Police & Fire for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 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

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 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

Eagle knocks out power Sunday morning

An errant eagle knocked out power to much of Juneau on Sunday morning, according to Alaska Electric Light and Power.AEL&P outage logs state that the… Continue reading

Rep. Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau, right, speaks during a House Majority press conference at the Capitol on Thursday. Also attending are Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, and Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage.

At Valley Library, budget comments based on history

In the main meeting room of the Mendenhall Valley Public Library, the ideas being shared sounded like a page from an Alaska history book: school… Continue reading

Rep. Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau, right, speaks during a House Majority press conference at the Capitol on Thursday. Also attending are Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, and Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage.

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

Carlton Smith reads a few words to those to those who attended NCADD's Candlelight Vigil Saturday night at Marine Park.

Shedding light on heroin in Juneau

Juneau resident Reagan Eidsness lost two brothers to heroin overdoses. It’s not an easy thing for her to talk about, but it’s a conversation she’s… Continue reading

Carlton Smith reads a few words to those to those who attended NCADD's Candlelight Vigil Saturday night at Marine Park.
Little snow and recent rains have left minimal snow coverage on the lower part of the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Monday.

Juneau finishes January with least snow since 1942

For the first time since 1942, the National Weather Service measured no sea-level snow in Juneau.According to measurements collected at Juneau International Airport, only a… Continue reading

Little snow and recent rains have left minimal snow coverage on the lower part of the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Monday.

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School student Greisha Aviles, 9, correctly spells the word "udon" to win the school's spelling bee Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016,  in the multi-purpose room, as moderator Jacki Digennaro, at left, listens. James Helem, at right, finished second in the bee. Greisha will travel to Anchorage to compete in the state spelling bee. Eighth-grader Romy Bekeris won the Middle School spelling bee earlier this month, and will also compete at the state level. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Photo: Sitka spelling bee

Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School student Greisha Aviles, 9, correctly spells the word “udon” to win the school’s spelling bee on Jan. 26 as moderator… Continue reading

Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School student Greisha Aviles, 9, correctly spells the word "udon" to win the school's spelling bee Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016,  in the multi-purpose room, as moderator Jacki Digennaro, at left, listens. James Helem, at right, finished second in the bee. Greisha will travel to Anchorage to compete in the state spelling bee. Eighth-grader Romy Bekeris won the Middle School spelling bee earlier this month, and will also compete at the state level. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Police calls for Monday, Feb. 1, 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

Jordan Cooper, left, and Brady Allio receive their first-place certificates in videography from Roger Healy for the Jan Neimeyer iDida Photography and Video Contest at Thunder Mountain High School on Thursday. Healy is the husband of Neimeyer, a local art teacher who died in August 2013.

Juneau iDida digital arts contest celebrates departed teacher

In the Thunder Mountain High School library, a crowd of parents, high school students and elementary students alike filled the available seating to watch the… Continue reading

Jordan Cooper, left, and Brady Allio receive their first-place certificates in videography from Roger Healy for the Jan Neimeyer iDida Photography and Video Contest at Thunder Mountain High School on Thursday. Healy is the husband of Neimeyer, a local art teacher who died in August 2013.

After four months, progress on removing sunken tugboat

Four months after the 96-foot tugboat Challenger sank in Gastineau Channel, detailed efforts to remove the hulk are about to begin.On Friday, U.S. Coast Guard… Continue reading

Donald Stokes, a loading dock supervisor for Walmart, left, listens to Jeff Smith, the Southeast Regional Adult Basic Education Coordinator for The Learning Connection, during a special job fair for Walmart employees held at Gruening Park on Friday. Juneau's Walmart is slated to close Feb. 4.

Walmart workers shop for jobs as closure looms

On a typical day, Krista Harris leaves Walmart during her lunch break and walks to her home nearby to eat with her two young boys.… Continue reading

Donald Stokes, a loading dock supervisor for Walmart, left, listens to Jeff Smith, the Southeast Regional Adult Basic Education Coordinator for The Learning Connection, during a special job fair for Walmart employees held at Gruening Park on Friday. Juneau's Walmart is slated to close Feb. 4.

Woman arrested in unsolved 2014 death

Alaska authorities on Friday arrested a 28-year-old woman in connection to a homicide that has gone unsolved in Juneau for more than a year, according… Continue reading

Polaris House pauses for Skeek

Friends and family members of Linda Skeek gathered at Polaris House in Juneau for an informal memorial service on Friday. “She was just a really… Continue reading

Vicki Soboleff displays her Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages during the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Hunanities held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in Juneau on Jan. 28, 2016.
Vicki Soboleff displays her Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages during the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Hunanities held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in Juneau on Jan. 28, 2016.
Artist-in-residence Edward Littlefield directs Floyd Dryden Middle School music students during an assembly on Friday. 'Telling Our Stories: Voices on the Land' is a residency sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute that allowed Littlefield to explore culture and music with over 180 students during the three week program.

Photo: Voices on the land

Artist-in-residence Edward Littlefield directs Floyd Dryden Middle School music students during an assembly on Friday. ‘Telling Our Stories: Voices on the Land’ is a residency… Continue reading

Artist-in-residence Edward Littlefield directs Floyd Dryden Middle School music students during an assembly on Friday. 'Telling Our Stories: Voices on the Land' is a residency sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute that allowed Littlefield to explore culture and music with over 180 students during the three week program.

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

Facebook bans gun sales

The Juneau Firearms Buy-Sell-Trade Facebook page is in for a change.Facebook announced Friday that it will no longer allow private or person-to-person gun sales, according… Continue reading

Photos: Juneau Symphony

The Juneau Symphony will present its winter concert this weekend at the Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium.  The concert will open with Mozart’s Overture from "The Magic… Continue reading