Firefighter injured during brush fire response

The suspected cause is fireworks.

 

Sgt. Cesar Rodriquez, left, and Sgt. Kenneth Byrd, of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment check their gauges one last time before submerging on a project at the Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Members of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment and U.S. Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West worked together to inspect and replace the bolts holding the harbor’s breakwater together. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Army-Coast Guard team-up is going down

Dive teams stage joint exercise in Alaska.

 

Homeless shelter day room closes for week

Glory Hall scales back amid budget questions.

Despite traffic jam that held up police response, contractor avoids fine

The July 2 road work problem slowed police response to a call.

A Wings Airways floatplane takes off from Juneau’s downtown harbor as the Norwegian Bliss leaves it port of call on July 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Wings Airways floatplane takes off from Juneau’s downtown harbor as the Norwegian Bliss leaves it port of call on July 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Brad Robbins, the new owner of the Hooked Seafood Company, holds a fresh king salmon at their Industrial Boulevard location on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Hooked Seafood closes its doors

After nearly 30 years and 3 owners, the local seafood supplier cuts its line.

Brad Robbins, the new owner of the Hooked Seafood Company, holds a fresh king salmon at their Industrial Boulevard location on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Cornerstone Residential Facility will shut down Friday, Aug. 16. (Courtesy photo | Gus Marx)

Juneau Youth Services to close Cornerstone youth shelter

Juneau youth shelter will shut down Friday.

The Cornerstone Residential Facility will shut down Friday, Aug. 16. (Courtesy photo | Gus Marx)
The Marie Drake Building houses the Yaakoosgé Daakahidi High School, Montessori Borealis and the HomeBridge program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Marie Drake Building houses the Yaakoosgé Daakahidi High School, Montessori Borealis and the HomeBridge program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau’s first electric taxi charges onto the scene

Taxi driver debuts fully electric cab for EverGreen Taxi.

A helicopter tour over the Mendenhall Glacier in August 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A helicopter tour over the Mendenhall Glacier in August 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Bridget Weiss, superintendent of the Juneau School District, speaks to members of the Juneau Board of Education during a meeting Tuesday, August 13. (Juneau Empire | Michael S. Lockett)

Live: Juneau Board of Education meets for working session, meeting

Live coverage from Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.

Dr. Bridget Weiss, superintendent of the Juneau School District, speaks to members of the Juneau Board of Education during a meeting Tuesday, August 13. (Juneau Empire | Michael S. Lockett)
Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt, right, greets Greg Smith after Smith applied to run for one of two Assembly District 1 seats in this falls municipal election on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Watt said, “Welcome to the fray.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt, right, greets Greg Smith after Smith applied to run for one of two Assembly District 1 seats in this falls municipal election on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Watt said, “Welcome to the fray.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Board of Education has two open seats in the upcoming municipal elections.

Candidates throw hats into ring for school board

Mackey and Stepetin are only candidates for two seats so far.

The Juneau Board of Education has two open seats in the upcoming municipal elections.
A Toyota 4Runner sits in Gold Creek on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, after it went through a fence and over the cement embankment. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Car stuck in Gold Creek by Cope Park

The white SUV sat there with the passenger door open overnight.

A Toyota 4Runner sits in Gold Creek on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, after it went through a fence and over the cement embankment. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Molly of Denali’ drums up fun, cultural pride

Cartoon tells Native stories with Native voices.