Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.English as a Second Language, 9-10:15 a.m., Gruening Park Learning Connection, 1800 Northwood Dr. Free eight… Continue reading

Police calls for Thursday, April 14, 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

Parental rights bill stays alive, for now

While a bill that would have banned abortion providers in schools died in committee, the less controversial elements of the bill continue to live on.Almost… Continue reading

SLAM opening unaffected by dumpster fire

A dumpster fire outside the State Library, Archives, and Museum Tuesday night will not delay the building’s opening day, according to the SLAM deputy director.Bob… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker tells a story during Mudrooms at Northern Light United Church on Tuesday evening. Mudrooms is a monthly storytelling event that has seven community members tell a seven-minute story. The $7 entry fee for the audience goes to local nonprofit organizations. About $57,000 has been raised and given to Juneau charities over the past five years.

Video: Gov. Bill Walker at Mudrooms

Once just a teenager growing up in Valdez in the ‘60s, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker regaled a Juneau crowd at the monthly Mudrooms storytelling event… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker tells a story during Mudrooms at Northern Light United Church on Tuesday evening. Mudrooms is a monthly storytelling event that has seven community members tell a seven-minute story. The $7 entry fee for the audience goes to local nonprofit organizations. About $57,000 has been raised and given to Juneau charities over the past five years.
In this March 2016 photo, work begins on the new park near the Douglas Bridge that will become the home to the life-size bronze sculpture of a breaching humpback whale. Part of the project funding comes from head taxes. The Cruise Lines International Association and its Alaska affiliate filed a lawsuit against the city and borough of Juneau on Tuesday in federal court in Anchorage. They're challenging the legality of so-called head tax fees paid by cruise passengers who visit Alaska's picturesque capital.

Cruise ship group: Statue plans are misuse of fees

JUNEAU — A life-sized whale statue has Juneau in hot water after a cruise ship association alleged it’s a symbol of the Alaska city’s misuse… Continue reading

In this March 2016 photo, work begins on the new park near the Douglas Bridge that will become the home to the life-size bronze sculpture of a breaching humpback whale. Part of the project funding comes from head taxes. The Cruise Lines International Association and its Alaska affiliate filed a lawsuit against the city and borough of Juneau on Tuesday in federal court in Anchorage. They're challenging the legality of so-called head tax fees paid by cruise passengers who visit Alaska's picturesque capital.

Keeping Juneau clean for 100 years

In keeping with a tradition that now spans 100 years, Mayor Ken Koelsch on Monday proclaimed the month of April “Juneau Clean Sweep” and asked… Continue reading

Feds arrest Juneau man in child porn case

Police arrested a 39-year-old Juneau resident Monday for child pornography distribution after he evaded his warrant for nearly two months.Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt, who… Continue reading

Five former Juneau mayors, along with the city's current mayor, gather around City Manager Kim Kiefer during Monday night's Assembly meeting. Kiefer has worked in some capacity for the City and Borough of Juneau for 32 years and last night marked her last General Assembly meeting before retirement. The former mayors attended to surprise Kiefer with a few kind words and stories before her departure. From left to right: Ken Koelsch, Mary Becker, Sally Smith, Sen. Dennis Egan, Bruce Botelho and Merrill Sanford.

City bids adieu to city manager

She knew something was planned for her last regular Assembly meeting — it was in the meeting agenda after all — but Kim Kiefer had… Continue reading

Five former Juneau mayors, along with the city's current mayor, gather around City Manager Kim Kiefer during Monday night's Assembly meeting. Kiefer has worked in some capacity for the City and Borough of Juneau for 32 years and last night marked her last General Assembly meeting before retirement. The former mayors attended to surprise Kiefer with a few kind words and stories before her departure. From left to right: Ken Koelsch, Mary Becker, Sally Smith, Sen. Dennis Egan, Bruce Botelho and Merrill Sanford.

Civil case filed: Metlakatla election complaint

KETCHIKAN — Two Metlakatla residents who ran in that community’s 2015 general election are alleging that the Metlakatla Indian Community and multiple officials violated both… Continue reading

Additional work to delay Tustumena return

KETCHIKAN — The state ferry Tustumena’s return to service for the Alaska Marine Highway System has been delayed one week because of additional repairs at… Continue reading

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Write About It: Writing Skills to Build Confidence, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The… Continue reading

Valley home burglary is ‘Crime of the Week’

The Juneau Police Department and Juneau Crime Line are asking the public for tips surrounding a home burglary that occurred last week.A 50-year-old man told… Continue reading

Clarification

A story in Saturday’s web edition of the Empire stated that AWARE of Juneau supports Senate Bill 91, criminal sentencing reform. AWARE executive director Saralyn… Continue reading

DEC’s Food Safety and Sanitation Program recalls to products

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Food Safety and Sanitation Program has confirmed the Alaska distribution of two recently recalled products.Back to Nature Foods, LLC… Continue reading

Police & fire for Wednesday, April 13, 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

Wrangell junkyard more contaminated than expected

Wrangell junkyard more contaminated than expectedWrangell—The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and cleanup contractor, NRC Alaska, discovered more contaminated soil at the Byford Junkyard… Continue reading

A rocket stove created by Dick Callahan gets things going. Note: this is a demonstration photo. Stoves should sit on a non-combustable surface.

How to cook when the fuel runs out

WOOD HEAT: PART 1 - HOW TO COOK WHEN THE FUEL RUNS OUTBY DICK CALLAHAN For the Capital City WeeklyForty percent of humanity still cooks… Continue reading

A rocket stove created by Dick Callahan gets things going. Note: this is a demonstration photo. Stoves should sit on a non-combustable surface.
Delta Air Lines' first commercial flight lands in Juneau on May 29, 2014.

Delta to end year-round service in Juneau

Delta Air Lines’ final day of operation in Juneau this year will be Aug. 31, said Delta’s Vice President in Seattle Mike Medeiros.“Our plan will… Continue reading

Delta Air Lines' first commercial flight lands in Juneau on May 29, 2014.
Hazel LeCount holds her pet dog, Serenity, as she waits with other residents to be let back into the Channel View Apartments on Sunday after a fire broke out in a unit on the fifth floor.

Seven families displaced after apartment fire

Fifteen people won’t be returning to their homes for an unknown amount of a time after a fire Sunday in one apartment unit created water… Continue reading

Hazel LeCount holds her pet dog, Serenity, as she waits with other residents to be let back into the Channel View Apartments on Sunday after a fire broke out in a unit on the fifth floor.