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Photos: Juneau United vs. Bartlett

Photos: Juneau United vs. Bartlett

Juneau United’s season drew to a close on Saturday night with a 65-12 loss to Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The unified football team finishes… Continue reading

Photos: Juneau United vs. Bartlett
Children run into Project Playground during a grand reopening at Twin Lakes on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Community celebrates new-and-improved Project Playground

More than a year after it burned down, a Project Playground reopened Saturday.

Children run into Project Playground during a grand reopening at Twin Lakes on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Katy Giorgio, president for Orpheus Project and producer for the upcoming “Princess Sophia” opera, speaks in front of a slide of Vanderbilt Reef, where the Princess Sophia sunk in 1918. The opera, which opens on the 100th anniversary of the wreck that claimed at least 350 lives, was the subject of an Evening at Egan lecture series talk. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

5 takeways from Princess Sophia opera Evening at Egan

Katy Giorgio spoke Friday at University of Alaska Southeast for the Evening at Egan lecture series about the “Princess Sophia” opera.

Katy Giorgio, president for Orpheus Project and producer for the upcoming “Princess Sophia” opera, speaks in front of a slide of Vanderbilt Reef, where the Princess Sophia sunk in 1918. The opera, which opens on the 100th anniversary of the wreck that claimed at least 350 lives, was the subject of an Evening at Egan lecture series talk. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Protestors rally Friday at the Juneau office of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who will soon vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group of about 130 urged Murkowski to vote against the nomination of Kavenaugh, who is accused of sexual assault. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Protesters challenge Murkowski on Kavanaugh vote

Correction: Brett Kavanaugh is nominated to replace retired Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy, not deceased justice Antonin Scalia. This article has been updated to reflect… Continue reading

Protestors rally Friday at the Juneau office of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who will soon vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group of about 130 urged Murkowski to vote against the nomination of Kavenaugh, who is accused of sexual assault. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employees Kim Raum-Suryan, left, Alicia Schuler, middle, and Aleria Jensen speak to Sayeik Gastineau Community School students about ocean conservancy on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Gastineau is one of two Juneau schools to start an Ocean Guardian program, which will work to clean up local shorelines and advocate for ocean issues. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Juneau schools launch Ocean Guardian program to combat marine mess

Students at Sayéik Gastineau Community School rummaged through trash at a school assembly on Friday. A shark, a dolphin, a salmon and a warrior looked… Continue reading

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employees Kim Raum-Suryan, left, Alicia Schuler, middle, and Aleria Jensen speak to Sayeik Gastineau Community School students about ocean conservancy on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Gastineau is one of two Juneau schools to start an Ocean Guardian program, which will work to clean up local shorelines and advocate for ocean issues. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Alan Steffert, project manager for the city, closes the gate to the West Douglas Pioneer Road after a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

West Douglas road leads to future

City officials hope the road will serve as the foundation of development on the backside of Douglas.

Alan Steffert, project manager for the city, closes the gate to the West Douglas Pioneer Road after a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov accepts climate change plan

Gov accepts climate change plan

The non-binding plan calls for carbon tax, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Gov accepts climate change plan
A Coast Guard and Capital City Fire/Rescue crew medevaced a 74-year-old patient from the cruise ship Noordam at the south end of Auke Bay after he displayed signs of a heart attack on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard, CCFR get patient from cruise ship to hospital

The U.S. Coast Guard and Capital City Fire/Rescue had to work together Thursday to get a cruise passenger off his ship and to the hospital

A Coast Guard and Capital City Fire/Rescue crew medevaced a 74-year-old patient from the cruise ship Noordam at the south end of Auke Bay after he displayed signs of a heart attack on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | U.S. Coast Guard)
Former Juneauites ready to show their metal

Former Juneauites ready to show their metal

When Distance Defined plays the Fall Freakshow, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Days brothers. Guitarist Trevyn Days and bassist Trentyn Days… Continue reading

Former Juneauites ready to show their metal
Last year’s Who’s Your Diva winner Robin Thomas smiles in the aftermath of her win. This year’s contest starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall and includes seven contestants. (Courtesy photo | Ron Gile for Who’s Your Diva)

It’s Who’s Your Diva? time

In its seventh year, Who’s Your Diva will feature seven contestants. And for the first time ever, one of the folks gunning Saturday evening for… Continue reading

Last year’s Who’s Your Diva winner Robin Thomas smiles in the aftermath of her win. This year’s contest starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall and includes seven contestants. (Courtesy photo | Ron Gile for Who’s Your Diva)
Juneau mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, left, Saralyn Tabachnick and Norton Gregory, via video conference, speak to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mayoral candidates want to make Juneau easier to access

The three primary mayoral candidates talked about the importance of connecting Juneau to the region and the state.

