The Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge, seen here in 2015, is the planned site of the Old Tower Bar, which would serve beer and wine during ski season. In a unanimous vote Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, the Alcohol Control Board rejected an alcohol license for the business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Alcohol board puts a cork in plans for Eaglecrest bar

The state Alcohol Control Board has killed plans for a bar at Eaglecrest Ski Area this winter. In a Monday afternoon vote, the five-person board… Continue reading

 

Leah Van Kirk, Southeast Alaska Pretrial Enforcement Supervisor, speaks from the new Pretrial office on Sherwood Lane on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Pretrial enforcement looking to make long-term difference

Pretrial officials are still trying to clear up misconceptions about the program.

 

Jennifer Nu, Local Foods Director at Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, left, takes inventory of fresh grown greens being delivered by Jackie Ebert, of Nunatak Foods, with her son Oliver, to the Salt & Soil Marketplace location at the Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The nonprofit Salt and Soil Marketplace is staying open this winter and will offer a new Valley location to pick up Southeast-grown foods. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Online farmers market keeps going through winter

Their options don’t peter out in the cold months.

Jennifer Nu, Local Foods Director at Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, left, takes inventory of fresh grown greens being delivered by Jackie Ebert, of Nunatak Foods, with her son Oliver, to the Salt & Soil Marketplace location at the Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The nonprofit Salt and Soil Marketplace is staying open this winter and will offer a new Valley location to pick up Southeast-grown foods. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
St. Vincent’s de Paul is looking to provide more services now that their thrift store has moved to a new location. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

St. Vincent looking to expand services

St. Vincent De Paul of Juneau lost its leader this summer, but the charitable organization continues to move forward in his absence.

St. Vincent’s de Paul is looking to provide more services now that their thrift store has moved to a new location. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Jordan Irving Parker Oldham, 26, had two warrants out for his arrest, according to a Juneau Police Department Press release. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Police arrest man on multiple warrants

He was arrested in the area of Village Street.

Jordan Irving Parker Oldham, 26, had two warrants out for his arrest, according to a Juneau Police Department Press release. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
Buck Robert Mills, 39, escaped from Pretrial Enforcement Division supervision last week and Alaska State Troopers are searching for him. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Troopers)
Buck Robert Mills, 39, escaped from Pretrial Enforcement Division supervision last week and Alaska State Troopers are searching for him. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Troopers)
Sonia Nagorski, assistant professor of Geology Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, investigates the broken oxbow along the Mendenhall River on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The river cut through the meander bend just north of the Brotherhood Bridge last this summer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

How a breakthrough in the Mendenhall River changes erosion near Brotherhood Bridge

It’s mid-morning at an oxbow on the Mendenhall River, and signs of change are all around. A handful of spruce trees, felled by river erosion,… Continue reading

Sonia Nagorski, assistant professor of Geology Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, investigates the broken oxbow along the Mendenhall River on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The river cut through the meander bend just north of the Brotherhood Bridge last this summer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Police arrest man for vehicle theft a week after car chase

Six days after Taylor Cope outran police, he was found and arrested.

Woman arrested for hitting police officer

The police officer was hit in the head from behind.

The tugboat Lumberman is seen aground in Gastineau Channel on Monday, May 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

No end in sight for tug floating in channel

The ‘eyesore’ likely isn’t moving anytime soon.

The tugboat Lumberman is seen aground in Gastineau Channel on Monday, May 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Investigators in October 2017 examine the wreckage of a Cessna 182 airplane that went missing just south of Juneau in 2008. The plane remained undiscovered until it was discovered by a deer hunter. (Alaska State Troopers | Courtesy photo)

Federal investigators close case in fatal plane crash mystery

Federal investigators have closed their investigation into an Admiralty Island plane crash discovered last year, nine years after its pilot and his younger son went… Continue reading

Investigators in October 2017 examine the wreckage of a Cessna 182 airplane that went missing just south of Juneau in 2008. The plane remained undiscovered until it was discovered by a deer hunter. (Alaska State Troopers | Courtesy photo)
The wreckage of a crashed Airbus AS350-B3e is seen near Lituya Bay in early October in a photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. (Courtesy photo)

Pilot ‘rolled back throttle’ in fatal helicopter crash

The sole survivor of a fatal helicopter crash has given federal investigators their first insight into the event that killed three people Sept. 28. In… Continue reading

The wreckage of a crashed Airbus AS350-B3e is seen near Lituya Bay in early October in a photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. (Courtesy photo)
The Front Street Cafe inside the Imperial Bar is currently closed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Front Street Cafe gone but ‘tot’ forgotten

Late-night grub shack closes, but another will soon take its place.

The Front Street Cafe inside the Imperial Bar is currently closed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Beth Weldon and supports react to a lead in the polls as results came in live at Election Central at City Hall on Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New mayor forms child care task force

Group will examine city’s role in child care and gauge public opinion.

Beth Weldon and supports react to a lead in the polls as results came in live at Election Central at City Hall on Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Downtown trick-or-treating projects to be biggest ever

This year’s Halloween will be the biggest ever for downtown Juneau’s business district, as 71 businesses will be participating in trick-or-treating. Businesses plan to give… Continue reading

Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Stephen Prysunka)

Three hunters rescued unharmed from mountain

Three hunters were rescued Monday morning on William Henry Mountain.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Stephen Prysunka)
Mayor Beth Weldon, left, Carole Triem, Michelle Bonnet Hale, Wade Bryson and Loren Jones are sworn in to their new positions on the Juneau Assembly on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayor Beth Weldon, left, Carole Triem, Michelle Bonnet Hale, Wade Bryson and Loren Jones are sworn in to their new positions on the Juneau Assembly on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Ty Alexander Grussendorf, 22 at the time, follows his parents out of Juneau Superior Court after a trial date-setting hearing on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Grussendorf plans to plead guilty to sexual abuse of minor

The long, highly publicized case could be coming to an end.

Ty Alexander Grussendorf, 22 at the time, follows his parents out of Juneau Superior Court after a trial date-setting hearing on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Jordan Irving Parker Oldham, 26, has two warrants out for his arrest, according to a Juneau Police Department Press release. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Police looking for man with outstanding warrants

Police are looking for a Juneau man wanted on multiple warrants.

Jordan Irving Parker Oldham, 26, has two warrants out for his arrest, according to a Juneau Police Department Press release. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)