City group wants $50 licenses for pot biz

If the City and Borough of Juneau marijuana committee gets its way, the city will require all marijuana businesses to obtain a $50 local license… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Drunken driving• At 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Gary Piper, 49, was arrested for operating a watercraft under the influence and refusing a breath test in the… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Dec. 11

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

Bringing control ‘back home’

President Barack Obama is expected today to sign into law bipartisan legislation that would reform more than a decade of No Child Left Behind policies,… Continue reading

One less preschool option

In less than two weeks, signs that a nearly 20-year-old preschool closed are apparent: a disconnected phone line at the front office and empty playgrounds.The… Continue reading

After falling on hard times and living out of a tent at the Mendenhall Campgrounds a few years ago, Apryle and Shannon McVey, and their chidren, Arthur, 13, Carrie, 14, Katie, 17, have found stable, affordable housing through Saint Vincent de Paul. SVDP is hoping more Juneau residents will participate in its annual "Adopt A Family" holiday program which makes sure children staying at the shelter have presents under the Christmas tree.

Without more donations, Adopt-a-Family looks ‘bleak’

With Christmas just around the corner, St. Vincent de Paul is imploring the Juneau community to participate in its annual “Adopt-a-Family” program, which gives presents… Continue reading

After falling on hard times and living out of a tent at the Mendenhall Campgrounds a few years ago, Apryle and Shannon McVey, and their chidren, Arthur, 13, Carrie, 14, Katie, 17, have found stable, affordable housing through Saint Vincent de Paul. SVDP is hoping more Juneau residents will participate in its annual "Adopt A Family" holiday program which makes sure children staying at the shelter have presents under the Christmas tree.
Darren Adams, manager of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, stands next to donated food at their warehouse on Crazy Horse Drive on Tuesday. The food bank is building a new building next spring to provide more storage area.

Food bank grows to meet city’s needs

For years, the need for food in Juneau has been growing. Now the city’s only food bank is, too.The Southeast Alaska Food Bank recently began… Continue reading

Darren Adams, manager of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, stands next to donated food at their warehouse on Crazy Horse Drive on Tuesday. The food bank is building a new building next spring to provide more storage area.

APOA fundraises for Shop With A Cop

The Capital City Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association is hosting its fifth annual Shop With A Cop outing next Saturday on Dec. 19.… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Dec. 10

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

Police & Fire for Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Child pornography• At 10:51 a.m. Wednesday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of possible child pornography. Confidential investigation continues.Fire and medical• On Tuesday, Capital… Continue reading

Drawing new lines

When a charter school hoping to attract low-income students failed to get the green light by the Juneau Board of Education earlier this year, a… Continue reading

Ketchikan fishermen fined for violating Lacey Act

Three fishermen from Ketchikan admitted to violating a federal wildlife law on Tuesday for illegally catching halibut without the proper permits and selling it to… Continue reading

66-year-old Craig man accused of drug conspiracy

A 66-year-old Craig man is facing a federal drug conspiracy charge for allegedly possessing and intending to distribute half a pound of methamphetamine that was… Continue reading

Gastineau Demo to pause for the holidays

The demolition of the Gastineau Apartments will stop temporarily for the holidays on Dec. 17 and resume on Jan. 4, according to city officials.In the… Continue reading

JPD to discuss Juneau’s heroin crisis

Lt. Kris Sell of the Juneau Police Department will speak to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on the city’s heroin crisis.Heroin deaths and heroin-related crime… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 9

Social Media & Its Uses in the Workplace, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30… Continue reading

Assembly member Debbie White breaks up peanut brittle she made in her home kitchen on Monday.

Brittle be the tie that binds

Sitting on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly takes quite the time commitment. So does making 240 pounds of peanut brittle. Debbie White does… Continue reading

Assembly member Debbie White breaks up peanut brittle she made in her home kitchen on Monday.
Facilities Coordinator Odin Miller, right, serves Mario Capolicchio lunch at The Glory Hole on Monday.

Shelter in the hole

There are less than 20 days until Christmas, but there’s a $20,000 fire sprinkler bill on Glory Hole Director Mariya Lovishchuk’s desk, and the first… Continue reading

Facilities Coordinator Odin Miller, right, serves Mario Capolicchio lunch at The Glory Hole on Monday.
Mayor Greg Fisk talks about his first week on the job during an interview on Oct. 23. Fisk was found dead in his house on Monday.

Fisk’s life to be celebrated Sunday

A “Community Celebration of Life” will be held to honor Mayor Greg Fisk this Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at Centennial Hall, according to a short… Continue reading

Mayor Greg Fisk talks about his first week on the job during an interview on Oct. 23. Fisk was found dead in his house on Monday.

Police blotter for Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Assault• At 1:14 p.m. Saturday, a 56-year-old man reported he was assaulted two days ago in the 5900 block of Churchill Way. Investigation continues. Alcohol… Continue reading