Rendering by MRV Architects of the proposed Ocean Interpretation Center featuring the bronze whale statue.

Whale, what now?

How do you change the planned location of a giant bronze whale statue? One proposal at a time. That’s how several Juneau residents have tried,… Continue reading

Rendering by MRV Architects of the proposed Ocean Interpretation Center featuring the bronze whale statue.
Michael J. Scaggs, 40, appears in Juneau Superior Court Friday to be sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor, indecent photography and possession of child pornography.

Child predator offers apology at sentencing

Before starting an eight-year prison sentence, a Juneau man convicted of sexually abusing a young girl gave a tearful apology to the her father during… Continue reading

Michael J. Scaggs, 40, appears in Juneau Superior Court Friday to be sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor, indecent photography and possession of child pornography.

Superintendents wary of small school shutdowns

When a school shuts down in rural Alaska, a community ceases to exist. Such a situation can be a school administrator’s nightmare, and in more… Continue reading

Gov. designates October Fire Safety Month

The month of October brings to mind crisp autumn weather and trick-or-treating.Gov. Bill Walker’s office hopes it will bring something else to mind as well:… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Oct. 4, 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 Sunday, Oct. 4

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Business burglary is ‘Crime of the Week’

The Juneau Police Department and the Juneau Crime Line are asking the public for help solving a burglary case.JPD said Electric Power Systems, located at… Continue reading

Changes to bus service begin next month

For all the city bus passengers out there, don’t forget to take note of the new Capital Transit routes and schedule changes.The City and Borough… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Oct. 2

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

Riding a swell

The ships are out and the numbers are in. During the 2015 cruise ship season, more than 977,000 passengers visited Juneau, an increase of roughly… Continue reading

Felicitas Wehnes takes pictures of the dynamic rain showers over Douglas Island on Thursday. The National Weather Service calls for sunny on Friday with patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 51.

Photo: Dynamic weather

Felicitas Wehnes takes pictures of the dynamic rain showers over Douglas Island on Thursday. The National Weather Service calls for sunny on Friday with patchy… Continue reading

Felicitas Wehnes takes pictures of the dynamic rain showers over Douglas Island on Thursday. The National Weather Service calls for sunny on Friday with patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 51.

Amid cuts, UAS moves focus to enrollment

At the University of Alaska Southeast, it’s the same tune heard around the state — an uncomfortably tight budget countered by expanding program needs. UAS… Continue reading

Police blotter for Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

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First National Bank Alaska demonstrated its commitment to the future of Alaska and to the Southeast region at its ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Juneau Regional Branch today. At the ceremony, Regional Vice President Luke Fanning (l) and Senior Vice President Charlie Weimer, presented $15,000 to Chancellor Rick Caulfield and Vice Chancellor Joe Nelson for the university's "Getting Ready for College" program.

Photos: First National Bank ribbon cutting

First National Bank Alaska leaders cut the ceremonial ribbon today at the bank’s new Juneau Regional Branch to kick off a month-long grand opening celebration.… Continue reading

First National Bank Alaska demonstrated its commitment to the future of Alaska and to the Southeast region at its ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Juneau Regional Branch today. At the ceremony, Regional Vice President Luke Fanning (l) and Senior Vice President Charlie Weimer, presented $15,000 to Chancellor Rick Caulfield and Vice Chancellor Joe Nelson for the university's "Getting Ready for College" program.

Permit holders able to park in Marine Park Plaza

From Oct. 1-April 15, the Marine Park Plaza will be open for seasonal parking to all Marine Parking Garage permit holders.In order to park in… Continue reading

Local employees volunteer for Day of Caring

United Way of Southeast Alaska is holding their annual Day of Caring this Thursday, Oct. 1. Local nonprofit agencies are matched up with local businesses… Continue reading

UAS students call for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The United Students of the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau released a resolution calling for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Oct. 1

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas Library. Details: 586-5267.Applied Math II Problem Solving, 11 a.m., The Learning Connection.Juneau… Continue reading

Electrical wiring was damaged by a vehicle at Evergreen Cemetery Monday evening. The vehicle went into the cemetery after hitting the pole.

A ‘grave’ detour: Car drives through Evergreen Cemetery

At about 8 p.m. Monday evening, three people watched a vehicle driving on Seater Street crash into a light pole.As they watched, two people jumped… Continue reading

Electrical wiring was damaged by a vehicle at Evergreen Cemetery Monday evening. The vehicle went into the cemetery after hitting the pole.
Darrin D. Austin, 31, appears in Juneau Superior Court in June for his arraignment. Austin was indicted for felony assault on Friday for beating up a local musician earlier in the month, an incident that police say was caught on video surveillance cameras.

Man pleads guilty to assaulting musician

A 31-year-old Juneau man accused of beating up a local musician on the streets of downtown Juneau and leaving him for dead has pled guilty… Continue reading

Darrin D. Austin, 31, appears in Juneau Superior Court in June for his arraignment. Austin was indicted for felony assault on Friday for beating up a local musician earlier in the month, an incident that police say was caught on video surveillance cameras.