Correction

A Wednesday story on the plan to raise the tugboat Challenger incorrectly stated that SouthEast Alaska Lightering removed oil from the boat when it sank.… 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

Correction

A Wednesday story incorrectly stated that Nora Edith Thomas, a suspect in a homicide, had three children when she lived with Christopher K. Kenney in… Continue reading

Vehicles fill the Walmart parking lot for their first day of going out of business sales on Monday. Juneau's Walmart, which has been open since 2007, is among 154 stores in the U.S. being "pruned" from the corporate tree, according to Walmart spokesperson Delia Garcia.  About 180 Juneauites will be losing their jobs.

No, city offices will not be relocating to Walmart

Shortly after Walmart announced it was closing its Juneau store, the only things flying faster than clearance items off of shelves were rumors about what… Continue reading

Vehicles fill the Walmart parking lot for their first day of going out of business sales on Monday. Juneau's Walmart, which has been open since 2007, is among 154 stores in the U.S. being "pruned" from the corporate tree, according to Walmart spokesperson Delia Garcia.  About 180 Juneauites will be losing their jobs.

Coast Guard asks boaters to steer clear

While work to raise and scrap the tugboat Challenger takes place in Gastineau Channel, the Coast Guard is asking boaters to keep away. Global Diving… Continue reading

Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, is joined with representatives of the Food Bank of Alaska, the Alaska Food Coalition, the University of Alaska's Cooperative Extension Service to discuss food waste during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday. "It's unacceptable that so many people are struggling with hunger when billions of pounds of food are wasted every year," said Rep. Tarr.  "I'm hopeful that by raising awareness of this under-reported issue, we can meet the goal put forward by the Secretary of Agriculture to reduce food loss and waste by 50% by 2030." With Rep. Tarr are Sarra Khlifi, of the Alaska Food Coalition, right, Cara Durr, of the Food Bank of Alaska, Sara Truitt, of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, and Darren Snyder, of the Cooperative Extension Service.

Photo: Reducing food waste

Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, is joined with representatives from the Food Bank of Alaska, the Alaska Food Coalition and the University of Alaska’s Cooperative… Continue reading

Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, is joined with representatives of the Food Bank of Alaska, the Alaska Food Coalition, the University of Alaska's Cooperative Extension Service to discuss food waste during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday. "It's unacceptable that so many people are struggling with hunger when billions of pounds of food are wasted every year," said Rep. Tarr.  "I'm hopeful that by raising awareness of this under-reported issue, we can meet the goal put forward by the Secretary of Agriculture to reduce food loss and waste by 50% by 2030." With Rep. Tarr are Sarra Khlifi, of the Alaska Food Coalition, right, Cara Durr, of the Food Bank of Alaska, Sara Truitt, of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, and Darren Snyder, of the Cooperative Extension Service.

Police & Fire for Thursday, Feb. 4, 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

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

Correction

A Wednesday story incorrectly stated that the trans-Alaska Pipeline System is owned and operated by Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. The pipeline is operated by Alyeska… Continue reading

School district mulls what to cut next

During the public school board budget meeting Tuesday evening at the Juneau-Douglas High School library, Superintendent Mark Miller addressed the sparse group consisting of school… Continue reading

A technician with Nortech uses an absorbent boom to soak up heating oil that drained into Twin Lakes after a tank failure in the Mountainside Estates subdivision on Wednesday.

DEC works to clean up spill from tank

Just off the Twin Lakes trail, a yellow snake-like boom — similar to those that float around the perimeter of most oil spills — surrounds… Continue reading

A technician with Nortech uses an absorbent boom to soak up heating oil that drained into Twin Lakes after a tank failure in the Mountainside Estates subdivision on Wednesday.

Former Juneau resident tied to Tongass fires

A former Juneau resident pled guilty Monday to charges related to an unauthorized burning of timber and failure to maintain control of a fire in… Continue reading

An excavator sifts through the rubble that was the Gastineau Apartments as seen from Gastineau Avenue on Tuesday.

Photo: So long and farewell

An excavator sifts through the rubble that was the Gastineau Apartments as seen from Gastineau Avenue on Tuesday.In case you missed it, check out the… Continue reading

An excavator sifts through the rubble that was the Gastineau Apartments as seen from Gastineau Avenue on Tuesday.
Marissa Capito, an engineering assistant at the Mendenhall Water Treatment Plant, gives a tour of the facility in November. A new dryer will be located at the plant to process biosolids.

Assembly chooses biosolids solution

At a work session Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly worked for about an hour to answer the age-old question: What happens… Continue reading

Marissa Capito, an engineering assistant at the Mendenhall Water Treatment Plant, gives a tour of the facility in November. A new dryer will be located at the plant to process biosolids.

Defendant in homicide case will return to Juneau

A former Juneau resident listened to a Juneau judge 500 miles away over the phone Tuesday as she made her first court appearance in connection… Continue reading

City to hold candidate meet-and-greet for new chief housing officer position

The City and Borough of Juneau will hold a public meet-and-greet Thursday with the two candidates looking to fill Juneau’s new chief housing officer position.Scott… Continue reading

Around Town

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.,… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Feb. 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

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 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