Michael S. Lockett

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé’s cheer team, shown here after winning the Region V competition, went on to win the state championships for their division for 2021. (Courtesy photo / Carlene Nore)

JDHS cheerleaders take state title as season wraps up

Small teams and empty gyms were the rule, not the exception this year.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé’s cheer team, shown here after winning the Region V competition, went on to win the state championships for their division for 2021. (Courtesy photo / Carlene Nore)
This photo shows the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sits on a table at a pop up vaccinations site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer)

CDC freeze on Johnson and Johnson vaccine sets clinics scrambling

The odds of being affected are vanishingly rare, but CDC says better safe than sorry.

This photo shows the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sits on a table at a pop up vaccinations site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer)
The town of Tenakee Springs is holding a fundraiser to replace a footbridge washed out in the torrential December rains of 2020. (Courtesy photo / Nicole Pegues)

Tenakee Springs fundraises to replace washed-out bridge

With the birdge cut, residents on the far side have no foot access to town.

The town of Tenakee Springs is holding a fundraiser to replace a footbridge washed out in the torrential December rains of 2020. (Courtesy photo / Nicole Pegues)
The Juneau Police Department is searching for a man and woman, pictured here in surveillance footage, wanted in connection for a robbery that occurred downtown on April 1, 2021. (Courtesy photo / JPD)

Police search for suspects in downtown robbery and beating

The victim was struck on the back of the head repeatedly, and his backpack briefly stolen.

The Juneau Police Department is searching for a man and woman, pictured here in surveillance footage, wanted in connection for a robbery that occurred downtown on April 1, 2021. (Courtesy photo / JPD)
Snowfall in Juneau is expected to largely taper off this weekend, replaced by warmer temperatures, said National Weather Service meteorologists. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

More snow may be coming, but the end may be in sight

Many have begged fruitlessly to the uncaring gods for the arrival of spring in the Southeast.

Snowfall in Juneau is expected to largely taper off this weekend, replaced by warmer temperatures, said National Weather Service meteorologists. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé senior Kiana Potter, seen here during the Region V tournament, committed to playing basketball for Whitman College in Washington on April 8, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé senior Kiana Potter, seen here during the Region V tournament, committed to playing basketball for Whitman College in Washington on April 8, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department are seeking Brenda Jay Gallant, 40, after she was indicted recently for her alleged role in a 2021 vehicle arson. (Courtesy photo / JPD)

Police seeking woman indicted for arson

The indictment for the August fire came this March.

The Juneau Police Department are seeking Brenda Jay Gallant, 40, after she was indicted recently for her alleged role in a 2021 vehicle arson. (Courtesy photo / JPD)
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Coast Guard Communications Command deployed one of its mobile communications vehicle to Juneau aboard a C-130 to assist Coast Guard District 17 in a continuity of operations exercise.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Coast Guard Communications Command deployed one of its mobile communications vehicle to Juneau aboard a C-130 to assist Coast Guard District 17 in a continuity of operations exercise.
The Juneau Police Department arrested a man for a felony arrest warrant Tuesday after a several hour standoff on April 6, 2021. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police arrest man for felony arrest warrant after standoff

No one was injured during the standoff and arrest.

The Juneau Police Department arrested a man for a felony arrest warrant Tuesday after a several hour standoff on April 6, 2021. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel underwent annual ice rescue training at Twin Lakes on April 7, 2021. The training occurs in the spring, when the ice is rotted and most dangerous. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Firefighters on ice: CCFR goes for a chilly dip as part of annual training

The annual training prepares firefighters for accidents on Juneau’s frozen lakes and ponds.

Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel underwent annual ice rescue training at Twin Lakes on April 7, 2021. The training occurs in the spring, when the ice is rotted and most dangerous. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The new Glory Hall, currently under construction near the airport, is due to open on July 1, 2021, as the contract for the shelter at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center ends after a year and a half of pandemic. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The new Glory Hall, currently under construction near the airport, is due to open on July 1, 2021, as the contract for the shelter at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center ends after a year and a half of pandemic. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department are seeking a man, seen here in security footage, involved in the robbery of the Safeway fueling station early Sunday morning.

Police investigating early-morning gas station burglary

About $500 in merchandise was taken.

