Nurse Practitioner Cynthia Mattoni, the new medical provider at Front Street Community Health Center, helps Michael John Townsend with a hand injury at the clinic on Wednesday.

A comeback story: Front Street Clinic fundraises for a stable future

It’s hard to believe the Front Street Clinic was once in danger of closing.On Wednesday, two Filipino patients waited in the clinic’s lobby and chit-chatted… Continue reading

Nurse Practitioner Cynthia Mattoni, the new medical provider at Front Street Community Health Center, helps Michael John Townsend with a hand injury at the clinic on Wednesday.
U.S. Coast Guard LTJG Katharine Martorelli collects donated coats and blankets left at Foodland IGA on Monday. The collected items will be given out when the USCG Cutter Liberty makes a tour of smaller Southeast Alaska coastal communities later this winter.

Coast Guard blanket, coat drive underway

The annual Coast Guard blanket and coat drive is underway in Juneau, and so far, the donation bins have been overflowing.Decorated bins, with signs asking… Continue reading

U.S. Coast Guard LTJG Katharine Martorelli collects donated coats and blankets left at Foodland IGA on Monday. The collected items will be given out when the USCG Cutter Liberty makes a tour of smaller Southeast Alaska coastal communities later this winter.
Old pilings south of Sandy Beach are reflected in the calm waters of Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.

Photo: Sandy Beach pilings in the fog

Old pilings south of Sandy Beach are reflected in the calm waters of Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Old pilings south of Sandy Beach are reflected in the calm waters of Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.
Ceivarenn Isaako walks with her daughter, Mareanna, 3, through the electronics department at Walmart on Tuesday. Walmart's Black Friday sale starts at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Black Friday buys at big-box stores

Juneau’s commercial scene is hardly dominated by big chain stores, but their annual day in the sun has come. The city’s big-box stores are preparing… Continue reading

Ceivarenn Isaako walks with her daughter, Mareanna, 3, through the electronics department at Walmart on Tuesday. Walmart's Black Friday sale starts at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Esme Woolford, 2, explores the toys at The Imagination Station during a stop at the downtown shop with her mother, Noelle, on Monday.

Shopping local to support a community

Maybe it’s 50 percent discounted electronics that inspire midnight shoppers on Black Friday, but for fans of sleeping in who still want a deal this… Continue reading

Esme Woolford, 2, explores the toys at The Imagination Station during a stop at the downtown shop with her mother, Noelle, on Monday.

City, state offices closed for holiday

All city and state government offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday. State offices will reopen Friday for “normal hours,” according to the State… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Fire and medical• On Tuesday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to six EMS calls, a transport call to a take a paitent from Bartlett Regional Hospital… Continue reading

A shoeprint is shown near where the Juneau Economic  Development Council building was burglarized Monday morning.

JEDC burglarized, computer stolen

The Juneau Police Department is asking for the public’s help involving a burglary earlier this week.According to JPD, someone broke into the Juneau Economic Development… Continue reading

A shoeprint is shown near where the Juneau Economic  Development Council building was burglarized Monday morning.

Red Cross Thanksgiving safety tips

On Nov. 25, The American Red Cross released a list of tips for a safe Thanksgiving.“The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest times of… Continue reading

The rising sun peaks through the fog above Sandy Beach on Wednesday.

Photo: Sandy Beach sunrise

The rising sun peaks through the fog above Sandy Beach on Wednesday.… Continue reading

The rising sun peaks through the fog above Sandy Beach on Wednesday.

Empire office closed Thursday

The Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly offices will be closed today so employees can spend Thanksgiving Day with friends and families. Our offices will… Continue reading

Samuel Sheakley, Sr., works on a silver piece at the Native Artists Market in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Nov. 2014.

At public market, a new song and dance

The Juneau Public Market and Native Artist Market won’t be the same old song and dance when doors open because this year there will actually… Continue reading

Samuel Sheakley, Sr., works on a silver piece at the Native Artists Market in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Nov. 2014.
Jennifer Narvaez swims with her daughters, Mary, 2, center, and Margaret, 4, at the Dimond Park Aquatics Center on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Pool Board cuts prices to grow users

Juneau’s Aquatics Board members are testing the waters with reduced prices in hopes that community members will take the plunge and become loyal users once… Continue reading

Jennifer Narvaez swims with her daughters, Mary, 2, center, and Margaret, 4, at the Dimond Park Aquatics Center on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Juneau police officers joined by a U.S. Forest Service enforcement officer wait at the corner of Glacier Highway and Berners Avenue during a search for a man who robbed the Heritage Coffee Company stand at the Airport Shopping Center in August 2013.

JPD force rate below national average

Last year, Juneau Police Department officers used force in about 2.7 percent of all arrests, down from 2013. That rate was lower than in many… Continue reading

Juneau police officers joined by a U.S. Forest Service enforcement officer wait at the corner of Glacier Highway and Berners Avenue during a search for a man who robbed the Heritage Coffee Company stand at the Airport Shopping Center in August 2013.
Second and third grade students from Harborview Elementary School frolic in a pile of dried leaves at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday. An annual event organized by Linda Torgerson, students from downtown schools collected, bagged and stored the leaves to be used on Monday and Tuesday.

Photos: Jumping in leaves

Second and third grade students from Harborview Elementary School frolic in a pile of dried leaves at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday. An annual event organized… Continue reading

Second and third grade students from Harborview Elementary School frolic in a pile of dried leaves at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday. An annual event organized by Linda Torgerson, students from downtown schools collected, bagged and stored the leaves to be used on Monday and Tuesday.

Garbage pickup shifts due to holiday

Curbside garbage pickup will be delayed one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Pacific Waste, which collects most of the capital city’s residential… Continue reading

Troopers: Extra road caution encouraged during holiday travels

Alaska State troopers will be on high alert this holiday break, with extra traffic enforcement focused on seat belt safety.Troopers will also focus their attention… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Nov. 25

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

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Nov. 25

Burglary• At 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a burglary in the 9900 block of Stephen Richards Memorial Drive. Investigation continues.Fire… Continue reading