Kyleigh Hurt takes in the view of Juneau's downtown harbor with the help of the high-power binoculars aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau during a public tour on Monday. The Morgenthau, a 378-foot Hamilton-class high endurance cutter homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, has a crew of 160, including 20 officers and 140 enlisted personnel. The crew patrols from South America to the Bering Sea, conducting counter-narcotics missions, alien migrant interdiction operations, foreign and domestic fisheries enforcement, and search and rescue.

Photo: View from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau

Kyleigh Hurt takes in the view of Juneau’s downtown harbor with the help of the high-power binoculars aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau during… Continue reading

Kyleigh Hurt takes in the view of Juneau's downtown harbor with the help of the high-power binoculars aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau during a public tour on Monday. The Morgenthau, a 378-foot Hamilton-class high endurance cutter homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, has a crew of 160, including 20 officers and 140 enlisted personnel. The crew patrols from South America to the Bering Sea, conducting counter-narcotics missions, alien migrant interdiction operations, foreign and domestic fisheries enforcement, and search and rescue.

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., call for location. Details:… Continue reading

Correction

The Empire incorrectly reported that the Denison University’s Swim & Dive team placed third in the NCAA Division III national championship on Sunday. It was… Continue reading

Sealaska announces spring distribution amount

Sealaska’s board of directors approved a spring distribution to shareholders totaling $16 million. The regional Native corporation reported a second-consecutive year of positive net income.… Continue reading

Police calls for Tuesday, April 5, 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

Police link car to attempted kidnapper

Juneau police have linked a vehicle to an unidentified man who allegedly tried to kidnap a pregnant woman getting into a car with her 4-year-old… Continue reading

Folk Fest calendar for Monday, April 4

Folk Fest Juneau 2016Monday, April 4Centennial HallPFLAG Juneau Pride Chorus, 7 p.m. A chorus of mothers, daughters, loves and grandmothers bonded by a desire to… Continue reading

AMP test makes early exit in Alaska

After a second technical error paused standardized testing across the state last week, officials at the Department of Education and Early Development decided it was… Continue reading

Michele Stuart Morgan, far left, shows Juneau residents at the "Hope, Not Heroin" event Saturday inside the Juneau Arts & Culture Center how to use medical waste containers on the go in case they come across syringes in the community. The tubes were purchased by the City and Borough of Juneau, and the organization "Stop Heroin, Start Talking" is helping to distribute them for free.

Hope trumps heroin at community rally

Looking around a room that for the first time seemed to welcome discussions about drug abuse instead of casting shame on the topic, one Juneau… Continue reading

Michele Stuart Morgan, far left, shows Juneau residents at the "Hope, Not Heroin" event Saturday inside the Juneau Arts & Culture Center how to use medical waste containers on the go in case they come across syringes in the community. The tubes were purchased by the City and Borough of Juneau, and the organization "Stop Heroin, Start Talking" is helping to distribute them for free.

Hellenthal Building sold

First National Bank has sold the Hellenthal Building, the site of its former downtown location, to a Juneau couple.Spickett’s Palace LLC, a recently incorporated company… Continue reading

A sign proclaims the availability of gigabit Internet service on April 2, 2016 at the GCI store in the Mendenhall Valley.

GCI turns on gigabit Internet in Juneau

Imagine Gold Creek. Compare it to the Taku River.On Saturday, GCI held a party at its store celebrating the arrival of gigabit home Internet in… Continue reading

A sign proclaims the availability of gigabit Internet service on April 2, 2016 at the GCI store in the Mendenhall Valley.

City begins months-long line flushing process

The City and Borough of Juneau Water Utility will begin flushing the water distribution system today.Work is scheduled to begin downtown, working north to Bartlett… Continue reading

Juneau club’s ‘Rotary Roses’ fundraiser begins

The Downtown Juneau Rotary Club has launched its annual Rotary Roses fundraiser.People can buy a dozen roses of various colors for $30 online at juneaurotaryroses.com… Continue reading

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crew invites public to open house

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau will host an open house for the public today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coast… Continue reading

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.… Continue reading

Police calls for Monday, April 4, 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

Kenaitze Indian Tribe members, students and Kenai Peninsula College faculty make their way through the woods to the site of Kalifornsky Village on  March 24.

Sacred space in a quiet place

The contrast of white cemetery crosses against the greens and browns of the surrounding forest in the distance is the first sign one has entered… Continue reading

Kenaitze Indian Tribe members, students and Kenai Peninsula College faculty make their way through the woods to the site of Kalifornsky Village on  March 24.
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MATTEL, UNO - Jess Brown, left, picks up a deck of UNO cards and an UNO postcard as Juneau Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove, right, and her daughter, Natalie, look on in the city's Assembly Chambers on Friday, April 1, 2016. As part of an April Fools' promotion, the city of Juneau and Mattel announced a renaming of Juneau to UNO. (Michael Penn/AP Images for Mattel, UNO)

City renamed ‘UNO’ in April Fools’ prank

How much do the naming rights for the City and Borough of Juneau cost? No less than $15,000 dollars, apparently, but that’s only good for… Continue reading

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MATTEL, UNO - Jess Brown, left, picks up a deck of UNO cards and an UNO postcard as Juneau Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove, right, and her daughter, Natalie, look on in the city's Assembly Chambers on Friday, April 1, 2016. As part of an April Fools' promotion, the city of Juneau and Mattel announced a renaming of Juneau to UNO. (Michael Penn/AP Images for Mattel, UNO)

Alaska Folk Festival by the numbers

• 1,000: Number of seats at Centennial Hall, the main stage venue for the Alaska Folk Festival• 145: Number of different acts scheduled to perform… Continue reading

Julia Garrity works on her concept for the stage decoration for the Alaska Folk Festival at a friend's North Douglas shop on Thursday. Monday is the first day of a week of live music at Centennial Hall.

Alaska Folk Fest kicks off Monday night

Under a northern lights show in downtown Juneau during the 40th annual Alaska Folk Fest in 2014, mixed media artist Julia Garrity fell in love… Continue reading

Julia Garrity works on her concept for the stage decoration for the Alaska Folk Festival at a friend's North Douglas shop on Thursday. Monday is the first day of a week of live music at Centennial Hall.