James Helfenstine speaks about his work in the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District Bridge Administration during an interview on Friday, July 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tying Alaska together: The man who crosses the water retires

James Helfinstine is retiring after decades of telling people how to build bridges.

James Helfenstine speaks about his work in the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District Bridge Administration during an interview on Friday, July 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Monika Kunat, left, signs an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy with others at the Planet Alaska Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneauites gather signatures for Dunleavy recall

Volunteers begin effort to recall the governor

Monika Kunat, left, signs an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy with others at the Planet Alaska Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Amber Frommherz, Director for the Tlingit and Haida’s Head Start program, talks about funding for the program at one of two classrooms at their Airport Shopping Center location on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Head Start to shutter three centers in Juneau if governor vetoes again

More than 60 students could find themselves without access to Pre-K services.

Amber Frommherz, Director for the Tlingit and Haida’s Head Start program, talks about funding for the program at one of two classrooms at their Airport Shopping Center location on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A fisherman approaches the boat launch with its current fish cleaning station at Amalga Harbor on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Public Works Committee nixes Amalga Harbor dock extension

Residents stand up against Docks and Harbors plan.

A fisherman approaches the boat launch with its current fish cleaning station at Amalga Harbor on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz talks with Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) during a visit to Juneau, Alaska, July 29, 2019. (USCG Photo | PAC Matthew Schofield)

Commandant of Coast Guard, members of Congress visit Juneau

Representatives accompanied the Commandant to see the Coast Guard in Alaska as the focus shifts towards the Arctic.

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz talks with Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) during a visit to Juneau, Alaska, July 29, 2019. (USCG Photo | PAC Matthew Schofield)
Steven DeVoss, manager of Korea Garden on Front Street, puts up a sign to closed his business before noon on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Power is back for downtown Juneau

Outage lasted just over two hours.

Steven DeVoss, manager of Korea Garden on Front Street, puts up a sign to closed his business before noon on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Drunken driver hits home, causes $20K damage

No one was injured in the crash.

The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina, right, arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal as the Kennicott departs on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina, right, arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal as the Kennicott departs on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Off-duty Juneau police officer arrested after traffic crash

An off-duty Juneau police officer was taken into custody after a traffic crash on the North Douglas Highway.

Body found at Echo Cove

Police find deceased man in area of Echo Cove

Juneau police ID person found deceased in pond

Juneau police say they have identified the person found deceased in a backyard pond earlier this month.