Michael S. Lockett

Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery’s featured artist for November. (Courtesy Photo / Liyuan Zhang)

Here’s what’s scheduled for First Friday

Plays, lectures, art exhibits, and the opening ceremony for Juneau’s first Indigenous music festival.

Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery’s featured artist for November. (Courtesy Photo / Liyuan Zhang)
Local officials and dignitaries prepare to ceremonially break ground on the Teal Street Center, a multi-tenant building housing a number of nonprofit and tribal services for Southeast residents next to the Glory Hall on Nov. 2, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Nonprofit services center breaks groundGlory Hall holds grand opening

The Teal Street Center is scheduled to open its doors next autumn or winter.

Local officials and dignitaries prepare to ceremonially break ground on the Teal Street Center, a multi-tenant building housing a number of nonprofit and tribal services for Southeast residents next to the Glory Hall on Nov. 2, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Skaters for Juneau Skating Club Team Forget-Me-Not practice on Oct. 31, 2021 for an upcoming travel competition in California.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Skaters for Juneau Skating Club Team Forget-Me-Not practice on Oct. 31, 2021 for an upcoming travel competition in California.
Douglas Shockley, 63, was found dead near the Dredge Lake Trail on Monday after going missing over the weekend, said a police spokesperson. (Courtesy photo / JPD)
Douglas Shockley, 63, was found dead near the Dredge Lake Trail on Monday after going missing over the weekend, said a police spokesperson. (Courtesy photo / JPD)
Juneau School District food program administrative assistant Catherine Pusich, front, and supervisor Adrianne Schwartz deliver free groceries to the winner of a giveaway linked to a recent meals survey for the district on Oct. 27, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Family wins free groceries as school district promotes free student meals

All enrolled and attending students get free breakfast and lunch.

Juneau School District food program administrative assistant Catherine Pusich, front, and supervisor Adrianne Schwartz deliver free groceries to the winner of a giveaway linked to a recent meals survey for the district on Oct. 27, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Friends and family put together a display during a vigil for Douglas Farnsworth, missing since late September, at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Oct. 27, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Community gathers for vigil for missing man, moment of support for searchers

The man, missing since late September, is still unaccounted for.

Friends and family put together a display during a vigil for Douglas Farnsworth, missing since late September, at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Oct. 27, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A woman was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after she struck another vehicle with the car she was driving, fled the scene, and crashed into a guardrail, said a police spokesperson. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
A woman was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after she struck another vehicle with the car she was driving, fled the scene, and crashed into a guardrail, said a police spokesperson. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Police don’t believe the driver of a vehicle that a man injured himself while exiting was aware the man had injured himself, said a police spokesperson in a news release. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police: Man injured Saturday willingly exited moving vehicle

The driver cooperated fully and there are no more charges forthcoming.

Police don’t believe the driver of a vehicle that a man injured himself while exiting was aware the man had injured himself, said a police spokesperson in a news release. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
David Huizenga, lead vocalist for Paul Revere’s Raiders, rears his head back while singing during the band’s performance Tuesday night at Centennial Hall. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Paul Revere’s Raiders ride again for benefit concert

The Tuesday night show was for the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers

David Huizenga, lead vocalist for Paul Revere’s Raiders, rears his head back while singing during the band’s performance Tuesday night at Centennial Hall. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Amy Liddle recently set a Glacier Swim Club team record for her 200 backstroke for 11/12 girls in an inter-squad trial. (Courtesy photo / Shireen Taintor)

Swimmer sets team record for Glacier Swim Club

Large numbers of swimmers are setting personal records.

Amy Liddle recently set a Glacier Swim Club team record for her 200 backstroke for 11/12 girls in an inter-squad trial. (Courtesy photo / Shireen Taintor)
Divers work to right a vessel capsized by snow in Don D. Statter Harbor in 2020. The Coast Guard and city both recently issued reminders to prepare for winter weather in the coming months. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

City, Coast Guard remind residents to ready for colder weather

The snow isn’t here yet, but it’s on the wind.

