A skeleton beset by flamingos stands sentinel in Dana Hanselman’s front yard next to Glacier Highway on Oct. 9, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Juneau readies for coronavirus-adjusted Halloween

Flamingos, trunk-or-treating, and masks are all part of the holiday in pandemic.

 

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Firefighters respond to a Friday night fire

At about 10:30 p.m., CCFR responded to a residential fire on the 8000 block of Thunder Street.

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AmeriCorps volunteer Aidan Chadwick places a three-day supply of emergency rations into a container on Sept. 11, 2020. The work was part of United Way of Southeast Alaska AmeriCorps program’s day of service in recogntion of 9/11. The supplies packed by volunteers will be shipped by Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska to Southeast communities. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Tlingit and Haida readies Southeast communities for next disaster

The future may not be a rosy one, but they plan to be ready for it.

AmeriCorps volunteer Aidan Chadwick places a three-day supply of emergency rations into a container on Sept. 11, 2020. The work was part of United Way of Southeast Alaska AmeriCorps program’s day of service in recogntion of 9/11. The supplies packed by volunteers will be shipped by Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska to Southeast communities. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Eaglecrest Ski Area is preparing for a winter sports season in the time of the coronavirus with a planned opening date of Dec. 5, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Charlie Herrington)

Eaglecrest readies for winter sports season

Equipment rentals require prefitting with the supplier.

Eaglecrest Ski Area is preparing for a winter sports season in the time of the coronavirus with a planned opening date of Dec. 5, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Charlie Herrington)
Meghan Tabacek, a Trail Mix Inc. crewmember, powers a wire hoist during safe rigging practices training. (Trail Mix photo / Meg Roussos)

Trail Mix and city plan ahead as building season wraps up

A good 2020 construction season will set the nonprofit up for a busy 2021.

Meghan Tabacek, a Trail Mix Inc. crewmember, powers a wire hoist during safe rigging practices training. (Trail Mix photo / Meg Roussos)
Capital Transit is tightening passenger limits in response to raised community risk levels, Oct. 22, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Risk level means new limits for city buses

Fewer passengers will be allowed in busses and vans.

Capital Transit is tightening passenger limits in response to raised community risk levels, Oct. 22, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau Police Department arrested a man for multiple counts of sexual assault against a minor on Oct. 20, 2020, holding him at Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Juneau man arrested for sexual assault of a minor

The arrest came after a multi-organization investigation.

The Juneau Police Department arrested a man for multiple counts of sexual assault against a minor on Oct. 20, 2020, holding him at Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
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Police announce community game in lieu of National Night Out

The annual August public affair exercise was canceled over coronavirus concerns.

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The City and Borough of Juneau converted Centennial Hall into a quarantine facility for unsheltered people who've tested positive for COVID-19 and can't isolate on their own. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The City and Borough of Juneau converted Centennial Hall into a quarantine facility for unsheltered people who've tested positive for COVID-19 and can't isolate on their own. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A banner protesting resource extraction in the Arctic was hung from a building in downtown Juneau on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Similar banners were hung in cities around the state and nation, part of a protest mounted by Alaska Native activists. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A banner protesting resource extraction in the Arctic was hung from a building in downtown Juneau on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Similar banners were hung in cities around the state and nation, part of a protest mounted by Alaska Native activists. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Emergency worker Melanie Chavez takes a COVID-19 test sample at the Juneau International Airport screening site on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau raised its health alert level Tuesday as the number of cases grows locally and statewide. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Emergency worker Melanie Chavez takes a COVID-19 test sample at the Juneau International Airport screening site on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau raised its health alert level Tuesday as the number of cases grows locally and statewide. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A sign in downtown Juneau encourages residents who have symptoms or otherwise believe they are at risk of having contracted the coronavirus to get tested. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
A sign in downtown Juneau encourages residents who have symptoms or otherwise believe they are at risk of having contracted the coronavirus to get tested. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Alyse Galvin, independent candidate for Alaska's only House of Representatives seat, speaks at a drive-in rally on South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Glavin is running for the second time trying to oust Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, who's held the seat since 1973. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire.
Alyse Galvin, independent candidate for Alaska's only House of Representatives seat, speaks at a drive-in rally on South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Glavin is running for the second time trying to oust Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, who's held the seat since 1973. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire.
A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (Michael Armstrong / Homer News)

Earthquake prompts tsunami fears, fleeing

The earthquake struck south of Sand Point, Alaska.

A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (Michael Armstrong / Homer News)
Juneau saw its first sea-level snow for the winter of 2020 with 1/10 of an inch falling in the Mendenhall Valley on Oct. 19, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Jeana Varney)

The iceman cometh: Juneau sees first sea-level snow

It’s early this year, but not the record earliest.

Juneau saw its first sea-level snow for the winter of 2020 with 1/10 of an inch falling in the Mendenhall Valley on Oct. 19, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Jeana Varney)
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer, left, and Deputy Chief David Campbell, right, pose with Sgt. Nick Garza, center, for Garza's promotion to sergeant on Oct. 14, 2020. (Courtesy photo / JPD)

JPD officer promoted to sergeant

He has been with JPD since 2009.

Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer, left, and Deputy Chief David Campbell, right, pose with Sgt. Nick Garza, center, for Garza's promotion to sergeant on Oct. 14, 2020. (Courtesy photo / JPD)
The Juneau Police Department Community Service Officer waits as a vehicle is pulled out of the ditch at the intersection of Egan and Yandukin Drives near Fred Meyer on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has announced five proposed alternatives to better manage traffic at the intersection. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

DOT presents 5 options for Fred Meyer intersection

Extensions? Traffic signals? Both?

The Juneau Police Department Community Service Officer waits as a vehicle is pulled out of the ditch at the intersection of Egan and Yandukin Drives near Fred Meyer on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has announced five proposed alternatives to better manage traffic at the intersection. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)