Santa coming to Juneau, Douglas, Auke Bay on a fire truck

Santa Claus will be coming to the capital city on a fire truck next Friday, passing out candy canes to the boys and girls of… Continue reading

Photographer to speak at Wildlife Wednesday

Professional photographer Michael Phelps is the featured speaker at the monthly Alaska Wildlife Alliance lecture.On the first Wednesday evening of every month, the Alliance hosts… Continue reading

CBJ seeks head tax proposals

The City and Borough of Juneau is accepting proposals for head-tax funded projects in 2016.In 1999, CBJ voters approved a tax of $5 per cruise… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Dec. 01

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

Correction

In the caption for a photograph published Nov. 29, the Empire incorrectly stated Roz Cruise’s relationship with Mary Folletti, two women working at a booth… Continue reading

Have breakfast with Santa, support local firefighters

Capital City Fire Auxiliary will host its annual “Breakfast with Santa” pancake feed fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 5.The breakfast will be held 8:30-11 a.m. at… Continue reading

Check maps before cutting down Christmas trees

During the month of December, Juneau residents can harvest one evergreen tree per household on city or state-owned land. But before grabbing an axe, saw,… Continue reading

Whitehorse plagued by disc golf thieves

Someone in Whitehorse really hates disc golf.On Thursday, the Whitehorse Disc Golf Association discovered that an unknown person stole all 18 targets from a disc… 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.

Mayor Fisk found dead in his home

Juneau Mayor Stephen “Greg” Fisk is dead.Fisk’s son, Ian, found his 70-year-old father collapsed on the floor of the Kennedy Street home where he lived… 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.
Ginger Blaisdell models a seal and sea otter fur hat by Annie and Todd Fritze of Dillingham at the Public Market at Centennial Hall on Friday.

Public Market, Native Artist Market introduce new crafts and faces

It’s a 32-year-old tradition, but it’s full of fresh faces, new passions and continues to expand its community reach.The Juneau Public Market, alongside the Native… Continue reading

Ginger Blaisdell models a seal and sea otter fur hat by Annie and Todd Fritze of Dillingham at the Public Market at Centennial Hall on Friday.

Locals weigh in on online shopping

The day after Thanksgiving people will fight food comas in winter weather to be some of the first to enter stores for Black Friday sales.… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, watch as Kyle Avis, left, Sherrilyn Stein, Cheryl Griffiths and Ken Carrillo, right, make lemon crinkle cookies at the Breeze In kitchen in Lemon Creek on Wednesday. The bakery is making 22,000 cookies in 11 flavors plus fresh donut holes for the Governor's Open House to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Photo: Lemon crinkle holidays

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, watch as Kyle Avis, left, Sherrilyn Stein, Cheryl Griffiths and Ken Carrillo, right, make lemon crinkle cookies at… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, watch as Kyle Avis, left, Sherrilyn Stein, Cheryl Griffiths and Ken Carrillo, right, make lemon crinkle cookies at the Breeze In kitchen in Lemon Creek on Wednesday. The bakery is making 22,000 cookies in 11 flavors plus fresh donut holes for the Governor's Open House to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Police blotter for Nov. 30, 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

Around town for Monday, Nov. 30

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 29

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will be repaving Egan Drive next summer.

DOT prepares for major repairs to Egan Drive

Early next year, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will launch a $20 million to $30 million renovation of Egan Drive between 10th… Continue reading

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will be repaving Egan Drive next summer.

If you fill it, they will come

The minds behind Juneau Makerspace, a self-described “community operated workshop” in the works, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the shop. In less… Continue reading

Police blotter for Sunday, Nov. 29, 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

Around town for Friday, Nov. 27

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267.Native Artist Market, 11 a.m., 320 W Willoughby… Continue reading

Photo: Christmas tree on display

Larry O'Keefe, left, and John Wright of the city's parks maintenance division set up a Christmas tree display at Marine Park on Tuesday.… Continue reading