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Annual “Zombie Run” fundraiser for Harborview Triathlon CLub

On Sunday, Oct. 25 the fourth annual zombie run fundraiser for Harborview Triathlon Club will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Sandy Beach. Costumes are… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015

Woosh Kinaadeiyí fifth annual grand poetry slam

Woosh Kinaadeiyí will hold the fifth annual grand poetry slam competition at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.Six… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015

Hasty Half Marathon gives thanks for fundraising success

We would like to thank each and every one of you who came out and participated in the 7th annual Hasty Half Fun Run. Thanks… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015

Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LLC promotes three staff members

Juneau CPA firm Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LLC announced three promotions among its staff: Mark Mesdag, CPA, and Sarah Griffith, CPA and CISA, are the newest… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015
A bald eagle launches from a tree at Point Louisa Oct. 7.

Wild Shots

The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos via email to: Outdoors editor, outdoors@juneauempire.com.… Continue reading

A bald eagle launches from a tree at Point Louisa Oct. 7.

Polls show concern over transboundary mining, desire for action

Salmon Beyond Borders and SkeenaWild, groups from Alaska and British Columbia that have opposed mining in BC and Alaska’s transboundary river watersheds, recently received the… Continue reading

Nils paddles downstream accompanied by Loki, the Zen Master of the Big Salmon River.

The Zen Master of the Big Salmon River

It’s become a tradition: the fall trip to Yukon, Canada, and a week or so spent on some stretch of birch-lined river listening to wolves… Continue reading

Nils paddles downstream accompanied by Loki, the Zen Master of the Big Salmon River.
This is what may be the only photograph of a northern bog lemming, a glacial relict species currently being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The lemming lives in mainland Southeast Alaska, and elsewhere in North America, but is rarely seen.

Northern bog lemmings at cliff’s edge?

Many may not know the northern bog lemming lives in Southeast Alaska —but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering the rarely seen mammal’s… Continue reading

This is what may be the only photograph of a northern bog lemming, a glacial relict species currently being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The lemming lives in mainland Southeast Alaska, and elsewhere in North America, but is rarely seen.
A decorator crab rests on a large sea pen. This crab has included a tiny sea pen in its decorations.

On the Trails: Animals disguised by ‘trash backpacks’

Animals hide themselves from visual searchers in many ways. Some hide in plain sight with camouflage (snowshoe hares, rattlesnakes). Some remove themselves from view in… Continue reading

A decorator crab rests on a large sea pen. This crab has included a tiny sea pen in its decorations.
What's happening this week

What’s happening this week

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS Alaska Design Forum: Future Tense with Johanna Hurme, 6–7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, Gold Town Nickelodeon. Part of the Future Tense Lecture Series.… Continue reading

What's happening this week
Ravenstail weaver Teri Rofkar pulls wool and hair off a late-season hide.

A Day in the Life of: Chas’ Koowu Tla’a Teri Rofkar

For renowned Sitka Ravenstail and spruce root basket weaver Teri Rofkar, the past, present and future are interwoven.A current project, her “Tlingit Superman” series, is… Continue reading

Ravenstail weaver Teri Rofkar pulls wool and hair off a late-season hide.

SHI’s work featured in 50 humanities projects that have shaped the country

Sealaska Heritage Institute’s work on the Tlingit language was chosen by a federal humanities agency as one of 50 projects in the country that has… Continue reading

Shea Wilcox lays out unfinished pieces for the collection she will show at Portland Fashion Week at her Portland apartment in September.

From Fine Arts Camp to Fashion Week

One of the next big names in fashion could hail from Juneau.Shea Wilcox is one of four designers competing in FashioNXT’s Up/NXT Emerging Designers Development… Continue reading

Shea Wilcox lays out unfinished pieces for the collection she will show at Portland Fashion Week at her Portland apartment in September.

NPS selects companies to offer exclusive tours of Glacier Bay

The National Park Service has selected the businesses that will provide exclusive tours in Glacier Bay beginning in the spring.Five-year concession contracts were awarded to… Continue reading

“Read Local: An Alaska Book Week Celebration” to be held Oct. 10

In celebration of Alaska Book Week, observed Oct. 3-10, an author event has been scheduled in Juneau on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at… Continue reading

Movie guide

JuneauGOLD TOWNFor complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.“The Diary Of A Teenage Girl” — Synopsis: Minnie (Bel Powley) longs for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose… Continue reading

Loy Maturan, 85, and his wife, Ludy, 81, talk about how they were kidnapped along with their 7-month-old granddaughter by Muslim extremists in the Philippines in 1989, after several extremist groups had tried to extort money from Loy, then president of Dansalan College, for years. Dansalan College is in the Islamic City of Marawi.

‘Kidnapped’: Juneau couple self-publishes account of their abduction in the Philippines

Twenty-six years ago this October, Loy and Ludy Maturan, now of Juneau, were leaving their home in the Philippines with their 7-month-old granddaughter when armed… Continue reading

Loy Maturan, 85, and his wife, Ludy, 81, talk about how they were kidnapped along with their 7-month-old granddaughter by Muslim extremists in the Philippines in 1989, after several extremist groups had tried to extort money from Loy, then president of Dansalan College, for years. Dansalan College is in the Islamic City of Marawi.

Movie review: ‘The Martian’

Ridley Scott has been working in film and television for 40 years, but he says there have only been two times when a “really great”… Continue reading

Petersburg couple brings fresh goat milk to Southeast market

PETERSBURG — Fresh dairy products are a rarity in Southeast Alaska, but one family is trying to change that.Victor Nelson and his wife, Tabitha, have… Continue reading

SEARHC announces fall “Doc Talks” schedule

SITKA - SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will be hosting its third free, health-related speaker series this fall. The new series of “Doc Talks” presentations… Continue reading