Around Town

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Juneau delegation invites public input Sunday

On Sunday, Juneau’s delegation to the Alaska Legislature will hear Juneau residents’ opinions on the state’s budget situation and other issues affecting Alaska.Rep. Sam Kito… Continue reading

Police calls for Friday, Jan. 29, 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

Candlelight vigil for those battling, lost to heroin

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence will sponsor a candlelight vigil to remember those lost and continuing to struggle with addiction.From 7-7:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Shelly Wright holds her coat during a blast of wind and rain downtown on Thursday. The National Weather Service forecast for Friday calls for numerous rain showers, highs around 39. Southeast wind 10 mph.

Photo: Battling wind and rain

Shelly Wright holds her coat during a blast of wind and rain downtown on Thursday. The National Weather Service forecast for Friday calls for numerous… Continue reading

Shelly Wright holds her coat during a blast of wind and rain downtown on Thursday. The National Weather Service forecast for Friday calls for numerous rain showers, highs around 39. Southeast wind 10 mph.

Klondike Highway reopens two days after avalanches

Travelers can once again move between Skagway and Whitehorse after crews from the Yukon Department of Highways and the Alaska Department of Transportation cleared a… Continue reading

Concerned call leads to arrest

The Juneau Police Department is continuing its investigation into a mid-day disturbance near the Bergmann Hotel after a woman suffered a possible knife injury Wednesday.Officers… Continue reading

Mitch McGraw uses an excavator to topple the Gastineau Apartments walls facing Franklin Street on Wednesday. See a video of the demolition at juneauempire.com.

Photo: Gastineau demolished

Mitch McGraw uses an excavator to topple the Gastineau Apartments walls facing Franklin Street on Wednesday. A video of the demolition can be found on… Continue reading

Mitch McGraw uses an excavator to topple the Gastineau Apartments walls facing Franklin Street on Wednesday. See a video of the demolition at juneauempire.com.

JPD officers aid man, dog with ice cream bars

It’s not how officers typically resolve a situation, but sometimes a little creativity — and ice cream — can get the job done.On Tuesday, a… Continue reading

Nakenna Kotlarov, left, Finn Morley, Ambrose Bucy, Toby Minick, Zander Kotlarov and Aaron Blust watch their Lego robot perform a task during  practice at Juneau Charter Community School on Tuesday. The team won the regional tournament in Juneau and went on to place second in the state tournament in Anchorage.

Saving the world, one Lego at a time

From afar, the kids hanging out after class on the second floor of the Juneau Community Charter School are just playing with Lego pieces —… Continue reading

Nakenna Kotlarov, left, Finn Morley, Ambrose Bucy, Toby Minick, Zander Kotlarov and Aaron Blust watch their Lego robot perform a task during  practice at Juneau Charter Community School on Tuesday. The team won the regional tournament in Juneau and went on to place second in the state tournament in Anchorage.

Police & Fire for Thursday, Jan. 28, 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

Around Town

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

Juneau port director to give Chamber talk Thursday

Juneau Port Director Carl Uchytil will give this week’s lunch lecture to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. Uchytil is scheduled to speak about the Auke… Continue reading

N. Franklin reopened ahead of schedule

North Franklin Street is now open after the contractors in charge of the Gastineau Apartments demolition took down the first building four days ahead of… Continue reading

Eaglecrest closed today

Eaglecrest Ski Area is closed today so that staff can start to repair the slopes, which have suffered due to the “warm and wet weather”… Continue reading

Juneau sees record-high temperature

A storm that swept through the northern portion of the Alaska Panhandle on Tuesday brought record-high temperatures to the capital city alongside record-wet weather. According… Continue reading

Rough wind is over, but rain isn’t

Even for Juneau residents used to their share of rain and wind, Tuesday’s weather proved unusually rough and unruly.By 11 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather… Continue reading

Students and instructor ride the Porcupine Chairlift as they 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.

Eaglecrest, depending on daily tickets, sets sales records

In mid-October, about a month and a half before Eaglecrest Ski Area opened for the winter, General Manager Matt Lillard was optimistic about the season… Continue reading

Students and instructor ride the Porcupine Chairlift as they 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.
Demolition of the Gastineau Apartments has started this week by Southeast Earthmovers.

Photo: Gastineau demolition

Demolition of the Gastineau Apartments has started this week by Southeast Earthmovers.   … Continue reading

Demolition of the Gastineau Apartments has started this week by Southeast Earthmovers.

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