Police & Fire for Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

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Police & Fire for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2015

Conditions violation• At 7:46 p.m. Wednesday, the Juneau Police Department received information about a possible conditions violation in the 4400 block of Kanata Street.• At… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Dec. 28

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.Toddlertime, 10 a.m., Downtown Library; 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267.Life Ring meeting, 11… Continue reading

The Eaglecrest lodge is full and decorated at the Christmas Eve at Eaglecrest event on Thursday. The evening events included crafting, cider and cookies, story time, a Hooter torchlight parade and a Porcupine torchlight parade, followed by Santa's arrival and gift-giving. Over 80 gifts were given out by Santa.

Photos: Christmas Eve at Eaglecrest

Cordy Lillard, 2, right, receives a gift from Santa, whose identity could not be revealed, at the Christmas Eve at Eaglecrest event on Thursday. The… Continue reading

The Eaglecrest lodge is full and decorated at the Christmas Eve at Eaglecrest event on Thursday. The evening events included crafting, cider and cookies, story time, a Hooter torchlight parade and a Porcupine torchlight parade, followed by Santa's arrival and gift-giving. Over 80 gifts were given out by Santa.
Israa Kako-Gehring, owner of the Gehring Nursery School, is collecting household goods and clothing to be shipped to Washington state to help incoming refuges.

Former Iraqi refugee organizes donation drive in Juneau

“Imagine going into your home right now and then walking out, and that’s all you can bring with you for the rest of your life,”… Continue reading

Israa Kako-Gehring, owner of the Gehring Nursery School, is collecting household goods and clothing to be shipped to Washington state to help incoming refuges.
The full moon rises above the lower Mount Roberts ridge on Thursday evening, Christmas Eve.

Photo: Moonlit Juneau

The full moon rises above the lower Mount Roberts ridge on Thursday evening, Christmas Eve.… Continue reading

The full moon rises above the lower Mount Roberts ridge on Thursday evening, Christmas Eve.

Police calls for Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

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Around town for Sunday, Dec. 27

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

Around town for Friday, Dec. 25

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Old Glacier Highway, downstairs health center. Details: 463-1224.Inner Power Yoga, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Juneau Family Health… Continue reading

The nearly full moon rises behind a christmas tree of lights near the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal on Wednesday evening. The full moon is on Christmas at 2:11 am.

Photos: Christmas lights in Juneau

Christmas decorations light up a home on Riverside Drive on Wednesday evening.… Continue reading

The nearly full moon rises behind a christmas tree of lights near the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal on Wednesday evening. The full moon is on Christmas at 2:11 am.

Around town for Thursday, Dec. 24

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

Donna Pierce watches her dog, Zoey, as she retrieves a stick in the high tide at Sandy Beach Wednesday.

Sun and snow

Whether it’s snowfall or sunshine on this year’s Christmas list, Juneauites should find something to smile about when they look outside Friday.There aren’t expected to… Continue reading

Donna Pierce watches her dog, Zoey, as she retrieves a stick in the high tide at Sandy Beach Wednesday.

Photo: Wintery park

Ravens fly from the trees at Marine Park on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Alaska Court System closed on Christmas Eve

The Alaska Court System will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 to normal business. Only in-custody arraignments and emergency proceedings will be conducted.For purposes of… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 23

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Mount Roberts Trail. No dogs or firearms. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection… Continue reading

JPD emphasizes responsible driving this holiday season

In a statement, the Juneau Police Department encourages the city of Juneau to have safe holiday season by not drinking and driving, ensuring all vehicular… Continue reading

Back to the polls

It’s estimated to cost the City and Borough of Juneau $35,000 to elect a new mayor, but it’s a price a majority of Juneau’s Assembly… Continue reading

Kara Nelson, an addict in long-term recovery, recovery coach and director of Juneau's Haven House, is one of the movers and shakers striving to strengthen Juneau's recovery community.

Lives worth saving

Christina Love needed to come home.She had just learned that the woman who took her in and raised her for 18 years — a waitress… Continue reading

Kara Nelson, an addict in long-term recovery, recovery coach and director of Juneau's Haven House, is one of the movers and shakers striving to strengthen Juneau's recovery community.
Eighth-graders Maya Araujo, left, and Cole Jensen crimp and check the seals on their steam boilers made out of aluminum cans in teacher Alan Degener's technology class at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday.

Photos: Pop pop boats

Eighth-graders Maya Araujo, left, and Cole Jensen crimp and check the seals on their steam boilers made out of aluminum cans in teacher Alan Degener's… Continue reading

Eighth-graders Maya Araujo, left, and Cole Jensen crimp and check the seals on their steam boilers made out of aluminum cans in teacher Alan Degener's technology class at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday.
Rosanne Schmitz wades through nearly 2600 balloons with her daughter, Aileen, center, and friend, Tori Talley, right, in her livingroom on Monday. Schmitz tranformed her livingroom to celebrate her daughter's 21st birthday. Schmitz also opened her house to friends to frolic and ended it with a popping party Monday night.

Photos: Balloon party

Rosanne Schmitz wades through nearly 2600 balloons with her daughter, Aileen, center, and friend, Tori Talley, right, in her livingroom on Monday. Schmitz tranformed her… Continue reading

Rosanne Schmitz wades through nearly 2600 balloons with her daughter, Aileen, center, and friend, Tori Talley, right, in her livingroom on Monday. Schmitz tranformed her livingroom to celebrate her daughter's 21st birthday. Schmitz also opened her house to friends to frolic and ended it with a popping party Monday night.