Around town for Sunday, Nov. 1

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

Police and fire for Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

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Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, takes on door duty for children from the Discovery Preschool during their yearly Halloween costume parade through the Capitol on Friday.

Photo: Costume parade

Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, takes on door duty for children from the Discovery Preschool during their yearly Halloween costume parade through the Capitol on… Continue reading

Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, takes on door duty for children from the Discovery Preschool during their yearly Halloween costume parade through the Capitol on Friday.

Shooting suspect indicted for murder

A 32-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a man inside a Mendenhall Valley trailer park has been indicted on a slew of charges, including first-… Continue reading

Gastineau Apartments, a burned-out building in downtown Juneau, now has a new fate. A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the apartments Thursday to buy the building.

Company to buy, ‘restore’ Gastineau Apartments

A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the Gastineau Apartments Thursday to buy the burned-out building.Public Private Partnershipp LLC and James… Continue reading

Gastineau Apartments, a burned-out building in downtown Juneau, now has a new fate. A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the apartments Thursday to buy the building.

Teachers’ contract one step from finalized

It wasn’t an overwhelming majority, but there were enough votes Thursday to ratify a tentative contract between the Juneau Education Association and the Juneau School… Continue reading

Engineers Cutoff Road to close

The Alaska Department of Transportation has announced it will close Engineers Cutoff Road for the season on Nov. 2.Each winter, DOT closes the road —… Continue reading

Police blotter for Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

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Police seek help finding truck, driver involved in hit-and-run

Juneau police are asking the public to help locate a red pickup truck and its driver, who is suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run… Continue reading

JPD reminds motorists to be mindful on Halloween

Trick-or-treaters will be out in force tomorrow evening for Halloween, and the Juneau Police Department is reminding motorists to slow down in residential neighborhoods.“Please drive… Continue reading

Monica Daugherty holds her 10-year-old female corn snake named Velvet on Thursday. The snake, which she has owned since August, escaped her painting studio on the second floor of the Emporium Mall recently and was found in the office of the Gold Town Nickelodeon.

A snake’s tale of escape

Her name is Velvet, she’s 10 years old and she’s a bit of a cinema buff — at least that’s what some people might think… Continue reading

Monica Daugherty holds her 10-year-old female corn snake named Velvet on Thursday. The snake, which she has owned since August, escaped her painting studio on the second floor of the Emporium Mall recently and was found in the office of the Gold Town Nickelodeon.
Dan Earls poses for a picture in his front yard decorated for Halloween. "I like Halloween and the neighborhood sure likes it," says Earls. Earls is also turning his garage into a seven-room haunted house for trick-or-treaters to venture through Saturday night. "I work as a mechanic so this is my fun thing."

Photo: Halloween spirit

Dan Earls poses for a picture in his front yard decorated for Halloween. "I like Halloween and the neighborhood sure likes it," says Earls. Earls… Continue reading

Dan Earls poses for a picture in his front yard decorated for Halloween. "I like Halloween and the neighborhood sure likes it," says Earls. Earls is also turning his garage into a seven-room haunted house for trick-or-treaters to venture through Saturday night. "I work as a mechanic so this is my fun thing."
Daphne Wright, standing left, watches as Tlingit speakers demostrate how to play a game similar to "Go Fish" to improve their Tlingit language skills during the "Sharing Our Knowledge" conference at Centennial Hall on Thursday. The conference of Tlingit tribes and clans runs through Saturday.

Photo: Improving Tlingit language skills

Daphne Wright, standing left, watches as Tlingit speakers demostrate how to play a game similar to "Go Fish" to improve their Tlingit language skills during… Continue reading

Daphne Wright, standing left, watches as Tlingit speakers demostrate how to play a game similar to "Go Fish" to improve their Tlingit language skills during the "Sharing Our Knowledge" conference at Centennial Hall on Thursday. The conference of Tlingit tribes and clans runs through Saturday.

Around town for Friday, Oct. 30

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

City extends city manager search

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has extended the time frame for its search for a new city manager. After reviewing all 33 applications… Continue reading

Low fog lingers over Gastineau Channel in front of downtown Juneau on Tuesday. Rain is the forecasted through Friday.

Photo: Lingering fog

Low fog lingers over Gastineau Channel in front of downtown Juneau on Tuesday. Rain is the forecasted through Friday.… Continue reading

Low fog lingers over Gastineau Channel in front of downtown Juneau on Tuesday. Rain is the forecasted through Friday.

Photo: Frosted muskeg

Frost coats a leaf in a muskeg above Douglas Tuesday morning. Rain is forecasted for the rest of the week with colder temperatures coming next… Continue reading

‘Hard Rock Miners’ sculptor dies in Oregon

The sculptor behind Juneau’s iconic “Hard Rock Miners” sculpture has died.Edward Seth Way was curator of exhibits at the Alaska State Museum when he was… Continue reading

Police blotter for Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

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Around town for Thursday, Oct. 29

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