The Juneau Police Department are seeking a man, seen here in security footage, involved in the robbery of the Safeway fueling station early Sunday morning.
Courtesy photo / Heather Holt
An Air Force C-32A landed at Juneau International Airport on Friday as part of a training flight. The C-32A, one of four in the world operated by the 89th Airlift Wing, is often the transport for the vice president or other VIPs.

Vice presidential plane visits Juneau for training flight

No VIPs were aboard the aircraft, which stayed less than a day.

Courtesy photo / Heather Holt
An Air Force C-32A landed at Juneau International Airport on Friday as part of a training flight. The C-32A, one of four in the world operated by the 89th Airlift Wing, is often the transport for the vice president or other VIPs.
Lisa X’unyéil Worl was recently awarded the Carla Timpone Award for Activism from the Alaska Women’s Lobby for her work in the education system. (Courtesy photo / Konrad Frank)

Local education advocate wins award for activism

The award is the result of years of work on behalf of equity of education for Juneau’s children

Lisa X’unyéil Worl was recently awarded the Carla Timpone Award for Activism from the Alaska Women’s Lobby for her work in the education system. (Courtesy photo / Konrad Frank)
City and Borough of Juneau Public Library Director Robert Barr was announced Friday, April 2, 2021, as Juneau’s next deputy city manager. Barr was also announced this week as the winner of the American Library Association’s Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession for his work as the city’s planning section chief through the pandemic. (Courtesy photo / CBJ)

Raising the Barr: Library chief picked for deputy city manager job

He also won a national award for his work through the pandemic.

City and Borough of Juneau Public Library Director Robert Barr was announced Friday, April 2, 2021, as Juneau’s next deputy city manager. Barr was also announced this week as the winner of the American Library Association’s Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession for his work as the city’s planning section chief through the pandemic. (Courtesy photo / CBJ)
George J. Bennett Sr., left, and Arsenio “Pastor” Credo, right, were among the hundreds of Alaskans who deployed to Vietnam during the war and were collectively welcomed home during an event held by the Southeast Intertribal Collective for National Vietnam War Veterans Day over Facebook Live on March 29, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Native group honors, welcomes Vietnam veterans home

The event was held to give veterans a welcoming they may not have received 50 years ago.

George J. Bennett Sr., left, and Arsenio “Pastor” Credo, right, were among the hundreds of Alaskans who deployed to Vietnam during the war and were collectively welcomed home during an event held by the Southeast Intertribal Collective for National Vietnam War Veterans Day over Facebook Live on March 29, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
The University of Alaska Southeast’s arts and literary journal Tidal Echoes will drop at a digital release party on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Tidal Echoes)

Tidal Echoes launch celebrates resiliency in the pandemic

The launch will be digital, but the books is obtainable locally.

The University of Alaska Southeast’s arts and literary journal Tidal Echoes will drop at a digital release party on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Tidal Echoes)
Juneau’s breweries, with a funds-matching donation from the Rasmuson Foundation, donated $36,000 to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation to assist with relief from last year’s fatal landslides as part of the “Pour the Love” fundraiser on March 30, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Meghan Chambers)
Juneau’s breweries, with a funds-matching donation from the Rasmuson Foundation, donated $36,000 to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation to assist with relief from last year’s fatal landslides as part of the “Pour the Love” fundraiser on March 30, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Meghan Chambers)
Members from the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé boys basketball team traveled to California to compete in an independent tournament on March 26, 2021 after high coronavirus levels squashed their hopes of going to the Alaska state championship. (Courtesy photo / Zoey Kriegmont)

Basketball players get final games in California

It may not have been a perfect ending but they got there together.

Members from the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé boys basketball team traveled to California to compete in an independent tournament on March 26, 2021 after high coronavirus levels squashed their hopes of going to the Alaska state championship. (Courtesy photo / Zoey Kriegmont)
Two women were indicted Thursday for the arson of vehicle near Skater’s Cabin that occurred on Aug. 5, 2020. (Courtesy photo / CCFR)
Two women were indicted Thursday for the arson of vehicle near Skater’s Cabin that occurred on Aug. 5, 2020. (Courtesy photo / CCFR)