Events

Last year’s Who’s Your Diva winner Robin Thomas smiles in the aftermath of her win. This year’s contest starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall and includes seven contestants. (Courtesy photo | Ron Gile for Who’s Your Diva)

It’s Who’s Your Diva? time

In its seventh year, Who’s Your Diva will feature seven contestants. And for the first time ever, one of the folks gunning Saturday evening for… Continue reading

Last year’s Who’s Your Diva winner Robin Thomas smiles in the aftermath of her win. This year’s contest starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall and includes seven contestants. (Courtesy photo | Ron Gile for Who’s Your Diva)
The Woosh.ji.een Dance Group makes a special performance at the Indigenous people performance titled “You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here” at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

“You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here” pushes personal, artistic boundaries

“You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here” pushed personal boundaries and blurred artistic ones. Comedy, dance, drag and poetry mingled on… Continue reading

The Woosh.ji.een Dance Group makes a special performance at the Indigenous people performance titled “You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here” at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Panel addresses role of social media in marketing

A panel of experts is hoping to help business owners become more familiar with various social media platforms.

JDHS student Finn Adam (left) and homeschool student James Zuiderduin (right), Capital City Fire/Rescue cadets, practice advancing a hose under pressure at their final day of training with the CCFD on Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Richard McGrail | Juneau Empire File)

CCFR looking for high school cadets

Capital City Fire/Rescue is looking for high school students to join its cadet program.

JDHS student Finn Adam (left) and homeschool student James Zuiderduin (right), Capital City Fire/Rescue cadets, practice advancing a hose under pressure at their final day of training with the CCFD on Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Richard McGrail | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Museum in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum building will allow free admission for special ticket holders Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska State Museum offers free admission Saturday

The Alaska State Museum will offer free admission to special ticketholders Saturday as part of the Smithsonian’s 14th annual Museum Day. The special event represents… Continue reading

The Alaska State Museum in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum building will allow free admission for special ticket holders Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Firefighters host cadet open house

Capital City Fire/Rescue will hold an open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday for high school students interested in participating in CCFR’s cadet program. Cadets meet… Continue reading

First Alaskans Institute to host public ceremony, social justice summit

First Alaskans Institute is hosting a Social Justice Summer titled “Social Justice Doers: Partners for the Next 10,000 Years…” next week that kicks off with… Continue reading

This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Museum Day includes book signing, free admission

This Saturday, Juneauites can take a look into local history for free. Admission to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum is free all day Saturday in celebration… Continue reading

This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Volunteers gather at the arch of Project Playground during the first day of the community rebuilt, Aug. 8, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Project Playground to reopen

For the first time since it burnt down in April of 2017, children will play at Project Playground.

Volunteers gather at the arch of Project Playground during the first day of the community rebuilt, Aug. 8, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day comes to Juneau

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day has been an event in Anchorage for years, and now it’s coming to Juneau. The collaboration between Girl Scouts… Continue reading

Juneau School Board candidates Kevin Allen, left, Paul Kelly, center, and Elizabeth Siddon answer questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Municipal candidates take center stage Thursday

Municipal candidates will take the stage Thursday night.

Juneau School Board candidates Kevin Allen, left, Paul Kelly, center, and Elizabeth Siddon answer questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tickets still available for Capital Brewfest

Tickets are still available for Capital Brewfest, which is taking place this Saturday. Though VIP tickets and non-drinking tickets are sold out, beer fans can… Continue reading

Marie Drake Planetarium volunteer Clark Branch uses a laser pointer to circle the North Star during a monthly talk on the night sky on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Planetarium presentation looks into ancient societies

Anyone who steps into Marie Drake Planetarium tonight will be stepping back in time. Starting at 7 p.m., planetarium board member Rosemary Walling will give… Continue reading

Marie Drake Planetarium volunteer Clark Branch uses a laser pointer to circle the North Star during a monthly talk on the night sky on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Women of Distinction nominations open

Four will be selected for honor that highlights women’s contributions to local life.

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Local volunteers meeting up Saturday to clean up coastline

This Saturday, people around the world are hitting the beach in the name of taking care of the environment. International Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday,… Continue reading

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Alaska Native Cultural Festival at Douglas library

Juneau Public Libraries will host an Alaska Native Cultural Festival Saturday. The free and open-to-the-public event starts at 2 p.m. at the Douglas Public Library,… Continue reading

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Local chapter of anti-gun violence organization starting up

A group of Juneau residents is joining a national movement, starting tonight. The first meeting of the Juneau chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun… Continue reading

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Resolving the long-running conflict between state and federal governments over the “Roadless Rule” in the Tongass National Forest is the purpose of a memorandum of understanding announced Aug. 2. (AP Photo | Juneau Empire File)

Meeting looks to spur feedback about Roadless Rule

The first of two Juneau meetings asking for public feedback on the Roadless Rule is taking place this Thursday. The U.S. Forest Service is looking… Continue reading

Resolving the long-running conflict between state and federal governments over the “Roadless Rule” in the Tongass National Forest is the purpose of a memorandum of understanding announced Aug. 2. (AP Photo | Juneau Empire File)
A completed bridge across Paris Creek on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Kreinheder)

Agencies throw celebration of local hiking trail

A Douglas Island trail has been getting a makeover, and people can get an update on the progress this Tuesday.

A completed bridge across Paris Creek on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Kreinheder)
Juneau Police Department Honor Guard members Off. Mike Wise, right, and Off. Jeff Brink install the flag during the September 11 Memorial Ceremony at Rotary Park on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Annual 9/11 remembrance taking place Tuesday morning

This Tuesday, the Glacier Valley Rotary Club is continuing its promise to never forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The organization’s annual September 11… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Honor Guard members Off. Mike Wise, right, and Off. Jeff Brink install the flag during the September 11 Memorial Ceremony at Rotary Park on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)