Julia Garrity works on her concept for the stage decoration for the Alaska Folk Festival at a friend's North Douglas shop on Thursday. Monday is the first day of a week of live music at Centennial Hall.

Alaska Folk Fest kicks off Monday night

Under a northern lights show in downtown Juneau during the 40th annual Alaska Folk Fest in 2014, mixed media artist Julia Garrity fell in love… Continue reading

Julia Garrity works on her concept for the stage decoration for the Alaska Folk Festival at a friend's North Douglas shop on Thursday. Monday is the first day of a week of live music at Centennial Hall.
Independent film maker Sara Betcher has completed a twenty-minute film of Helen Watkins.

Leaving a legacy, one video at a time

Eight years before she died, Tlingit elder Helen Watkins began making videos about traditional ways to harvest and process food and medicine. She narrated, directed… Continue reading

Independent film maker Sara Betcher has completed a twenty-minute film of Helen Watkins.

Jury convicts Juneau mother of child endangerment

A Juneau jury on Tuesday convicted a 33-year-old local mother of child endangerment for knowingly leaving her children in the care of her boyfriend —… Continue reading

Police & fire for Sunday, April 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

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

Pot initiative backer cites concern with Alaska smoking bill

JUNEAU — Public smoking restrictions that recently passed the Alaska Senate could hurt proposed cannabis cafes in the state, a sponsor of the initiative that… Continue reading

Foster care awareness picnic on Saturday

Foster care families or families interested in becoming involved in the foster care system are invited to attend Juneau Youth Services’ first foster care awareness… Continue reading

House manager Julee Douglas gives a former resident a hug as current resident Andrea Robinson, left, prepares a group dinner at Haven House on Tuesday. Haven House is celebrating its one-year anniversary as a transitional home for recently released female prisoners and women coming out of substance abuse or mental health treatment.

Haven House is more than a home; it’s a way of life

Two pans of brownies sit on the counter while a ham bakes in the oven. Toasty rolls are piled in a basket and green beans… Continue reading

House manager Julee Douglas gives a former resident a hug as current resident Andrea Robinson, left, prepares a group dinner at Haven House on Tuesday. Haven House is celebrating its one-year anniversary as a transitional home for recently released female prisoners and women coming out of substance abuse or mental health treatment.

Calendar correction

The Juneau Empire’s Around Town calendar on March 31 incorrectly stated that the The Compassionate Friends group meets on the last Thursday of the month.… Continue reading

Around Town

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, April 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

Photo: Spring break

Will Childress and Victoria Zimmerer take a lunch break and enjoy the warmth on Thursday, the last day of March.  … Continue reading

JSD pauses testing again

For approximately two and a half hours Thursday, Juneau students were able to take their standardized exams. Then a familiar error screen appeared.“They were getting… Continue reading

Water damage remains on the second-floor ceiling of the Department of Environmental Conservation building on Willoughby Avenue. An estimated 550 gallons of water flooded the area when the City and Borough of Juneau turned water back on after construction nearby paused the building's service. Jeff Rogers, the division operations manager, said it was a "miracle" no computers or other electronics were damaged. JUNEAU EMPIRE

Photo: DEC water damage

Water damage remains on the second-floor ceiling of the Department of Environmental Conservation building on Willoughby Avenue. An estimated 550 gallons of water flooded the… Continue reading

Water damage remains on the second-floor ceiling of the Department of Environmental Conservation building on Willoughby Avenue. An estimated 550 gallons of water flooded the area when the City and Borough of Juneau turned water back on after construction nearby paused the building's service. Jeff Rogers, the division operations manager, said it was a "miracle" no computers or other electronics were damaged. JUNEAU EMPIRE

Police & Fire for Thursday, March 31, 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

City covers clunker expenses

Starting Friday, the city’s Solid Waste Division will be footing the $150 disposal fee for residents who want to scrap their junked vehicles at Skookum… Continue reading

Alaska state lawmakers and their staffs line up for the annual legislative group picture in front of the Capitol Wednesday.

Photo: 2016 Legislature

Alaska state lawmakers and their staffs line up for the annual legislative group picture in front of the Capitol on Wednesday. … Continue reading

Alaska state lawmakers and their staffs line up for the annual legislative group picture in front of the Capitol Wednesday.

Correction

The calendar in today’s Capital City Weekly lists the Juneau Student Symphony’s “Spring is in the Air” concerts as happening April 3 and 4. While… Continue reading

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. Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

City opens Montana Creek Road ahead of schedule

Due to mild weather, the city will open Montana Creek Road ahead of schedule this season.The road in the Mendenhall Valley sits just beyond the… Continue reading