A tree lies across Gastineau Avenue on Monday evening after falling between two homes and crushing at least one vehicle. Firefighters and police closed the street to traffic, and evacuated homes along the street as well as buildings extending down to Franklin Avenue. The evacuation is expected to last at least 24 hours. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Landslide damages building, prompts evacuation

No one hurt, according to Capital City Fire/Rescue.

 

Police vehicles gather Wednesday evening near Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei, also known as ]]Brotherhood Bridge Trail, while investigating a homicide. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Police: Woman was walking dogs when she was killed

JPD said officers are working “around the clock” on the criminal investigation.

 

Zack Clark, right, of the visiting Simply Three string trio borrows a violin from Arlo Carlton, 12, to demonstrate a technique during a workshop Friday evening at Sitʼ Eeti Shaanáx̱ Glacier Valley Elementary School for a dozen students in grades 6-12 who are alumni of the Juneau Alaska Music Matters (JAMM) program. The students performed a 30-minute concert Saturday night at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé before Simply Three took the stage to perform the finale of the fall Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

JAMM students jazz up festival finale

Alumni of local youth music program get tips from pro trio before taking center stage at JDHS.

 

A total of 145 boys from 10 Southeast Alaska high schools dash out from the starting line at the Capital City Invite at A Káx Yaa Andagan Yé (Sandy Beach) on Saturday morning. The 5K race for boys’ and girls’ teams was the region’s largest cross-country race of the season, and final regular season competition before the regional championship in Sitka this weekend. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Many merry after massive muddy meet

Juneau’s cross-country runners and coaches in sunny spirits about chances going into championships

A total of 145 boys from 10 Southeast Alaska high schools dash out from the starting line at the Capital City Invite at A Káx Yaa Andagan Yé (Sandy Beach) on Saturday morning. The 5K race for boys’ and girls’ teams was the region’s largest cross-country race of the season, and final regular season competition before the regional championship in Sitka this weekend. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Ships in Port for the week of Sept. 25

Here’s what to expect this week.

A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Jim Scheufelt, right, explains how his newly purchased Ford Mustang Mach-E operates to a couple of visitors at the ninth annual Juneau EV EBIKE Roundup on Saturday. He said he has always driven Fords because his father worked for the company, but decided this year to make the switch from gas to electric. He said his wife drives a similar model and their son an electric Ford Focus, making them “an all-EV household.” (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

EV owners rally ’round rain, resourcefulness and solar rays

Ninth annual event celebrates Juneau’s electric vehicle growth as one of fastest in U.S.

Jim Scheufelt, right, explains how his newly purchased Ford Mustang Mach-E operates to a couple of visitors at the ninth annual Juneau EV EBIKE Roundup on Saturday. He said he has always driven Fords because his father worked for the company, but decided this year to make the switch from gas to electric. He said his wife drives a similar model and their son an electric Ford Focus, making them “an all-EV household.” (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
This photo featuring Loren Jones and other volunteers was taken during the Red Cross at the Juneau Fourth of July Parade 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Red Cross)

Alaska volunteers aid Red Cross response to California wildfires

“The Red Cross has always had a great reputation for serving in times of disaster”

This photo featuring Loren Jones and other volunteers was taken during the Red Cross at the Juneau Fourth of July Parade 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Red Cross)
On Thursday morning, JPD Officer Austin Thomas and Officer Taylor Davis walk the fielded area which was blocked off by crime scene tape. Multiple tents and a police vehicle sat in the field where the tape surrounded, another police vehicle sat in a dirt parking area. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Death investigation continues

Autopsy scheduled for Friday; no arrests made

On Thursday morning, JPD Officer Austin Thomas and Officer Taylor Davis walk the fielded area which was blocked off by crime scene tape. Multiple tents and a police vehicle sat in the field where the tape surrounded, another police vehicle sat in a dirt parking area. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
A completed ballot is dropped into the ballot drop box in the Don D. Statter Harbor parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A completed ballot is dropped into the ballot drop box in the Don D. Statter Harbor parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A bear crosses a sidewalk during the early hours of Sept. 13 in downtown Juneau. (Courtesy/ August Williams)
A bear crosses a sidewalk during the early hours of Sept. 13 in downtown Juneau. (Courtesy/ August Williams)
Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire 
On Thursday morning at what police described as an active crime scene, JPD Officer Austin Thomas and Officer Taylor Davis walk the fielded area which was blocked off by crime scene tape. Multiple tents and a police vehicle sat in the field where the tape surrounded, another police vehicle sat in a dirt parking area.
Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire 
On Thursday morning at what police described as an active crime scene, JPD Officer Austin Thomas and Officer Taylor Davis walk the fielded area which was blocked off by crime scene tape. Multiple tents and a police vehicle sat in the field where the tape surrounded, another police vehicle sat in a dirt parking area.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File 
A Juneau resident receives a COVID-19 booster shot in October 2001.

