Around town for Thursday, Dec. 3

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.UAS art show and food drive, 9 a.m., UAS Egan Library. From Dec. 3-8.Open lab computer… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Criminal trespass• At 6:23 p.m. Tuesday, Dwayne Clements, 46, was arrested for criminal trespass in the 8100 block of Glacier Highway. He was taken to… Continue reading

Deacon Larry Tong examines extensive interior damage to the main sanctuary at the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Wednesday. It appears the fire started in a vehicle outside the back wall of the church Tuesday night.

Intentional fire leaves church leaders asking for prayers

Shattered glass now covers the entrance where Emmanuel Baptist Church members usually gather before the 11 a.m. Sunday service, one of many signs a terrible… Continue reading

Deacon Larry Tong examines extensive interior damage to the main sanctuary at the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Wednesday. It appears the fire started in a vehicle outside the back wall of the church Tuesday night.
Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson speaks to reporters about the cause of death of Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk during a press conference at the Juneau Police Station on Wednesday. Local, state and national reporters were on hand for the report that Fisk died of natural causes.

Autopsy report: Fisk died of natural causes

Juneau police on Wednesday announced preliminary autopsy results indicate Juneau Mayor Stephen “Greg” Fisk died at home of natural causes, ending speculation that foul play… Continue reading

Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson speaks to reporters about the cause of death of Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk during a press conference at the Juneau Police Station on Wednesday. Local, state and national reporters were on hand for the report that Fisk died of natural causes.

Travelodge Hotel robbed, 2 assaulted

As she was checking in for a business trip Tuesday night at the Travelodge Hotel, Debbie Shepersky said a man appearing to wave a gun… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 2

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

Answering Juneau’s succession question

Mayor Greg Fisk’s untimely death Monday left a grieving city with far more questions than answers. One of the more perplexing — and pressing —… Continue reading

David Katzeek, second from right, speaks during a public ceremony at the Walter Soboleff Center Tuesday for the return of a Chilkat robe recently acquired on eBay. Sealaska Heritage Institute purchased the robe in November from eBay seller George Blucker of Texas who willingly took a loss on the sale so the piece could be repatriated to the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

Ceremony celebrates Chilkat blanket’s return

They were there to see an ancestor.On Tuesday afternoon, more than 50 Southeast residents gathered at the clan house in the Walter Soboleff Building to… Continue reading

David Katzeek, second from right, speaks during a public ceremony at the Walter Soboleff Center Tuesday for the return of a Chilkat robe recently acquired on eBay. Sealaska Heritage Institute purchased the robe in November from eBay seller George Blucker of Texas who willingly took a loss on the sale so the piece could be repatriated to the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

Assault• At 1:57 p.m. Monday, a 25-year-old man was arrested for domestic violence assault in the Juneau area. He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional… Continue reading

Rain water sits on top of thin ice on Mendenhall Lake on Monday.

Photo: Mendenhall Lake run

Rain water sits on top of thin ice on Mendenhall Lake on Monday.… Continue reading

Rain water sits on top of thin ice on Mendenhall Lake on Monday.

Downtown ‘Pocket Park’ demolition nearly complete

The demolition of Gunakadeit Park, the first phase in demolishing the Gastineau Apartments, is substantially complete, according to an email from the City and Borough… Continue reading

Juneau nears the mark for wettest year

If it were snow, you’d have to crawl out a second-story window.Juneau received just over a foot of precipitation in November, its second-wettest in recorded… Continue reading

Assembly releases statement about Fisk

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has released an official statement mourning the loss of Mayor Greg Fisk, who was found dead in his… Continue reading

Juneau man faces eighth wildlife violation

Twenty-year-old Nicholas Ettinger has been accused of his eighth violation of Alaska’s fish and game laws, Alaska Wildlife Troopers said Monday.In an online dispatch, troopers… Continue reading

Police tape and signs block the Kennedy Street walkway in front of Mayor Greg Fisk's house Tuesday morning.

JPD: Fisk’s body found with injuries, cause unknown

Juneau’s police chief said Tuesday there were “some injuries” on the body of Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk when he was found dead inside his Starr… Continue reading

Police tape and signs block the Kennedy Street walkway in front of Mayor Greg Fisk's house Tuesday morning.

Around town for Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2015

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated… Continue reading

SHI welcomes found Chilkat robe to Juneau

George Blucker found it in an Illinois flea market. Now, it’s coming back to Alaska.This afternoon, Sealaska Heritage Institute will formally take possession of a… Continue reading

Homeless helping homeless ‘be full and warm’

A December night on Juneau’s streets will almost certainly be a cold one, but for those battling homelessness a warm blanket could soon be on… Continue reading

An adult humpback whale swims next to the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday. A huge amount of herring, polluck and capelin have been keeping a variety of birds and marine mammals feeding in the area for the last two weeks.

Photos: Feeding frenzy

An adult humpback whale swims next to the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday. A huge amount of herring, polluck and… Continue reading

An adult humpback whale swims next to the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday. A huge amount of herring, polluck and capelin have been keeping a variety of birds and marine mammals feeding in the area for the last two weeks.

Nominate local families for ‘Shop With A Cop’

The Capital City Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association is asking Juneau residents to nominate local families for the upcoming ‘Shop With a Cop’… Continue reading