Brenda Vigue, left, and Chailly Clayton exercise their dogs, Olga and Slocum, along the Auke Recreation Area beach on Tuesday.

Photo: Auke Rec exercise

Brenda Vigue, left, and Chailly Clayton exercise their dogs, Olga and Slocum, along the Auke Recreation Area beach on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Brenda Vigue, left, and Chailly Clayton exercise their dogs, Olga and Slocum, along the Auke Recreation Area beach on Tuesday.

Angoon, Kake and Tenakee face ferry shutdown

The Alaska Marine Highway System will cease serving Angoon, Pelican and Tenakee Springs starting Jan. 12 as the ferry LeConte begins a scheduled overhaul.The overhaul… Continue reading

Correction

A Tuesday story about Forest Service-issued tourism permits for the Mendenhall Glacier National Recreation Area incorrectly stated that Glacier Taxi, Dolphin Tours LLC and Last… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 16

Social Media & Its Uses in the Workplace, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike/ski/snowshoe, 9:30… Continue reading

Fake Trooper tries to scam Juneauites

Alaska State Troopers are investigating a series of scam calls received by Juneau residents since Friday.The calls claim to be from an Alaska State Trooper… Continue reading

Katie Pikul, 11 and her sister, Katie, 9, hand out cards asking for food donations for the Helping Hands food pantry at Safeway on Thursday. The Helping Hands food pantry is in need of turkeys as well as other food for their Christmas boxes and is located at 6590 Glacier Highway, in the Switzer Village recreation hall. Hours are Tuesday and Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Call Betty Kaplor at 789-4390 for more information.

Photo: Food drive

Katie Pikul, 11 and her sister, Katie, 9, hand out cards asking for food donations for the Helping Hands food pantry at Safeway on Thursday.… Continue reading

Katie Pikul, 11 and her sister, Katie, 9, hand out cards asking for food donations for the Helping Hands food pantry at Safeway on Thursday. The Helping Hands food pantry is in need of turkeys as well as other food for their Christmas boxes and is located at 6590 Glacier Highway, in the Switzer Village recreation hall. Hours are Tuesday and Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Call Betty Kaplor at 789-4390 for more information.
River guides with Alaska Travel Adventures take a practice run through rapids on the Mendenhall River.

Forest Service ties the knot with its new tour permits

Tom Stewart is in the business of weddings. Now, he’s in one of his own.On Friday, the U.S. Forest Service announced the names of 15… Continue reading

River guides with Alaska Travel Adventures take a practice run through rapids on the Mendenhall River.

Photo: Christmas lighting

Michael Garrison works on a Christmas lighting display at the Juneau Urgent & Family Care building on Monday.… Continue reading

Jan Rutherdale and her daughter, Isabel Bush, ski past the Capitol during Monday's snow showers. The National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday calls for numerous rain and snow showers. Snow accumulation to 1 inch. Highs 32 to 36. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Photo: Capitol skiing

Jan Rutherdale and her daughter, Isabel Bush, ski past the Capitol during Monday's snow showers. The National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday calls for numerous… Continue reading

Jan Rutherdale and her daughter, Isabel Bush, ski past the Capitol during Monday's snow showers. The National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday calls for numerous rain and snow showers. Snow accumulation to 1 inch. Highs 32 to 36. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
An Alaska Airlines cargo/passenger jet lifts off from the Juneau International Airport on Friday.

Airport posts 78 percent on-time rate

Seventy-eight percent of flights into Juneau International Airport were on time in October, according to new statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation.Alaska Airlines boasted… Continue reading

An Alaska Airlines cargo/passenger jet lifts off from the Juneau International Airport on Friday.

Around town for Tuesday, Dec. 15

Social Media & Its Uses in the Workplace, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30… Continue reading

Eaglecrest Ski Area to fully open

Juneau’s local ski area will fully open for the first time in a year this weekend and will remain open every day except Christmas Day… Continue reading

Juneau’s Innovation Summit begins registration

The Juneau Economic Development Council opened registration for the fifth annual Innovation Summit, which will take place Feb. 8-9, 2016.The summit will feature national and… Continue reading

Police blotter for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 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

Ferry meeting tonight in Assembly chambers

The Alaska Marine Highway System is holding a community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in the Assembly Chambers of the City and Borough of Juneau.… Continue reading

Claire Richardson addresses a full crowd Sunday during the celebration of life of late Juneau Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk held at Centennial Hall. Richardson, a friend and neighbor to Fisk, served as master of ceremony.

Mayor Fisk many things to many people

Juneau residents communed at Centennial Hall on Sunday to pay tribute to a man who in life captured the minds and imaginations of those in… Continue reading

Claire Richardson addresses a full crowd Sunday during the celebration of life of late Juneau Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk held at Centennial Hall. Richardson, a friend and neighbor to Fisk, served as master of ceremony.

Photo: Juneau serene

All is quiet “out the road” in Juneau on a recent morning.… Continue reading

In Memoriam of the mayor

At the end of October I had the privelge of sitting down with Greg Fisk — Juneau’s then recently elected (and even more recently sworn… Continue reading

Snow-capped mountains viewed from Eagle Beach.

Photo: Chilkat’s winter wear

Snow-capped mountains viewed from Eagle Beach.… Continue reading

Snow-capped mountains viewed from Eagle Beach.

Around town for Monday, Dec. 14

Social Media & Its Uses in the Workplace, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau… Continue reading