Orrin Noon, 10, Arlo Davis, 11, and Axel Boily, 10, beam at the crunchy critters they were about to eat. The boys were among the theatergoers who sampled edible insects prepared by David George Gordon, aka Bug Chef. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Orrin Noon, 10, Arlo Davis, 11, and Axel Boily, 10, beam at the crunchy critters they were about to eat. The boys were among the theatergoers who sampled edible insects prepared by David George Gordon, aka Bug Chef. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Courtesy Photo | Joan Travers 
                                Inspiring Girls Expeditions is holding two tuition-free expeditions for 16- and 17-year-old girls in Alaska this summer.

Program introduces girls to science expeditions in wilderness

Expeditions in Alaska will explore a glacier and the intertidal zone.

Courtesy Photo | Joan Travers 
                                Inspiring Girls Expeditions is holding two tuition-free expeditions for 16- and 17-year-old girls in Alaska this summer.
A student fixes her hood as she walks across the campus at the University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A student fixes her hood as she walks across the campus at the University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Kevin Ritchie adds a comment to a map at a kickoff meeting for City and Borough of Juneau’s effort to create South Douglas-West Juneau Area Plan, Wednesday, Jan. 15. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Douglas residents share vision for community’s future

Finished product will help guide next 20 years.

Kevin Ritchie adds a comment to a map at a kickoff meeting for City and Borough of Juneau’s effort to create South Douglas-West Juneau Area Plan, Wednesday, Jan. 15. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Bradley A. Bethel, 32, is wanted by the Juneau Police Department for a $20,000 warrant pertaining to a felony cruelty to animals charge issued Thursday. (Courtesy photo | Juneau Police Department)
Bradley A. Bethel, 32, is wanted by the Juneau Police Department for a $20,000 warrant pertaining to a felony cruelty to animals charge issued Thursday. (Courtesy photo | Juneau Police Department)
Marla Berg, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; Kate Troll, who pitched the idea of donating to Renewable Juneau; Iola Young, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; and Jane Lindsey, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; smile with baskets filled with name tags and checks at the Hangar Ballroom, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Marla Berg, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; Kate Troll, who pitched the idea of donating to Renewable Juneau; Iola Young, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; and Jane Lindsey, organizing committee member for 100 Women Who Care Juneau; smile with baskets filled with name tags and checks at the Hangar Ballroom, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Short outage leaves areas throughout Juneau without power

A power outage briefly left areas around Juneau without power Thursday morning.

Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Assembly scraps illegal junkyard

Time to speed up the cleanup.

The derelict tugboat Lumberman lies moored to a city-owned pier on Sunday after coming adrift and grounding near Norway Point downtown. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

After unplanned voyage, run-away tugboat secured to city dock

The city will now likely take responsibility for the derelict tugboat.

The derelict tugboat Lumberman lies moored to a city-owned pier on Sunday after coming adrift and grounding near Norway Point downtown. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Bubble Room’s crispy chicken sandwich, Jan. 7, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Beyond The Ale: Tucked-away Bubble Room fare fit for discerning patrons

For when you want a cocktail and a bite to eat without too much fuss.

Bubble Room’s crispy chicken sandwich, Jan. 7, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file
                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island in August 2011.
                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island on August 3, 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Stakeholders talk keeping whale watching bubble afloat

Nearly 3,000 people a day can go out whale watching during peak season.

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file
                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island in August 2011.
                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island on August 3, 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Junkyard owner wants to tell his side

“They acted like I was public enemy No. 1.”

Tourism task force meeting canceled

Weather cited as the cause.

photos by Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                AmeriCorps servicemembers Genevieve Schmidt (above) and Maggie Dalrymple meet with other members of AmeriCorps working in Juneau this year on Jan. 10.

Come to help, stay for the community: Meet Juneau’s AmeriCorps volunteers

Seeing the country and lending a hand isn’t a bad way to spend a year.

photos by Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                AmeriCorps servicemembers Genevieve Schmidt (above) and Maggie Dalrymple meet with other members of AmeriCorps working in Juneau this year on Jan. 10.