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.
Nicole Flake, left, of Taku Smokeries, competes against Saul De La Mora, of Alaska Glacier Seafoods, in the professional fish filleting contest during the 2015 Juneau Maritime Festival at Marine Park in May 2015. Three people from each seafood processer competed to fillet two coho salmon and were judged for time and accuracy.

Juneau Maritime Festival to feature 300 lbs. of fish and so much more

The Juneau Maritime Festival is a free, family event and a celebration of all things maritime, said coordinator Dana Herndon with the Juneau Economic Development… Continue reading

Nicole Flake, left, of Taku Smokeries, competes against Saul De La Mora, of Alaska Glacier Seafoods, in the professional fish filleting contest during the 2015 Juneau Maritime Festival at Marine Park in May 2015. Three people from each seafood processer competed to fillet two coho salmon and were judged for time and accuracy.

‘Scorching’ weather continues across Southeast Alaska

Well, it was scorching by Southeast standards.April 2016 was the warmest ever recorded in Juneau and Sitka, according to measurements taken by the National Weather… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, May 3, 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

University of  Alaska Southeast Chancellor Richard A. Caulfield poses for a selfie with a recent graduate during the 2016 UAS commencement ceremony held Sunday.

UAS ceremony honors 670 grads

The number of University of Alaska Southeast degrees, certificates and licenses handed out during a ceremony on Sunday were among the most ever, according to… Continue reading

University of  Alaska Southeast Chancellor Richard A. Caulfield poses for a selfie with a recent graduate during the 2016 UAS commencement ceremony held Sunday.
Alaxander Oliphant, right, speaks with his court-appointed attorney Tom Wagner during his arraignment in Juneau District Court on Monday. Oliphant is alleged to have crashed his truck into the Governor's Mansion garage door Thursday night while under the influence of alcohol.

Mansion crasher appears in court

A Juneau man said he was just trying to find a spot to park his truck after a long day of traveling. Ramming into Gov.… Continue reading

Alaxander Oliphant, right, speaks with his court-appointed attorney Tom Wagner during his arraignment in Juneau District Court on Monday. Oliphant is alleged to have crashed his truck into the Governor's Mansion garage door Thursday night while under the influence of alcohol.

Mallott: Less confrontation on timber

KETCHIKAN — Alaska should rethink its relationship with environmentalists and its approach to long-term timber policy, said Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on Wednesday.Mallott, Gov. Bill… Continue reading

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

Lawyer approved for Metlakatla lawsuit

KETCHIKAN — A Seattle-based attorney will be allowed to represent two Metlakatla residents in their federal Civil Rights Act complaint in U.S. District Court.Joseph James… Continue reading

Police pursue, detain erratic driver behind late-night chase

Officers detained the driver of a truck who allegedly almost struck several pedestrians and vehicles head on Saturday night during a vehicle pursuit. The 22-year-old… Continue reading

Angelica Curtis sits with her son, Jonathan Torres, at their rented home in Haines in early April. Angelica's parents are trying to regain legal custody of Jonathan, conceived by statutory rape when Angelica was 13 in Petersburg. Currently, the father's parents in Petersburg have legal parental rights even though Jonathan has lived with the Curtis' since he was born.

Twice the victim of a rapist

It’s been six years since Angelica Curtis gave birth to a child she conceived through statutory rape, and she still remembers the name she wanted… Continue reading

Angelica Curtis sits with her son, Jonathan Torres, at their rented home in Haines in early April. Angelica's parents are trying to regain legal custody of Jonathan, conceived by statutory rape when Angelica was 13 in Petersburg. Currently, the father's parents in Petersburg have legal parental rights even though Jonathan has lived with the Curtis' since he was born.

Around Town

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Gun Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Gun Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Police & fire for Sunday, May 1, 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

Tyler Rental to acquire T&S Welding

Tyler Rental, Inc., will acquire T&S Welding, Inc. business and assets. T&S will continue its current business until it can be incorporated into Tyler Rental,… Continue reading

Wet weather in forecast this weekend

A stream of subtropical moisture will splash Southeast Alaska this weekend, the National Weather Service expects.In a special weather statement issued Friday morning, the Weather… Continue reading

A pedi-cab driver celebrates the first cruise ship arrival, and her first fare of the year, Saturday morning when the Crystal Serenity Cruise ship arrived at 7 a.m. at the South Franklin Cruise Dock. With more rain than some may have expected, passengers were slow to exit the vessel.

Photo: Cruise ship season begins

A pedi-cab driver celebrates the first cruise ship arrival, and her first fare of the year, Saturday morning when the Crystal Serenity Cruise ship arrived… Continue reading

A pedi-cab driver celebrates the first cruise ship arrival, and her first fare of the year, Saturday morning when the Crystal Serenity Cruise ship arrived at 7 a.m. at the South Franklin Cruise Dock. With more rain than some may have expected, passengers were slow to exit the vessel.

Check your vessels over stormy weekend

The city is encouraging everybody who owns a boat to check their vessels as Juneau heads into a stormy weekend.In a news release issued Friday,… Continue reading