Divers work to right a vessel capsized by snow in Don D. Statter Harbor in 2020. The Coast Guard and city both recently issued reminders to prepare for winter weather in the coming months. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Agencies and family members are searching for a man reported missing on Sept. 29, 2021, whose truck was found near Perseverance Trail. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)

Search continues for man reported missing in September

The 32-year-old man has been missing for nearly a month.

Agencies and family members are searching for a man reported missing on Sept. 29, 2021, whose truck was found near Perseverance Trail. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)
An Alaska Seaplanes aircraft bound for Skagway crashed during takeoff from Juneau International Airport on Oct. 22, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Plane crashes at Juneau International Airport

Passengers and pilot reported no injuries, said an Alaska Seaplanes spokesperson.

An Alaska Seaplanes aircraft bound for Skagway crashed during takeoff from Juneau International Airport on Oct. 22, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteers release a seal pup rehabilitated at the Alaska SeaLife Center into the wild. (Courtesy photo / ASC)

Social creatures: Wildlife groups use internet to spread reach

A global audience for America’s wildest wildlife.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteers release a seal pup rehabilitated at the Alaska SeaLife Center into the wild. (Courtesy photo / ASC)
This screen capture from surveillance footage released by the Anchorage Police Department shows a masked man vandalizing the Alaska Jewish Museum in Anchorage in May. (Courtesy photo / APD)

Museums statewide condemn antisemitic vandalism

Two incidents, one in May, one in September, have marred the museum this year.

This screen capture from surveillance footage released by the Anchorage Police Department shows a masked man vandalizing the Alaska Jewish Museum in Anchorage in May. (Courtesy photo / APD)
Capital City Fire/Rescue and the Juneau Police Department are investigating a vehicle fire that occurred early on Oct. 20, 2021 as an intentionally set fire, said CCFR in a social media post. (Courtesy photo / CCFR)

Car fire investigated as possible arson

The circumstances of the blaze make it unlikely to be an accident, said the fire marshal.

Capital City Fire/Rescue and the Juneau Police Department are investigating a vehicle fire that occurred early on Oct. 20, 2021 as an intentionally set fire, said CCFR in a social media post. (Courtesy photo / CCFR)
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Stephen Qucang Blanchett, creative director of Rock Aak’w Indigenous Music Festival, shoots an ad for the festival, which will begin on Nov. 5, at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Oct. 19, 2021.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Stephen Qucang Blanchett, creative director of Rock Aak’w Indigenous Music Festival, shoots an ad for the festival, which will begin on Nov. 5, at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Oct. 19, 2021.
A body was found in the water near the Indian Cove dock on Sunday morning, Oct. 17, 2021 after a call to emergency services that she hadn’t returned from a walk. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Body found near Indian Cove dock early Sunday

Police are investigating, and the state medical examiner will perform an autopsy.

A body was found in the water near the Indian Cove dock on Sunday morning, Oct. 17, 2021 after a call to emergency services that she hadn’t returned from a walk. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A driver and passenger were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for injuries sustained as they crashed attempting to avoid a U.S. Forest Service officer on Oct. 16, 2021. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Two hospitalized following crash

The driver of the vehicle was attempting to avoid a U.S. Forest Service officer.

A driver and passenger were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for injuries sustained as they crashed attempting to avoid a U.S. Forest Service officer on Oct. 16, 2021. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue’s Cadet Program is in session once again, meeting at Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center the on the first three Saturdays of each month for high schoolers to learn more about the job. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

CCFR rekindles Cadet Program for high schoolers

Nineteen high schoolers are taking part in the freshly restarted program.

Capital City Fire/Rescue’s Cadet Program is in session once again, meeting at Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center the on the first three Saturdays of each month for high schoolers to learn more about the job. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)