Police & Fire for Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Domestic violence• At 4:06 p.m. Sunday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a domestic dispute. Information only.• At 7:55 p.m. Sunday, JPD received… Continue reading

Pat Pitney, State Budget Director for Gov. Bill Walker, speaks about the state's fiscal future to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on July 16.

Fiscal forum invites Juneau to have its say on budget

If you’ve ever said that you could do a better job in your sleep than the Alaska Legislature does, a handful of Juneauites have an… Continue reading

Pat Pitney, State Budget Director for Gov. Bill Walker, speaks about the state's fiscal future to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on July 16.
An orca surfaces on its side as a small pod of about five whales made a tour of Gastineau Channel on Friday morning.

Photo: Orca excitement

Students race to watch a pod of about five orcas pass Harris Harbor as the whales made a tour of Gastineau Channel on Friday morning.… Continue reading

An orca surfaces on its side as a small pod of about five whales made a tour of Gastineau Channel on Friday morning.
Christine Carpenter takes a moment to check her messages under the fall colors of a oak tree at Marine Park on Wednesday, the official first day of fall.

Photo: Signs of fall

Christine Carpenter takes a moment to check her messages under the fall colors of a oak tree at Marine Park on Wednesday, the official first… Continue reading

Christine Carpenter takes a moment to check her messages under the fall colors of a oak tree at Marine Park on Wednesday, the official first day of fall.

Around town for Monday, Sept. 28

Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. Details:… Continue reading

Kammi Matson spins a fire hoop on Sept. 13 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit beach as "Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening" burns. About 200 people attended the annual event, which included drumming, fire spinning and dancing. Visitors also placed notes, origami cranes and mementoes at the basket before it was set on fire.

Photo: Remembrance and unburdening

Kammi Matson spins a fire hoop on Sept. 13 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit beach as “Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening”… Continue reading

Kammi Matson spins a fire hoop on Sept. 13 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit beach as "Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening" burns. About 200 people attended the annual event, which included drumming, fire spinning and dancing. Visitors also placed notes, origami cranes and mementoes at the basket before it was set on fire.

Police blotter for Monday, Sept. 28, 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

For seniors, tax-free condo association fees unlikely

It is unlikely that the city will try to find a way to make condo association fees tax exempt for seniors, even though these fees… Continue reading

A rendering of what the new cruise ship berths will look like downtown, according to the City and Borough of Juneau Docks and Harbors website.

Fishermen’s Memorial loses to Panamax docks

For the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial board in Juneau, fighting the city’s downtown cruise ship dock project has been a losing battle.After years of protesting… Continue reading

A rendering of what the new cruise ship berths will look like downtown, according to the City and Borough of Juneau Docks and Harbors website.
Eric Kueffner stops Wednesday to count the growth rings in trees blown down last winter along the DuPont Trail. Trail Mix cleared and opened the trail in May.

Photo: Counting tree rings

Eric Kueffner stops Wednesday to count the growth rings in trees blown down last winter along the DuPont Trail. Trail Mix cleared and opened the… Continue reading

Eric Kueffner stops Wednesday to count the growth rings in trees blown down last winter along the DuPont Trail. Trail Mix cleared and opened the trail in May.

Around town for Sunday, Sept. 27

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 & Fire for Sunday, Sept. 27, 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

Police are seen searching a vehicle found abandoned in a driveway on Mountain Avenue after a police chase Thursday morning, in this photograph submitted to the Empire by a witness to the chase.

Jeep leads police in morning chase

A green Jeep Cherokee led police on a vehicle chase through Twin Lakes and Lemon Creek Thursday morning.Juneau residents on the road pulled over as… Continue reading

Police are seen searching a vehicle found abandoned in a driveway on Mountain Avenue after a police chase Thursday morning, in this photograph submitted to the Empire by a witness to the chase.
A Steller sea lion munches on a silver salmon in front of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Wednesday.

Photo: Stellar meal

A Steller sea lion munches on a silver salmon in front of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Wednesday.… Continue reading

A Steller sea lion munches on a silver salmon in front of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Wednesday.

City asks for pot position

The City and Borough of Juneau Marijuana Committee discussed the possibility of creating a new position within the Community Development Department “to help usher in… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Editor’s Note: A Daily Incident Report from Capital City Fire/Rescue was not available by press time.Disorderly conduct• At 1:48 a.m. Thursday, the Juneau Police Department… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Sept. 25

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. J. Allan MacKinnon to play variety of music.Senior Lunch,… Continue reading

Auke Bay Elementary School students play during recess on Tuesday.

Auke Bay playground revamp gains momentum

After five years of saving, a parent group at Auke Bay Elementary School managed to set aside almost $30,000 in hopes of upgrading the playground.… Continue reading

Auke Bay Elementary School students play during recess on Tuesday.
A screenshot from the video footage the Juneau Police Department released on Wednesday night's robbery at the Travelodge Hotel. The videos can be seen in full on JPD's Facebook page.

Police seek hotel robber

Juneau police are looking for a masked man who robbed the Travelodge Hotel in the Mendenhall Valley on Wednesday night.The man, whom police believe was… Continue reading

A screenshot from the video footage the Juneau Police Department released on Wednesday night's robbery at the Travelodge Hotel. The videos can be seen in full on JPD's Facebook page.
Juneau residents rally for Planned Parenthood at the corner of Egan and Channel Drives on Wednesday.

Change of tune outside Planned Parenthood

Commotion outside Planned Parenthood centers across the nation — mixed with disgruntled chants and signs — have become quite the norm, but on Wednesday a… Continue reading

Juneau residents rally for Planned Parenthood at the corner of Egan and Channel Drives on Wednesday.