The building previously operated as the Thane Ore House near Sheep Creek will be burned down and replaced with a new heritage park building by Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The building previously operated as the Thane Ore House near Sheep Creek will be burned down and replaced with a new heritage park building by Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Town hall aims to gather feedback from veterans

Other community members are also welcome.

The American Red Cross of Alaska hosts a Southeast Disaster Academy at their Juneau office on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The American Red Cross of Alaska hosts a Southeast Disaster Academy at their Juneau office on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cassandra Strahin, left, and Nicole Huntsman, of Allen Marine, deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Cassandra Strahin, left, and Nicole Huntsman, of Allen Marine, deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Attorney Ray Brown (left) addresses the court as Emmanuel Telles and Newton Lambert listen during their trial for the 1982 murders of James and Ann Benolken. (Brian Wallace | Juneau Empire File)
Attorney Ray Brown (left) addresses the court as Emmanuel Telles and Newton Lambert listen during their trial for the 1982 murders of James and Ann Benolken. (Brian Wallace | Juneau Empire File)
Dean Cavanaugh is graduating from the Public Safety Academy in Sitka this Friday. He’ll be the village public safety officer in the village of Kake. (Courtesy Photo | Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)

Kake to have a law enforcement presence again

For the first time in about two years, Kake has a village public safety officer.

Dean Cavanaugh is graduating from the Public Safety Academy in Sitka this Friday. He’ll be the village public safety officer in the village of Kake. (Courtesy Photo | Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)
A Capital Transit bus is pictured in this 2016 file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Buses resume downtown service

Traffic on Franklin is back to normal.

A Capital Transit bus is pictured in this 2016 file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Weiss is currently the interim superintendent, and the board members discussed next steps for selecting a permanent superintendent at Tuesday’s meeting. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Weiss is currently the interim superintendent, and the board members discussed next steps for selecting a permanent superintendent at Tuesday’s meeting. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
The former Public Safety Building on Whittier Street serves as an overnight shelter in the winter. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The former Public Safety Building on Whittier Street serves as an overnight shelter in the winter. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A Coast Guard boat searches Gastineau Channel for two missing boaters on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire)
A Coast Guard boat searches Gastineau Channel for two missing boaters on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire)
In this Empire file photo from June 2009, Ellen Campbell, 87, at her West Juneau home, talks about being awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for her time flying planes for the Women Airforce Service in the early 1940’s. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this Empire file photo from June 2009, Ellen Campbell, 87, at her West Juneau home, talks about being awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for her time flying planes for the Women Airforce Service in the early 1940’s. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School students attend a chemistry class on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain High School students attend a chemistry class on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)
Crew aboard the barge-crane Brightwater lifts the sunken 96-foot tugboat Challenger in Gastineau Channel in February 2016. The federal government has filed a civil lawsuit against Juneau artist R.D. Robinson, alleging he is responsible for the cost of removing the ship from Gastineau Channel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Crew aboard the barge-crane Brightwater lifts the sunken 96-foot tugboat Challenger in Gastineau Channel in February 2016. The federal government has filed a civil lawsuit against Juneau artist R.D. Robinson, alleging he is responsible for the cost of removing the ship from Gastineau Channel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Broken windows are covered up at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, after reports of vandalism on Monday night. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Suspected church burglar indicted for trio of felonies

She was found with a pastor’s credit card, police say.

Broken windows are covered up at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, after reports of vandalism on Monday night. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Eric Verrelli smiles after shooting in the Annie Oakley competition Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at the Juneau Gun Club’s Turkey Shoot. Verrelli won the competition, winning a frozen turkey. The Gun Club, Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation, Juneau Archery Club and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game host the shooting competition each year as a fundraiser. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)
Eric Verrelli smiles after shooting in the Annie Oakley competition Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at the Juneau Gun Club’s Turkey Shoot. Verrelli won the competition, winning a frozen turkey. The Gun Club, Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation, Juneau Archery Club and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game host the shooting competition each year as a fundraiser. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)
Erik Boraas, Executive Director of Trail Mix, Inc., talks about the organization while walking along the newly reworked Switzer-Marriot Aquatic Education Trail in Switzer Creek on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Trail Mix’s annual fundraising dinner and auction is November 17 at Centennial Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Trail Mix celebrates 25 years of work

Community support is key to its success.

Erik Boraas, Executive Director of Trail Mix, Inc., talks about the organization while walking along the newly reworked Switzer-Marriot Aquatic Education Trail in Switzer Creek on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Trail Mix’s annual fundraising dinner and auction is November 17 at Centennial Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cassandra Strahin, center, and Nicole Huntsman, both of Allen Marine, get help from Malou Peabody, left, and Clarence Milton as they deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cassandra Strahin, center, and Nicole Huntsman, both of Allen Marine, get help from Malou Peabody, left, and Clarence Milton as they deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Event brings together perspectives on homelessness

Homelessness continues to rise in Juneau.