juneau holds annual Blessing of the Fleet

Juneau turned out to bless and honor its fishermen, both working and lost at sea or ashore.

Capt. Bonny Millard of the FV San Juan tosses the commemorative wreath during the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial in Juneau on May 7, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Anne Sears, the new lead investigator for the federally-funded Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative, speaks during the annual rally at the Alaska State Capitol on May 5, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Hundreds gather for missing and murdered Indigenous people

More and more attention is being paid nationwide to the staggering violence rates.

Anne Sears, the new lead investigator for the federally-funded Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative, speaks during the annual rally at the Alaska State Capitol on May 5, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Alaskan Brewing Co. recently won a platinum Crushie from the Craft Beer Marketing Association for the design of its Island Ale, the second year in a row the brewery has won an award. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Alaskan Brewing Co. recently won a platinum Crushie from the Craft Beer Marketing Association for the design of its Island Ale, the second year in a row the brewery has won an award. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A Carnival Cruise Lines vessel similar to one due in Juneau Saturday following a COVID-19 outbreak aboard steams past Douglas in 2021. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire File)

Formerly infected cruise ship to dock as usual

Most passengers were let off in Seattle, and the city is satisfied with measures in place.

A Carnival Cruise Lines vessel similar to one due in Juneau Saturday following a COVID-19 outbreak aboard steams past Douglas in 2021. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire File)
JDHS basketball player Trinity Jackson signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Skagit Valley College on May 4, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
JDHS basketball player Trinity Jackson signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Skagit Valley College on May 4, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A Yakutat woman has been arrested following a fatal vehicle crash in Yakutat last week. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

One dead, one arrested after rollover wreck in Yakutat

One person is currently being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

A Yakutat woman has been arrested following a fatal vehicle crash in Yakutat last week. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A Carnival Cruise Lines vessel similar to one due in Juneau following a COVID outbreak aboard steams past Douglas in 2021. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire File)

City contacting ship on way to town following COVID outbreak

The ship, due to arrive here Saturday, experienced an outbreak enroute from Miami to Seattle.

A Carnival Cruise Lines vessel similar to one due in Juneau following a COVID outbreak aboard steams past Douglas in 2021. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire File)
The Public Works and Facilities Committee heard a meme from the head of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum outlining some of the issues of the 70-year-old building and a proposal for a new structure on the waterfront on May 2, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Public works committee eyes changes to biosolids disposal, new city museum location

A new museum would ease many issues from the current building.

The Public Works and Facilities Committee heard a meme from the head of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum outlining some of the issues of the 70-year-old building and a proposal for a new structure on the waterfront on May 2, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Robert Yates, left, receives his certificate for Indigenous language teaching during the commencement ceremony for University of Alaska Southeast on May 1, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

UAS returns to in-person commencement

Students walked the stage into the next phase of life in person once more.

Robert Yates, left, receives his certificate for Indigenous language teaching during the commencement ceremony for University of Alaska Southeast on May 1, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A Juneau man was cited for multiple sexual abuse of a minor charges following his arrest last week for incidents that took place in 2019 and 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire file)

Juneau man indicted on multiple sexual abuse of minor charges

If convicted, the suspect faces 99 years imprisonment.

A Juneau man was cited for multiple sexual abuse of a minor charges following his arrest last week for incidents that took place in 2019 and 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire file)
Courtesy photo / Sydney Akagi Photography 
Bartender Logan Terry pours a drink during an opening event for the Crystal Saloon, a newly overhauled bar downtown.

What’s old is new again: A Crystal Saloon returns to Juneau

It’s a name with a history reaching back over the last century.

Courtesy photo / Sydney Akagi Photography 
Bartender Logan Terry pours a drink during an opening event for the Crystal Saloon, a newly overhauled bar downtown.