Around Town for Jan. 15

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.Senior… Continue reading

Photo: Avalanche

An avalanche at Snow Gulch Creek, triggered by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities on Jan. 2, is shown Tuesday where it stopped just… Continue reading

U.S.S. Juneau’s silver service returns home

On Feb. 14, an important, missing piece of Juneau’s history will be unveiled at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for all to see. The silver service… Continue reading

Actors Jane Lind, right, Frank Katasse, Erin Tripp, Leeta Gray and Erika Stone, left, rehearse for Perseverance Theatre's production of "Our Voices Will Be Heard" written by Vera Starbard. The world premiere of the play, directed by Larissa FastHorse, opens Friday in Juneau and will also be presented in Hoonah and and Anchorage in February. To read an interview with playwright Starbard and director FastHorse, see this week's Capital City Weekly.

Photo: ‘Our Voices Will Be Heard’

Actors Jane Lind, right, Frank Katasse, Erin Tripp, Leeta Gray and Erika Stone, left, rehearse for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Our Voices Will Be Heard”… Continue reading

Actors Jane Lind, right, Frank Katasse, Erin Tripp, Leeta Gray and Erika Stone, left, rehearse for Perseverance Theatre's production of "Our Voices Will Be Heard" written by Vera Starbard. The world premiere of the play, directed by Larissa FastHorse, opens Friday in Juneau and will also be presented in Hoonah and and Anchorage in February. To read an interview with playwright Starbard and director FastHorse, see this week's Capital City Weekly.

Police & Fire for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… 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. Free Tai Chi class… Continue reading

Sidewalk fixes planned for Douglas’ 3rd Street

The Alaska Department of Transportation is planning to install new sidewalks and repair existing ones on 3rd Street in Douglas near Gastineau Elementary School.The state… Continue reading

Billy Brown of the Discovery Channel series "Alaskan Bush People"

Out of the bush and into prison

After rejecting an earlier plea deal for being too lenient, a Juneau judge on Monday accepted a new deal for two Alaska reality TV stars… Continue reading

Billy Brown of the Discovery Channel series "Alaskan Bush People"

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

AMHS releases 2016 summer schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System released its summer 2016 schedule on Tuesday.According to a press release from the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities,… Continue reading

Barbara Sheinberg, left, is sworn in by city attorney Amy Mead after a special meeting to vote Sheinberg to fill the open District 1 Assembly seat.

Sheinberg awarded vacant seat

With a smile as bright as the sun that was just beginning to peak out from behind the clouds over downtown Juneau, Barbara Sheinberg took… Continue reading

Barbara Sheinberg, left, is sworn in by city attorney Amy Mead after a special meeting to vote Sheinberg to fill the open District 1 Assembly seat.

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

District 1 canidate Douglas Mertz is interviewed by Assembly members at City Hall on Monday.

Assembly vets candidates for vacant seat

Monday evening was all about filling vacancies — both current and forecasted — for the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly. In interviews of 10-minutes… Continue reading

District 1 canidate Douglas Mertz is interviewed by Assembly members at City Hall on Monday.

Police blotter for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

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Christopher D. Strawn , 32, appears in Juneau District Court Thursday for first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Brandon C. Cook. Bail was set at $1 million.

‘Smithart’ conflict nets murder defendant a new attorney

A Juneau resident awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges was appointed a new attorney on Monday after a judge found that the Public Defender Agency… Continue reading

Christopher D. Strawn , 32, appears in Juneau District Court Thursday for first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Brandon C. Cook. Bail was set at $1 million.

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

Police calls for Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

Filling a vacancy

Today at 4:30 p.m. the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly will interview five people who applied to fill the vacant District 1 CBJ Assembly… Continue reading

Students of all ages gather to participate in the the World's Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest on Friday as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. The event, that included 80 participants and 17 instructors, was part of a national attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

Photos: World’s largest lesson

Jeorghette Plang, left, reacts to ski instructor Leslie Antolick’s helpful push during the the World’s Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest on Friday as part of Learn… Continue reading

Students of all ages gather to participate in the the World's Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest on Friday as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. The event, that included 80 participants and 17 instructors, was part of a national attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

Gastineau Apartments demolition delayed

The structural demolition of the Gastineau Apartments will begin about two weeks after the originally scheduled start date. Contractors will start taking the buildings down… Continue reading