Lands and Resources Division moves offices

The city’s Lands and Resources Division has moved from City Hall to the building across the street.The division’s offices are now located on the third… Continue reading

Juneau records seventh record-high temperature

The capital city has racked up its seventh record-high temperature this month as warm, sunny weather continues in Southeast Alaska.According to the National Weather Service,… Continue reading

Bethel woman named boss of Mount Edgecumbe

Janelle Vanasse of Bethel has been named director of the state-owned boarding school in Sitka. She replaces Bill Hutton, who will retire June 30.The appointment… Continue reading

Gerber recalls organic food pouches delivered to Alaska

Due to a potential packaging defect, Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling specific organic pouch products. The packaging defect may result in product spoilage during… Continue reading

State names new SLAM chief

The new Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum building will begin operations with a new boss. On Thursday, the Alaska Department of Education and Early… Continue reading

Officials investigate ‘suspicious’ trailer fire

Fire department officials declared a home a total loss after a Wednesday night fire in the Sprucewood Trailer Park.Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the… Continue reading

Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel wheel a man to a waiting ambulance at the scene of a two-car accident near the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection in the Mendenhall Valley Thursday morning. Two people were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

Man drives through red light, causes rollover on Egan

The Juneau Police Department cited Paul M. Lorentz, 28, after he drove through a red light on Egan Drive Thursday morning, causing a vehicle rollover… Continue reading

Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel wheel a man to a waiting ambulance at the scene of a two-car accident near the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection in the Mendenhall Valley Thursday morning. Two people were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

Police & fire for Thursday, March 24, 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

DOT, city begin spring cleaning

The sun is shining, and the street cleaners are out making the rounds. It’s spring-cleaning time for the Alaska Department of Transportation and for the… Continue reading

Robert Edwardson, left, speaks during the Native Issue Forum on the current state and future of Alaska Native languages at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday. Other speakers are Alfie Price, second from left, Lance Twitchell, Marvin Adams and Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, right. Kolene James, center, is the moderator.

Advocates say Tlingit language immersion preschool, childcare coming to Juneau this year

The Alaska Legislature is considering two bills that would pave the way for language immersion charter schools in the state. But one of the bill’s… Continue reading

Robert Edwardson, left, speaks during the Native Issue Forum on the current state and future of Alaska Native languages at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday. Other speakers are Alfie Price, second from left, Lance Twitchell, Marvin Adams and Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, right. Kolene James, center, is the moderator.
June Hall and Paul Disdier talk on Feb. 18 at their attorney's office about their plans to permit and build one of the first legal marijuana grow sites in Juneau at their North Douglas property.

City awards first pot permit

Juneau has issued its first conditional use permit for a marijuana business.June Hall and Paul Disdier, of the Fireweed Factory LLC, celebrated with friends and… Continue reading

June Hall and Paul Disdier talk on Feb. 18 at their attorney's office about their plans to permit and build one of the first legal marijuana grow sites in Juneau at their North Douglas property.

Mayoral election results certified

The results from last week’s special mayoral election are now official: Ken Koelsch is still Juneau’s new mayor.The city’s canvass board certified the results Tuesday.… Continue reading

Police & fire for Wednesday, March 23, 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

Buick crashes into Hummer at McNugget intersection

Police say no one was badly hurt after two vehicles collided around 10 a.m. Tuesday at the “McNugget” intersection of Egan Drive and Glacier Highway… 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

Discovery Southeast taking nominations for second annual teacher award

Discovery Southeast is accepting nominations for teachers who go the extra mile to engage their students in nature.“We’re a lucky community to have outstanding teachers… Continue reading

JPD to co-host “Hope, Not Heroin” rally

The Juneau Police Department and the Alaska Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse are hosting a rally to educate people on heroin addiction and… Continue reading

Alaska Democratic Caucus this Saturday

The Alaska Democratic Caucus will take place Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. at 42 sites throughout the state. Juneau’s will happen at Centennial Hall.Doors… Continue reading

Police seek new leads on violent offenses

Police are asking the community for information on two violent crimes — a home robbery in the Mendenhall Valley and a theft/assault on a woman… Continue reading

CCFR prepares for aircraft rescue training

Members of Capital City Fire/Rescue will review aircraft rescue fire fighting procedures during a training session next week.The weeklong training begins March 31 at the… Continue reading