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Juneau Coworking founder Conroy Whitney, left, and his first client, Patrick Courtnage, share a table at the new business in the Senate Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Digital nomad’ building community work space downtown

Juneau Coworking aims to be a home for freelancers, side hustlers and gig economy workers.

Juneau Coworking founder Conroy Whitney, left, and his first client, Patrick Courtnage, share a table at the new business in the Senate Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kayaking into a scientific adventure

Kayaking into a scientific adventure

Is this a glimpse of the “new normal” for Endicott Arm?

Kayaking into a scientific adventure
Olivia Bolin, left, and Tony Rivera rehearse in the Thunder Mountain High School production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School fall play is ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

Thunder Mountain High School’s drama students are heading to Narnia. The fall play, which runs Oct.5-Oct,7, is “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” “It’s… Continue reading

Olivia Bolin, left, and Tony Rivera rehearse in the Thunder Mountain High School production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A black bear is seen at the Alaska State Capitol at 4:12 p.m. Thursday in this photo taken by Megan Wallace and provided to the Empire. The bear wandered downtown Juneau at the start of the evening rush hour, lingering outside Dimond Courthouse, the Capitol, Key Bank and a bear statue. (Megan Wallace | Courtesy photo)

Black bear visits Capitol, courthouse

A black bear caused a brief stir in downtown Juneau on Thursday afternoon after it wandered onto the front steps of the Alaska Capitol, meandered… Continue reading

A black bear is seen at the Alaska State Capitol at 4:12 p.m. Thursday in this photo taken by Megan Wallace and provided to the Empire. The bear wandered downtown Juneau at the start of the evening rush hour, lingering outside Dimond Courthouse, the Capitol, Key Bank and a bear statue. (Megan Wallace | Courtesy photo)
Brilliant fall foliage reflected in a pond near the glacier. (Courtesy Photo | Bob Armstrong)

Autumn leaf colors

Juneau leaf-peepers don’t have to travel to the upper Midwest or New England for a view of lovely fall colors.

Brilliant fall foliage reflected in a pond near the glacier. (Courtesy Photo | Bob Armstrong)
Juneau legislative candidates raise their hands to show they are in favor of a second crossing to Douglas Island during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. From left: House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan, House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story, and Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Candidates talk majorities, Permanent Fund at forum

Legislative hopefuls gathered at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s forum Thursday.

Juneau legislative candidates raise their hands to show they are in favor of a second crossing to Douglas Island during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. From left: House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan, House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story, and Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Historic bar Triangle Club undergoes renovations

Historic bar Triangle Club undergoes renovations

Don’t worry, the triangle in the carpeting isn’t going anywhere.

Historic bar Triangle Club undergoes renovations
Veronica Buness, of Kindred Post, tapes up a sign on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, announcing people can register to vote at the Franklin Street business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Voters can now register at downtown post office

This weekend is the last chance for people to register to vote, and doing so in Juneau just became easier.

Veronica Buness, of Kindred Post, tapes up a sign on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, announcing people can register to vote at the Franklin Street business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau United’s Hansel Hinckle reaches for the ball as Bartlett defender Josh Siania closes in at Chugiak High School on Saturday. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

‘A whole different animal’: Coach reflects on Juneau United’s inaugural season

Juneau United coach Randy Quinto called defensive end Puna Toutaiolepo and wide receiver Hansel Hinckle the unsung leaders of his team this season. Not unsung… Continue reading

Juneau United’s Hansel Hinckle reaches for the ball as Bartlett defender Josh Siania closes in at Chugiak High School on Saturday. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Camping on the dashed line of the Arctic Circle

Camping on the dashed line of the Arctic Circle

A friend and I just camped out at the Arctic Circle, about 200 miles north of where we live in Fairbanks. A dashed line on… Continue reading

Camping on the dashed line of the Arctic Circle
Flyfishing guide Mark Hieronymus speaks during the public comment period for the new Roadless Rule advisory committee at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Roadless rule committee questioned at first meeting

More roads may be built on the Tongass National Forest with the creation of a new Alaska-specific version of the national roadless rule. A committee… Continue reading

Flyfishing guide Mark Hieronymus speaks during the public comment period for the new Roadless Rule advisory committee at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Valley Toastmasters Club President Jenn Berger speaks during a Tuesday morning meeting. Recently, she and two other members received recognition as Competent Communicators for delivering at least 10 speeches. Club member Joyce Vick was recognized during the same meeting as a Distinguished Toastmaster, which is the public speaking organization’s highest level award. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Toastmasters earn awards

Arduous was the Valley Toastmasters’ word of the day last Tuesday, and it seemed fitting. The meeting included awards recognizing several long journeys. Three members… Continue reading

Valley Toastmasters Club President Jenn Berger speaks during a Tuesday morning meeting. Recently, she and two other members received recognition as Competent Communicators for delivering at least 10 speeches. Club member Joyce Vick was recognized during the same meeting as a Distinguished Toastmaster, which is the public speaking organization’s highest level award. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Cody Eyre (left) poses for a picture with his mother Jean in this 2017 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Eyre Family)

Officers who shot, killed Cody Eyre will not face charges

Officers who shot and killed former Juneau resident Cody Eyre will not face criminal charges.

Cody Eyre (left) poses for a picture with his mother Jean in this 2017 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Eyre Family)
Bear breaks into Bartlett

Bear breaks into Bartlett

Staff and patients at Bartlett Regional Hospital received a surprise visitor on Monday evening. It wasn’t another patient in unbearable pain, but something different: A… Continue reading

Bear breaks into Bartlett
Michael Boisvert exits a voting booth in the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Turnout might be highest since 2010

The Lynn Canal precinct led the way with nearly 40 percent turnout.

Michael Boisvert exits a voting booth in the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Well-done: Weldon wins mayor

Well-done: Weldon wins mayor

On a night with multiple tight races, the mayoral race stood out.

Well-done: Weldon wins mayor
Unofficial results of Municipal Election

Unofficial results of Municipal Election

Unofficial results of the 2018 City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election are in.

Unofficial results of Municipal Election
School Board candidate Kevin Allen, left, is congratulated by School Board President Brian Holst during Election night in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Simple as 1-2-3: 3 school board candidates fill 3 openings

As the dull roar of live election results rippled through City Hall, Kevin Allen and Paul Kelly stopped to shake hands. “Looks like you’re doing… Continue reading

School Board candidate Kevin Allen, left, is congratulated by School Board President Brian Holst during Election night in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
LIsa Ryals, left, enters her ballot into a vote counting machine at election official Renee Hughes watches in the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Election Day in Juneau

Voters participated in the 2018 City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election on Oct. 2, 2018. Voters will be electing a new mayor, and deciding… Continue reading

LIsa Ryals, left, enters her ballot into a vote counting machine at election official Renee Hughes watches in the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lituya Bay, pictured, is the sight of a Friday helicopter crash that left three people missing. The body of one of the men on board was recovered Monday. (Coutesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)

Troopers recover one of three from helo crash site

A search and rescue team recovered the body Monday of one of three people missing from a Friday helicopter crash near Lituya Bay, according to… Continue reading

Lituya Bay, pictured, is the sight of a Friday helicopter crash that left three people missing. The body of one of the men on board was recovered Monday. (Coutesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)