No foul play suspected in Juneau man’s death on N. Douglas trail

Juneau police do not suspect foul play in the death of 65-year-old Juneau man Timothy Volwiler. Volwiler’s body was found on Friday afternoon near the… Continue reading

Juneau hits 50 degrees, ties record

The thermometer reached 50 degrees at the National Weather Service’s airport measuring station on Sunday, tying a record set in 1998 and marking the first… Continue reading

Avery Skagg's brain has only 15 percent of the necessary myelin to allow him full motor function.  As a result, he experiences cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic.  Being non-verbal, he communicates with eye gazes, expressions and noises.

Motion in acrylics

Surrounded on all sides by paintings of his own making, Avery Skaggs sat quietly in the gallery of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum Saturday morning smiling,… Continue reading

Avery Skagg's brain has only 15 percent of the necessary myelin to allow him full motor function.  As a result, he experiences cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic.  Being non-verbal, he communicates with eye gazes, expressions and noises.

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

Body found on trail in N. Douglas

On Friday afternoon the Juneau Police Department received word that a man had been found face down and not breathing on a North Douglas trail.… Continue reading

House Resources Committee members Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, left, Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, and Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, listen to testimony on HB 253 at the Capitol on Friday. The Mining License Tax Bill would increase taxes from 7 percent to 9 percent on mines making over $100,000 per year.

Head of UAS mine-training program opposes tax hike

Miners opposed to a proposal by Gov. Bill Walker to raise taxes on the state’s top-producing mines got help from an unexpected source Friday afternoon.Alongside… Continue reading

House Resources Committee members Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, left, Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, and Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, listen to testimony on HB 253 at the Capitol on Friday. The Mining License Tax Bill would increase taxes from 7 percent to 9 percent on mines making over $100,000 per year.

Grounded Eagle

The carriage of one of the Mount Roberts Tramway cars lies, surrounded by caution tape, on the sidewalk in front of the tram hangar. Inside… Continue reading

Photo: Key Coalition rally

Members of the Key Coalition of Alaska arrive for a rally in front of the Capitol on Friday. Key Coalition educates legislators about maintaining community-based… Continue reading

Photo: Crane transit

A large crane transported by barge moves beneath the Juneau-Douglas Bridge Friday afternoon. The crane from Hoonah will be used to lift the sunken 96-foot… Continue reading

Tribal house to open in August at Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park has set the date for the grand-opening ceremonies celebrating the a new tribal house.Aug. 25 is the grand opening of the… Continue reading

GCI fixes undersea cable serving Sitka, Angoon

Almost two weeks after an undersea fiber-optic cable was frayed by tides and a rough seafloor, the cable repair ship Wave Venture has completed a… Continue reading

Around Town

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading

Juneau man reappointed by President Obama

David Benton, former executive director of the Marine Conservation Alliance, has been reappointed to the federal Arctic Research Commission by President Barack Obama.The reappointment was… Continue reading

Police & fire calls for Sunday, Feb. 21, 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

Economist: Alaska has bright future in global economy

When economist Greg Wolf talks about Alaska’s economy, the multibillion-dollar deficit isn’t the focal point. China is.Wolf, the executive director of World Trade Center-Alaska, told… Continue reading

The northern lights dance over the Mendenhall Towers on Wednesday night.
The northern lights dance over the Mendenhall Towers on Wednesday night.

Former Gov. Walker appointee indicted for PFD fraud

A former Alaska Board of Fisheries appointee was indicted this month on 12 felony charges for allegedly accepting Permanent Fund Dividend payments although not eligible… Continue reading

The Empty Chair Memorial installed at Capital Park in downtown Juneau.

“The Empty Chair” documentary to be shown tonight

The Day of Remembrance, an annual event held on Feb. 19 to preserve the memory of the injustice Japanese-Americans faced when placed in federal detention… Continue reading

The Empty Chair Memorial installed at Capital Park in downtown Juneau.
June Hall and Paul Disdier talk Thursday at their attorney's office about their plans to permit and build one of the first legal marijuana grow sites in Juneau at their North Douglas property.

First pot permit hits roadblock

Shortly after the state legalized the possession, production and sale of marijuana in November 2014 — the result of a voter initiative — longtime Juneau… Continue reading

June Hall and Paul Disdier talk Thursday at their attorney's office about their plans to permit and build one of the first legal marijuana grow sites in Juneau at their North Douglas property.

Police and fire calls for Friday, Feb. 19, 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