ADF&G says to expect 34M pinks in ’16

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a 2016 pink salmon run about the same size as the one that greeted fishermen this… Continue reading

Planning commission hears big plans

The future look of Juneau may well be shaped by two plans that were presented to the city Planning Commission on Tuesday.The commission reviewed the… Continue reading

One of two totem poles in front of the Gajaa Hit building in the Willoughby District is seen in front of a snow-covered Mount Juneau on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. A trace of snow was recorded overnight at Juneau International Airport, 0.4 inches in the Mendenhall Valley and 3.6 inches at the base of Eaglecrest Ski Area, but no snow was recorded in downtown Juneau. Alaska's capital city has yet to record measurable snow at the airport, its official measuring site.

Photo: Winter in sight

One of two totem poles in front of the Gajaa Hit building in the Willoughby District is seen in front of a snow-covered Mount Juneau… Continue reading

One of two totem poles in front of the Gajaa Hit building in the Willoughby District is seen in front of a snow-covered Mount Juneau on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. A trace of snow was recorded overnight at Juneau International Airport, 0.4 inches in the Mendenhall Valley and 3.6 inches at the base of Eaglecrest Ski Area, but no snow was recorded in downtown Juneau. Alaska's capital city has yet to record measurable snow at the airport, its official measuring site.

Around town for Thursday, Nov. 12

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9 a.m.-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.Tai Chi class, 10… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, Nov. 12, 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

Ravens sit in the boarded up windows on the fourth floor of the Gasitneau Apartments building on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Gastineau Apartments demo will proceed

The city will proceed with the demolition of the Gastineau Apartments. On Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly declined a proposal that… Continue reading

Ravens sit in the boarded up windows on the fourth floor of the Gasitneau Apartments building on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Low enrollment equals $287K loss for JSD

The official October enrollment figure submitted to the Alaska Department of Education shows the Juneau School District missed the mark on projected enrollment — and… Continue reading

Plane crash survivor improves in Seattle

The seriously injured survivor of a Lynn Canal plane crash is rapidly recovering in Seattle, her family said Tuesday, as the National Transportation Safety Board… Continue reading

The Juneau Police Department on Tuesday released this image of a bracelet that matches a set of sapphire earrings and a necklace that were  reported as stolen from a Lemon Creek area home. JPD said the burglar entered the house through a back bedroom window that was broken and stole two firearms, a wedding ring and various jewelry.

Police seeks home burglar who stole guns, wedding ring

Juneau police are asking the public for help catching a home burglar who broke into a Lemon Creek area residence last week and stole firearms,… Continue reading

The Juneau Police Department on Tuesday released this image of a bracelet that matches a set of sapphire earrings and a necklace that were  reported as stolen from a Lemon Creek area home. JPD said the burglar entered the house through a back bedroom window that was broken and stole two firearms, a wedding ring and various jewelry.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Nov. 11, 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

SEACC director, facing cancer, resigns

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council executive director Malena Marvin is resigning amid a personal health crisis.The news was first reported by Ed Schoenfeld of CoastAlaska public… Continue reading

CBJ asks mariners to check boats

The City and Borough of Juneau Docks and Harbors department is asking vessel owners to re-check their vessels after rough weather this week.Ensure bilge pumps… Continue reading

Around Town

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

Friends of Museum to meet Thursday night

The Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hangar Ballroom.The organization is the official support… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Nov. 10

Moon Walk Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wells Fargo Dimond Park Fieldhouse. For ages 1-14. Fee is $12 per child, multi-kid discount available.Valley Toastmasters… Continue reading

In tougher tests, Juneau students beat state average

Although approximately two-thirds of Alaska students did not “meet standards” according to a tough new grading scale, Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said the low… Continue reading

Russel S. Griffin, appears in court for his first sentencing hearing in February 2015. He was sentenced Monday to serve 25 years in prison for sexually abusing two Juneau girls in 2010 and 2011.

Abuser gets 25 years for harming two girls

The first time Russel S. Griffin appeared in court to be sentenced for sexually abusing two preteen girls in Juneau, it didn’t go well.The 50-year-old… Continue reading

Russel S. Griffin, appears in court for his first sentencing hearing in February 2015. He was sentenced Monday to serve 25 years in prison for sexually abusing two Juneau girls in 2010 and 2011.

Juneau Assembly passes marijuana zoning ordinance; restricts cultivation in residential areas

On Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly seemed to take a ping-pong approach to zoning rules for marijuana businesses.There was a lot… Continue reading

Thief steals $3K worth of art from AMHS office

Alaska State Troopers were notified Thursday of the theft of more than $3,000 worth of art prints from the Alaska Marine Highway System office in… Continue reading

Local teacher takes home top prize

As a student in the Juneau public school system, Amy Jo Meiners had her first lesson in the art of teaching while watching a fourth-grade… Continue reading