Avalanche danger closes Klondike Highway

The Alaska Department of Transportation and the Yukon Department of Highways closed the Klondike Highway at 3 p.m. Tuesday after Yukon engineers reported extreme avalanche… Continue reading

Warning signs posted at the edge of Twin Lakes alert skaters that the ice is not monitored by the City and Borough of Juneau.

CCFR official: Freezing lakes are ‘deceiving’

From picturesque winter landscapes to snow sludge, Juneau’s weather is keeping people guessing. That means a walk on ice-covered lakes could turn into a swim.“We… Continue reading

Warning signs posted at the edge of Twin Lakes alert skaters that the ice is not monitored by the City and Borough of Juneau.
Chuck Orsborn hikes the East Ridge at Eaglecrest on Sunday. On Monday, Eaglecrest had a total of 86 inches of snow at the top of the mountain and 18 inches at the base.

Photo: Time to go to Eaglecrest

Chuck Orsborn hikes the East Ridge at Eaglecrest on Sunday. On Monday, Eaglecrest had a total of 86 inches of snow at the top of… Continue reading

Chuck Orsborn hikes the East Ridge at Eaglecrest on Sunday. On Monday, Eaglecrest had a total of 86 inches of snow at the top of the mountain and 18 inches at the base.
Suzanne Dutson, co-creator of the "Juneau Pay-it Forward" Facebook group, left, delivers 23 purses filled with toiletries, gloves, scarves and feminine hygiene products to Christina Love, an advocate for AWARE, at the AWARE shelter on Monday.

Chic charity

A woman battling homelessness or escaping an abusive relationship with children by her side is something Suzanne Dutson says she cannot imagine, but that does… Continue reading

Suzanne Dutson, co-creator of the "Juneau Pay-it Forward" Facebook group, left, delivers 23 purses filled with toiletries, gloves, scarves and feminine hygiene products to Christina Love, an advocate for AWARE, at the AWARE shelter on Monday.
The sun begins to dip behind the clouds over Eagle Peak on Admiralty Island on Sunday at 1pm. This photo is a panorama taken from the East Ridge at Eaglecrest.

Photo: Lost in the clouds

The sun begins to dip behind the clouds over Eagle Peak on Admiralty Island on Sunday at 1pm. This photo is a panorama taken from… Continue reading

The sun begins to dip behind the clouds over Eagle Peak on Admiralty Island on Sunday at 1pm. This photo is a panorama taken from the East Ridge at Eaglecrest.

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

This report contains public information from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 30

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated… Continue reading

Haines search team finds lost snowboarders

A volunteer search and rescue team in Haines found two snowboarders who got lost in a gully while descending Mount Ripinski Saturday evening.Alaska State Troopers… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

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Police & Fire for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2015

Conditions violation• At 7:46 p.m. Wednesday, the Juneau Police Department received information about a possible conditions violation in the 4400 block of Kanata Street.• At… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Dec. 28

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

The Eaglecrest lodge is full and decorated at the Christmas Eve at Eaglecrest event on Thursday. The evening events included crafting, cider and cookies, story time, a Hooter torchlight parade and a Porcupine torchlight parade, followed by Santa's arrival and gift-giving. Over 80 gifts were given out by Santa.

Photos: Christmas Eve at Eaglecrest

Cordy Lillard, 2, right, receives a gift from Santa, whose identity could not be revealed, at the Christmas Eve at Eaglecrest event on Thursday. The… Continue reading

The Eaglecrest lodge is full and decorated at the Christmas Eve at Eaglecrest event on Thursday. The evening events included crafting, cider and cookies, story time, a Hooter torchlight parade and a Porcupine torchlight parade, followed by Santa's arrival and gift-giving. Over 80 gifts were given out by Santa.
Israa Kako-Gehring, owner of the Gehring Nursery School, is collecting household goods and clothing to be shipped to Washington state to help incoming refuges.

Former Iraqi refugee organizes donation drive in Juneau

“Imagine going into your home right now and then walking out, and that’s all you can bring with you for the rest of your life,”… Continue reading

Israa Kako-Gehring, owner of the Gehring Nursery School, is collecting household goods and clothing to be shipped to Washington state to help incoming refuges.
The full moon rises above the lower Mount Roberts ridge on Thursday evening, Christmas Eve.

Photo: Moonlit Juneau

The full moon rises above the lower Mount Roberts ridge on Thursday evening, Christmas Eve.… Continue reading

The full moon rises above the lower Mount Roberts ridge on Thursday evening, Christmas Eve.

Police calls for Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

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Around town for Sunday, Dec. 27

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

Around town for Friday, Dec. 25

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Old Glacier Highway, downstairs health center. Details: 463-1224.Inner Power Yoga, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Juneau Family Health… Continue reading

The nearly full moon rises behind a christmas tree of lights near the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal on Wednesday evening. The full moon is on Christmas at 2:11 am.

Photos: Christmas lights in Juneau

Christmas decorations light up a home on Riverside Drive on Wednesday evening.… Continue reading

The nearly full moon rises behind a christmas tree of lights near the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal on Wednesday evening. The full moon is on Christmas at 2:11 am.

Around town for Thursday, Dec. 24

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.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

Donna Pierce watches her dog, Zoey, as she retrieves a stick in the high tide at Sandy Beach Wednesday.

Sun and snow

Whether it’s snowfall or sunshine on this year’s Christmas list, Juneauites should find something to smile about when they look outside Friday.There aren’t expected to… Continue reading

Donna Pierce watches her dog, Zoey, as she retrieves a stick in the high tide at Sandy Beach Wednesday.