Norris Glacier is located south of Juneau, near the Taku Inlet.

Update: Pilot of crashed helicopter medevaced in critical condition

A helicopter pilot who was injured in a crash on Norris Glacier on Thursday afternoon was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to… Continue reading

Norris Glacier is located south of Juneau, near the Taku Inlet.

Juneau midwives talk about what their job is really like, and the rising popularity of their craft in Alaska

For this year’s International Day of the Midwife, three of Juneau’s own practitioners sat down with the Empire to talk myths of childbirth — and… Continue reading

Anthony Mallott, president and CEO of Sealaska, speaks about the Native corporation's finances that will be announced in their 2015 annual report during an interview on Monday.

Sealaska’s 2015 annual report shows net income of $12 million

Stability in motion — that’s the message Sealaska President and CEO Anthony Mallott wants to get across to its nearly 22,000 shareholders in its 2015… Continue reading

Anthony Mallott, president and CEO of Sealaska, speaks about the Native corporation's finances that will be announced in their 2015 annual report during an interview on Monday.

Police & fire for Thursday, May 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

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive,… Continue reading

Nick Millonzi, a tour broker for M&M Tours, shows his work ethic by manning his sales booth downtown on a rainy start to the cruise ship season Monday. Millonzi is in his eighth season selling tours.

Photo: Slow day for tours

Nick Millonzi, a tour broker for M&M Tours, shows his work ethic by manning his sales booth downtown on a rainy start to the cruise… Continue reading

Nick Millonzi, a tour broker for M&M Tours, shows his work ethic by manning his sales booth downtown on a rainy start to the cruise ship season Monday. Millonzi is in his eighth season selling tours.

Chamber takes to the channel for weekly luncheon May 12

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce will be taking its food to go at its May 12 weekly Luncheon.Chamber members and other attendees will be eating… Continue reading

Warlita Luciano waits with her husband, Teddy, as Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel put out a fire at their trailer home in the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park Wednesday. The fire started about 10 a.m. and there were no reported injuries.

Trailer at Thunder Mountain Mobile Park total loss after Wednesday fire

Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters worked Wednesday morning to extinguish a mobile home fire in the Mendenhall Valley.The Juneau Police Department dispatch received a call at… Continue reading

Warlita Luciano waits with her husband, Teddy, as Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel put out a fire at their trailer home in the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park Wednesday. The fire started about 10 a.m. and there were no reported injuries.

Footings, foundation work underway at food bank

The addition that will more than double the size of Juneau’s only legally designated food bank is starting to take shape.On Tuesday afternoon, a crew… Continue reading

Acid contaminated water runs from the entrance of the Tulsequah Chief Mine in Canada.

Tulsequah Chief Mine owner defaults on debt payment, critics wonder about cleanup responsibility

Tulsequah Chief Mine is still leaking polluted water into a tributary of the Taku River. The mine’s owner, which is tasked with cleaning it up,… Continue reading

Acid contaminated water runs from the entrance of the Tulsequah Chief Mine in Canada.

Photo: May showers

May showers are making for colorful flower displays in Juneau as Mari Carpeneti walks her family’s dogs along Seventh Street in Juneau on Monday.… Continue reading

Driver in police chase remains unnamed

A 22-year-old Juneau man who led police on a late night chase on Saturday isn’t facing charges and remains unnamed, but police expect that to… Continue reading

Juneau woman wins First Lady’s volunteer award

First Lady Donna Walker will recognize a Juneau woman for her efforts to help end heroin addiction in the community.Michele Stuart Morgan, the founder of… Continue reading

Police & fire for Wednesday, May 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

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

Assembly passes pot rules at Monday meeting

The final outstanding marijuana ordinance cleared the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday night with overwhelming support, finalizing the city’s marijuana regulations for… Continue reading

Police arrest three in Douglas, find possible home burglary connection

Juneau police arrested three people — one in connection to a recent residential burglary and two on outstanding warrants — Tuesday morning after searching a… Continue reading

An alder mask of a mountain goat created by Sheila Dyer was recently part of an exhibit at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. It was reported stolen Monday.

Cedar mask artwork stolen from JACC

An investigation is underway following the disappearance of a Juneau woman’s artwork from the Juneau Arts & Culture Center this week.Nancy DeCherney, executive director of… Continue reading

An alder mask of a mountain goat created by Sheila Dyer was recently part of an exhibit at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. It was reported stolen Monday.

Assembly passes pot rules at Monday meeting

The final outstanding marijuana ordinance cleared the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday night with overwhelming support, finalizing the city’s marijuana regulations for… Continue reading

Architect Paul Voelkers, of MRV Architects, talks about a proposal for a Juneau Ocean Center that would sit between the U.S. Coast Guard's Station Juneau and Gold Creek on Juneau's downtown waterfront.

Proposed ocean center moves beyond the bronze whale

The minds behind the Juneau Ocean Center are moving forward with the project — with or without the whale sculpture they sought to relocate last… Continue reading

Architect Paul Voelkers, of MRV Architects, talks about a proposal for a Juneau Ocean Center that would sit between the U.S. Coast Guard's Station Juneau and Gold Creek on Juneau's downtown waterfront.