Around town for Sunday, Jan. 3

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park.Weekly ukulele jam, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,… Continue reading

Police blotter for Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

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

Hundreds of swimmers race from the sea during the 24th annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Area on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

Photos: Polar Bear Plunge

Hundreds of swimmers race from the sea during the 24th annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Area on Friday.… Continue reading

Hundreds of swimmers race from the sea during the 24th annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Area on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

Juneau comes up just shy of precipitation record

JUNEAU — Alaska’s capital city came up just short of setting a new mark for wettest year on record.The National Weather Service says Juneau ended… Continue reading

Photo: Caption contest

A red station wagon is shown submerged in Gastineau Channel at Harris Harbor on Friday afternoon. The driver told an Empire staff member that he… Continue reading

Avalanche work to slow traffic on Thane Road

Expect delays of up to 45 minutes on Thane Road today between noon and 4 p.m. as avalanche hazard reduction work is performed, said the… Continue reading

TMHS dancers take part in London New Year’s Day Parade

Thunder Mountain High School Dance Team members Myrica Wildes and Jayce Wendling rang in the New Year nine hours ahead of everyone back home in… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Jan. 1

Dads N’ Kiddos play group, 9-11 a.m., Northern Lights Church. For dads and their babies up to 3 years old. Details: Jim, 796-8463.Overeaters Anonymous meeting,… Continue reading

SHI, State Library to sponsor lecture on influential archaeologist

Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Alaska State Library Historical Collections will sponsor a lecture next week on a well-known anthropologist who did field work in… Continue reading

Police blotter for Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

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

Deadline for District 1 Assembly seat approaching

Individuals willing to serve on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly are requested to submit a declaration of candidacy form accompanied by a letter… Continue reading

Family members of Jordon J. Sharclane, 37, including his mother, Myrna Brown, center, and his wife, Jenny Sharclane, right, gather together at the Mountain View apartments on Dec. 3 after learning about Sharclane's death and his son, Michael, injuries. The father and son were stabbed at the Cedar Park apartment complex early Thursday morning. Juneau police on Thursday arrested 19-year-old Kevin Scott Nauska for first-degree murder in connection to Sharclane's death and attempted first-degree murder for stabbing Michael.

2015: Juneau’s year of gloom

It was a grim year for Juneau.The list of the Empire’s top 10 stories of the year includes the death of the capital city’s just-elected… Continue reading

Family members of Jordon J. Sharclane, 37, including his mother, Myrna Brown, center, and his wife, Jenny Sharclane, right, gather together at the Mountain View apartments on Dec. 3 after learning about Sharclane's death and his son, Michael, injuries. The father and son were stabbed at the Cedar Park apartment complex early Thursday morning. Juneau police on Thursday arrested 19-year-old Kevin Scott Nauska for first-degree murder in connection to Sharclane's death and attempted first-degree murder for stabbing Michael.

New year, new senior sales tax

Ringing in the New Year for senior citizens in Juneau might mean ringing up a few items separately at grocery stores.Starting today, an ordinance passed… Continue reading

A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance splashes through a flooding area of Riverside Drive on their way to a call on Jan. 1.

Weather record expected today

Juneauites will know today whether 2015 will be a record-breaking wet year.Entering the last day of the year, the capital city has seen 84.76 inches… Continue reading

A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance splashes through a flooding area of Riverside Drive on their way to a call on Jan. 1.

Feds, state and AEL&P chime in on Sweetheart Lake dam plan

Things are still sweet for Sweetheart Lake.Federal, state and local agencies have thus far found only minor problems with a proposal to dam Sweetheart Creek… Continue reading

Jamie Parsons: Remembered for ‘shaping’ the Capital City

Jamie Parsons served the City and Borough of Juneau as its first Parks and Recreation director, as an Assembly member and as mayor. He wore… Continue reading

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