Around Town for Jan. 18

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

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Around Town for Jan. 17

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading

The force in motion

The Imperial March played as Darth Vader — lightsaber in hand, flanked by storm troopers — entered the room. Only this scene didn’t take place… Continue reading

Marcy and Geoff Larson, founders of the Alaskan Brewing Company, speak with brewer Chaz Lakit, right, on the company's brew deck on Thursday.

Amid craft beer shuffle, Alaskan vows to stay put

Alaskan Brewing Co. isn’t selling out.It isn’t closing down.It isn’t moving to the Lower 48, changing its name or owners.In an interview Thursday, brewery founders… Continue reading

Marcy and Geoff Larson, founders of the Alaskan Brewing Company, speak with brewer Chaz Lakit, right, on the company's brew deck on Thursday.
Two Empire journalists take on new roles

Two Empire journalists take on new roles

Two of the Juneau Empire’s senior journalists have accepted new roles with the newspaper.As of Jan. 12, managing editor Charles Westmoreland assumed duties as the… Continue reading

Two Empire journalists take on new roles
Photographer Kally Flynn talks to 10-month-old Luna, wearing a Batman costume, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 during a fundraiser for the Gastineau Humane Society at Alaskan Dames.

Photos: You can dress up your pet, but you can’t make them pose

Shalyn Harris smiles as she hides behind a candle display to avoid distracting her dog, Harbor, during a photo session Thursday with Kally Flynn at… Continue reading

Photographer Kally Flynn talks to 10-month-old Luna, wearing a Batman costume, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 during a fundraiser for the Gastineau Humane Society at Alaskan Dames.

Juneau man found dead

An employee of Juneau’s SuperBear grocery store was unexpectedly found dead Sunday.According to the Juneau Police Department, 39-year-old Robert Loren Lakey III was found dead… Continue reading

Ceivarenn Isaako walks with her daughter, Mareanna, 3, through the electronics department at Walmart in November. The Juneau Walmart will be among 154 stores in the U.S. that will close Feb. 5.

Juneau Walmart to close Feb. 4

By Feb. 4, Juneau’s Walmart will be closed. By the end of the following week — once all of the remaining merchandise has been removed… Continue reading

Ceivarenn Isaako walks with her daughter, Mareanna, 3, through the electronics department at Walmart in November. The Juneau Walmart will be among 154 stores in the U.S. that will close Feb. 5.
The Science on a Sphere, a global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, now has a purpose-built room of it's own at the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museums building.

One mantra, one goal for SLAM workers

Bob Banghart has a simple mantra for anyone who asks about the new State Library, Archives and Museum.“On schedule, on budget,” he said. “I mean,… Continue reading

The Science on a Sphere, a global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, now has a purpose-built room of it's own at the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museums building.

Police calls for Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

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Freshman Elijah Rodriguez explains his design and lighting concept to Michele Elfers, a project manager for the City & Borough of Juneau, as part of his computer aided design class presentation at Juneau-Douglas High School on Thursday. Teacher Colin Dukes says students are given real world problems to work on and looks to city projects, such as the Franklin and Front Street reconstruction project, for student projects.

Photo: Future urban designers

Freshman Elijah Rodriguez explains his design and lighting concept to Michele Elfers, a project manager for the City and Borough of Juneau, as part of… Continue reading

Freshman Elijah Rodriguez explains his design and lighting concept to Michele Elfers, a project manager for the City & Borough of Juneau, as part of his computer aided design class presentation at Juneau-Douglas High School on Thursday. Teacher Colin Dukes says students are given real world problems to work on and looks to city projects, such as the Franklin and Front Street reconstruction project, for student projects.

Attorneys offer free legal advice on MLK Day

In keeping with the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, attorneys will be on hand at two different Juneau locations on Monday to provide… Continue reading

Around Town for Jan. 15

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.Senior… Continue reading

Photo: Avalanche

An avalanche at Snow Gulch Creek, triggered by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities on Jan. 2, is shown Tuesday where it stopped just… Continue reading

U.S.S. Juneau’s silver service returns home

On Feb. 14, an important, missing piece of Juneau’s history will be unveiled at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for all to see. The silver service… Continue reading

Actors Jane Lind, right, Frank Katasse, Erin Tripp, Leeta Gray and Erika Stone, left, rehearse for Perseverance Theatre's production of "Our Voices Will Be Heard" written by Vera Starbard. The world premiere of the play, directed by Larissa FastHorse, opens Friday in Juneau and will also be presented in Hoonah and and Anchorage in February. To read an interview with playwright Starbard and director FastHorse, see this week's Capital City Weekly.

Photo: ‘Our Voices Will Be Heard’

Actors Jane Lind, right, Frank Katasse, Erin Tripp, Leeta Gray and Erika Stone, left, rehearse for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Our Voices Will Be Heard”… Continue reading

Actors Jane Lind, right, Frank Katasse, Erin Tripp, Leeta Gray and Erika Stone, left, rehearse for Perseverance Theatre's production of "Our Voices Will Be Heard" written by Vera Starbard. The world premiere of the play, directed by Larissa FastHorse, opens Friday in Juneau and will also be presented in Hoonah and and Anchorage in February. To read an interview with playwright Starbard and director FastHorse, see this week's Capital City Weekly.

Police & Fire for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

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Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free Tai Chi class… Continue reading

Sidewalk fixes planned for Douglas’ 3rd Street

The Alaska Department of Transportation is planning to install new sidewalks and repair existing ones on 3rd Street in Douglas near Gastineau Elementary School.The state… Continue reading