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Striking Elves play against the St. Nick Hat Tricks at the Holiday Cup Soccer Tournament in the Well Fargo Dimond Park Field House on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. The Holiday Cup is underway again now through New Years Eve with 400 players on 30 different teams. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Holiday Cup gets rolling at Field House

The Juneau soccer family’s favorite Christmas gift.

Striking Elves play against the St. Nick Hat Tricks at the Holiday Cup Soccer Tournament in the Well Fargo Dimond Park Field House on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. The Holiday Cup is underway again now through New Years Eve with 400 players on 30 different teams. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Movie coming to Juneau explores complexities of Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Movie coming to Juneau explores complexities of Israeli-Palestinian conflict
A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealing the spotlight: Wildlife Wednesday to focus on harbor seals

The first Wildlife Wednesday of 2019 will focus on harbor seals. At 7 p.m. tonight, in University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Lecture Hall, 11066 Auke… Continue reading

A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Radio equipment sits atop Saddle Mountain near Juneau. The Juneau Police Department shares this equipment with other agencies. The department is looking into changing its radio system to keep its scanner chatter private. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
Radio equipment sits atop Saddle Mountain near Juneau. The Juneau Police Department shares this equipment with other agencies. The department is looking into changing its radio system to keep its scanner chatter private. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
Money makers: How Juneau’s award-winning artists pursued their projects
Money makers: How Juneau’s award-winning artists pursued their projects
Opinion: Dunleavy leaves Alaskans in a ditch over climate change
Opinion: Dunleavy leaves Alaskans in a ditch over climate change
Tax return preparers badly need volunteers

Tax return preparers badly need volunteers

Taxes are certain, volunteer support is not.

Tax return preparers badly need volunteers
Iced Out’s Kanon Goetz, left, battles Naughty List’s Chaehun Yi in the finals of the high school division at the annual Holiday Cup Soccer Tournament at the Wells Fargo Dimond Park Field House on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Iced Out won 8-2. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Iced Out’s Kanon Goetz, left, battles Naughty List’s Chaehun Yi in the finals of the high school division at the annual Holiday Cup Soccer Tournament at the Wells Fargo Dimond Park Field House on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Iced Out won 8-2. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Photos: Holiday Cup Soccer Tournament finals
Photos: Holiday Cup Soccer Tournament finals
Broke probation on accident? It doesn’t matter, court rules.
Broke probation on accident? It doesn’t matter, court rules.
Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood is fouled on the way to the basket by East’s Amari Brown at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. East won 57-55. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood is fouled on the way to the basket by East’s Amari Brown at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. East won 57-55. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Marvin Pena steels himself for the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Take the plunge on New Year’s Day

Make an Auke-ward start to 2019.

Marvin Pena steels himself for the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Concert celebrates 30 years of joyful noise

Concert celebrates 30 years of joyful noise

This is the year to catch up on a 30-year-old tradition.

Concert celebrates 30 years of joyful noise
Dave d’Amato, an attorney working for Kathleen Barrett, spends Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, boarding up the house at 401 Harris Street. The house was vacated after a judge ordered its residents (including co-owner James Barrett) to leave due to code and safety violations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Dave d’Amato, an attorney working for Kathleen Barrett, spends Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, boarding up the house at 401 Harris Street. The house was vacated after a judge ordered its residents (including co-owner James Barrett) to leave due to code and safety violations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Juneau-Douglas’ Philip Gonzales, center, lays the ball up in front of Maine-Endwell’s Gannon Russell, left, at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Juneau-Douglas won 66-61. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Philip Gonzales, center, lays the ball up in front of Maine-Endwell’s Gannon Russell, left, at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Juneau-Douglas won 66-61. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Juneau taxicab is pictured in February 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Free cab rides available on New Year’s Eve

Watch for the green flashing lights.

A Juneau taxicab is pictured in February 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
Barrow’s Lewanne Brower dribbles the ball in between teammate Jenilee Donovan and Sitka’s Abby Forrester at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Barrow won 58-50. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Barrow’s Lewanne Brower dribbles the ball in between teammate Jenilee Donovan and Sitka’s Abby Forrester at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Barrow won 58-50. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Practically perfect for the holidays

Practically perfect for the holidays

None of us is perfect. I can prove it.

Practically perfect for the holidays
Reflecting on the gifts our savior has given us
Reflecting on the gifts our savior has given us
(Unsplash | Scott Warman)

Things to do on New Year’s Eve in Juneau

What you should know to have a happy New Year’s Eve.

(Unsplash | Scott Warman)