Around town for Sunday, Oct. 18

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

‘He was like a ghost’: Sister of late heroin user speaks out

Sitting at her kitchen table one recent morning, Fathom Whiteley wrapped her hands around a cup of coffee, stared into it and cried.She was overcome… Continue reading

Judge: Trap-springer liable, but won’t pay

A Juneau hiker was not justified when she set off two fur-bearing traps after she rescued an ensnared bald eagle, but she won’t owe the… Continue reading

Seawalk, whale statue bid busts

The city will cancel the bids for the construction of the Downtown Seawalk leading to a bronze whale statue after they came in millions higher… Continue reading

Judge: Hiker liable for springing traps, but trapper did not prove damages

A Juneau hiker was not justified in setting off two fur-bearing traps after she rescued an ensnared bald eagle, but she won’t owe the trapper… Continue reading

Photo: Salmon education

Kye Stensrud, left, a sixth-grader in the  Raven Correspondence School program, watches fish technician Kyler Baines squeeze the milt from a male coho salmon into… Continue reading

Judge to decide trapping lawsuit

A Juneau hiker accused of deliberately setting off a trapper’s snares will hear her judgment in court today.Kathleen Turley was so upset after finding a… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Oct. 16

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Conditions violation• At 12:15 a.m. Thursday, 42-year-old Ivan Sabon was cited and released for violating conditions of release in the 100 block of Franklin Street.… Continue reading

Photo: Sharing a liter

Mandee Smith, a junior at Thunder Mountain High School, watches as a technician takes a pint of her blood during a blood drive by the… Continue reading

Photo: Outdoor leadership

University of Alaska Southeast instructor Forest Wagner, left, leads Casey Burkert, center, and Makaila Olson across Auke Lake in pack rafts during his Outdoor Leadership… Continue reading

Photo: Orcas delight

A bull orca surfaces near the Douglas Bridge as a pod of three toured Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Oct. 15

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9 a.m.-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

Auke Lake to host construction

The Auke Lake wayside parking launch and boat ramp will close Oct. 19 to accommodate construction equipment.The City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation… Continue reading

Photo: Hunter education

Frank Zmuda gives Floyd Dryden Middle School sixth-grade students a lesson in holding a rifle at the Hunter Education Indoor Training Center as part of… Continue reading

Klukwan center gets big loan

The Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center in Klukwan, north of Haines, has been awarded a $350,000 loan by the federal government.The loan, from the U.S.… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Oct. 14

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Herbert Glacier Trail. No dogs or firearms. Details:… Continue reading

Photo: Slick commute

A delivery truck splashes through flooding on Riverside Drive near Melvin Park on Tuesday. The National Weather Service forecast for Wednesday calls for mostly cloudy… Continue reading

Planned Parenthood discusses ‘the talk’

About a dozen parents met in the Gastineau Elementary School library Tuesday night to talk about “the talk” with a representative from Planned Parenthood. The… Continue reading