COVID boosters, flu shots are widely available

Folks looking to get vaccinated against COVID and/or flu have options.

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File 
A Juneau resident receives a COVID-19 booster shot in October 2001.
Several police vehicles, including a mobile incident command vehicle, were present Wednesday evening near the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) trailhead. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Police: Death being investigated as homicide

A person of interest and the deceased have been identified.

Several police vehicles, including a mobile incident command vehicle, were present Wednesday evening near the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) trailhead. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
On the ballot of this year’s municipal election, voters will decide if the city’s temporary” 1% sales tax should be extended as it celebrates its 50th consecutive year implemented in the City and Borough of Juneau. Last time it passed, close to 78% of residents voted yes, according to CBJ, and if passed again, it will go into effect Oct. 1, 2023, and run until Sept. 30, 2028. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

50 years ‘temporary’ and counting?

Voters asked to decide if the city’s 1% sales tax should be extended another 5 years

On the ballot of this year’s municipal election, voters will decide if the city’s temporary” 1% sales tax should be extended as it celebrates its 50th consecutive year implemented in the City and Borough of Juneau. Last time it passed, close to 78% of residents voted yes, according to CBJ, and if passed again, it will go into effect Oct. 1, 2023, and run until Sept. 30, 2028. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo from 2020 shows Mamie Clare with her family Jim Clare, Lione Clare, and Krisanne Rice. Clare, formerly of Sitka, knows firsthand that recovering from an eating disorder isn’t easy. (Courtesy Photo / Krisanne Rice)

Sitka family shares story to raise eating disorder awareness

Subject specialist comes to town for a pair of presentations.

This photo from 2020 shows Mamie Clare with her family Jim Clare, Lione Clare, and Krisanne Rice. Clare, formerly of Sitka, knows firsthand that recovering from an eating disorder isn’t easy. (Courtesy Photo / Krisanne Rice)
From left to right, Thunder Mountain High School cross country runners Randy Stichert, Piper Blackgoat and Kobe Yturbe finish up their run at cross country practice on Monday afternoon. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
From left to right, Thunder Mountain High School cross country runners Randy Stichert, Piper Blackgoat and Kobe Yturbe finish up their run at cross country practice on Monday afternoon. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
This photo shared on Capital City Fire/Rescue social media shows fire personnel on scene at the 1200 block of Glacier Avenue responding to smoke in the building. According the the social media post on Tuesday morning, no one was in the building at the time of the fire. (Courtesy Photo / Capital City Fire/Rescue)
This photo shared on Capital City Fire/Rescue social media shows fire personnel on scene at the 1200 block of Glacier Avenue responding to smoke in the building. According the the social media post on Tuesday morning, no one was in the building at the time of the fire. (Courtesy Photo / Capital City Fire/Rescue)
A new track and artificial turf field could be on the way to Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park if voters decide to OK 6.6 million in general obligation bond debt to go toward the funding of construction and equipment costs for park improvements at city-located parks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Campaign trails: Proposition puts recreation improvement question to voters

The $6.6M bond package will cause a slight increase in annual property taxes over 15 years.

A new track and artificial turf field could be on the way to Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park if voters decide to OK 6.6 million in general obligation bond debt to go toward the funding of construction and equipment costs for park improvements at city-located parks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Voters in the City and Borough of Juneau municipal election will decide whether to approve $35 million in bond debt to fund the majority of the construction cost for a new City Hall. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Voters in the City and Borough of Juneau municipal election will decide whether to approve $35 million in bond debt to fund the majority of the construction cost for a new City Hall. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
David Evenson stood with his family Latavia Lofftus and Marilyn Willard to remember Felicia Evenson at the Candlelight Vigil & Memorial Walk held by Tlingit and Haida and SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium on Saturday at the Marine Park Pavilion. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
David Evenson stood with his family Latavia Lofftus and Marilyn Willard to remember Felicia Evenson at the Candlelight Vigil & Memorial Walk held by Tlingit and Haida and SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium on Saturday at the Marine Park Pavilion. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)