Over 100 people participate in the annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Jan. 1, 2015.

New year’s calendar includes parties and a chilly dip

The capital city will swing in the new year. It’ll also glitter, foam, and just plain dance.A wide variety of clubs, bars and social halls… Continue reading

Over 100 people participate in the annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Jan. 1, 2015.

Police blotter for Thursday, Dec. 31, 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

Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska welcomes new director

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska welcomed William Martin as the Tribe’s new 477 Director this week.In this position, Martin… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 31

New Year’s DaySenior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267.Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.Senior… Continue reading

Western Auto purchases Kathy’s Net Loft

Western Auto Marine general manager John Weedman announced the purchase of Kathy’s Net Loft and Gear Supplies in a press release Wednesday.The business was locally… Continue reading

Correction

A death notice that appeared in the Juneau Empire for Joe Herbert Satko contained inaccurate information. It reported Satko was aboard the “Ark of Juneau”… Continue reading

JPD: Don’t drink and drive, practice fireworks safety during holidays

The Juneau Police Department is advising residents to exercise care while driving this New Year’s Eve.While celebrating with family and friends may include drinking alcoholic… Continue reading

Zayden Schijven, 11, right, sleds with Lena Field, 8, above the Evergreen Cemetary on Monday.

Photo: Intrepid sledders

Zayden Schijvens, 11, right, sleds with Lena Field, 8, above the Evergreen Cemetary on Monday.… Continue reading

Zayden Schijven, 11, right, sleds with Lena Field, 8, above the Evergreen Cemetary on Monday.

Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 30

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas Library. Details: 586-5267.Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Juneau International Airport meeting… Continue reading

Photo: Project Playground

Dominic Pollard, 2, shows his mother Willow Garber a painted bear at Project Playground on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Beth McEwen, City and Borough Juneau's deputy clerk for the past 15 years, received the Municipal Employee of the Year Award at the Alaska Municipal League Conference in November out of a possible 35,000 Alaska municipal employees.

For the love of Juneau

The last thing most people want to talk about at the end of a work day is their job, but not Beth McEwen, just ask… Continue reading

Beth McEwen, City and Borough Juneau's deputy clerk for the past 15 years, received the Municipal Employee of the Year Award at the Alaska Municipal League Conference in November out of a possible 35,000 Alaska municipal employees.

Avalanche danger closes Klondike Highway

The Alaska Department of Transportation and the Yukon Department of Highways closed the Klondike Highway at 3 p.m. Tuesday after Yukon engineers reported extreme avalanche… Continue reading

Warning signs posted at the edge of Twin Lakes alert skaters that the ice is not monitored by the City and Borough of Juneau.

CCFR official: Freezing lakes are ‘deceiving’

From picturesque winter landscapes to snow sludge, Juneau’s weather is keeping people guessing. That means a walk on ice-covered lakes could turn into a swim.“We… Continue reading

Warning signs posted at the edge of Twin Lakes alert skaters that the ice is not monitored by the City and Borough of Juneau.
Chuck Orsborn hikes the East Ridge at Eaglecrest on Sunday. On Monday, Eaglecrest had a total of 86 inches of snow at the top of the mountain and 18 inches at the base.

Photo: Time to go to Eaglecrest

Chuck Orsborn hikes the East Ridge at Eaglecrest on Sunday. On Monday, Eaglecrest had a total of 86 inches of snow at the top of… Continue reading

Chuck Orsborn hikes the East Ridge at Eaglecrest on Sunday. On Monday, Eaglecrest had a total of 86 inches of snow at the top of the mountain and 18 inches at the base.
Suzanne Dutson, co-creator of the "Juneau Pay-it Forward" Facebook group, left, delivers 23 purses filled with toiletries, gloves, scarves and feminine hygiene products to Christina Love, an advocate for AWARE, at the AWARE shelter on Monday.

Chic charity

A woman battling homelessness or escaping an abusive relationship with children by her side is something Suzanne Dutson says she cannot imagine, but that does… Continue reading

Suzanne Dutson, co-creator of the "Juneau Pay-it Forward" Facebook group, left, delivers 23 purses filled with toiletries, gloves, scarves and feminine hygiene products to Christina Love, an advocate for AWARE, at the AWARE shelter on Monday.
The sun begins to dip behind the clouds over Eagle Peak on Admiralty Island on Sunday at 1pm. This photo is a panorama taken from the East Ridge at Eaglecrest.

Photo: Lost in the clouds

The sun begins to dip behind the clouds over Eagle Peak on Admiralty Island on Sunday at 1pm. This photo is a panorama taken from… Continue reading

The sun begins to dip behind the clouds over Eagle Peak on Admiralty Island on Sunday at 1pm. This photo is a panorama taken from the East Ridge at Eaglecrest.

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

This report contains public information from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 30

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated… Continue reading

Haines search team finds lost snowboarders

A volunteer search and rescue team in Haines found two snowboarders who got lost in a gully while descending Mount Ripinski Saturday evening.Alaska State Troopers… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Dec. 25, 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