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

Friends of Museum to meet Thursday night

The Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hangar Ballroom.The organization is the official support… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Nov. 10

Moon Walk Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wells Fargo Dimond Park Fieldhouse. For ages 1-14. Fee is $12 per child, multi-kid discount available.Valley Toastmasters… Continue reading

In tougher tests, Juneau students beat state average

Although approximately two-thirds of Alaska students did not “meet standards” according to a tough new grading scale, Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said the low… Continue reading

Russel S. Griffin, appears in court for his first sentencing hearing in February 2015. He was sentenced Monday to serve 25 years in prison for sexually abusing two Juneau girls in 2010 and 2011.

Abuser gets 25 years for harming two girls

The first time Russel S. Griffin appeared in court to be sentenced for sexually abusing two preteen girls in Juneau, it didn’t go well.The 50-year-old… Continue reading

Russel S. Griffin, appears in court for his first sentencing hearing in February 2015. He was sentenced Monday to serve 25 years in prison for sexually abusing two Juneau girls in 2010 and 2011.

Juneau Assembly passes marijuana zoning ordinance; restricts cultivation in residential areas

On Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly seemed to take a ping-pong approach to zoning rules for marijuana businesses.There was a lot… Continue reading

Thief steals $3K worth of art from AMHS office

Alaska State Troopers were notified Thursday of the theft of more than $3,000 worth of art prints from the Alaska Marine Highway System office in… Continue reading

Local teacher takes home top prize

As a student in the Juneau public school system, Amy Jo Meiners had her first lesson in the art of teaching while watching a fourth-grade… Continue reading

Float lodge planned for eastern POW

A Ketchikan man has applied for permission to build a floating lodge at Cholmondeley Sound on the eastern side of Prince of Wales Island.The Alaska… Continue reading

A mature bald eagle keeps watch for silver salmon at the mouth of Steep Creek at Mendenhall Lake on Monday.

Photo: Glacier guard

A mature bald eagle keeps watch for silver salmon at the mouth of Steep Creek at Mendenhall Lake on Monday.… Continue reading

A mature bald eagle keeps watch for silver salmon at the mouth of Steep Creek at Mendenhall Lake on Monday.

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 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

On heroin: ‘Are we listening?’

Grace Elliott reached for the rosary around her neck when asked what happened to her stepson.She brushed her long, curly grey locks over her shoulder… Continue reading

Police blotter for Monday, Nov. 9, 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. 9

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. 8

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 blotter for Sunday, Nov. 8, 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

Juneau Construction Academy to offer information session

The Juneau Construction Academy will offer a free information session about local construction and trades career opportunities from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the… Continue reading

Public program offered on grief and loss during the holidays

The Widowed Persons Program and Hospice & Home Care of Juneau will hold “Grief, Loss & the Holidays,” a free public program, at 5:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Coast Guard to train, fire off blanks

The U.S. Coast Guard in Juneau will hold machine gun tactics training with blank ammunition as part of its annual training from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday,… Continue reading

City Museum hosts lecture on last Alaska executions

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host a free evening public presentation by Averil Lerman on the last executions in… Continue reading