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Winds kicked up waves at Eagle Beach on Sunday, Nov. 1.

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

Winds kicked up waves at Eagle Beach on Sunday, Nov. 1.

On the Trails: Finding noise in the ‘Quiet’

If we venture off into the forest, away from town and roads (and aircraft, if possible), we often comment on the Quiet. But Quiet in… Continue reading

Users looking to reserve West Turner Lake cabin may be paying higher prices if a price-hike is implemented by the U.S. Forest Service. Prices for cabins on the Tongass National Forest could rise from $35 per night, to between $45 and $75 depending on usage. West Turner Lake cabin nightly use could rise to $45.

Forest Service proposes raised cabin fees

Under new proposed rental fees, the cost of a night’s stay at some popular U.S. Forest Service cabins in Juneau will more than double, from… Continue reading

Users looking to reserve West Turner Lake cabin may be paying higher prices if a price-hike is implemented by the U.S. Forest Service. Prices for cabins on the Tongass National Forest could rise from $35 per night, to between $45 and $75 depending on usage. West Turner Lake cabin nightly use could rise to $45.

NPS, state divided on sport hunting rules

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and a state commission tasked with keeping an eye on federal land regulations are both displeased with the… Continue reading

Entries wanted for ASMI’s annual Fishing Families Photo Contest

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is again inviting photographers from Alaska and beyond to enter their photographs in the Alaska Fishing Families Photo Contest, according… Continue reading

School garden grant applications now being accepted

Annie’s grants for gardens is accepting applications through Dec. 4, 2015. This opportunity will award 30 schools $2,500 and three schools $5,000 to be used… Continue reading

Alaska recipe book

Alaska Child Nutrition Programs has come out with an Alaska specific recipe book. ‘Make It Local: Recipes for Alaska’s Children’ is available online and prints… Continue reading

‘Sharing the Trails’ event aims to demystify trapping

Trapping season in the Juneau area opened Nov. 1 and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game would like to make sure that dog walkers,… Continue reading

Annual Ski Sale happening Saturday

The annual Juneau Ski Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 7 at Centennial Hall. The main hall of… Continue reading

Found shoes at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. One of the book's five sections, into which this photo fits, is "relics."

‘Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Passage’

In “Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Passage,” float houses and boat harbors appear through mist; oyster catchers stare through foliage. Some images are black and white,… Continue reading

Found shoes at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. One of the book's five sections, into which this photo fits, is "relics."

What’s happening this week, Nov. 4-10

  EVENTS & PRESENTATIONSThe Revival of Tsimshian Art, 12 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, Walter Soboleff Building. Renowned Tsimshian carver and master artist David A. Boxley will… Continue reading

Julie and Peter Neyhart, shown third and fourth from left with members of their family, have been honored as Philanthropists of the Year by the Juneau Community Foundation.

Juneau Community Foundation honors Philanthropists of the Year

The Juneau Community Foundation recently celebrated its Philanthropists of the Year for 2015 with three awards.Juneau couple Julie and Peter Neyhart were named Philanthropists of… Continue reading

Julie and Peter Neyhart, shown third and fourth from left with members of their family, have been honored as Philanthropists of the Year by the Juneau Community Foundation.

SHI to cosponsor art and Tsimshian classes

The Sealaska Heritage Institute is bringing two master artists to Juneau to teach Northwest coast art to inmates at the Lemon Creek Correctional Facility and… Continue reading

Perseverance Theatre to open Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” Friday

Perseverance Theatre will open “Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” on Nov. 6. “Sweeney Todd,” which features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim… Continue reading

Glory Hole releases information from recent survey of the homeless

The Glory Hole, with the help of 35 community volunteers, conducted the second street outreach Vulnerability Index Survey for the homeless on Sept. 29-30. Results… Continue reading

City Museum to host talk on the last executions in Alaska

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host a free evening public presentation by Averil Lerman on the last executions in Alaska. The… Continue reading

November Gold Street Music set for Saturday

This month’s Gold Street music concert will be presented Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, located at 10th Street and Glacier… Continue reading

Author John Straley to be in Juneau Nov. 12-13

Sitka author John Straley will be in Juneau later this month for two public presentations.On Nov. 12, he will present “The Truth, the Whole Truth,… Continue reading

“Life on the Boundary” at 19th annual Sitka Whalefest

The Sitka Sound Science Center’s annual festival of all things marine brings cultural and community activities, knowledgeable researchers and lecturers, a marine-themed artisan market and… Continue reading

Organized Village of Kasaan begins fund-raising for Naay I’waans rededication event

KASAAN — The Organized Village of Kasaan recently began fund-raising efforts in support of a re-dedication event for Naay I’waans, the Chief Son-i-hat Whale House.… Continue reading