Eaglecrest closes for the season

Eaglecrest Ski Area is closed for the season.Eaglecrest officials decided to pull the plug since mountain conditions aren’t good and they’re not getting any better… Continue reading

Ketchikan man sentenced to five years for distributing child porn

A federal court handed down a five-year sentence to a Ketchikan man for distributing child pornography.U.S. District Chief Judge Timothy Burgess imposed the sentence Thursday… Continue reading

A pasta making machine churns out fresh cavatelli at the In Bocca Al Lupo restaurant downtown on Thursday.

New Italian restaurant opens in old Silverbow Bakery space

Lining the back wall of In Bocca Al Lupo’s dining room are stacks of apple tree logs. A few at a time go into the… Continue reading

A pasta making machine churns out fresh cavatelli at the In Bocca Al Lupo restaurant downtown on Thursday.

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

CCFR report for Friday, March 25, 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

Construction alters bus routes

Starting Monday, service to the Whittier Street bus stop near the State Library, Archives, and Museum will stop due to street construction. Capital Transit buses… Continue reading

Lands and Resources Division moves offices

The city’s Lands and Resources Division has moved from City Hall to the building across the street.The division’s offices are now located on the third… Continue reading

Juneau records seventh record-high temperature

The capital city has racked up its seventh record-high temperature this month as warm, sunny weather continues in Southeast Alaska.According to the National Weather Service,… Continue reading

Bethel woman named boss of Mount Edgecumbe

Janelle Vanasse of Bethel has been named director of the state-owned boarding school in Sitka. She replaces Bill Hutton, who will retire June 30.The appointment… Continue reading

Gerber recalls organic food pouches delivered to Alaska

Due to a potential packaging defect, Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling specific organic pouch products. The packaging defect may result in product spoilage during… Continue reading

State names new SLAM chief

The new Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum building will begin operations with a new boss. On Thursday, the Alaska Department of Education and Early… Continue reading

Officials investigate ‘suspicious’ trailer fire

Fire department officials declared a home a total loss after a Wednesday night fire in the Sprucewood Trailer Park.Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the… Continue reading

Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel wheel a man to a waiting ambulance at the scene of a two-car accident near the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection in the Mendenhall Valley Thursday morning. Two people were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

Man drives through red light, causes rollover on Egan

The Juneau Police Department cited Paul M. Lorentz, 28, after he drove through a red light on Egan Drive Thursday morning, causing a vehicle rollover… Continue reading

Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel wheel a man to a waiting ambulance at the scene of a two-car accident near the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection in the Mendenhall Valley Thursday morning. Two people were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

Police & fire for Thursday, March 24, 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

DOT, city begin spring cleaning

The sun is shining, and the street cleaners are out making the rounds. It’s spring-cleaning time for the Alaska Department of Transportation and for the… Continue reading

Robert Edwardson, left, speaks during the Native Issue Forum on the current state and future of Alaska Native languages at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday. Other speakers are Alfie Price, second from left, Lance Twitchell, Marvin Adams and Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, right. Kolene James, center, is the moderator.

Advocates say Tlingit language immersion preschool, childcare coming to Juneau this year

The Alaska Legislature is considering two bills that would pave the way for language immersion charter schools in the state. But one of the bill’s… Continue reading

Robert Edwardson, left, speaks during the Native Issue Forum on the current state and future of Alaska Native languages at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday. Other speakers are Alfie Price, second from left, Lance Twitchell, Marvin Adams and Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, right. Kolene James, center, is the moderator.
June Hall and Paul Disdier talk on Feb. 18 at their attorney's office about their plans to permit and build one of the first legal marijuana grow sites in Juneau at their North Douglas property.

City awards first pot permit

Juneau has issued its first conditional use permit for a marijuana business.June Hall and Paul Disdier, of the Fireweed Factory LLC, celebrated with friends and… Continue reading

June Hall and Paul Disdier talk on Feb. 18 at their attorney's office about their plans to permit and build one of the first legal marijuana grow sites in Juneau at their North Douglas property.

Mayoral election results certified

The results from last week’s special mayoral election are now official: Ken Koelsch is still Juneau’s new mayor.The city’s canvass board certified the results Tuesday.… Continue reading

Police & fire for Wednesday, March 23, 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

Buick crashes into Hummer at McNugget intersection

Police say no one was badly hurt after two vehicles collided around 10 a.m. Tuesday at the “McNugget” intersection of Egan Drive and Glacier Highway… Continue reading