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Cancer Connection offers ‘Let’s Talk’ program training

Cancer Connection will offer its “Let’s Talk” program training Nov. 17 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library’s large meeting room. “Let’s Talk”… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015

Baby Box program to be launched in Juneau

Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation donated $36,036 to Bartlett Regional Hospital’s Bartlett Beginnings on Nov. 10 for the purchase of 400 baby boxes, launching the Baby… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015

Student activism for homeless youth

The Juneau-Douglas High School Interact Club, Thunder Mountain High School Interact Club and JDHS Sources of Strength Club will host the annual Homeless Awareness Sleep… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015

JFH&BC gives thanks for fundraising help

The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center expresses great gratitude to our friends and supporters following our first Dinner and Cabaret Night at Salt. The… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015

Recent Births for Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital• A daughter, Athena Daisy Mae Orendorff, weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz., was born to Larenda Hinson and Robert Orendorff… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015

Girls on the Run coordinator named Hometown Hero by Glamour Magazine

Girls on the Run of Greater Alaska program coordinator Rachel Wintz, 24, was named Alaska’s Hometown Hero in Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year feature.… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015

Senior Menu for Nov. 16-20, 2015

Juneau Senior Center MenuMonday, Nov. 16Sloppy JoeSteamed carrotsPotato SaladTuesday, Nov. 17Pot Roast with Potatoes & CarrotsHerb BiscuitsFresh Fruit with Creamy SauceWednesday, Nov. 18BBQ Baked FishRoll… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015

Becoming Alaskan: Winter means trying new things

“You better run — that’s a moose behind you!”Only in Alaska is this a realistic threat of motivation for a workout instructor (and in Canada… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015
  • By SARAH CANNARD
Wendy Wall

Living & Growing: Give thanks, always

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, it is a good time to pause and reflect on blessings in life. Of course, this is not just something to… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015
  • By WENDY WALL
Wendy Wall
Donavan Bell, UAS B.S. Biology, and biology undergraduate Josh Russell help track returns of spawning salmon at the NOAA Auke Creek Fish Weir.

UAS yields key data for fishing industry

For years growing up in Juneau, Donovan Bell walked, drove and rode his bike past one of the most dynamic resources in his collegiate career,… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2015
  • By STEVE QUINN
Donavan Bell, UAS B.S. Biology, and biology undergraduate Josh Russell help track returns of spawning salmon at the NOAA Auke Creek Fish Weir.

NOAA outlines whale protection rules for Navy testing

The National Marine Fisheries Service has outlined rules to protect whales and other marine mammals during testing conducted by the U.S. Navy off the Pacific… Continue reading

Video captures skier’s 1,600-foot fall

ANCHORAGE — A professional skier who walked away after falling 1,600 feet down an Alaska mountain says the experience was “gnarly.”Video of Canadian skier Ian… Continue reading

Weird world of northern dinosaurs coming into focus

During Patrick Druckenmiller’s not-so-restful sabbatical year, he is flying to museums around the world. In Alberta a few weeks ago and London now, the University… Continue reading

Three magpies contemplate tricking an eagle out of its lunch.

On the Trails: Magpies

Juneau sees magpies in fall, winter, and early spring, outside of the nesting season. They come to us from nesting areas in the Interior. They… Continue reading

Three magpies contemplate tricking an eagle out of its lunch.
A shooter lines up on a clay target at the first annual fall Juneau Trap Team Invitational Shoot, which happened Nov. 7.

31 kids compete in first fall trap tournament

Thirty-one trap team athletes from Petersburg, Sitka, Haines, and Rabbit Creek, as well as the Houston Hawks, the Colony Knights (of Palmer), the Wasilla Warriors… Continue reading

A shooter lines up on a clay target at the first annual fall Juneau Trap Team Invitational Shoot, which happened Nov. 7.

Chasing Shadows premiere

Eaglecrest Ski Area is premiering Warren Miller Entertainment’s new snowsports film, Chasing Shadows, at the Rockwell Ballroom Nov. 15 - show times at 4 p.m.… Continue reading

Fall fun fest at the glacier tomorrow

The US Forest Service is hosting a family event at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.… Continue reading

A brown bear makes eye contact with a camera in Denali National Park & Preserve this August.

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 brown bear makes eye contact with a camera in Denali National Park & Preserve this August.
Veinglorious (Ryan Carrillo) will be one of two performers at the next Tiny Post Office Concert at Kindred Post.

Kindred Post to host Tiny Post Office Concert featuring local hip hop artists

Kindred Post, a neighborhood post office, gift shop, and community gathering space, will host a Tiny Post Office Concert on Friday, Nov. 13, with local… Continue reading

Veinglorious (Ryan Carrillo) will be one of two performers at the next Tiny Post Office Concert at Kindred Post.
David A. Boxley stands next to the Tsimshian cedar bentwood chest that he made with his son,  Zach, at the Tináa Art Auction, a fundraiser for the Walter Soboleff Center, at Centennial Hall Feb. 1, 2014.

David Boxley talks Native, Tsimshian art revival

At his very first Native art show, David A. Boxley, now a renowned Tsimshian carver and culture bearer, carved Tlingit and Haida totem poles from… Continue reading

David A. Boxley stands next to the Tsimshian cedar bentwood chest that he made with his son,  Zach, at the Tináa Art Auction, a fundraiser for the Walter Soboleff Center, at Centennial Hall Feb. 1, 2014.