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Swimmers from the Glacier Swimming Club ran roughshod over the competition at the Alaska Age Group Championships on Feb. 14-15, setting a record for the most points scored by a single team and winning the meet handily. (Courtesy photo | For Glacier Swimming Club)
Swimmers from the Glacier Swimming Club ran roughshod over the competition at the Alaska Age Group Championships on Feb. 14-15, setting a record for the most points scored by a single team and winning the meet handily. (Courtesy photo | For Glacier Swimming Club)
Todd Hadfield, right, Phil Sellick, left, and Alfie Cook, underwater, work to right a capsized vessel at Statter Harbor, Feb. 25, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Impounded vessel capsizes at Statter Harbor

The reason it sank is unknown.

Todd Hadfield, right, Phil Sellick, left, and Alfie Cook, underwater, work to right a capsized vessel at Statter Harbor, Feb. 25, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Steve Morrow, seen interviewing for the Thunder Mountain High School principal position last week, has been selected as the principal of Thunder Mountain High School for the beginning of next school year. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

New principal chosen for Thunder Mountain

Current principal Dan Larson will retire at the end of this school year.

Steve Morrow, seen interviewing for the Thunder Mountain High School principal position last week, has been selected as the principal of Thunder Mountain High School for the beginning of next school year. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Riley Traxler shoots as Thunder Mountain High School plays against Ketchikan High School on Feb. 22, 2020. (Heather Holt | Courtesy photo)

Juneau teams play close games, end losing streak in competitive weekend

TMHS girls ended a 5-year losing streak against Ketchikan on Friday.

Riley Traxler shoots as Thunder Mountain High School plays against Ketchikan High School on Feb. 22, 2020. (Heather Holt | Courtesy photo)

GCI donates to Glory Hall, Juneau Youth Services

The donations will help raise more funds for shelter, and for suicide prevention programs.

Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Eric Vance, manager of the Capitol Disposal Landfill, speaks at a Board of Commerce luncheon held in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Keeping Juneau clean: Litter Free looks forward to annual cleanup

There’s also changes coming for how we get rid of trash.

Eric Vance, manager of the Capitol Disposal Landfill, speaks at a Board of Commerce luncheon held in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Gulf of Alaska in 2019. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons | U.S. Navy)

Navy seeks public comment as it renews training area in the Gulf of Alaska

The Navy holds major exercises in Alaska every two years.

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Gulf of Alaska in 2019. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons | U.S. Navy)
Members of Moms Demad Action for Gun Sense in America talk to a staffer about House Bill 62. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Members of Moms Demad Action for Gun Sense in America talk to a staffer about House Bill 62. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Stacie Morse was a flight nurse with Guardian Flight killed in a crash in 2019, along with the pilot and flight paramedic. A scholarship is being offered by Every Coast Helicopter Operations, a professional organization that Morse was part of dedicated to airborne EMS specialists . (Courtesy Photo | Every Coast Helicopter Operations)

Scholarship named after flight nurse killed in crash

“There was something special, and she had it.”

Stacie Morse was a flight nurse with Guardian Flight killed in a crash in 2019, along with the pilot and flight paramedic. A scholarship is being offered by Every Coast Helicopter Operations, a professional organization that Morse was part of dedicated to airborne EMS specialists . (Courtesy Photo | Every Coast Helicopter Operations)
Matthew Parker Williams, 37, was arrested Wednesday while hiding in a laundry pile for five warrants for a variety of crimes. (Courtesy photo | Justin Byrd)

Wanted man located in laundry pile, arrested

Williams had five warrants out for combined $6,500.

Matthew Parker Williams, 37, was arrested Wednesday while hiding in a laundry pile for five warrants for a variety of crimes. (Courtesy photo | Justin Byrd)
AML barge loaded with containers being towed to Alaska. (Courtesy photo | Alaska Marine Lines)

Alaska Marine Lines to make extra trip to Hoonah

The barge will depart Seattle on Feb. 19.

AML barge loaded with containers being towed to Alaska. (Courtesy photo | Alaska Marine Lines)
Valentine’s Day starts with the falling snow on the Gastineau Channel Friday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Snowy Valentine’s Day leads into likely warmer week

Hopefully your holiday plans are indoors.

Valentine’s Day starts with the falling snow on the Gastineau Channel Friday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Online dating can be risky if you’re not careful. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Online dating can be risky if you’re not careful. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Phishing scam posing as Alaska USA credit union targets Alaskans

With a little care, you can avoid a major headache.

Police investigating Sunday beating of 18-year-old

The police believe the incident is isolated, but there’s concern elsewhere

The Alaska Department of Transportation uses the DaisyBell device to precisely trigger controlled avalanches above Thane Road, reducing the chances of a catastrophic natural avalanche, Feb. 11, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
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An ounce of prevention: Alaska DOT triggers avalanches above Thane Road

A small noise with a big effect: using tech to trigger avalanches

The Alaska Department of Transportation uses the DaisyBell device to precisely trigger controlled avalanches above Thane Road, reducing the chances of a catastrophic natural avalanche, Feb. 11, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
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