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Walk-on passengers and vehicles load onto the LeConte ferry for a trip to Hoonah and Gustavus at the Alaska Marine Highway System’s Auke Bay Terminal in July 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Angoon moves to hire private ship to transport goods

‘Folks, we can make this work.’

 

The Tongass National Forest sign stands near the Auke Village Recreation Area. (Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: I hope inclusion of the Tongass under the Roadless Rule is maintained

I retired at the end of March after 28 years as a research social scientist with the USDA Forest Service. Over the course of my… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2019

 

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé graduates Tim McKenna (2018), Ronan Davies (2019), Arne Ellefson-Carnes (2019) all ran for college teams this season. (Courtesy Photos)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé graduates Tim McKenna (2018), Ronan Davies (2019), Arne Ellefson-Carnes (2019) all ran for college teams this season. (Courtesy Photos)
Juneau-Douglas’ Andre Peirovi, right, gets tied up against Monroe’s Dom Coiley in the second period of the first hockey game of the season on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

JDHS dominates Monroe Catholic for second straight win

Two sophomores had a hat trick.

Juneau-Douglas’ Andre Peirovi, right, gets tied up against Monroe’s Dom Coiley in the second period of the first hockey game of the season on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Living & Growing: It’s ok, we will have faith for you

Depression can cloud reality and disconnect us.

  • Nov 17, 2019

Player of the Week: Jojo Griggs

Reason to celebrate.

Rabbi Yehoshua Mizrachi, his partner Sheila McNamee and her daughter, Helena, 19, aboard their newly bought custom built 52-foot troller, the M/V Sephina, in the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Rabbi finds boat of his dreams

East Coast couple restore long-distance boat into retirement home.

Rabbi Yehoshua Mizrachi, his partner Sheila McNamee and her daughter, Helena, 19, aboard their newly bought custom built 52-foot troller, the M/V Sephina, in the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Photos: JDHS hockey shines in home opener

JDHS plays Monroe Catholic in first game of the season.

Andrew Bogar, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross in Juneau, shows emergency supplies during a workshop at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The Red Cross is hosting a three-day Southeast Disaster Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Red Cross enhances disaster readiness with local training

When bad stuff goes down, the Red Cross aims to be ready.

Andrew Bogar, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross in Juneau, shows emergency supplies during a workshop at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The Red Cross is hosting a three-day Southeast Disaster Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Inconsistency hurts JDHS in season-ending loss

The weren’t the only team to get eliminated.

David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Visiting photographer and ‘Alaska Positive’ juror tells his Bob Dylan story

Acclaimed photographer David Michael Kennedy speaks about meeting and photographing Bob Dylan. Kennedy was at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. He… Continue reading

David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Former Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon, tells his favorite Dr. Walter Soboleff stories during a celebration of Dr. Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Former state senator shares story of bolo tie he received from Walter Soboleff

A story to celebrate the life of Dr. Walter Soboleff.

Former Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon, tells his favorite Dr. Walter Soboleff stories during a celebration of Dr. Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Claire Scott, 16, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, shows off her second published comic book, A Most Peculiar Alarm Clock, at Alaska Robotics Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Scott’s first book, Meow Cats United, was published last year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Claire Scott, 16, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, shows off her second published comic book, A Most Peculiar Alarm Clock, at Alaska Robotics Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Scott’s first book, Meow Cats United, was published last year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sasha Soboleff talks about his father, Walter Soboleff, during a celebration of Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Walter Soboleff Day, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Friends and family remember Walter Soboleff on his day

“It’s not what he did. It’s what he was.”

Sasha Soboleff talks about his father, Walter Soboleff, during a celebration of Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Walter Soboleff Day, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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