Police and Fire for Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

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The Kensington Mine mill site and portal sit at the base of Lions Head Mountain. Berners Bay can be seen in the background. 2007 file photo.

Coeur Alaska gets OK for fuel depot at Kensington Mine

The owners of the Kensington gold mine north of Juneau have received a federal OK for a long-planned fuel depot to be built on U.S.… Continue reading

The Kensington Mine mill site and portal sit at the base of Lions Head Mountain. Berners Bay can be seen in the background. 2007 file photo.

N. Franklin to remain completely closed until Sunday

North Franklin Street is closing a day earlier than planned.Starting today, the road will remain completely closed to all traffic and pedestrians until Sunday, Jan.… Continue reading

Assembly accepting D2 candidate applications

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is now accepting candidate applications to fill the District 2 seat left vacant when Karen Crane resigned on… Continue reading

Brandon Howard, artistic coordinator for The Canvas, speaks to Harborview Elementary School kindergarteners as they see their work displayed in the gallery on Monday. About 50 students in teachers' Elisabeth Hauser and Maura Selenak classes made overlapping traces of their outlined bodies and then painted them with a mixture of primary colors. The work was an exercise in working together.

Photo: The sum of all our parts

Brandon Howard, artistic coordinator for The Canvas, speaks to Harborview Elementary School kindergarteners as they see their work displayed in the gallery on Monday. About… Continue reading

Brandon Howard, artistic coordinator for The Canvas, speaks to Harborview Elementary School kindergarteners as they see their work displayed in the gallery on Monday. About 50 students in teachers' Elisabeth Hauser and Maura Selenak classes made overlapping traces of their outlined bodies and then painted them with a mixture of primary colors. The work was an exercise in working together.
Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, speaks to Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School eighth graders about how their government works at the Capitol on Monday. The League of Women Voters is sponsoring Capitol visits during this legislative session for all Juneau eighth graders, bringing them to the Capitol, the Dimond Courthouse, and the State Office Building.

Photo: Capitol visit

Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, speaks to Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School eighth graders about how their government works at the Capitol on Monday. The League of… Continue reading

Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, speaks to Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School eighth graders about how their government works at the Capitol on Monday. The League of Women Voters is sponsoring Capitol visits during this legislative session for all Juneau eighth graders, bringing them to the Capitol, the Dimond Courthouse, and the State Office Building.

Around Town

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

Darren Adams, manager of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, takes advantage of the store-closing sales at Walmart to buy thousands of pounds of food for the Southeast Food Bank on Friday.

Food bank braces for Walmart closure

Few people, if any, took advantage of Walmart’s going-out-of-business sale like Southeast Alaska Food Bank manager Darren Adams. On Friday, he spent about $2,600 on… Continue reading

Darren Adams, manager of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, takes advantage of the store-closing sales at Walmart to buy thousands of pounds of food for the Southeast Food Bank on Friday.

JMR, SEADOGS find missing hikers

At about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a search team found a group of five hikers near Mendenhall Lake after the group became lost while hiking West… Continue reading

Around Town for Monday, Jan. 25

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

Coffee and the ‘folly’: Museum event honors William Henry Seward

Nearly 150 years ago, speaking to the people of Sitka, William Henry Seward predicted that Alaska would one day be a U.S. state. Seward was… Continue reading

Richard J. Peterson, president of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, speaks in his office Wednesday about a lawsuit brought by the Douglas Indian Association. The lawsuit, over federal transportation funds, was dismissed by the State of Alaska's Superior Court.

Tribal sovereignty in Alaska court affirms independence for some, misfortune for others

A small Juneau tribe took a larger Alaska tribe to court to settle a nearly $1 million dispute. The court’s response: wrong place.On Jan. 13,… Continue reading

Richard J. Peterson, president of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, speaks in his office Wednesday about a lawsuit brought by the Douglas Indian Association. The lawsuit, over federal transportation funds, was dismissed by the State of Alaska's Superior Court.
Ed and Barbara Phillips of the Icy Strait Lodge in Hoonah pack their vehicle after taking advantage of the store-closing sales at Walmart on Friday.

Rolling out: With Walmart’s closure, uncertainty looms

Juneau’s Walmart has been packed since it announced it was closing up shop on Feb. 4.On Friday, the first day of a 50-percent-off sale on… Continue reading

Ed and Barbara Phillips of the Icy Strait Lodge in Hoonah pack their vehicle after taking advantage of the store-closing sales at Walmart on Friday.

‘Our Voices Will Be Heard’ events scheduled

Perseverance Theater is hosting a variety of events around its production “Our Voices Will Be Heard” this week, a play about a mother’s and daughter’s… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker shakes hands with Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, after his annual State of the State address to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Thursday. First Lady Donna Walker, right, receives a hug by Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage.

Photo: Government chuckles

Gov. Bill Walker shakes hands with Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, after his annual State of the State address to a Joint Session… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker shakes hands with Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, after his annual State of the State address to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Thursday. First Lady Donna Walker, right, receives a hug by Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage.

Around Town

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

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Around Town for Jan. 22

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.… Continue reading

CBJ to tackle empty Assembly seat Monday

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly will hold a special meeting Monday at 5 p.m. to discuss filling the District 2 seat left vacant… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 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