Tyler Myers, president of the Myers Group and owner of IGA Foodland, left, greets Scott Watts, owner of Ron's Apothecary Shoppe, at IGA Foodland on Wednesday. The new pharmacy will open later this month.

New downtown pharmacy opening March 21 in Foodland IGA

Ron’s Apothecary Shoppe is opening a second location inside Foodland IGA in the downtown Willoughby District.Standing in front of empty shelves behind the pharmacy counter,… Continue reading

Tyler Myers, president of the Myers Group and owner of IGA Foodland, left, greets Scott Watts, owner of Ron's Apothecary Shoppe, at IGA Foodland on Wednesday. The new pharmacy will open later this month.
Eight-year-old Kaija Guthrie is a student of the Tlingit Culture, Language & Literacy program. She testified with her mother, Melanie Rodriguez, at Tuesday night's Juneau School Board meeting.

Against public outcry, school board doesn’t budge on prioritizing Tlingit program

The Juneau School Board didn’t make any budget changes directly related to the Tlingit Culture, Language & Literacy program despite public outcry from the community… Continue reading

Eight-year-old Kaija Guthrie is a student of the Tlingit Culture, Language & Literacy program. She testified with her mother, Melanie Rodriguez, at Tuesday night's Juneau School Board meeting.

Armed robber takes paperwork, leaves money behind

An armed robber allegedly visited the Dragon Inn restaurant Saturday night and left with a pile of paperwork, according to police.The Juneau Police Department learned… Continue reading

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

Police & fire for Thursday, March 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

Photo: Taking the Capitol’s blood pressure

Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, left, greets House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, as he has his blood pressure taken by Sue Hecks, executive director of… Continue reading

Planning Commission halts plan to move bus stop in front of home

The Juneau Planning Commission decided to hold off on a plan that would relocate the Davis Avenue bus stop a block down the road —… Continue reading

Around Town

Writing Skills Class, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Improves skills for work, school or testing. Free. Details: 586-5718. Using iPads and other… Continue reading

Canyon Simanis, 8, pitches to her father, Erik, at Savikko Park on Tuesday. The family from Whitehorse, Yukon, is visiting during their spring break.

Photo: Spring training

Canyon Simanis, 8, pitches to her father, Erik, at Savikko Park on Tuesday. The family from Whitehorse, Yukon, is visiting during their spring break.… Continue reading

Canyon Simanis, 8, pitches to her father, Erik, at Savikko Park on Tuesday. The family from Whitehorse, Yukon, is visiting during their spring break.

Police calls for Wednesday, March 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

UAS, Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center receives $500K grant

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center at the University of Alaska Southeast has received $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to study the linked forest and… Continue reading

Coast Guard suspends search for longtime Naukati resident

The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies suspended the search for a boater near Prince of Wales Island Saturday night.Longtime Naukati resident James Gray, 63,… Continue reading

Four women honored by AWARE

For the past 20 years, AWARE has honored many of Juneau’s unsung heroes during its annual Women of Distinction Banquet.“There are people all the time… Continue reading

Around Town

Writing Skills Class, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Improves skills for work, school or testing. Free. Details: 586-5718. Using iPads and other… Continue reading

SLAM grand opening will be June 6

The new State Library, Archives and Museum will open June 6, according to Linda Thibodeau, director of the state division of libraries, archives and museums.The… Continue reading

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger is grounded south of downtown to start the demolition process on Monday.

Stricken tugboat enters final stage of demolition

The tugboat Challenger is nearing its final resting place.Having been stripped of its lead paint and other hazardous material, the 96-foot WWII tugboat was towed… Continue reading

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger is grounded south of downtown to start the demolition process on Monday.

Two Oregon hikers pulled from West Glacier Trail

Two more people have been rescued from Juneau’s most popular destination for lost hikers.Vo Su, of Portland, Oregon, and Iryna Volynets, of Eugene, Oregon, were… Continue reading

Eaglecrest to end season March 13

The ski season is almost over for most Juneauites. Although snow lingers at higher elevations, Eaglecrest Ski Area is planning to halt all operations March… Continue reading

Record-high temperatures continue as Juneau emerges from non-winter

Juneauites enjoying rare sunny weather over the weekend also saw record-high temperatures according to measurements taken by the National Weather Service at Juneau International Airport.According… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Sgt. Chris Gifford collects a handgun found at the scene where a woman reportedly shot herself in front of the main entrance of the Dimond Courthouse on Monday.

Woman’s death outside courthouse jars downtown Juneau

A 34-year-old Juneau resident shot herself in front of the Dimond Courthouse on Monday morning, according to the Juneau Police Department.Police said Miranda Ellen Davison… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Sgt. Chris Gifford collects a handgun found at the scene where a woman reportedly shot herself in front of the main entrance of the Dimond Courthouse on Monday.