A collection of 52.20 grams of black tar heroin photographed at the Juneau Police Department.

This is what it takes to get into treatment

Editor’s Note: This is one part of a series examining why it’s so hard for heroin and drug addicts to get into treatment in Juneau,… Continue reading

A collection of 52.20 grams of black tar heroin photographed at the Juneau Police Department.

Leaning on a community

During a season filled with giving and lifted spirits, Kolene James was troubled by a news article revealing financial woes for Juneau’s homeless shelter. Something… Continue reading

Photo: Christmas dinner boxes

Hayden Garrison, of the Glacier Valley Rotary Club, stacks boxes of food with the help of students from the Thunder Mountain High School Interact Club… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Dec. 20

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

Photo: Waiting in line for ‘Star Wars’

Lynn Roldan sits bundled up Thursday afternoon while waiting for the midnight first showing of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Roldan got there at 5… Continue reading

Photo: Montessori puppets

Montessori Borealis students parade their handmade puppets during a practice run in the Marie Drake gymnasium on Thursday. MK McNaughton has been working with the… Continue reading

John Thornley, left, senior geotechnical engineer, and Nick Moran, staff geotechnical engineer, both of Golder Associates in Anchorage, relocate a water pressure data collector along a new walkway parallel to Glacier Highway at Auke Lake on Thursday. The new walkway is scheduled for completion early next summer.

Photo: Auke Lake trail

John Thornley, left, senior geotechnical engineer, and Nick Moran, staff geotechnical engineer, both of Golder Associates in Anchorage, relocate a water pressure data collector along… Continue reading

John Thornley, left, senior geotechnical engineer, and Nick Moran, staff geotechnical engineer, both of Golder Associates in Anchorage, relocate a water pressure data collector along a new walkway parallel to Glacier Highway at Auke Lake on Thursday. The new walkway is scheduled for completion early next summer.

No murder charges for teenager

After hearing conflicting evidence from multiple witnesses of a fatal stabbing, a Juneau grand jury last week chose not to indict a 19-year-old teenager on… Continue reading

Capital City Fire & Rescue Firefighter Sean Rhea helps Floyd Dryden Middle School seventh grader Kimberly Clark operate a fire hose as part of her Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) class.

A new chapter for Juneau sciences

Students in the Juneau School District won’t experience a new science curriculum for at least another year, but community members are already gathering to ask… Continue reading

Capital City Fire & Rescue Firefighter Sean Rhea helps Floyd Dryden Middle School seventh grader Kimberly Clark operate a fire hose as part of her Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) class.

Around town for Friday, Dec. 18

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

A new house on Back Loop Road will be available to cancer patients coming from out of town who are receiving radiation treatment at Southeast Radiation Oncology Center. The bottom floor is designed specifically for the patients while the top half is a private residence of the anonymous owners.

New housing for cancer patients in Juneau

Cancer patients coming to Juneau for treatment now have an affordable housing option, thanks to anonymous donors. A local couple purchased land off Mendenhall Loop… Continue reading

A new house on Back Loop Road will be available to cancer patients coming from out of town who are receiving radiation treatment at Southeast Radiation Oncology Center. The bottom floor is designed specifically for the patients while the top half is a private residence of the anonymous owners.

Accessory apartment incentive launches

In Juneau it pays to be part of the solution.A year-long effort to introduce an accessory apartment grant is set to launch Dec. 21. The… Continue reading

Funding moves project on track

The City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee voted Wednesday to move a $1.8 million funding promise for the Housing First project to the Assembly… Continue reading

Photo: Berth construction

Employees of the Manson Construction Company prepare to drive a 200-foot long pile into the southern-most breasting dolphin for the new cruise ship berths on… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Dec. 17

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

State of STEM meeting open to public

The Juneau School District invites STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals, community members and teachers to a community-wide discussion about the state of STEM… Continue reading

Photo: Middle school concert

Annika Schwartz, 12, plays a violin solo during the sixth-grade orchestra concert at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School Tuesday evening. The group is taught by Karen… Continue reading

AMHS leader talks problems, hears solutions from frustrated Juneauites

On Tuesday night, Mike Neussl of the Alaska Marine Highway System tried to spread oil on troubled waters.The 66 people listening to him did their… Continue reading

Play It Again Sports, located on Ralphs Way across from Costco, is going out of business.

Play It Again Sports going out of business

After 11 years of buying, selling and trading second-hand sports gear and fitness equipment, Juneau’s first and only Play It Again Sports is going out… Continue reading

Play It Again Sports, located on Ralphs Way across from Costco, is going out of business.