Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

The whale, Festus, was towed to shore on Sunday afternoon and it will go through a necropsy examination on Tuesday.

Dead humpback whale found in Glacier Bay National Park

The longest sighted humpback whale recorded in Southeast Alaska was found dead Sunday morning.“Festus” — or whale #441 in fluke identification photos — was floating… Continue reading

The whale, Festus, was towed to shore on Sunday afternoon and it will go through a necropsy examination on Tuesday.
John Neary, director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, gives a tour to a Norwegian tourism industry delegation on Monday. The group is the studying tourism in Southeast Alaska.

Norway around it

If there was any doubt that Cruise Lines International Association Alaska’s lawsuit against the City and Borough of Juneau is making waves internationally, a visiting… Continue reading

John Neary, director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, gives a tour to a Norwegian tourism industry delegation on Monday. The group is the studying tourism in Southeast Alaska.

Victim in fatal Hoonah crash identified

Jeffrey Turner, 23, a Tampa Bay, Florida, resident, died in a vehicle rollover in Hoonah sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, Alaska… Continue reading

Kevin Murphy, right, chief ranger for the southeast area of Alaska State Parks, and Doug Drexel, southeast maintenance chief, view a shelter built down the beach from the new Salamander Cabin at Halibut Cove on Shelter Island on Thursday. The shelter is available without a reservation.

Gimme Shelter (Island)

At low tide Thursday morning, Kevin Murphy, Chief Ranger for Southeast Area State Parks, piloted a boat out of Amalga Harbor, making sure to avoid… Continue reading

Kevin Murphy, right, chief ranger for the southeast area of Alaska State Parks, and Doug Drexel, southeast maintenance chief, view a shelter built down the beach from the new Salamander Cabin at Halibut Cove on Shelter Island on Thursday. The shelter is available without a reservation.
Juneau Community Garage Sale organizer James Whycoff has been working as a volunteer to put the event together for the past six years. The annual community garage sale, now in its 21st year, used to be organized by Centennial Hall, which is where it's held.

Meet Juneau’s garage sale king

Lava lamps, collectible coins, baseball cards, bagpipes, VHS copies of every “Young Indiana Jones” film ever made. If there’s any truth to the proverb about… Continue reading

Juneau Community Garage Sale organizer James Whycoff has been working as a volunteer to put the event together for the past six years. The annual community garage sale, now in its 21st year, used to be organized by Centennial Hall, which is where it's held.
The front page of the Juneau Empire on June 27, 1986

This Day in Juneau History: June 27, 1986

On June 27, 1986, a national campaign to raise funds for the Alaska-Siberia Peace Bridge was announced. In September, the Alaska Performing Artists for Peace… Continue reading

The front page of the Juneau Empire on June 27, 1986
Assistant District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks to Juneau Police Department Officer Jason Van Sickle during the trial of Leron Carlton Graham in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday. Graham is representing himself on 14 counts of allegedly assaulting a woman and stealing a car in the Lemon Creek area in March.

Woman questioned on the stand by her alleged attacker

During a trial that’s become something of a spectacle with a loquacious inmate acting as his own defense, the topic of one woman’s threatened life… Continue reading

Assistant District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks to Juneau Police Department Officer Jason Van Sickle during the trial of Leron Carlton Graham in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday. Graham is representing himself on 14 counts of allegedly assaulting a woman and stealing a car in the Lemon Creek area in March.
Elijah Marks, left, Fred Fulmer, center, and Sam Sheakley work off a design by master carver Nathan Jackson of Ketchikan on a 25-foot Raven pole at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday.

Healing history and undoing the silence

Under the covered basketball court at Harborview Elementary School in downtown Juneau, a group of carvers have just started working on a Raven totem pole.… Continue reading

Elijah Marks, left, Fred Fulmer, center, and Sam Sheakley work off a design by master carver Nathan Jackson of Ketchikan on a 25-foot Raven pole at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday.

Police & fire for Sunday, June 26, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed… Continue reading

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

This Day in Juneau History: June 26, 1986

On June 26, 1986, Porky the Porcupine wreaked havoc once again. The victim this time was an assistant customer service engineer with Alaska Electric Light… Continue reading

Ed Beam, a laborer with Admiralty Construction Inc., cuts out a corroded section of water main off of Glacier Highway near Point Lena Loop Road.

Water restored to Lena Point homes after late night leak

Water is back on for several homes in the Lena Point area after a water main leak caused the city to shut off the utility… Continue reading

Ed Beam, a laborer with Admiralty Construction Inc., cuts out a corroded section of water main off of Glacier Highway near Point Lena Loop Road.
The front page of the Empire on Monday, June 23, 1986

This Day in Juneau History: June 23, 1986

On June 23, 1986, a Juneau man and teen were arrested by Alaska State Troopers and charged with several burglaries in the Mendenhall Valley area… Continue reading

The front page of the Empire on Monday, June 23, 1986

Tlingit-Haida Central Council purchases Colorado business

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is officially in the federal contracting business.Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation, the business arm… Continue reading

Veterans’ listening session Friday

The Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a veterans’ listening session tonight from 5-6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.The interim Director of the Alaska VA… Continue reading

2016 Garden Tour this Saturday

Master Gardeners will be hosting a tour of the best gardens of Juneau on Saturday from 11-a.m.-4 p.m.Participants will be provided with a map and… Continue reading

Fire calls for Friday, June 24, 2016

A Daily Bulletin report from the Juneau Police Department was not available by press time.Fire and medical• On Wednesday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to 10… Continue reading

Photo: Passing by

The Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes the Eagle Glacier on its way south to Juneau on Thursday.… Continue reading

The front page of the Empire on June 24, 1986

This Day in Juneau History: June 24, 1986

On June 24, 1986, work began on an access road to Sheep Creek tunnel of the Alaska-Juneau Mine, potentially leading to future ore sampling and… Continue reading

The front page of the Empire on June 24, 1986