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A taste of downtown: In search of eclectic foods on S. Franklin

A taste of downtown: In search of eclectic foods on S. Franklin

Reindeer, chaga, boba, salmon ice cream are all on the menu.

A taste of downtown: In search of eclectic foods on S. Franklin
Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez, left, and Juneau District Court Judge Thomas Nave talk with each other outside their individual offices at the Dimond Courthouse on Friday, June 29, 2018. Both judges are retiring and Friday was their last day at work. Speaking about Judge Nave Judge Menendez said, “He is my best friend. I would do anything for him.”

‘Respect the process’: Two Juneau judges retired on Friday

Two Juneau judges spent their last day at work trying to tie up any loose ends and clean up their offices.

Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez, left, and Juneau District Court Judge Thomas Nave talk with each other outside their individual offices at the Dimond Courthouse on Friday, June 29, 2018. Both judges are retiring and Friday was their last day at work. Speaking about Judge Nave Judge Menendez said, “He is my best friend. I would do anything for him.”
The top-three finishers of the first annual Hoonah Only Fools Run at Midnight, second place finisher Michael Croasmun, left, winner Wilbur Skeek, middle, and third-place finisher Nick Hughes. (Photo courtesy Paul Comolli)

Hoonah run raises funds for playground

The first Hunatics — Only Fools Run at Midnight fundraiser took place last Friday. Over $850 was raised for Hoonah’s Project Playground, a planned playground… Continue reading

The top-three finishers of the first annual Hoonah Only Fools Run at Midnight, second place finisher Michael Croasmun, left, winner Wilbur Skeek, middle, and third-place finisher Nick Hughes. (Photo courtesy Paul Comolli)
Luke Fanning named head of APICDA

Luke Fanning named head of APICDA

Luke Fanning has been named chief executive officer of the Aleutian-Pribilof Island Community Development Association, which is headquartered in Juneau. Fanning, the organization’s chief financial… Continue reading

Luke Fanning named head of APICDA

Kindness for youth with special needs

Embedded within the mission and vision of R.O.C.K. Juneau (Raising Our Children with Kindness), is the intention to build a community where kids are loved,… Continue reading

Davidson and Forbes wed

Davidson and Forbes wed

Tessina Davidson, of Juneau, and Jim Forbes, of Redmond, Washington, were married May 12, 2018, at The Lairmont Manor in Bellingham, Washington. The bride is… Continue reading

Davidson and Forbes wed

The champion of nothing

The Save Our Seas Act isn’t really an act at all.

Ciera Kelly, a Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, talks Friday about her swimming career at Washington State University where she will return as a senior in the fall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Checking in with Ciera Kelly

Ciera Kelly, a pre-dentistry student and swimmer at Washington State University, has thrived in her three years in Pullman, Washington. The 2015 Juneau-Douglas High School… Continue reading

Ciera Kelly, a Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, talks Friday about her swimming career at Washington State University where she will return as a senior in the fall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Arts education is critical for Juneau

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council (JAHC) is the designated art agency for Alaska’s capital city. Arts education is an essential part of JAHC’s mission.… Continue reading

Yukon Wide Adventures pulls their voyageur canoe ashore on Friday evening in Dawson City, Yukon. The team finished the race first overall and first in the voyageur canoe category. (Courtesy Photo | Eva Holland)

Canadian, UK teams claim top spots at Yukon River Quest

For the second year in a row, Yukon Wide Adventures finished first overall at the Yukon River Quest. The six-person canoe team made up of… Continue reading

Yukon Wide Adventures pulls their voyageur canoe ashore on Friday evening in Dawson City, Yukon. The team finished the race first overall and first in the voyageur canoe category. (Courtesy Photo | Eva Holland)
Mansour Sadeghi speaks to a crowd of protestors Saturday at Capital Park during a rally against family separation at the U.S. southern border. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

‘Give me your tired, your hungry’: Juneau protesters rally against family separation

The Families Belong Together Rally on Saturday drew an estimated 400 people.

Mansour Sadeghi speaks to a crowd of protestors Saturday at Capital Park during a rally against family separation at the U.S. southern border. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Clearing of land by Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska about three-and-a-half miles up Fish Creek Road on the way to the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Friday, June 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Parcel of land being logged along Eaglecrest road, purpose unclear

A significant land-clearing operation is under way on a parcel near the road leading to Eaglecrest Ski Area, and the purpose of the clearing could… Continue reading

Clearing of land by Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska about three-and-a-half miles up Fish Creek Road on the way to the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Friday, June 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Empire file.

Six-figure donation saves Perseverance Theatre

An “outpouring of support” will help Perseverance Theatre pull out of a cash crisis.

Juneau Empire file.

Police arrest man for punching ex-girlfriend, stealing her car

A man was arrested on felony charges on Friday for reportedly trying to take his ex-girlfriend’s cellphone, punching her in the head and driving off… Continue reading

Dr. Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, attends an event at the Walter Soboleff Center in November 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska announces Alaska Native language summit

Sealaska Heritage Institute on Thursday announced it will be hosting an Alaska Native language summit, geared toward fluent elders speakers of the Tlingit, Haida and… Continue reading

Dr. Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, attends an event at the Walter Soboleff Center in November 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Fisherman Pat Pellett set gillnet fishing on the Alsek River. (Photo courtesy Nicole Zeiser)

Unexplained sockeye dropoff shuts down Yakutat fishery

Add Yakutat’s wild sockeye run to a growing list of struggling Alaska salmon stocks.

Fisherman Pat Pellett set gillnet fishing on the Alsek River. (Photo courtesy Nicole Zeiser)
A yearling bear in Juneau in late June 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Jennelle Jenniges via Alaska Department of Fish and Game)

Yearlings must learn how to survive, even if it’s heart-breaking to watch

It’s normal for mother black bears to “kick their cubs loose” in June.

A yearling bear in Juneau in late June 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Jennelle Jenniges via Alaska Department of Fish and Game)
A handful of rock flour, or glacial flour, scooped up at Mendenhall Lake on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Curious by Nature: What is glacial flour?

The short answer is that it’s ground up rock. And no, you can’t cook with it (it’s ground up rock).

A handful of rock flour, or glacial flour, scooped up at Mendenhall Lake on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Empire file.

Police and fire for Friday, June 29, 2018

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Juneau Empire file.
Dave Scanlan, general manager of the Eaglecrest Ski Area, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘A lot of potential’: Eaglecrest general manager talks future plans, goals at ski area

Summer at Eaglecrest Ski Area means working and planning for the future. Dave Scanlan, general manager of the city-owned operation, spoke about the past year… Continue reading

Dave Scanlan, general manager of the Eaglecrest Ski Area, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)