Wire Service

Helping Hands holding annual dinner, auction

Helping Hands, which provides food to needy families in Juneau, is holding its annual dinner and auction on Aug. 4. The dinner will start at… Continue reading

Recognitions for July 22, 2018

• Natalie Wade of Juneau graduated from Luther College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology on May 27. Luther College, located in Decorah,… Continue reading

Dave Osantowski fillets the only sockeye salmon a group of four charter boat Copper River dipnetters caught on July 9, 2018. (Mary Catharine Martin | SalmonState)

Low Copper River sockeye return effects ripple outward

It’s a summer tradition for many in Alaska: pack up the car, drive to Chitina and dipnet for Copper River red salmon.

Dave Osantowski fillets the only sockeye salmon a group of four charter boat Copper River dipnetters caught on July 9, 2018. (Mary Catharine Martin | SalmonState)

Rambles in Gustavus

I recently spent a couple of days roaming the trails in Gustavus, along with three other curious naturalists.

Mike Janes and the author getting ready to paddle Hasselborg Lake in Spring of 2018. (Photo by Bjorn Dihle)

A short trek on Admiralty Island

Late last winter my friend Abbey Janes called asking if I’d surprise her husband Mike with a mini-adventure to celebrate his 40th birthday.

Mike Janes and the author getting ready to paddle Hasselborg Lake in Spring of 2018. (Photo by Bjorn Dihle)
Juneau Police Department vehicles are getting a new design painted on them. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Police calls for Friday, July 20, 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 Police Department vehicles are getting a new design painted on them. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this August 2010 photo, a male pink salmon fights its way upstream to spawn in a Southeast Alaska stream. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Goldbelt Heritage gives look into salmon harvesting, preservation

Salmon play an important role in everyday life in Juneau, and the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation is hosting events this weekend to give people a closer… Continue reading

In this August 2010 photo, a male pink salmon fights its way upstream to spawn in a Southeast Alaska stream. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Support the ‘ocean road’ to Southeast

Access to Juneau and Southeast Alaska has been an issue for a long time. We need good, inexpensive, reliable access to and from our communities.… Continue reading

Vote ‘no’ on Stand for Salmon

Generations of Alaska Native people have revered salmon for its life-sustaining properties and role in the growth and survival of our communities. To say that… Continue reading

High fecal bacteria sample close Twin Lakes for swimming

High levels of unsafe bacteria in Twin Lakes is closing the recreational spot for swimming. According to a release from the City and Borough of… Continue reading

A brown bear on the trail at Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Aug. 9, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Comment period on controversial hunting rule changes extended

The National Park Service has extended the public comment period for a proposed rule to amend its regulations for sport hunting and trapping in National… Continue reading

A brown bear on the trail at Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Aug. 9, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Police seek information in theft of guns, cash, jewelry

Two guns were among the items stolen from a Valley home sometime in late May or early June.

Board of Fisheries shoots down Yakutat emergency petition

The Alaska Board of Fisheries has turned down a proposal to halt sport fishing for all salmon species in the Situk River drainage near Yakutat.

Juneau drivers need to slow down

Come on, Juneau drivers. Get your act together. What is the big hurry? You are driving a lethal weapon. Cellphone against your ear, puppy on… Continue reading

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump’s shameful capitulation to Putin

It is time for real alarm, for all patriotic Americans to speak out and for taking action, especially on the part of those in Congress.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Police calls for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Police calls for Wednesday, July 18, 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

Police calls for Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Kate Troll

Instead of a gas pipeline, why not a power line?

Observers of history and current events like to say nothing is more powerful that an idea that’s time has come.

Kate Troll
A Department of Transportation and Public Facilities crew finishes the replacement of a section of guard rail on Egan Drive on Monday, July 16, 2018, that was taken out by a drunk driver over the weekend. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Car crashes into Egan guardrail after veering across median

A pickup truck swerved across the median on Egan Drive in the early hours of the morning Sunday, police say, and the truck took out… Continue reading

A Department of Transportation and Public Facilities crew finishes the replacement of a section of guard rail on Egan Drive on Monday, July 16, 2018, that was taken out by a drunk driver over the weekend. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Police calls for Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Police calls for Tuesday, July 17, 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

Police calls for Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Eating Wild: Lovage & Sorghum Salad

Eating Wild: Lovage & Sorghum Salad

Fresh, clean, with a little bite and celery undertones, this easy and delicious salad highlights the flavor of wild lovage. Lovage, a member of the… Continue reading

Eating Wild: Lovage & Sorghum Salad