Sylvia Heinz, Team Rubicon's deputy administrator for Alaska, hones her chainsaw technique on a downed tree as part of a training event for the disaster-relief organization on Douglas Island on May 25, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Emergency response volunteer group sharpens skills

Chainsawing safely is no amateur job.

 

Coast Guard aircrews medevaced two people from Dry Bay Airstrip, approximately 30 miles Southeast of Yakutat, Alaska, after their plane crashed, May 25, 2022. (Courtesy photo / Coast Guard District 17)

Three medevaced after plane crash near Yakutat

All four aboard were injured, three critically so.

 

Reverend Father Simeon Johnson, the rector for St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, left, stands in the church chapel with the recently enthroned Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sitka and Alaska, the Right Reverend Alexei on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Alexei was in Juneau to discuss rennovations to St. Nicholas, the second oldest Orthodox church in Alaska. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church prepares for a heavy lift

Alaska’s second-oldest Orthodox church.

 

The author’s appreciation for steelhead has turned into something like reverence considering what’s happening to populations in the Lower 48 and Canada. (Jeff Lund / For the Juneau Empire)

I Went to the Woods: Silent steel

“You forget most of what ends up in the freezer, but those steelhead, they stick with you.”

The author’s appreciation for steelhead has turned into something like reverence considering what’s happening to populations in the Lower 48 and Canada. (Jeff Lund / For the Juneau Empire)
This May 4, 2022, photo shows oceanographers Andrew McDonnell, left, and Claudine Hauri, middle, along with engineer Joran Kemme after an underwater glider was pulled aboard the University of Alaska Fairbanks research vessel Nanuq from the Gulf of Alaska. The glider was fitted with special sensors to study ocean acidification. (AP Photo / Mark Thiessen)

An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf

In the waters of Resurrection Bay, all eyes were on the gray water, looking for one thing only.

This May 4, 2022, photo shows oceanographers Andrew McDonnell, left, and Claudine Hauri, middle, along with engineer Joran Kemme after an underwater glider was pulled aboard the University of Alaska Fairbanks research vessel Nanuq from the Gulf of Alaska. The glider was fitted with special sensors to study ocean acidification. (AP Photo / Mark Thiessen)
Hoonah’s Alaska Youth Stewards helped make improvements to Moby and water the plants in summer 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Jillian Schuyler)
Hoonah’s Alaska Youth Stewards helped make improvements to Moby and water the plants in summer 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Jillian Schuyler)
Senate President Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, seen here in this June 16, 2021, file photo, announced Wednesday he will not seek relelection in the Alaska State Senate, where he has served since 2013. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
Senate President Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, seen here in this June 16, 2021, file photo, announced Wednesday he will not seek relelection in the Alaska State Senate, where he has served since 2013. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
Emily Anderson's second album "Salt & Water" will be released on Friday, May 27. The second album from the L.A.-based  singer-songwriter from Fairbanks deals with challenging emotions via some surprisingly sunny tunes. (Courtesy Photo / Chris West)
Emily Anderson's second album "Salt & Water" will be released on Friday, May 27. The second album from the L.A.-based  singer-songwriter from Fairbanks deals with challenging emotions via some surprisingly sunny tunes. (Courtesy Photo / Chris West)
In this July 13, 2007, photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing restrictions that would hinder plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. It is the latest in a long-running dispute over efforts by developers to advance a mine in a region known for its salmon runs. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

EPA proposes restrictions in fight over Pebble Mine

The EPA said the proposal would bar discharges of dredged or fill material into the water…

In this July 13, 2007, photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing restrictions that would hinder plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. It is the latest in a long-running dispute over efforts by developers to advance a mine in a region known for its salmon runs. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)

Police calls for Thursday, May 26, 2022

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
The archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia-Siller, comforts families outside of the Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Update: Texas gunman warned online he was going to shoot up school

Investigators shed no immediate light on the motive.

The archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia-Siller, comforts families outside of the Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Devil’s Club Brewing Company was named the best craft brewery in Alaska by reviews according to Yelp. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

For local brewery, good Yelp isn’t hard to find

Devil’s Club Brewing Co. named best-reviewed craft brewery in state.

Devil’s Club Brewing Company was named the best craft brewery in Alaska by reviews according to Yelp. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Over 20 dead after Texas school shooting

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school.

Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, holds up a copy of Senate Bill 177, easing regulations for nuclear microreactors, with former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter at the first Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (Screenshot)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, holds up a copy of Senate Bill 177, easing regulations for nuclear microreactors, with former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter at the first Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (Screenshot)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, and former Department of Corrections Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom filed to run on the same ticket for governor and lieutenant governor at an Anchorage Division of Elections office on Monday, May 23, 2022. (Courtesy photo / Andrew Jensen)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, and former Department of Corrections Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom filed to run on the same ticket for governor and lieutenant governor at an Anchorage Division of Elections office on Monday, May 23, 2022. (Courtesy photo / Andrew Jensen)
High gas prices are seen in front of a medical billboard on May 11, 2022, in Milwaukee. Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo / Morry Gash)

Poll: Economy bigger priority than punishing Russia

People are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia if it comes at the expense of the economy.

High gas prices are seen in front of a medical billboard on May 11, 2022, in Milwaukee. Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo / Morry Gash)
Gavel (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Supreme Court orders use of interim map for elections

The decision came just over a week before the June 1 filing deadline for the August primaries.

  • May 24, 2022
Gavel (Courtesy photo)
A male red-winged blackbird displays his showy red patches and calls to a rival male (Gina Vose photo)

On the Trails: Birds and beetles at Kingfisher Pond

Something is almost always happening at Kingfisher Pond.

A male red-winged blackbird displays his showy red patches and calls to a rival male (Gina Vose photo)
Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire
Dozens of containers of infant formula, including some eligible to be purchased with WIC benefits, are on shelves at Foodland IGA on Monday. But many other brands are absent and Brad Folckomer, the store’s assistant director, said while certain brands have generally remained available during a critical nationwide shortage, special types some mothers need are missing and it’s unknown when the situation may improve.

Local infant formula shortages likely to persist

Juneau outlets say limited supplies exist, but many brands absent and donations for needy lacking

Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire
Dozens of containers of infant formula, including some eligible to be purchased with WIC benefits, are on shelves at Foodland IGA on Monday. But many other brands are absent and Brad Folckomer, the store’s assistant director, said while certain brands have generally remained available during a critical nationwide shortage, special types some mothers need are missing and it’s unknown when the situation may improve.
Syringes and colorful bandages are prepared as children from local schools prepare to get COVID-19 vaccines in Pittsfield, Mass., on Monday Dec. 13, 2021. Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday, May 23, 2022. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots. (Ben Garver / The Berkshire Eagle)

Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

The company released preliminary results on Monday.

Syringes and colorful bandages are prepared as children from local schools prepare to get COVID-19 vaccines in Pittsfield, Mass., on Monday Dec. 13, 2021. Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday, May 23, 2022. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots. (Ben Garver / The Berkshire Eagle)