Quick action halts Douglas kitchen fire

When a pot caught fire inside a Douglas apartment Sunday night, a bystander quickly took it outside and helped prevent further damage.Capital City Fire/Rescue received… Continue reading

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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

Cora Petty and her son, Quinn, 2, picnic at the base of Nugget Falls on Monday.

Photo: Picnic at Nugget Falls

Cora Petty and her son, Quinn, 2, picnic at the base of Nugget Falls on Monday.… Continue reading

Cora Petty and her son, Quinn, 2, picnic at the base of Nugget Falls on Monday.
First part of the U.S.S Presentation Silver Set, hosted by the Mendenhall Flying Lions and the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum Sunday afternoon.

Photos: Silver service

A man peers at a silver punchbowl, part of the U.S.S. Juneau’s silver service, that was unveiled at a reception hosted by the Mendenhall Flying… Continue reading

First part of the U.S.S Presentation Silver Set, hosted by the Mendenhall Flying Lions and the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum Sunday afternoon.
Audience members watch as models display artist KD Roope's "Clipped Counterparts" made of paper clips, binder clips, mercury glass and wire during the Wearable Art Extravaganza 2016 at Centennial Hall on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.

Photos: Wearable Art

Artist Samantha and Owen Adams take to the stage in her “Steampunk Metamorphoses” made of plastic wrap, sharpie markers, duct tape, wire hangers, recycled wedding… Continue reading

Audience members watch as models display artist KD Roope's "Clipped Counterparts" made of paper clips, binder clips, mercury glass and wire during the Wearable Art Extravaganza 2016 at Centennial Hall on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.
Sundown Arasmith, 40, is shown here playing with his 2-year-old dog Mason. Alaska State Troopers found Arasmith's body Saturday along with his friend Arnold Jongsma, 60, after a kayaking accident. Family members are continuing to search for the dog and a kayak the men used for their trip to Shelter Island.

Two dead in kayak trip near Juneau

Family members are continuing the search for a loved one’s pet after two people were found dead Saturday.Sundown Arasmith, 40, and Arnold Jongsma, 60, left… Continue reading

Sundown Arasmith, 40, is shown here playing with his 2-year-old dog Mason. Alaska State Troopers found Arasmith's body Saturday along with his friend Arnold Jongsma, 60, after a kayaking accident. Family members are continuing to search for the dog and a kayak the men used for their trip to Shelter Island.
The rusted remains of a six-cylinder, 1928 Buick engine, sits on the beach in front of Ernest Gruening's cabin near Amalga Harbor. The engine powered the the Ark of Juneau, a boat built by the Satko family that brought them to Juneau in the summer of 1938.

Ark of Juneau ‘wasn’t some glorious odyssey’

Beached on the rocky shore by territorial Gov. Ernest Gruening’s cabin near Amalga harbor, the tides of Favorite Channel have washed away most of an… Continue reading

The rusted remains of a six-cylinder, 1928 Buick engine, sits on the beach in front of Ernest Gruening's cabin near Amalga Harbor. The engine powered the the Ark of Juneau, a boat built by the Satko family that brought them to Juneau in the summer of 1938.

Crane to duck beneath bridge this week

Juneauites are expected to see an unusual sight on the waterfront this week as a large crane moves beneath the Juneau-Douglas Bridge to lift the… Continue reading

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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

Two rallies planned for Capitol

The Juneau Police Department has announced that Fourth Street will be closed between Main Street and Seward Street for about an hour on two days… Continue reading

Dustin Stogner discovers a syringe near Dredge Lake Road Thursday afternoon as he walks around the area with his 2-year-old son. Stogner is just one of several Juneau residents to recently complain that syringes are popping up in public spaces.

A dangerous find: Used needles appear in public places

Dustin Stogner said when his fiance became pregnant with their first child, the couple decided to leave Louisville, Kentucky, for a place that was calmer;… Continue reading

Dustin Stogner discovers a syringe near Dredge Lake Road Thursday afternoon as he walks around the area with his 2-year-old son. Stogner is just one of several Juneau residents to recently complain that syringes are popping up in public spaces.
Juneau mayorial candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch answer questions during a forum held by the Downtown Business Association in the Senate Building on Friday.

DBA screens mayoral candidates

What can you do for us? This age-old interview question was at the heart of the Downtown Business Association’s mayoral candidate forum Friday morning.The event… Continue reading

Juneau mayorial candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch answer questions during a forum held by the Downtown Business Association in the Senate Building on Friday.
Gasoline prices have fallen under $3 in Juneau. The automatic pump at Fishermen's Bend in Auke Bay, pictured here Friday, have the lowest prices in town.

Pumped up: The concealed truth behind gas prices

At 11 a.m. every weekday, Wade Bryson sits in a small swivel chair, leans close to a microphone, and listens to problems.For the past eight… Continue reading

Gasoline prices have fallen under $3 in Juneau. The automatic pump at Fishermen's Bend in Auke Bay, pictured here Friday, have the lowest prices in town.

GCI works to repair damaged undersea fibers in Sitka, Angoon

GCI customers should expect service interruptions today due to recent damage to the undersea fiber optic cable that serves the Sitka and Angoon areas.Permanent repairs… Continue reading

Police calls for Sunday, Feb. 14, 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

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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

Carpeneti: Keep politics out of the courtroom

A little more than a year ago, Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks and chair of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced a Senate Joint Resolution that “is… Continue reading

Kevin Scott Nauska, 19, appears in Juneau Superior Court in December for his arraignment on a single charge of manslaughter in connection to the stabbing death of Jordon J. Sharclane, 37. A Juneau grand jury chose not to indict him on more serious murder charges.

Bail reduced for defendant in manslaughter case

Despite a mother’s plea that more violence could await her family if the man accused of killing her son was not kept behind bars, a… Continue reading

Kevin Scott Nauska, 19, appears in Juneau Superior Court in December for his arraignment on a single charge of manslaughter in connection to the stabbing death of Jordon J. Sharclane, 37. A Juneau grand jury chose not to indict him on more serious murder charges.

Police & Fire for Friday, Feb. 12, 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

Laraine Derr, left, is presented with the American Association of Retired Persons' Andrus Community Service Award by First Lady Donna Walker during a luncheon at TK Maguire's on Wednesday. The award is the AARP's most prestigious state volunteer award for community service.

Photo: AARP award

Loraine Derr, left, is presented with the American Association of Retired Persons’ Andrus Community Service Award by First Lady Donna Walker during a luncheon at… Continue reading

Laraine Derr, left, is presented with the American Association of Retired Persons' Andrus Community Service Award by First Lady Donna Walker during a luncheon at TK Maguire's on Wednesday. The award is the AARP's most prestigious state volunteer award for community service.