Juneau mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, left, Saralyn Tabachnick and Norton Gregory, via video conference, speak to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Last year’s Who’s Your Diva winner Robin Thomas smiles in the aftermath of her win. This year’s contest starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall and includes seven contestants. (Courtesy photo | Ron Gile for Who’s Your Diva)

It’s Who’s Your Diva? time

In its seventh year, Who’s Your Diva will feature seven contestants. And for the first time ever, one of the folks gunning Saturday evening for… Continue reading

Last year’s Who’s Your Diva winner Robin Thomas smiles in the aftermath of her win. This year’s contest starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall and includes seven contestants. (Courtesy photo | Ron Gile for Who’s Your Diva)
Andy Miller, a Juneau musician, released an album of 28 songs about Alaska titled, “Alaska in 28 Songs.” The project started with a goal of writing 49 songs for the 49th state, but Miller fatigue set in, and he released the project as a a pay-what-you-want Bandcamp album. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Local musician releases ‘Alaska in 28 Songs’ online

Andy Miller quit after making it just past half way to his goal, but he has 28 new songs to show for it. Miller, a… Continue reading

Andy Miller, a Juneau musician, released an album of 28 songs about Alaska titled, “Alaska in 28 Songs.” The project started with a goal of writing 49 songs for the 49th state, but Miller fatigue set in, and he released the project as a a pay-what-you-want Bandcamp album. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
A Juneau delegation poses for a picture after returning on the last Alaska Seaplanes flight of the season from an Economic Trade Mission in Whitehorse on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Mary Berry, Alaska Glacier Seafoods, Dave Scanlan, Eaglecrest, Liz Perry, Travel Juneau, Brian Holst, Juneau Economic Development Council, Charles Herrington, Eaglecrest, Jim Powell, UAS, Keith Comstock, Juneau Hydropower and Barbara Burnett, Juneau Sister Cities Committee. Attending the mission but not pictured are Carl Ramseth, Alaska Seaplanes, and Jerry Burnett. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Economic leaders hope to spark commerce, partnerships with Whitehorse

Eleven Juneau representatives traveled to Whitehorse to open up the lines of communication between business communities.

A Juneau delegation poses for a picture after returning on the last Alaska Seaplanes flight of the season from an Economic Trade Mission in Whitehorse on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Mary Berry, Alaska Glacier Seafoods, Dave Scanlan, Eaglecrest, Liz Perry, Travel Juneau, Brian Holst, Juneau Economic Development Council, Charles Herrington, Eaglecrest, Jim Powell, UAS, Keith Comstock, Juneau Hydropower and Barbara Burnett, Juneau Sister Cities Committee. Attending the mission but not pictured are Carl Ramseth, Alaska Seaplanes, and Jerry Burnett. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The glory hole at the site of the former Treadwell Mine is pictured Wednesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Body discovered in Treadwell Mine area

A hiker near the site of the old Treadwell Gold Mine found a dead body floating in the mine’s glory hole.

The glory hole at the site of the former Treadwell Mine is pictured Wednesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The glory hole at the site of the former Treadwell Mine is pictured Wednesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The glory hole at the site of the former Treadwell Mine is pictured Wednesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District Career and Technical Education Coordinator Carin Smolin, left, laughs with a group gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a student-built neighborhood of affordable Lemon Creek homes called the Jackie Street Cottages on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Student project lays foundation for trade careers, affordable housing

At a local job site in Lemon Creek, university and high school students are laying a foundation for their careers by learning carpentry skills. Their… Continue reading

Juneau School District Career and Technical Education Coordinator Carin Smolin, left, laughs with a group gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a student-built neighborhood of affordable Lemon Creek homes called the Jackie Street Cottages on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Ayyu Qassataq, Vice President for First Alaskans Institute passes a microphone to Adrianne Christensen of Port Heiden, who was in Juneau for a two-day social justice summit FAI hosted at Centennial Hall. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

First Alaskans Institute summit encourages inclusivity

To make a 10,000-year partnership work, there has to be understanding. That was the message on the lips of those in attendance at the Social… Continue reading

Ayyu Qassataq, Vice President for First Alaskans Institute passes a microphone to Adrianne Christensen of Port Heiden, who was in Juneau for a two-day social justice summit FAI hosted at Centennial Hall. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
The Woosh.ji.een Dance Group makes a special performance at the Indigenous people performance titled “You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here” at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

“You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here” pushes personal, artistic boundaries

“You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here” pushed personal boundaries and blurred artistic ones. Comedy, dance, drag and poetry mingled on… Continue reading

The Woosh.ji.een Dance Group makes a special performance at the Indigenous people performance titled “You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here” at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Ty Alexander Grussendorf, 22 at the time, follows his parents out of Juneau Superior Court after a trial date-setting hearing on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Grussendorf sex abuse trial set for next month

A highly publicized case is scheduled for trial in October.

Ty Alexander Grussendorf, 22 at the time, follows his parents out of Juneau Superior Court after a trial date-setting hearing on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)