Michael S. Lockett

Pastor Karen Perkins of Resurrection Lutheran Church shows where the city’s warming shelter would be sited if the church’s bid to host it is approved on Oct. 15, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Church might be new host of Juneau’s warming shelter

The new host will work with other organizations to maximize resources.

Pastor Karen Perkins of Resurrection Lutheran Church shows where the city’s warming shelter would be sited if the church’s bid to host it is approved on Oct. 15, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department will hold a drug take-back day on Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., said the police in a news release. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Police to hold drug take-back day on Oct. 23

Last take-back event, the DEA collected 420 tons of unused or unwanted prescription medication.

The Juneau Police Department will hold a drug take-back day on Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., said the police in a news release. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
The Federal Aviation Administration released an initiative to improve flight safety in Alaska for all aviation on Oct. 14, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

FAA releases Alaska aviation safety initiatives

The recommendations, covering five areas, range from improvements in hardware to data-gathering.

The Federal Aviation Administration released an initiative to improve flight safety in Alaska for all aviation on Oct. 14, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
An Alaska State Trooper was arrested on Wednesday in Soldotna for multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor, said the Department of Public Safety commissioner James Cockrell in a news conference. (Juneau Empire File)

State trooper arrested on child sex abuse charges

The suspect has been a trooper for two years.

An Alaska State Trooper was arrested on Wednesday in Soldotna for multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor, said the Department of Public Safety commissioner James Cockrell in a news conference. (Juneau Empire File)
Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department 
A body found on Oct. 5 was confirmed to be that of Joseph Clayton, seen here, reported missing in August.

Body confirmed to be that of missing man

The body was found near the Auke Bay ferry terminal.

Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department 
A body found on Oct. 5 was confirmed to be that of Joseph Clayton, seen here, reported missing in August.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk, like the one shown in this June photo, rescued a man from a stricken vessel in the Gulf of Alaska on Oct. 11, 2021.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk, like the one shown in this June photo, rescued a man from a stricken vessel in the Gulf of Alaska on Oct. 11, 2021.
In 1980, U.S. Coast Guard helicopters and cutters, assisted by the U.S. Air Force and the Canadian armed forces as well as civilian rescue and relief organizations, rescued more than 500 passengers and crew from the cruise ship Prinsendam in the Gulf of Alaska. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard)

Rescuers recall Prinsendam fire following 41st anniversary

It’s been four decades since the Coast Guard’s biggest and most successful rescue.

In 1980, U.S. Coast Guard helicopters and cutters, assisted by the U.S. Air Force and the Canadian armed forces as well as civilian rescue and relief organizations, rescued more than 500 passengers and crew from the cruise ship Prinsendam in the Gulf of Alaska. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard)
Thunder Mountain High School’s Kiah Dihle came in third for the state of Alaska in the Alaska School Activities Association’s 2021 state championships, hosted in Anchorage, on Oct. 9, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Kent Mearig)

Juneau cross country teams cross muddy finish line on season

Thunder Mountain’s Kiah Dihle placed third overall for Alaska.

Thunder Mountain High School’s Kiah Dihle came in third for the state of Alaska in the Alaska School Activities Association’s 2021 state championships, hosted in Anchorage, on Oct. 9, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Kent Mearig)
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Speakers address participants in the Alaska Native Brotherhood/Alaska Native Sisterhood’s 109th Grand Camp Convention at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Oct. 8, 2021.

Alaska Native Brotherhood/Sisterhood Grand Camp Convention underway

The Grand Camp Convention returns (mostly) in-person after a year’s absence due to pandemic.

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Speakers address participants in the Alaska Native Brotherhood/Alaska Native Sisterhood’s 109th Grand Camp Convention at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Oct. 8, 2021.
Stephen White took over the executive directorship of the Marine Exchange of Alaska in September following his retirement from the Coast Guard in July. (Michael S. Lockett/ Juneau Empire)

Smooth sailing as new director helms Marine Exchange of Alaska

The organization will continue to chart its course towards the future as the maritime economy grows.

Stephen White took over the executive directorship of the Marine Exchange of Alaska in September following his retirement from the Coast Guard in July. (Michael S. Lockett/ Juneau Empire)
Police are working to identify a body found near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Police working on identifying body found near ferry terminal

It appears to be male but it’s been outdoors for a significant period of time.

Police are working to identify a body found near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Alaska Native artists Lily Hope, left, and Stephen Qacung Blanchett, right, were selected as two of the fifteen Indigenous artists to receive $100,000 grants for upcoming projects by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. (Photo credit: @SydneyAkagiPhoto for Hope and Joy Denmert for Blanchett)
Alaska Native artists Lily Hope, left, and Stephen Qacung Blanchett, right, were selected as two of the fifteen Indigenous artists to receive $100,000 grants for upcoming projects by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. (Photo credit: @SydneyAkagiPhoto for Hope and Joy Denmert for Blanchett)
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Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau’s 2021 municipal election.

Local election wraps up —results expected Friday

Nearly 5,000 ballots had already been mailed in by last weekend.

Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire 
Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau’s 2021 municipal election.
The Juneau Police Department is investigating a body found in the woods across from the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Police investigating body found near ferry terminal

The body was recovered Tuesday afternoon

The Juneau Police Department is investigating a body found in the woods across from the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Crews aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prepare to board a fishing vessel flying the flag of the People’s Republic of China in the North Pacific on Sep. 21, 2021. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard, partner nations ID numerous fisheries violations

Ships found operating in concert with more than 450 shark fins aboard, according to Coast Guard.

Crews aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prepare to board a fishing vessel flying the flag of the People’s Republic of China in the North Pacific on Sep. 21, 2021. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard)
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)

Authorities, family searching for missing man

His truck was found near Perseverance Trail.

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)
A Juneau resident receives the booster shot for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at Centennial Hall on Oct. 2, 2021. More than 1,300 Juneau residents received booster shots at the clinic. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

More than 1,300 receive booster shots over weekend

More than 700 doubled down and also got their flu shot for the year.

A Juneau resident receives the booster shot for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at Centennial Hall on Oct. 2, 2021. More than 1,300 Juneau residents received booster shots at the clinic. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Electric Vehicle Association held its 8th annual meet up for National Drive Electric Week on Oct. 2, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Leafs of autumn: Juneau Electric Vehicle Association holds meet-up

Owners and enthusiasts had the event as the skies briefly cleared.

The Juneau Electric Vehicle Association held its 8th annual meet up for National Drive Electric Week on Oct. 2, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
This screenshot from the National Weather Service website shows a low pressure system coming ashore from the Gulf of Alaska hit Juneau hard on Oct. 1, 2021, downing trees and causing widespread power outages. (Screenshot)
This screenshot from the National Weather Service website shows a low pressure system coming ashore from the Gulf of Alaska hit Juneau hard on Oct. 1, 2021, downing trees and causing widespread power outages. (Screenshot)
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More than a hundred gathered at an Orange Shirt Day event near Sandy Beach on Sept. 30, 2021, a remembrance of the Indigenous children killed in North America in the residential school system.

Passionate crowd turns out for Orange Shirt Day event

More than a hundred braved driving rain for remembrance of missing children.

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More than a hundred gathered at an Orange Shirt Day event near Sandy Beach on Sept. 30, 2021, a remembrance of the Indigenous children killed in North America in the residential school system.