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Juneau Skating Club 11th annual Basic Skills Competition, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Treadwell Ice Arena. Figure skaters and skaters will compete in a variety of ice… Continue reading

Steve Davis, center, volunteers with Bing Carrillo, left, and Joe Carlson on Thursday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center to build creative lighting for the Wearable Art Extravaganza to be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14. Saturday's show is sold out and as of Thursday 130 tickets remain for Sunday's show. According to Nancy DeCherney, executive director for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, volunteers are still needed.

Photo: Falling Lights

Steve Davis, center, volunteers with Bing Carrillo, left, and Joe Carlson on Thursday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center to build creative lighting for… Continue reading

Steve Davis, center, volunteers with Bing Carrillo, left, and Joe Carlson on Thursday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center to build creative lighting for the Wearable Art Extravaganza to be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14. Saturday's show is sold out and as of Thursday 130 tickets remain for Sunday's show. According to Nancy DeCherney, executive director for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, volunteers are still needed.
City Engineering Director Rorie Watt is one of two finalists for the Juneau city manager position.

Finalists named in city manager search

In mid August, City Manager Kim Kiefer announced that she planned to retire, sending city officials into an urgent search to find her replacement. Almost… Continue reading

City Engineering Director Rorie Watt is one of two finalists for the Juneau city manager position.

Bystanders come to woman’s aid during assault

Two people early Thursday morning near Telephone Hill Park heard a loud argument and then found a man on top of a woman, striking her… Continue reading

Moving forward with the arts

Government, education and art leaders in the community came together Thursday to answer one question about arts in the schools: What’s next for Juneau?Alaska’s capital… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Feb. 5, 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

Correction

A Wednesday story on the plan to raise the tugboat Challenger incorrectly stated that SouthEast Alaska Lightering removed oil from the boat when it sank.… Continue reading

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

Correction

A Wednesday story incorrectly stated that Nora Edith Thomas, a suspect in a homicide, had three children when she lived with Christopher K. Kenney in… Continue reading

Vehicles fill the Walmart parking lot for their first day of going out of business sales on Monday. Juneau's Walmart, which has been open since 2007, is among 154 stores in the U.S. being "pruned" from the corporate tree, according to Walmart spokesperson Delia Garcia.  About 180 Juneauites will be losing their jobs.

No, city offices will not be relocating to Walmart

Shortly after Walmart announced it was closing its Juneau store, the only things flying faster than clearance items off of shelves were rumors about what… Continue reading

Vehicles fill the Walmart parking lot for their first day of going out of business sales on Monday. Juneau's Walmart, which has been open since 2007, is among 154 stores in the U.S. being "pruned" from the corporate tree, according to Walmart spokesperson Delia Garcia.  About 180 Juneauites will be losing their jobs.

Coast Guard asks boaters to steer clear

While work to raise and scrap the tugboat Challenger takes place in Gastineau Channel, the Coast Guard is asking boaters to keep away. Global Diving… Continue reading

Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, is joined with representatives of the Food Bank of Alaska, the Alaska Food Coalition, the University of Alaska's Cooperative Extension Service to discuss food waste during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday. "It's unacceptable that so many people are struggling with hunger when billions of pounds of food are wasted every year," said Rep. Tarr.  "I'm hopeful that by raising awareness of this under-reported issue, we can meet the goal put forward by the Secretary of Agriculture to reduce food loss and waste by 50% by 2030." With Rep. Tarr are Sarra Khlifi, of the Alaska Food Coalition, right, Cara Durr, of the Food Bank of Alaska, Sara Truitt, of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, and Darren Snyder, of the Cooperative Extension Service.

Photo: Reducing food waste

Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, is joined with representatives from the Food Bank of Alaska, the Alaska Food Coalition and the University of Alaska’s Cooperative… Continue reading

Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, is joined with representatives of the Food Bank of Alaska, the Alaska Food Coalition, the University of Alaska's Cooperative Extension Service to discuss food waste during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday. "It's unacceptable that so many people are struggling with hunger when billions of pounds of food are wasted every year," said Rep. Tarr.  "I'm hopeful that by raising awareness of this under-reported issue, we can meet the goal put forward by the Secretary of Agriculture to reduce food loss and waste by 50% by 2030." With Rep. Tarr are Sarra Khlifi, of the Alaska Food Coalition, right, Cara Durr, of the Food Bank of Alaska, Sara Truitt, of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, and Darren Snyder, of the Cooperative Extension Service.

Police & Fire for Thursday, Feb. 4, 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, 9-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

Correction

A Wednesday story incorrectly stated that the trans-Alaska Pipeline System is owned and operated by Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. The pipeline is operated by Alyeska… Continue reading

School district mulls what to cut next

During the public school board budget meeting Tuesday evening at the Juneau-Douglas High School library, Superintendent Mark Miller addressed the sparse group consisting of school… Continue reading

A technician with Nortech uses an absorbent boom to soak up heating oil that drained into Twin Lakes after a tank failure in the Mountainside Estates subdivision on Wednesday.

DEC works to clean up spill from tank

Just off the Twin Lakes trail, a yellow snake-like boom — similar to those that float around the perimeter of most oil spills — surrounds… Continue reading

A technician with Nortech uses an absorbent boom to soak up heating oil that drained into Twin Lakes after a tank failure in the Mountainside Estates subdivision on Wednesday.

Former Juneau resident tied to Tongass fires

A former Juneau resident pled guilty Monday to charges related to an unauthorized burning of timber and failure to maintain control of a fire in… Continue reading

An excavator sifts through the rubble that was the Gastineau Apartments as seen from Gastineau Avenue on Tuesday.

Photo: So long and farewell

An excavator sifts through the rubble that was the Gastineau Apartments as seen from Gastineau Avenue on Tuesday.In case you missed it, check out the… Continue reading

An excavator sifts through the rubble that was the Gastineau Apartments as seen from Gastineau Avenue on Tuesday.