Michael S. Lockett

The Ruby Princess is escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. The ship was the first of the season.

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Douglas

The man was evacuated from a cruise ship.

The Ruby Princess is escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. The ship was the first of the season.
The City and Borough of Juneau has purchased 2.35 acres of land in Vintage Park that will solely be used for senior assisted living. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Developer sought for assisted living facility in Vintage Park

The Juneau Assembly will seek competitive bids for the development of assisted living facilities in the Vintage Hill subdivision. “Basically, what we’re trying to do… Continue reading

The City and Borough of Juneau has purchased 2.35 acres of land in Vintage Park that will solely be used for senior assisted living. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Empire Live: Assembly meets to discuss Vintage Park and Heat$mart

Empire Live: Assembly meets to discuss Vintage Park and Heat$mart

The project has been ongoing for months.

Empire Live: Assembly meets to discuss Vintage Park and Heat$mart
Recent wildfire response slowed by miscommunication

Recent wildfire response slowed by miscommunication

Brush fire was left burning for hours with locals battling the blaze.

Recent wildfire response slowed by miscommunication
The Ruby Princess is escorted by a U.S. Coast Guard 45 foot Response Boat-Medium into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Moving target: How do you medevac embarked patients?

From ship to shore, the Coast Guard gets it done.

The Ruby Princess is escorted by a U.S. Coast Guard 45 foot Response Boat-Medium into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.C.G Dive Team, U.S. Army Dive Team and the Canadian Coast Guard participate in the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.C.G Dive Team, U.S. Army Dive Team and the Canadian Coast Guard participate in the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Maria Flores went missing in Hinesville, Georgia on May 20. (Courtesy Photo)
Maria Flores went missing in Hinesville, Georgia on May 20. (Courtesy Photo)
Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to the scene of a structure fire the evening of Aug. 19, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to the scene of a structure fire the evening of Aug. 19, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Two students from Floyd Dryden Middle School were arrested for terroristic threatening, or planning to commit a school shooting, on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Update: Two Juneau middle schoolers arrested for planning school shooting

The 13-year olds were arrested on the fourth day of school.

Two students from Floyd Dryden Middle School were arrested for terroristic threatening, or planning to commit a school shooting, on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
DV1 Shawn Price, of the U.S. Army Dive Team fronts his team during the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
DV1 Shawn Price, of the U.S. Army Dive Team fronts his team during the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
U.S. Coast Guard vessels are moored alongside Station Juneau ahead of the Annual Buoy Tender Roundup, Sunday, Aug. 18. (Michael S. Locket | Juneau Empire)
U.S. Coast Guard vessels are moored alongside Station Juneau ahead of the Annual Buoy Tender Roundup, Sunday, Aug. 18. (Michael S. Locket | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department is auctioning off 10 vehicles beginning on Monday, Aug. 26. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

JPD vehicle auction begins next week

The department has 10 vehicles to auction.

The Juneau Police Department is auctioning off 10 vehicles beginning on Monday, Aug. 26. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
Empire Live: Assembly votes in ordinances for New JACC, Centennial Center funding

Empire Live: Assembly votes in ordinances for New JACC, Centennial Center funding

The Assembly will approve ordnances for public ballot.

Empire Live: Assembly votes in ordinances for New JACC, Centennial Center funding
Juneau officer pleads not guilty in drunken driving case

Juneau officer pleads not guilty in drunken driving case

Officer arrested following off-duty traffic crash.

Juneau officer pleads not guilty in drunken driving case
Sgt. Cesar Rodriquez, left, and Sgt. Kenneth Byrd, of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment check their gauges one last time before submerging on a project at the Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Members of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment and U.S. Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West worked together to inspect and replace the bolts holding the harbor’s breakwater together. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Army-Coast Guard team-up is going down

Dive teams stage joint exercise in Alaska.

Sgt. Cesar Rodriquez, left, and Sgt. Kenneth Byrd, of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment check their gauges one last time before submerging on a project at the Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Members of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment and U.S. Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West worked together to inspect and replace the bolts holding the harbor’s breakwater together. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
ATM stolen from Ramada Hotel in Juneau

ATM stolen from Ramada Hotel in Juneau

Police say it had been cut open and an undetermined amount of money was stolen.

ATM stolen from Ramada Hotel in Juneau
A Wings Airways floatplane takes off from Juneau’s downtown harbor as the Norwegian Bliss leaves it port of call on July 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Wings Airways floatplane takes off from Juneau’s downtown harbor as the Norwegian Bliss leaves it port of call on July 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Candidate withdraws from school board race

Candidate withdraws from school board race

Four candidates remain.

Candidate withdraws from school board race
The Cornerstone Residential Facility will shut down Friday, Aug. 16. (Courtesy photo | Gus Marx)

Juneau Youth Services to close Cornerstone youth shelter

Juneau youth shelter will shut down Friday.

The Cornerstone Residential Facility will shut down Friday, Aug. 16. (Courtesy photo | Gus Marx)
The Marie Drake Building houses the Yaakoosgé Daakahidi High School, Montessori Borealis and the HomeBridge program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Marie Drake Building houses the Yaakoosgé Daakahidi High School, Montessori Borealis and the HomeBridge program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)