Ganja have a good time

It’s celebration season in Juneau.But before Celebration — the biennial festival of Alaska Native culture, which will draw Native peoples from around Southeast Alaska to… Continue reading

AK congressional delegation urges protection for SE rivers

ALASKA’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION URGES PROTECTIONS FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA RIVERS BY SALMON BEYOND BORDERS AND UNITED TRIBAL TRANSBOUNDARY MINING WORKGROUPFor the Capital City WeeklyAlaska’s congressional delegation… Continue reading

Safe party for high school graduates

Safe party for high school graduatesAll 2016 high school graduates are invited to an evening of music, games, food, prizes and fun on May 29… Continue reading

Annual remembrance of loved ones

Remembrance of loved onesHospice and Home Care of Juneau invites the public to attend its annual remembrance gathering and candlelight ceremony in memory of loved… Continue reading

Maria Rosales, whose husband Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales, 34, was fatally shot Sunday night at a remote Excursion Inlet cabin, cries as she is escorted out of Juneau District Court Tuesday by Mattie Rielly-Bixby, a paralegal for the Juneau District Attorney's Office. Mark De Simone was charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection to Rosales' death and is behind held in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Widow pleads with accused murderer in court: ‘Why?’

A Juneau man murdered during a hunting trip near Juneau on Sunday leaves behind a grieving wife with one question for his alleged killer: Why?Mark… Continue reading

Maria Rosales, whose husband Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales, 34, was fatally shot Sunday night at a remote Excursion Inlet cabin, cries as she is escorted out of Juneau District Court Tuesday by Mattie Rielly-Bixby, a paralegal for the Juneau District Attorney's Office. Mark De Simone was charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection to Rosales' death and is behind held in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.
The field between Egan Drive and the Juneau International Airport after it was bulldozed on Tuesday. The Assembly backed the Planning Commission's decision last summer not to rezone the famed "Field of Fireweed" per Bicknell Inc.'s request.

Photo: ‘Field of Fireweed’ bulldozed

The field between Egan Drive and Juneau International Airport after it was bulldozed on Tuesday. The Assembly backed the Planning Commission’s decision last summer not… Continue reading

The field between Egan Drive and the Juneau International Airport after it was bulldozed on Tuesday. The Assembly backed the Planning Commission's decision last summer not to rezone the famed "Field of Fireweed" per Bicknell Inc.'s request.

Chamber luncheon will focus on wastewater treatment

The weekly Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday will discuss the future of flushing. City and Borough of Juneau utilities superintendent Samantha Stoughtenger will… Continue reading

Police & fire calls for Wednesay, May 18, 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

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

Free Social Security disability benefits course available

Juneau residents interested in learning about how Social Security disability benefits work can attend a free course this week at the Juneau Job Center, 10002… Continue reading

Goldbelt earns US honor for exports business

Officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce presented the Juneau-based Alaska Native group Goldbelt, Inc. with an excellence-in-commerce award Monday in Washington, D.C.Commerce Secretary Penny… Continue reading

Correction

A story in Monday’s print edition of the Empire incorrectly characterized the oil tax credit buyback provision of House Bill 247. The Alaska Retirement Management… Continue reading

Police & fire for Tuesday, May 17, 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

Nancy Barnes drums and sings a blessing with other members of the Yees Ku.oo Dance Group during the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Housing First Collaborative Project on Allen Court in Lemon Creek on Monday. The 32-unit facility is targeted to serve the most vulnerable homeless and provide on-site medical and mental health services.

Breaking ground, building homes

An estimated 40 people live on Juneau’s streets in a state of vulnerable homelessness, often the critical point before their untimely deaths. Construction on a… Continue reading

Nancy Barnes drums and sings a blessing with other members of the Yees Ku.oo Dance Group during the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Housing First Collaborative Project on Allen Court in Lemon Creek on Monday. The 32-unit facility is targeted to serve the most vulnerable homeless and provide on-site medical and mental health services.
Juneau residents attend a tree planting reenactment ceremony for Alaska’s 50th Arbor Day at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Monday.

Photos: Hawthorn tree planting

In honor of Alaska’s 50th Arbor Day, Gov. Bill Walker planted a hawthorn tree outside the Juneau-Douglas City Museum today. Learn more about the historic… Continue reading

Juneau residents attend a tree planting reenactment ceremony for Alaska’s 50th Arbor Day at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Monday.

Cloudy, wet weather breaks warmest mid-May in Southeast since World War II

Your sunburn can get some relief.After five days of some of the warmest mid-May weather Southeast Alaska has seen in 74 years, the National Weather… Continue reading

Delegation asks Kerry for review

Alaska’s congressional delegation responded Thursday to continued concerns from Southeast Alaskans about Canadian mine plans by asking Secretary of State John Kerry to look into… Continue reading

Juneau schools arts specialist Nancy Lehnhart, 51, talks with Delphine Hochstoeger, 6, about art as her father Peter looks on at the 14th annual UAS Community Day on Saturday.

Photos: 14th annual Community Day on Campus

Scenes from the 14th annual UAS Community Day on Saturday.… Continue reading

Juneau schools arts specialist Nancy Lehnhart, 51, talks with Delphine Hochstoeger, 6, about art as her father Peter looks on at the 14th annual UAS Community Day on Saturday.
A tree swallow flies from a nesting box after feeding chicks at the Juneau Community Garden on Friday.

Photo: Tree swallow takes off

A tree swallow flies from a nesting box after feeding chicks at the Juneau Community Gardens on Friday.--Related stories:Photos: Students have fun scouring for beach… Continue reading

A tree swallow flies from a nesting box after feeding chicks at the Juneau Community Garden on Friday.

Around Town

Tuesday, May 17Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jim, 789-3074.Women,… Continue reading