Michael S. Lockett

Thomas Thornton, dean of Arts and Science at University of Alaska Southeast, gives a lecture about the state and nontangible benefits of Alaska’s herring egg trade at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Nov. 26, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Herring egg gathering in Southeast Alaska hangs on despite commercial fishing

The social benefits of herring eggs are under fire.

Thomas Thornton, dean of Arts and Science at University of Alaska Southeast, gives a lecture about the state and nontangible benefits of Alaska’s herring egg trade at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Nov. 26, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A hydro generator from 1950’s is still in use at the Gold Creek Power Plant in this file photo from 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Precipitation levels gain ground on long-lasting drought

Southeast Alaska is improving, but Juneau is still dryer than usual

A hydro generator from 1950’s is still in use at the Gold Creek Power Plant in this file photo from 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pieces from a single vehicle accident near Mile 20 remain along Glacier Highway on Friday, Nov. 22. The Thursday morning accident left two dead and two in critical condition. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Police say alcohol and speed appear to be factors in fatal wreck

Alcohol and speed appear to have been factors in a fatal single-vehicle wreck Thursday morning, police said. A woman and teenager died at the scene… Continue reading

Pieces from a single vehicle accident near Mile 20 remain along Glacier Highway on Friday, Nov. 22. The Thursday morning accident left two dead and two in critical condition. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Tattoo artist Mario Singh explains tattoo care steps to first-time tattoo recepient Cassidy McGrann during Taku Tattoo’s International Suicide Survivor’s Day event on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Tattoo artist Mario Singh explains tattoo care steps to first-time tattoo recepient Cassidy McGrann during Taku Tattoo’s International Suicide Survivor’s Day event on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Randall Munroe, author and illustrator of pop science webcomic XKCD, speaks at the Alaska State Museum on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, as he promotes his new book. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Famous science cartoonist praises importance of questions

Munroe’s comic XKCD is well known in nerd circles.

Randall Munroe, author and illustrator of pop science webcomic XKCD, speaks at the Alaska State Museum on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, as he promotes his new book. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Curtis Hopson, co-owner of Chan’s Thai Kitchen, at his newly remodeled Auke Bay restuarant on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The popular restuarant has reopened with a reduced menu and only evening hours. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Curtis Hopson, co-owner of Chan’s Thai Kitchen, at his newly remodeled Auke Bay restuarant on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The popular restuarant has reopened with a reduced menu and only evening hours. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lt. j.g. Jonathan Dillard hustles after the turnaround during a Coast Guard 5K Turkey Trot through Juneau’s harborfront on Nov. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Coast Guard braves foul weather for early Turkey Trot

Coast Guardsmen weren’t about to let rain stop them from winning a turkey.

Lt. j.g. Jonathan Dillard hustles after the turnaround during a Coast Guard 5K Turkey Trot through Juneau’s harborfront on Nov. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive and sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka after being struck by a car Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Immature eagle injured on Egan improving incrementally

Underweight eagle is on a high-protein diet.

A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive and sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka after being struck by a car Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
A Cold Weather Emergency Shelter sign at St. Vincent de Paul on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The shelter is expected to open on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Cold Weather Emergency Shelter sign at St. Vincent de Paul on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The shelter is expected to open on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Food stuffs sit on tables at St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2019, to be bagged to feed up to 200 families for Thanksgiving. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Local organizations put the giving in Thanksgiving

Donations are still being accepted.

Food stuffs sit on tables at St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2019, to be bagged to feed up to 200 families for Thanksgiving. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive by the Juneau Raptor Center after being struck by a car Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kathy Benner)

Rare raptor rescued from rainy roadside

Juneau’s not their ideal terrain.

A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive by the Juneau Raptor Center after being struck by a car Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kathy Benner)
Lt. Cmdr. Scott Shields, a Coast Guard officer stationed in Juneau, flips a small boat during a boating safety training class at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The class will qualify the members to teach students around the state about the use and importance of life vests. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lt. Cmdr. Scott Shields, a Coast Guard officer stationed in Juneau, flips a small boat during a boating safety training class at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The class will qualify the members to teach students around the state about the use and importance of life vests. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Andrew Bogar, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross in Juneau, shows emergency supplies during a workshop at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The Red Cross is hosting a three-day Southeast Disaster Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Red Cross enhances disaster readiness with local training

When bad stuff goes down, the Red Cross aims to be ready.

Andrew Bogar, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross in Juneau, shows emergency supplies during a workshop at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The Red Cross is hosting a three-day Southeast Disaster Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Hatchet thief catches ‘mid-high’ sentence for theft and assault

Hatchet thief catches ‘mid-high’ sentence for theft and assault

Good behavior and no prior felonies helped ease his sentence.

Hatchet thief catches ‘mid-high’ sentence for theft and assault
Rear Adm. Matthew Bell, commander of U.S. Coast Guard District 17, gives a speech during a Veterans Day ceremony in Centennial Hall, Nov. 11, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Why aren’t veterans joining the American Legion?

Young vets who are raising kids don’t have the time.

Rear Adm. Matthew Bell, commander of U.S. Coast Guard District 17, gives a speech during a Veterans Day ceremony in Centennial Hall, Nov. 11, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Off the edge of the map: Student veterans talk about returning to civilian life

Off the edge of the map: Student veterans talk about returning to civilian life

Weirdly, college and the military are two very different experiences.

Off the edge of the map: Student veterans talk about returning to civilian life
Reduced bail, house arrest denied for alleged sex offender
Reduced bail, house arrest denied for alleged sex offender
In this file photo from June 26, 2018, a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau. (Courtesy photo | Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios via U.S. Coast Guard)
In this file photo from June 26, 2018, a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau. (Courtesy photo | Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios via U.S. Coast Guard)
Marine scientist Molly Zaleski gives public comment during a hearing held by NOAA on proposed whale habitats being created in the coastal waters of the West Coast at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Marine scientist Molly Zaleski gives public comment during a hearing held by NOAA on proposed whale habitats being created in the coastal waters of the West Coast at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Defense attorney Grace Lee, second from right, speaks during a presentation on Juneau’s Therapeutic Court at Juneau Alliance For Mental Health Inc (JAMHI) on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. CBJ Prosecuter Emily Wright, left, Assistant District Attorney Dara Gibson, second from left, and Probation Officer/Case Manager Autumn Flaningam, right, are also shown and spoke. Inside Passages is a mental health speaker series sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Defense attorney Grace Lee, second from right, speaks during a presentation on Juneau’s Therapeutic Court at Juneau Alliance For Mental Health Inc (JAMHI) on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. CBJ Prosecuter Emily Wright, left, Assistant District Attorney Dara Gibson, second from left, and Probation Officer/Case Manager Autumn Flaningam, right, are also shown and spoke. Inside Passages is a mental health speaker series sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)