Michael S. Lockett

Antidrug task force makes arrest, seizes $24,000 in drugs
Antidrug task force makes arrest, seizes $24,000 in drugs
Juneau woman arrested for terroristic threatening

Juneau woman arrested for terroristic threatening

No one injured, and police say the threat appears to have been false.

Juneau woman arrested for terroristic threatening
Inmates at Lemon Creek Correctional Center will be part of the Alaska Department of Corrections’ effort to manufacture more masks for the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy photo | Department of Corrections)

Mask-sewing program underway at Lemon Creek as state confirms 7th COVID-19 case

The Department of Corrections wants to make 40,000 masks by next week.

Inmates at Lemon Creek Correctional Center will be part of the Alaska Department of Corrections’ effort to manufacture more masks for the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy photo | Department of Corrections)
Juneau residents line up with legislators for a picture and a cheer during a Go Blue Day Rally for National Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Capitol on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau residents line up with legislators for a picture and a cheer during a Go Blue Day Rally for National Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Capitol on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center has multiple confirmed cases of the coronavirus, April 10, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

LCCC isolating infected staff, distancing inmates as coronavirus spreads

Isolating confirmed cases, seperating inmates, and issued PPE are all in effect.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center has multiple confirmed cases of the coronavirus, April 10, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Mike Satre, left, Manager of Government and Community Relations at Hecla Greens Creek Mine, presents a $20,000 check to Chris Schapp, Manager, Southeast Alaska Food Bank, and David Lefebvre, Food Bank Board. (Courtesy photo | Hecla Charitable Foundation)
Mike Satre, left, Manager of Government and Community Relations at Hecla Greens Creek Mine, presents a $20,000 check to Chris Schapp, Manager, Southeast Alaska Food Bank, and David Lefebvre, Food Bank Board. (Courtesy photo | Hecla Charitable Foundation)
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                 With the spring thaw, the Alaska Department of Transportation resumes work on Egan Drive on Friday.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                 With the spring thaw, the Alaska Department of Transportation resumes work on Egan Drive on Friday.
Lemon Creek Correctional Center staff members have several confirmed cases of the coronavirus, April 10, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center staff members have several confirmed cases of the coronavirus, April 10, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center, seen in this April 10, 2020 photo, has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, according to Alaska Department of Corrections. The person who tested positive for COVID-19 is an unidentified corrections officer. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

LCCC takes action as corrections officer tests positive for coronavirus

It’s the first confirmed case in the Alaska DOC

Lemon Creek Correctional Center, seen in this April 10, 2020 photo, has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, according to Alaska Department of Corrections. The person who tested positive for COVID-19 is an unidentified corrections officer. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School assistant principal Kristy Germain has been selected as the interim principal for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Interim principal selected for Floyd Dryden

She’s a Juneau native and a veteran of the school district.

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School assistant principal Kristy Germain has been selected as the interim principal for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)
A meal distribution point in front of Riverbend Elementary School, April 7, 2020. (MIchael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau schools continue, expand student meal program

The district has served more than 16,000 meals in the last month.

A meal distribution point in front of Riverbend Elementary School, April 7, 2020. (MIchael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Sealaska Corporation Building at Egan Drive and Main Street as seen in June 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska Corporation creates $1 million fund for coronavirus relief

$500,000 toward dealing with immediate needs have already been disbursed.

The Sealaska Corporation Building at Egan Drive and Main Street as seen in June 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Courtesy photo | Katy Martin                                 Katy Martin, seen here teaching at Riverbend Elementary School, is a former Riverbend teacher filling in to teach fifth-graders here remotely from Virginia.

Teaching (very) remotely: Former Juneau teacher lends a hand from Virginia

Unsettled times lead to a unique opportunity for teacher.

Courtesy photo | Katy Martin                                 Katy Martin, seen here teaching at Riverbend Elementary School, is a former Riverbend teacher filling in to teach fifth-graders here remotely from Virginia.
Fresh produce and bread were on hand at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank on Crazy Horse Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Fresh produce and bread were on hand at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank on Crazy Horse Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Man arrested after police respond to report of a break-in
Man arrested after police respond to report of a break-in
No cruises till July at the earliest mean these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Stopping the bleeding: City offers interim loans for small businesses

The small loans are just to hold business over till federal aid comes online.

No cruises till July at the earliest mean these tourist-targeted shops downtown will likely remain shuttered for months longer, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The City and Borough of Juneau is beginning a reconstruction project on some roads in the Mendenhall Valley, April 2, 2020. (Courtesy Art | CBJ)

CBJ kicks off road reconstruction in the Valley

The work begins this week, release says.

The City and Borough of Juneau is beginning a reconstruction project on some roads in the Mendenhall Valley, April 2, 2020. (Courtesy Art | CBJ)
People pay tribute to the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group as they perform during a Celebrate Survivors gathering sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and AWARE in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Advocacy groups concerned about possible rise in domestic violence

Resources are absolutely available for those who need them.

People pay tribute to the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group as they perform during a Celebrate Survivors gathering sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and AWARE in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Kendyl Carson hoists a shot during a win against Ketchikan during the Region V Basketball Tournament. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Kendyl Carson hoists a shot during a win against Ketchikan during the Region V Basketball Tournament. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Lily Hope is the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s featured artist for this week’s Virtual First Friday. (Courtesy art | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)
Lily Hope is the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s featured artist for this week’s Virtual First Friday. (Courtesy art | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)