A second humpback has been swimming alongside the entangled humpback since at least June 4, when this photo was taken. The second whale may also be entangled in the anchor line, complicating the entanglement situation.

Entangled whale ditches tracking device, last spotted near Kake

A tracking device on an entangled whale in Southeast Alaska waters has fallen off and NOAA is once again asking the public to help them… Continue reading

A second humpback has been swimming alongside the entangled humpback since at least June 4, when this photo was taken. The second whale may also be entangled in the anchor line, complicating the entanglement situation.

Celebration: No border between us

When the U.S.-Canada border was drawn through Southeast Alaska in 1903, it left Tlingit, Haida and Tshimshian peoples on both sides. But though that line… Continue reading

Git-Hoan dancers at Celebration 2012

Celebration’s lead dance group has some surprises up its sleeve

The Git-Hoan Dancers, the Tsimshian dance group started 20 years ago by master carver and culture bearer David A. Boxley, have some surprises for those… Continue reading

Git-Hoan dancers at Celebration 2012

Celebration calendar for Friday, June 10

Today, June 10Dance performances, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian groups dressed in traditional regalia share their ancient songs… Continue reading

Building bridges for Native LGBTQ: ‘You’re not alone’

In any community, finding someone you trust and can say “I’m gay” to can be difficult. In a remote village seemingly disconnected from the world,… Continue reading

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.