Around town for Jan. 6

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Attempt to serve• At 5:51 p.m. Monday, the Juneau Police Department attempted to serve an unspecified document to a person on Marine Way. Case created… Continue reading

Gastineau demolition takes first big bite next week

Like a worm in an apple, a bottle of Pepto-Bismol, or the face-hugging alien in “Alien,” the contractors demolishing the Gastineau Apartments will do their… Continue reading

Only one prospect for vacant D-1 seat

The deadline for a temporary position on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is 4:30 p.m. today, and only one person has applied as… Continue reading

Photo: Wetlands walk

Wendy Whelan and Jeff Short enjoy the clear weather during a hike in the Mendenhall Weltlands State Game Refuge near the Juneau International Airport on… Continue reading

CBJ mulls expanding gravel quarry

The city-owned Stabler’s Point Quarry is running out of rock.“This year was a record year for the amount of rock,” CBJ public works director Rorie… Continue reading

Photo: Sunrise

Fog and low-hanging clouds light up with color as the sun rises under clear skies on Monday. Sunny weather is predicted to last through Thursday.… Continue reading

Police blotter for Tuesday, Jan. 5, 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

Weather Potdevin's breath lingers in the cold air during a run along the Aiport Dike Trail on Monday.

Photo: Runner’s breath

Weather Potdevin's breath lingers in the cold air during a run along the Aiport Dike Trail on Monday.… Continue reading

Weather Potdevin's breath lingers in the cold air during a run along the Aiport Dike Trail on Monday.

Around town for Jan. 5

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

Around town for Jan. 4

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.Toddlertime, 10 a.m., Downtown Library; 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267.Life Ring meeting, 11… Continue reading

Icebergs rest on the frozen Mendenhall Lake near the glacier on a recent afternoon.

Photo: Glacier bergs

Icebergs rest on the frozen Mendenhall Lake near the glacier on a recent afternoon.… Continue reading

Icebergs rest on the frozen Mendenhall Lake near the glacier on a recent afternoon.

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