Tourists from New York, France rescued on West Glacier Trail

A search team on Wednesday evening rescued two tourists who got lost on the West Glacier Trail.Alaska State Troopers said in an online dispatch that… 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 calls for Friday, June 10, 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

This Day in Juneau History: June 10, 1986

On June 10, 1986, Gov. Bill Sheffield vetoed multiple state and local projects, cutting an overall $45.2 million from the state’s budget. To keep cuts… Continue reading

Clarissa Rizal, left, talks about weaving the Thunderbird Chilkat robe during Celebration's Ravenstail & Chilkat Weavers Symposium inside the Walter Soboleff Building's clan house Wednesday.

Weaving: ‘A very powerful way of life’

Whenever Juneau weaver Shgen George travels, her loom goes with her. She transports the large portable loom in a ski bag, advice she got from… Continue reading

Clarissa Rizal, left, talks about weaving the Thunderbird Chilkat robe during Celebration's Ravenstail & Chilkat Weavers Symposium inside the Walter Soboleff Building's clan house Wednesday.
David R. Boxley gives an acceptance speech for winning "Best of Show" in the Northwest Coast Juried Art Show during the awards ceremony Wednesday in the Walter Soboleff Building's clan house.

David R. Boxley wins ‘Best of Show’ in Celebration art competition

Loud cheers and applause erupted from the audience in the Walter Soboleff Building’s clan house as David R. Boxley was awarded Best of Show, the… Continue reading

David R. Boxley gives an acceptance speech for winning "Best of Show" in the Northwest Coast Juried Art Show during the awards ceremony Wednesday in the Walter Soboleff Building's clan house.

State asks feds for waiver after testing failure

With the school year over and no statewide test to show for it, Alaska education officials are sending something akin to an “out sick” note… Continue reading

Workshop encourages locals to run for office

On June 25, Juneau Votes! and the city’s League of Women Voters will hold a workshop for anybody interested in running for public office in… Continue reading

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive,… Continue reading

Celebration calendar for Thursday, June 9

Here's a list of today's Celebration festivities. For the full schedule over the entire four-day event, click here. For the full dance group performance schedule over the… Continue reading

Police calls for Thursday, June 9, 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

This Day in Juneau History: June 9, 1986

This Day in Juneau History: June 9, 1986

On June 9, 1986, more decisions were made to aid Alaska’s budget debacle. After cutting about $45 million from the budget, Gov. Bill Sheffield was… Continue reading

This Day in Juneau History: June 9, 1986

Celebration calendar for Wednesday, June 8

Here's today's Celebration festivities. For the full schedule over the entire four days, click here, or for the full dance group performance schedule over four… Continue reading

Police continue search for stolen tools

The Juneau Police Department is searching for $900 worth of tools that were reported stolen from a vehicle in downtown Juneau two months ago.The vehicle… Continue reading

Doug Chilton yells out a command during a Coming Ashore Ceremony at Douglas Harbor on Wednesday.

Celebration: Keeping culture alive with canoes

The thump of rawhide drums and the voices — chanting and singing — of those beating them carried over the embankment separating the Douglas Harbor… Continue reading

Doug Chilton yells out a command during a Coming Ashore Ceremony at Douglas Harbor on Wednesday.

Celebration to cause street closures, traffic delays

Juneau residents should prepare for downtown street closures, traffic delays and other changes to city operations Wednesday through Saturday for Celebration 2016.Savikko Park (Sandy Beach)… Continue reading

William Horton picks salmonberries along Thane Road on Tuesday. Horton said he makes wine from the eight to 10 gallons of berries he picks yearly. Horton said he has been picking berries in the same area since 1955.

Photo: A yearly tradition

William Horton picks salmonberries along Thane Road on Tuesday. Horton said he makes wine from the eight to 10 gallons of berries he picks yearly.… Continue reading

William Horton picks salmonberries along Thane Road on Tuesday. Horton said he makes wine from the eight to 10 gallons of berries he picks yearly. Horton said he has been picking berries in the same area since 1955.
Wayne Price of Haines reaches for the dock at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive as he skippers one of two canoes arriving from Hoonah Tuesday for Celebration 2016. The canoes will take part in a Coming Ashore Ceremony sponsored by the One Peoples Canoe Society at Sandy Beach on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A dozen canoes, each carrying 10 people, will be arriving from Kake, Ketchikan, Sitka, Angoon, Hoonah and Yakutat.

Canoes to arrive today for Celebration kick-off

Celebration, a biennial festival of Alaska Native culture, officially starts today. But for a handful of paddlers from multiple Southeast communities it started about a… Continue reading

Wayne Price of Haines reaches for the dock at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive as he skippers one of two canoes arriving from Hoonah Tuesday for Celebration 2016. The canoes will take part in a Coming Ashore Ceremony sponsored by the One Peoples Canoe Society at Sandy Beach on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A dozen canoes, each carrying 10 people, will be arriving from Kake, Ketchikan, Sitka, Angoon, Hoonah and Yakutat.

What not to miss at Celebration 2016

With 50 dance groups, 30 events and about a dozen different venues, Celebration 2016 may seem a little daunting. For first time attendees, here’s a… Continue reading

Police & fire for Wednesday, June 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