Around town for Thursday, Oct. 15

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., Douglas… Continue reading

Auke Lake to host construction

The Auke Lake wayside parking launch and boat ramp will close Oct. 19 to accommodate construction equipment.The City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation… Continue reading

Frank Zmuda gives Floyd Dryden Middle School sixth-grade students a lesson in holding a rifle at the Hunter Education Indoor Training Center as part of their Outdoor Skills class on Wednesday. Volunteers assisting in teaching Juneau sixth-graders are from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, U.S. Coast Guard, Taku River Sportman's Associaton and the U.S. Forest Service.

Photo: Hunter education

Frank Zmuda gives Floyd Dryden Middle School sixth-grade students a lesson in holding a rifle at the Hunter Education Indoor Training Center as part of… Continue reading

Frank Zmuda gives Floyd Dryden Middle School sixth-grade students a lesson in holding a rifle at the Hunter Education Indoor Training Center as part of their Outdoor Skills class on Wednesday. Volunteers assisting in teaching Juneau sixth-graders are from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, U.S. Coast Guard, Taku River Sportman's Associaton and the U.S. Forest Service.

Klukwan center gets big loan

The Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center in Klukwan, north of Haines, has been awarded a $350,000 loan by the federal government.The loan, from the U.S.… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Oct. 14

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Herbert Glacier Trail. No dogs or firearms. Details:… Continue reading

A delivery truck splashes through flooding on Riverside Drive near Melvin Park on Tuesday. The National Weather Service forecast for Wednesday calls for mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs around 50. Southeast wind 10 mph.

Photo: Slick commute

A delivery truck splashes through flooding on Riverside Drive near Melvin Park on Tuesday. The National Weather Service forecast for Wednesday calls for mostly cloudy… Continue reading

A delivery truck splashes through flooding on Riverside Drive near Melvin Park on Tuesday. The National Weather Service forecast for Wednesday calls for mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs around 50. Southeast wind 10 mph.

Planned Parenthood discusses ‘the talk’

About a dozen parents met in the Gastineau Elementary School library Tuesday night to talk about “the talk” with a representative from Planned Parenthood. The… Continue reading

Police and fire report for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

A wall washed up on the beach along Channel Drive could be from the tug boat Challenger that sunk inGastineau Channel in September.

One month on, wreck of tugboat Challenger isn’t moving anytime soon

The tugboat Challenger is breaking apart.One month after the 96-foot wooden boat sank in Gastineau channel, bits of it are starting to wash up.Spurred by… Continue reading

A wall washed up on the beach along Channel Drive could be from the tug boat Challenger that sunk inGastineau Channel in September.
Kathleen Turley, second from right, waits with supporters for the Juneau District Court to open for a lawsuit against her by trapper John Forrest for interfering with his traps on the Davies Creek Trail in December.

Out of a trap, into a pickle

In John Forrest’s eyes, anti-trappers have been springing his traps, stealing his catch, destroying his equipment and generally hindering his livelihood for years. The offenders… Continue reading

Kathleen Turley, second from right, waits with supporters for the Juneau District Court to open for a lawsuit against her by trapper John Forrest for interfering with his traps on the Davies Creek Trail in December.
Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedistrian ducks Friday's rain in front of City Hall.

Photo: Rain of leaves

Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedestrian ducks Friday’s rain in front of City Hall.… Continue reading

Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedistrian ducks Friday's rain in front of City Hall.

Around town for Tuesday, Oct. 13

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

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Richard Cole, a former employee of Wings of Alaska, is buying the Southeast Alaska commuter airline. He is also co-owner of Fjord Air.

Wings of Alaska sold

Come Saturday, Wings of Alaska will be operating under new ownership.SeaPort Airlines, the Portland-based commuter airline that currently owns of Wings of Alaska, has sold… Continue reading

Richard Cole, a former employee of Wings of Alaska, is buying the Southeast Alaska commuter airline. He is also co-owner of Fjord Air.
Juneau Municipal Clerk Laurie Sica, right, looks over an "over counted" ballot during questioned and absentee vote counting in the Assembly chambers on Friday. An "over counted" ballot shows more than one candidate was voted for in a single race.

Not polling our weight

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series exploring Juneau’s low voter turnout. Part two will publish Monday, Oct. 12.When the polls closed… Continue reading

Juneau Municipal Clerk Laurie Sica, right, looks over an "over counted" ballot during questioned and absentee vote counting in the Assembly chambers on Friday. An "over counted" ballot shows more than one candidate was voted for in a single race.
Information from the City and Borough of Juneau.

Low turnout ‘a matter of education’

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series exploring Juneau’s low voter turnout. Part one published Sunday, Oct. 11, and can be found… Continue reading

Information from the City and Borough of Juneau.

Police blotter for Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

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Around town for Monday, Oct. 12

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Community Hall. Enrollment… Continue reading

Capital City Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager, left, speaks with a firefighter after a fire at a residence at 17625 Lena Loop Road Sunday night. No was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The structure was declared a total loss.

Photo: Lena Loop house fire

Capital City Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager, left, speaks with a firefighter after a fire at a residence at 17625 Lena Loop Road on… Continue reading

Capital City Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager, left, speaks with a firefighter after a fire at a residence at 17625 Lena Loop Road Sunday night. No was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The structure was declared a total loss.

Correction

In an article titled “Man with nothing gives a piece back,” published Friday, the Empire mistakenly identified the Glory Hole outreach coordinator as Travis Kellar… Continue reading