Around town for Wednesday, Oct. 21

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Nugget Creek Trail. No dogs or firearms. Details:… Continue reading

Bill Meier, a trustee of Faith Lutheran Church, walks through the church's kitchen Tuesday afternoon after a cooking fire. Capital City Fire/Rescue estimated the church sustained $40,000 worth of damage.

Cooking fire smokes out local church

A Juneau church may have sustained $40,000 worth of damage following a kitchen fire Tuesday afternoon, the fire department says.Twenty-plus Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters rushed… Continue reading

Bill Meier, a trustee of Faith Lutheran Church, walks through the church's kitchen Tuesday afternoon after a cooking fire. Capital City Fire/Rescue estimated the church sustained $40,000 worth of damage.
Attendees at Cancer Connection's health forum listen to Dr. Astrid Pujari as she discusses the health relationship between mind and body.

Mindfulness and cancer prevention

More than 100 people seated at tables in Centennial Hall sat up straight in their chairs, and in unison, breathed out as one. With their… Continue reading

Attendees at Cancer Connection's health forum listen to Dr. Astrid Pujari as she discusses the health relationship between mind and body.

Eaglecrest PFD sale fails to win back many season pass holders

Eaglecrest Ski Area is fighting an uphill battle to win back season-pass holders after last year’s record-shattering short season. So far, it’s losing.Despite cutting prices… Continue reading

Madeline Germain, 10, helps Wayne Jensen draw a winning name during the Seward Statue raffle drawing at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Monday. The winners were Dennis Watson and Cindy Brady. Both won two tickets each to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. About 150 people paid $100 per ticket to help pay to erect a life-size statue of William Henry Seward at the Dimond Courthouse Plaza.

Photo: Alaska Day in the Capital

Madeline Germain, 10, helps Wayne Jensen draw a winning name during the Seward Statue raffle drawing at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Monday.… Continue reading

Madeline Germain, 10, helps Wayne Jensen draw a winning name during the Seward Statue raffle drawing at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Monday. The winners were Dennis Watson and Cindy Brady. Both won two tickets each to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. About 150 people paid $100 per ticket to help pay to erect a life-size statue of William Henry Seward at the Dimond Courthouse Plaza.

Improv festival announces schedule

The 2016 Alaska State Improv Festival has announced that Texas-based group Parallelogramophonograph will headline its 2016 event in Juneau.The festival is a four-day event of… Continue reading

UA seeks nominees for Bullock Prize

The University of Alaska is seeking nominations for a student, faculty, staff or volunteer worthy of the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence.The prize is… Continue reading

Police blotter for Tuesday, Oct. 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

American Seafoods seeks grant applicants

The American Seafoods Community Advisory Board is accepting applications for its community grant program.A total of $37,000 will be distributed to community projects addressing local… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Oct. 20

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing… Continue reading

Steve Carlton and his wife, Heather, play with their children, Theo, 3, below, and Arlo, 5, during the Moon Walk for Alaska Day at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse on Monday.

Photo: Moon walk

Steve Carlton and his wife, Heather, play with their children, Theo, 3, below, and Arlo, 5, during the Moon Walk for Alaska Day at the… Continue reading

Steve Carlton and his wife, Heather, play with their children, Theo, 3, below, and Arlo, 5, during the Moon Walk for Alaska Day at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse on Monday.
Local families watch the release of "Heli," a four-month-old female harbor seal at False Outer Point on Monday. Heli was found on July 20 suffering from a high temperature, dehydration, maternal neglect and multiple puncture wounds. She was flown to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for rehabilitation.

Injured seal pup ends road to recovery with North Douglas release

How does a seal fly?Air cargo.On Monday afternoon, a harbor seal named Heli wobbled tentatively from her crate before plunging into the water off False… Continue reading

Local families watch the release of "Heli," a four-month-old female harbor seal at False Outer Point on Monday. Heli was found on July 20 suffering from a high temperature, dehydration, maternal neglect and multiple puncture wounds. She was flown to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for rehabilitation.

Soggy conditions conceal record-breaking warm temperatures

The rain might have obscured it for many Juneauites, but the capital city enjoyed a record-breaking heat wave over the weekend.According to figures from the… Continue reading

Gulls feed in the water in front of the Alaska Steam Ship Dock on Friday.

Photo: Seagulls

Gulls feed in the water in front of the Alaska Steam Ship Dock on Friday.… Continue reading

Gulls feed in the water in front of the Alaska Steam Ship Dock on Friday.

Photo: Two-vehicle accident

A woman is carried from the driver’s seat of a sedan to an ambulance by Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel after a two-vehicle accident at the… Continue reading

Police blotter for Monday, Oct. 19, 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 Monday, Oct. 19

Pancake fundraiser, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Senior Center. Event raises money for the senior nutrition program. Tickets $15 at the door, $7 for 6-12 year… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Oct. 18

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

Police & Fire for Sunday, Oct. 18, 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

‘He was like a ghost’: Sister of late heroin user speaks out

Sitting at her kitchen table one recent morning, Fathom Whiteley wrapped her hands around a cup of coffee, stared into it and cried.She was overcome… Continue reading