Around town for Friday, Nov. 20

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

Ava Meade, center, plays the loving mother with her own daughter played by Clara Smith, right, who helps Annie Warbucks, played by Kayla Kohlhase, get back to her father, Daddy Warbucks. Theater at Latitude 58 presents "Annie Warbucks" at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m.

Photos: Annie Warbucks

Ava Meade, center, plays the loving mother with her own daughter played by Clara Smith, right, who helps Annie Warbucks, played by Kayla Kohlhase, get… Continue reading

Ava Meade, center, plays the loving mother with her own daughter played by Clara Smith, right, who helps Annie Warbucks, played by Kayla Kohlhase, get back to her father, Daddy Warbucks. Theater at Latitude 58 presents "Annie Warbucks" at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m.

‘Silver tsunami’ puts CCFR in hot seat

In 15 years, Juneau’s population has only increased by roughly 2,000 people. In that same time period, the rate of emergency calls has more than… Continue reading

Police blotter for Friday, Nov. 20, 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

Tlingit weaver and teacher Lily Hope guides Auke Bay Elementary School second graders through the cultural exhibit in the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday. The event is part of the Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program, which was founded by the Kennedy Center to create full access to arts education programs and resources for K-8 students. The Kennedy Center works with 18 sites in the country and Juneau is one of them. Starting in November, all second-grade students in the Juneau School District will go on annual arts excursions to the Walter Soboleff Building to learn about the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.

Photo: Cultural education

Tlingit weaver and teacher Lily Hope guides Auke Bay Elementary School second graders through the cultural exhibit in the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday. The… Continue reading

Tlingit weaver and teacher Lily Hope guides Auke Bay Elementary School second graders through the cultural exhibit in the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday. The event is part of the Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program, which was founded by the Kennedy Center to create full access to arts education programs and resources for K-8 students. The Kennedy Center works with 18 sites in the country and Juneau is one of them. Starting in November, all second-grade students in the Juneau School District will go on annual arts excursions to the Walter Soboleff Building to learn about the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.
Downtown FNB building on the market

Downtown FNB building on the market

On the eve of its 100th birthday, the Hellenthal Building — more commonly known as the First National Bank Building on Front street — is… Continue reading

Downtown FNB building on the market
David McCaslind, right, and Michael Blume take advantage of the fresh snow to skin up Eaglecrest on Monday.

Photo: Skiing at Eaglecrest

David McCaslind, right, and Michael Blume take advantage of the fresh snow to skin up Eaglecrest on Monday.… Continue reading

David McCaslind, right, and Michael Blume take advantage of the fresh snow to skin up Eaglecrest on Monday.

Federal building testing alarms nightly

There’s no reason to be alarmed, even if the building is.This week, the managers of Juneau’s federal building have begun a three-week test of the… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Nov. 19

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 blotter for Thursday, Nov. 19, 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

SHI acquired sacred Chilkat robe on eBay

Sealaska Heritage Institute said Wednesday that it has acquired a sacred Chilkat robe from an eBay seller who willingly took a loss on the transaction… Continue reading

A Juneau Police Department officer responds to a vehicle in the meridian on Egan Drive Wednesday morning.

Weather wizards get it right

The weather wizards were right.On Wednesday morning, Juneauites woke up to find that the National Weather Service winter storm warning had held true: Snow covered… Continue reading

A Juneau Police Department officer responds to a vehicle in the meridian on Egan Drive Wednesday morning.
Chase Roughton sweeps snow off his truck on 12th Street downtown on Tuesday.

Budget cuts threaten to slow snow plows

Batman has the bat signal. Spider-man has his spider sense. And snow-fighters — the name adopted by Juneau’s snow removal operators — have weather alerts… Continue reading

Chase Roughton sweeps snow off his truck on 12th Street downtown on Tuesday.
Food for about a dozen families for Thanksgiving sits on a shelf at The Glory Hole on Tuesday. The soup kitchen is asking for more donations.

‘Dire’ need as giving season commences

This week marks the start of the Glory Hole’s annual Turkey Box giveaway for families in need this holiday season. Unfortunately, it also marks the… Continue reading

Food for about a dozen families for Thanksgiving sits on a shelf at The Glory Hole on Tuesday. The soup kitchen is asking for more donations.
Haida Master Artist Robert Davidson gives a talk about his personal journey of discovery through Haida art and ceremony on Tuesday at the Soboleff Center as part of a lecture series to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The series is sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute.

Photo: Haida master artist Robert Davidson

Haida Master Artist Robert Davidson gives a talk about his personal journey of discovery through Haida art and ceremony on Tuesday at the Soboleff Center… Continue reading

Haida Master Artist Robert Davidson gives a talk about his personal journey of discovery through Haida art and ceremony on Tuesday at the Soboleff Center as part of a lecture series to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The series is sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute.

Around Town

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

Paris on her mind

It was a bitter Friday the 13th for Nina Lacroix.Sitting in U.S. history class, 16-year-old Lacroix received a message from a friend back in her… Continue reading

FBI will take lead in Sitka Taser probe

The FBI will be taking the lead in the investigation of a 2014 Taser incident in the Sitka jail, police chief Sheldon Schmitt said Monday.On… Continue reading

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. Capital City Fire/Rescue has been increasingly using this drug during emergency calls to save people who have overdosed on heroin.

In one weekend, 5 drug overdoses in Juneau

Juneau police suspect a strong batch of “China White” powder heroin may be to blame for a recent spike in drug overdoses this weekend.Five people… Continue reading

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. Capital City Fire/Rescue has been increasingly using this drug during emergency calls to save people who have overdosed on heroin.

Man gets 25 years for near-fatal stabbing

Wielding a hunting knife over his step-sister on the stairs of their home, Wayne W. Williams stabbed her 16 times and had no intention of… Continue reading