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In this October 2015 file photo, Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedestrian ducks Friday’s rain in front of City Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

October dampens drought but doesn’t solve it in Southeast Alaska rainforest

For parched Southeast, October’s rainfall brought some needed relief.

In this October 2015 file photo, Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedestrian ducks Friday’s rain in front of City Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Caleb Peimann prepares to surface in the 100-yard backstroke at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Peimann finished eighth with a time of 56.35 seconds (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Caleb Peimann prepares to surface in the 100-yard backstroke at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Peimann finished eighth with a time of 56.35 seconds (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Democrat gubernatorial candiate Mark Begich, a former U.S. Senator for Alaska and former mayor of Anchorage, speaks during an interview in Juneau on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Democrat gubernatorial candiate Mark Begich, a former U.S. Senator for Alaska and former mayor of Anchorage, speaks during an interview in Juneau on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cassandra Strahin, left, and Nicole Huntsman, of Allen Marine, deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Food drives approaching for Thanksgiving season

Find out how to donate this holiday season.

Cassandra Strahin, left, and Nicole Huntsman, of Allen Marine, deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain celebrates after defeating Juneau-Douglas 3-2 in the Region V 4A championship game on Saturday at JDHS. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Falcons rally for first ever Region V Championship

Thunder Mountain High School rallied from a one-set deficit to claim their first-ever Region V 4A championship on Saturday night at JDHS. The Falcons defeated… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain celebrates after defeating Juneau-Douglas 3-2 in the Region V 4A championship game on Saturday at JDHS. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School junior Micah Grigg swms in the 200-yard freestyle final on Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive Championships at Bartlett Pool in Anchorage. Grigg finished in fifth place. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Photos: State swim meet

Juneau-Douglas High School senior Tyler Weldon capped his high school career with an exhilarating podium finish at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain High School junior Micah Grigg swms in the 200-yard freestyle final on Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive Championships at Bartlett Pool in Anchorage. Grigg finished in fifth place. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Playboy Spaceman play annual party at the Rockwell Ballroom

Playboy Spaceman play annual party at the Rockwell Ballroom

A Dia de los Muertos-inspired altar, twitchy dance-rock, VHS rips and a whole lot of dancing came together Friday night at the Rockwell Ballroom. The… Continue reading

Playboy Spaceman play annual party at the Rockwell Ballroom
Thunder Mountain celebrates a point against Juneau -Douglas during the second round of the Region V Volleyball Championships at JDHS on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. TMHS won 3-1 (25-20, 25-10, 16-25, 25-21). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain celebrates a point against Juneau -Douglas during the second round of the Region V Volleyball Championships at JDHS on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. TMHS won 3-1 (25-20, 25-10, 16-25, 25-21). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Mendenhall Glacier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Mendenhall Glacier. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)                                An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)                                An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
Acid contaminated water runs from the entrance of the Tulsequah Chief Mine in Canada. (Courtesy photo)
Acid contaminated water runs from the entrance of the Tulsequah Chief Mine in Canada. (Courtesy photo)
The Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The Amsterdam is one of nine ships that have received Notice of Violations for air opacity issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The Amsterdam is one of nine ships that have received Notice of Violations for air opacity issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Jason Grenn, I-Anchorage (left) speaks to Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River (standing center), Rep. George Rauscher, R-Sutton (standing right) and Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River (seated) before the final vote Friday, May 11, 2018 on House Bill 44. (Brian Hild | Alaska House Majority)

Walker makes second legislative endorsement

Walker’s first endorsement was of another independent candidate.

Rep. Jason Grenn, I-Anchorage (left) speaks to Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River (standing center), Rep. George Rauscher, R-Sutton (standing right) and Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River (seated) before the final vote Friday, May 11, 2018 on House Bill 44. (Brian Hild | Alaska House Majority)
Annual SOFA auction taking place Saturday

Annual SOFA auction taking place Saturday

Charitable Juneauites will have a chance to bid on items from local artists, businesses and individuals this weekend to benefit the Southeast Alaska Organization for… Continue reading

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Annual SOFA auction taking place Saturday
Dr. Wini Kessler delivers a keynote address at The Wildlife Society’s annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, in October. (Courtesy Photo | David Frey via The Wildlife Society)

Former Juneau ecologist becomes second woman to win national award

She was the only woman in the room. Now, she’s risen to the top of her profession.

Dr. Wini Kessler delivers a keynote address at The Wildlife Society’s annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, in October. (Courtesy Photo | David Frey via The Wildlife Society)
Sockeye salmon splash their way up Steep Creek in 2012. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Glacier center starts ‘Mendenhall Minis’ program for young children

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host a series of activities for young children this winter on the second Saturday of every month. The events… Continue reading

Sockeye salmon splash their way up Steep Creek in 2012. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
The remains of a caribou not far from the Dalton Highway north of Atigun Pass. (Courtesy Photos | Ned Rozell)

Wildlife Wednesday gets brainy

At the next Wildlife Wednesday on Nov. 7, naturalists Mary Willson and Kathy Hocker will share images, stories from the field and hands-on skull examples… Continue reading

The remains of a caribou not far from the Dalton Highway north of Atigun Pass. (Courtesy Photos | Ned Rozell)
Republican Mike Dunleavy, left, and Democrat Mark Begich, right, are the two leading candidates in the race to replace incumbent independent Gov. Bill Walker. (Composite image)
Republican Mike Dunleavy, left, and Democrat Mark Begich, right, are the two leading candidates in the race to replace incumbent independent Gov. Bill Walker. (Composite image)
Trace snowfall hits Juneau, more expected Thursday evening
Trace snowfall hits Juneau, more expected Thursday evening
U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau personnel unload a truck with canned goods that were donated for the Coast Guard’s annual Haunted Station. (Courtesy Photo | Southeast Alaska Food Bank)

Haunted Station donation surpasses last year’s total

The turnout and amount of donations increased this year.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau personnel unload a truck with canned goods that were donated for the Coast Guard’s annual Haunted Station. (Courtesy Photo | Southeast Alaska Food Bank)