Bishop David, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Alaska, presents a certificate of appreciation to Patrick Kearney at the end of Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chruch on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2015. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Bishop David, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Alaska, presents a certificate of appreciation to Patrick Kearney at the end of Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chruch on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2015. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
A crew from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities installs chain-link fencing along the pedestrian walkway over the Douglas Bridge on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A crew from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities installs chain-link fencing along the pedestrian walkway over the Douglas Bridge on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Tlingit elder Paul Marks presents the Sayéik Sacred Site Memorial on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. The memorial, placed at Sayéik Gastineau Community School, is a tribute to the people who were buried in the Tlingit burial ground that was paved over for the road and school. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Tlingit elder Paul Marks presents the Sayéik Sacred Site Memorial on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. The memorial, placed at Sayéik Gastineau Community School, is a tribute to the people who were buried in the Tlingit burial ground that was paved over for the road and school. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
The Thane Ore House burns during a live fire training exercise on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
The Thane Ore House burns during a live fire training exercise on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Senior Arias Hoyle is one of a number of Juneau-Douglas High School students looking to add “Yadaa.at Kalé,” the Tlingit name for Mount Juneau, to the high school’s name. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Senior Arias Hoyle is one of a number of Juneau-Douglas High School students looking to add “Yadaa.at Kalé,” the Tlingit name for Mount Juneau, to the high school’s name. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
An SUV sits on its side after colliding with a concrete planter at the corner of Seward Street and Second Street on Thursday, Jan 18. The driver and sole passenger were taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. (Courtesy photo | Jessie Herman-Haywood)

Driver in downtown rollover faces felony charge

His blood-alcohol level was four times the legal limit.

An SUV sits on its side after colliding with a concrete planter at the corner of Seward Street and Second Street on Thursday, Jan 18. The driver and sole passenger were taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. (Courtesy photo | Jessie Herman-Haywood)
Industrial Boulevard on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities plans to repave the boulevard and add a sidewalk. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Industrial Boulevard on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities plans to repave the boulevard and add a sidewalk. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tis the season in Douglas: Christmas tree ready to be lit up

It will be beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Douglas. The annual Douglas Christmas tree lighting will be at 6:30 p.m. today. The… Continue reading

Meet the 2019 Women of Distinction

Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies’ board of directors on Wednesday announced the recipients of the 2019 Women of Distinction Awards. For 23 years,… Continue reading

Holidays can be hard for the LGBTQ community, but there is a safe place in Juneau

Eagle River United Methodist Camp is an inclusive option for Thanksgiving.

Lead by Student Body President eighth grader Grant Pierson, left, Floyd Dryden Middle School students uses carts to move donated food to a waiting Southeast Alaska Foodbank van on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

School food drives exceed expectations

Teachers, students alike were impressed with turnout.

Lead by Student Body President eighth grader Grant Pierson, left, Floyd Dryden Middle School students uses carts to move donated food to a waiting Southeast Alaska Foodbank van on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Daniel Schally was named to the Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Judicial Council)
Daniel Schally was named to the Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Judicial Council)
Courtney Manger, co-owner of the Foggy Mountain Shop, uses marshmallows as snowflakes as she decorates her Franklin Street store for Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Courtney Manger, co-owner of the Foggy Mountain Shop, uses marshmallows as snowflakes as she decorates her Franklin Street store for Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Turkey bowling tradition continues

Winners get to take home a turkey.

Jesse Kiehl, left, meets with supporters before his announcement to run for the Senate District Q seat in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Jesse Kiehl, left, meets with supporters before his announcement to run for the Senate District Q seat in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Students at Mendenhall River Elementary School run through playground equipment on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that is up for replacement by the school district. The hill leading to the equipment ices up in the winter and students use the tubes to hide from yard attendants. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Students at Mendenhall River Elementary School run through playground equipment on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that is up for replacement by the school district. The hill leading to the equipment ices up in the winter and students use the tubes to hide from yard attendants. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mount Jumbo rises up across from downtown Juneau on Douglas Island on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mount Jumbo rises up across from downtown Juneau on Douglas Island on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)