Police, CCFR respond to two deaths Wednesday

The Juneau Police Department responded to a possible suicide Wednesday in the Mendenhall Valley area.A 26-year-old man was pronounced dead on arrival, according to a… Continue reading

Around Town

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

Police & fire for Friday, April 8, 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

Search for missing man in Sitka

The U.S. Coast Guard, Sitka Police Department and Sitka Fire Department are searching for a missing 40-year-old man who went missing in Sitka on Thursday.The… Continue reading

Photo: Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms decorate the stairway between Calhoun and Willoughby Avenues on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Police & fire for Thursday, April 7, 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

Folk Fest calendar for Tuesday, April 7

Folk Fest Juneau 2016Thursday, April 7HeartStrings, 7 p.m. The Last Chance Jazz Band, 7:15 p.m. Traditional 1920’s JazzLazy Sunday’s, 7:30 p.m. Funky middle schoolers playing… Continue reading

Nominate a deserving principal for regional award

Do you know a principal deserving of some recognition for his or her work?The Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals is inviting the public to… Continue reading

JSD to host meeting an optional school programs Saturday

Parents and community members are invited to learn about the Juneau School District’s free optional programs Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:30, at the downtown public library.The district… Continue reading

Hizel and the Jay Birds to appear in Folk Fest and a wedding

It’s a big week for Juneau resident Giselle Stone. The 28-year-old is performing as part of Hizel and the Jay Birds at the Alaska Folk… Continue reading

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Salmon Creek Dam Trail.… Continue reading

Police & fire for Wednesday, April 6, 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

Folk Fest calendar for Wednesday, April 6

Folk Fest Juneau 2016Wednesday, April 6Radio Flyer, 7 p.m. A 5th grade blue grass band from Gastineau Elementary.Friday at Foster’s, 7:15 p.m.Joe Emerson and friends,… Continue reading

Twin Lakes drained for weed control

If you notice a decrease in the water level at Twin Lakes — despite this week’s drizzly weather — it’s because the City and Borough… Continue reading

Run or walk to support Hospice & Home Care

The 11th Annual Heart of Hospice Run is happening on Saturday morning at Twin Lakes.Participants can either walk one mile or run five kilometers to… Continue reading

Video Highlights: Folk Fest Opens in Juneau

Check out this Empire video to see highlights from the first night of the Alaska Folk Festival, which kicked off Monday night in Centennial Hall.… Continue reading

Assembly takes first swing at pot ordinance

The Juneau Assembly took its first crack at an ordinance that will give the city more control over marijuana businesses at a work session Monday… Continue reading

Alleged car thief, attacker pleads not guilty

The 38-year-old man who was at the center of a police search in Switzer Village Mobile Park last month pleaded not guilty to three felony… Continue reading

Kristy Dillingham has been named principal of Mendenhall River Community School.

Mendenhall River principal announced

Mendenhall River Community School has a new principal.The Juneau School District announced Saturday that Kristy Dillingham will fill the school’s top position beginning in August.… Continue reading

Kristy Dillingham has been named principal of Mendenhall River Community School.
Sound engineer Rick Miller of Anchorage untangles microphone cords in front of the Alaska Folk Festival stage at Centennial Hall on Monday. The week-long free music festival includes nightly performances, dances starting Thursday night and weekend workshops.

Folk Fest calendar for Tuesday, April 5

Folk Fest Juneau 2016Tuesday, April 5Juneau String Ensembles Aurora Strings, 7 p.m.Jack Cannon, 7:15 p.m.Daughter & Dad, 7:30 p.m. Callie Conerton and Jeff Brown play… Continue reading

Sound engineer Rick Miller of Anchorage untangles microphone cords in front of the Alaska Folk Festival stage at Centennial Hall on Monday. The week-long free music festival includes nightly performances, dances starting Thursday night and weekend workshops.