Tree knocks out power Out The Road

A storm blowing in from the Gulf of Alaska knocked a tree into power lines at Mile 19 of the Glacier Highway on Friday morning,… Continue reading

Study group meets budget group: Thunder Mountain High School seniors (from right to left) Carlie Kollar, Taylor Beardslee, Taya Jensen and Alice Johnson try to calculate their yearly spending. The seniors took part in the "Get Real Financial Reality Fair" Thursday at TMHS where students were given pretend salaries based on jobs such as registered nurse or paralegal. Volunteers from the community then sold them insurance and cable packages, just like in the real world. The event was organized by the Financial Reality Foundation and sponsored by True North Federal Credit Union. After the real world simulation, four participants walked away with scholarships totaling $500 in a random drawing.

Photos: Get real

Putting food on the… lunch table?: Thunder Mountain High School senior Sara Wood is trying to figure out if she can afford groceries for children… Continue reading

Study group meets budget group: Thunder Mountain High School seniors (from right to left) Carlie Kollar, Taylor Beardslee, Taya Jensen and Alice Johnson try to calculate their yearly spending. The seniors took part in the "Get Real Financial Reality Fair" Thursday at TMHS where students were given pretend salaries based on jobs such as registered nurse or paralegal. Volunteers from the community then sold them insurance and cable packages, just like in the real world. The event was organized by the Financial Reality Foundation and sponsored by True North Federal Credit Union. After the real world simulation, four participants walked away with scholarships totaling $500 in a random drawing.

Glasses half empty at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Even after listening to a generally optimistic presentation about the city’s economic outlook, the majority of the 40-some people at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce… Continue reading

Three JPD officers graduate from academy today

Three Juneau Police Department officers will graduate from the Alaska Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka today.The three are part of a class of 17,… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Nov. 13

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

Health insurance marketplace navigation

The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace’s open enrollment will be from Nov. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016. Both SEARHC and the Internal Revenue… Continue reading

Police blotter for Friday, Nov. 13, 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

Veterans were invited to participate in a special men's dance at a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

‘We’re here because we remember’

Although traditionally a day set aside to thank veterans for their service, this Veterans Day one individual gave them something more — a mission.A program… Continue reading

Veterans were invited to participate in a special men's dance at a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

ADF&G says to expect 34M pinks in ’16

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a 2016 pink salmon run about the same size as the one that greeted fishermen this… Continue reading

Planning commission hears big plans

The future look of Juneau may well be shaped by two plans that were presented to the city Planning Commission on Tuesday.The commission reviewed the… Continue reading

One of two totem poles in front of the Gajaa Hit building in the Willoughby District is seen in front of a snow-covered Mount Juneau on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. A trace of snow was recorded overnight at Juneau International Airport, 0.4 inches in the Mendenhall Valley and 3.6 inches at the base of Eaglecrest Ski Area, but no snow was recorded in downtown Juneau. Alaska's capital city has yet to record measurable snow at the airport, its official measuring site.

Photo: Winter in sight

One of two totem poles in front of the Gajaa Hit building in the Willoughby District is seen in front of a snow-covered Mount Juneau… Continue reading

One of two totem poles in front of the Gajaa Hit building in the Willoughby District is seen in front of a snow-covered Mount Juneau on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. A trace of snow was recorded overnight at Juneau International Airport, 0.4 inches in the Mendenhall Valley and 3.6 inches at the base of Eaglecrest Ski Area, but no snow was recorded in downtown Juneau. Alaska's capital city has yet to record measurable snow at the airport, its official measuring site.

Around town for Thursday, Nov. 12

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.Tai Chi class, 10… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, Nov. 12, 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

Ravens sit in the boarded up windows on the fourth floor of the Gasitneau Apartments building on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Gastineau Apartments demo will proceed

The city will proceed with the demolition of the Gastineau Apartments. On Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly declined a proposal that… Continue reading

Ravens sit in the boarded up windows on the fourth floor of the Gasitneau Apartments building on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Low enrollment equals $287K loss for JSD

The official October enrollment figure submitted to the Alaska Department of Education shows the Juneau School District missed the mark on projected enrollment — and… Continue reading

Plane crash survivor improves in Seattle

The seriously injured survivor of a Lynn Canal plane crash is rapidly recovering in Seattle, her family said Tuesday, as the National Transportation Safety Board… Continue reading

The Juneau Police Department on Tuesday released this image of a bracelet that matches a set of sapphire earrings and a necklace that were  reported as stolen from a Lemon Creek area home. JPD said the burglar entered the house through a back bedroom window that was broken and stole two firearms, a wedding ring and various jewelry.

Police seeks home burglar who stole guns, wedding ring

Juneau police are asking the public for help catching a home burglar who broke into a Lemon Creek area residence last week and stole firearms,… Continue reading

The Juneau Police Department on Tuesday released this image of a bracelet that matches a set of sapphire earrings and a necklace that were  reported as stolen from a Lemon Creek area home. JPD said the burglar entered the house through a back bedroom window that was broken and stole two firearms, a wedding ring and various jewelry.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Nov. 11, 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

SEACC director, facing cancer, resigns

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council executive director Malena Marvin is resigning amid a personal health crisis.The news was first reported by Ed Schoenfeld of CoastAlaska public… Continue reading

CBJ asks mariners to check boats

The City and Borough of Juneau Docks and Harbors department is asking vessel owners to re-check their vessels after rough weather this week.Ensure bilge pumps… Continue reading