Mayor Greg Fisk talks about his first week on the job during an interview on Oct. 23. Fisk was found dead in his house on Monday.

Mayor Fisk found dead in his home

Juneau Mayor Stephen “Greg” Fisk is dead.Fisk’s son, Ian, found his 70-year-old father collapsed on the floor of the Kennedy Street home where he lived… Continue reading

Mayor Greg Fisk talks about his first week on the job during an interview on Oct. 23. Fisk was found dead in his house on Monday.
Ginger Blaisdell models a seal and sea otter fur hat by Annie and Todd Fritze of Dillingham at the Public Market at Centennial Hall on Friday.

Public Market, Native Artist Market introduce new crafts and faces

It’s a 32-year-old tradition, but it’s full of fresh faces, new passions and continues to expand its community reach.The Juneau Public Market, alongside the Native… Continue reading

Ginger Blaisdell models a seal and sea otter fur hat by Annie and Todd Fritze of Dillingham at the Public Market at Centennial Hall on Friday.

Locals weigh in on online shopping

The day after Thanksgiving people will fight food comas in winter weather to be some of the first to enter stores for Black Friday sales.… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, watch as Kyle Avis, left, Sherrilyn Stein, Cheryl Griffiths and Ken Carrillo, right, make lemon crinkle cookies at the Breeze In kitchen in Lemon Creek on Wednesday. The bakery is making 22,000 cookies in 11 flavors plus fresh donut holes for the Governor's Open House to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Photo: Lemon crinkle holidays

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, watch as Kyle Avis, left, Sherrilyn Stein, Cheryl Griffiths and Ken Carrillo, right, make lemon crinkle cookies at… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, watch as Kyle Avis, left, Sherrilyn Stein, Cheryl Griffiths and Ken Carrillo, right, make lemon crinkle cookies at the Breeze In kitchen in Lemon Creek on Wednesday. The bakery is making 22,000 cookies in 11 flavors plus fresh donut holes for the Governor's Open House to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Police blotter for Nov. 30, 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, Nov. 30

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 29

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

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will be repaving Egan Drive next summer.

DOT prepares for major repairs to Egan Drive

Early next year, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will launch a $20 million to $30 million renovation of Egan Drive between 10th… Continue reading

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will be repaving Egan Drive next summer.

If you fill it, they will come

The minds behind Juneau Makerspace, a self-described “community operated workshop” in the works, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the shop. In less… Continue reading

Police blotter for Sunday, Nov. 29, 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 Friday, Nov. 27

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267.Native Artist Market, 11 a.m., 320 W Willoughby… Continue reading

Photo: Christmas tree on display

Larry O'Keefe, left, and John Wright of the city's parks maintenance division set up a Christmas tree display at Marine Park on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Nurse Practitioner Cynthia Mattoni, the new medical provider at Front Street Community Health Center, helps Michael John Townsend with a hand injury at the clinic on Wednesday.

A comeback story: Front Street Clinic fundraises for a stable future

It’s hard to believe the Front Street Clinic was once in danger of closing.On Wednesday, two Filipino patients waited in the clinic’s lobby and chit-chatted… Continue reading

Nurse Practitioner Cynthia Mattoni, the new medical provider at Front Street Community Health Center, helps Michael John Townsend with a hand injury at the clinic on Wednesday.
U.S. Coast Guard LTJG Katharine Martorelli collects donated coats and blankets left at Foodland IGA on Monday. The collected items will be given out when the USCG Cutter Liberty makes a tour of smaller Southeast Alaska coastal communities later this winter.

Coast Guard blanket, coat drive underway

The annual Coast Guard blanket and coat drive is underway in Juneau, and so far, the donation bins have been overflowing.Decorated bins, with signs asking… Continue reading

U.S. Coast Guard LTJG Katharine Martorelli collects donated coats and blankets left at Foodland IGA on Monday. The collected items will be given out when the USCG Cutter Liberty makes a tour of smaller Southeast Alaska coastal communities later this winter.
Old pilings south of Sandy Beach are reflected in the calm waters of Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.

Photo: Sandy Beach pilings in the fog

Old pilings south of Sandy Beach are reflected in the calm waters of Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Old pilings south of Sandy Beach are reflected in the calm waters of Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.
Ceivarenn Isaako walks with her daughter, Mareanna, 3, through the electronics department at Walmart on Tuesday. Walmart's Black Friday sale starts at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Black Friday buys at big-box stores

Juneau’s commercial scene is hardly dominated by big chain stores, but their annual day in the sun has come. The city’s big-box stores are preparing… Continue reading

Ceivarenn Isaako walks with her daughter, Mareanna, 3, through the electronics department at Walmart on Tuesday. Walmart's Black Friday sale starts at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Esme Woolford, 2, explores the toys at The Imagination Station during a stop at the downtown shop with her mother, Noelle, on Monday.

Shopping local to support a community

Maybe it’s 50 percent discounted electronics that inspire midnight shoppers on Black Friday, but for fans of sleeping in who still want a deal this… Continue reading

Esme Woolford, 2, explores the toys at The Imagination Station during a stop at the downtown shop with her mother, Noelle, on Monday.

City, state offices closed for holiday

All city and state government offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday. State offices will reopen Friday for “normal hours,” according to the State… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Fire and medical• On Tuesday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to six EMS calls, a transport call to a take a paitent from Bartlett Regional Hospital… Continue reading