A century of service

Retired sailor Eugene Auguste Coffin III remembers when, in October 1980, the cruise ship Prinsendam caught fire in the Gulf of Alaska. Five hundred and… Continue reading

Veteran George Roberts salutes the flag as the U.S. Coast Guard color guard leaves a Centennial Hall ballroom at the conclusion of Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)

Veterans Day events honor centennial

It’s been 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Veteran George Roberts salutes the flag as the U.S. Coast Guard color guard leaves a Centennial Hall ballroom at the conclusion of Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)
Members of a rescue team evaluate the terrain near the Mendenhall Towers as they search for the remains of climbers George “Ryan” Johnson and Marc-André Leclerc. (Courtesy Photo | Mike Janes)
Members of a rescue team evaluate the terrain near the Mendenhall Towers as they search for the remains of climbers George “Ryan” Johnson and Marc-André Leclerc. (Courtesy Photo | Mike Janes)
Wayne Price, master Tlingit carver and Associate Professor of Northwest Coast Arts and Sciences, works on a healing pole at the University of Alaska Southeast on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Wayne Price, master Tlingit carver and Associate Professor of Northwest Coast Arts and Sciences, works on a healing pole at the University of Alaska Southeast on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A black bear crosses the Glacier Spur Road in August 2008. This is likely not the bear that was hit and killed this past weekend. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A black bear crosses the Glacier Spur Road in August 2008. This is likely not the bear that was hit and killed this past weekend. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Meilani Schijvens, Director of Rain Coast Data, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about Juneau ecomony at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State jobs, population projected to keep falling in Juneau

A silver lining was that jobs and earnings increased in Southeast.

Meilani Schijvens, Director of Rain Coast Data, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about Juneau ecomony at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Jeff Sauer and his wife, Theresa Svancara, stop for a picture in Glacier National Park in Montana while hiking the Continental Divide Trail in September 2018. (Photo courtesy Jeff Sauer)
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Jeff Sauer and his wife, Theresa Svancara, stop for a picture in Glacier National Park in Montana while hiking the Continental Divide Trail in September 2018. (Photo courtesy Jeff Sauer)
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Beer lovers gather at the grand opening of Alaskan Brewing Co.’s new tasting room on Commercial Boulevard, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Alaskan Brewing opens new, improved taproom

Thirty-two years in, and Alaskan Brewing Co. is still expanding.

Beer lovers gather at the grand opening of Alaskan Brewing Co.’s new tasting room on Commercial Boulevard, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
The city has received an offer to buy the area known as Pocket Park at Front and Franklin Streets to be used as a food court. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The city has received an offer to buy the area known as Pocket Park at Front and Franklin Streets to be used as a food court. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Jeep Liberty is pictured after a fire in the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)

‘Stubborn’ fire burns Jeep

It took hundreds of gallons of water to put out.

A Jeep Liberty is pictured after a fire in the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)
City Hall stands on a quiet morning on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
City Hall stands on a quiet morning on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
This is not Montana Creek Road. (Stock photo | Unsplash)

Portion of road near shooting range closed for winter

Tuesday was the last open day of the season for a portion of Montana Creek Road. Starting at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Montana Creek… Continue reading

This is not Montana Creek Road. (Stock photo | Unsplash)
Cody Wilkie, left, and Robert Beltz examine a Ford Ranger at the open viewing of the Juneau Police Department’s impounded vehicles on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

JPD vehicle auction happening Saturday

There’s an advance viewing Wednesday.

Cody Wilkie, left, and Robert Beltz examine a Ford Ranger at the open viewing of the Juneau Police Department’s impounded vehicles on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
Student Maata Finau gives a hug to Alaska Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes after Hayes’ keynote speech at the Power & Privilege Symposium at the University of Alaska Southeast on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. This year, there will be three keynote speeches delivered by UAS faculty and staff, Oscar Vazquez and Dennis and Judy Shepard. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Power & Privilege Symposium is Tuesday

The third annual UAS Power & Privilege Symposium falls on Election Day. But no one needs to choose between the one-day, conference-style event at University… Continue reading

Student Maata Finau gives a hug to Alaska Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes after Hayes’ keynote speech at the Power & Privilege Symposium at the University of Alaska Southeast on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. This year, there will be three keynote speeches delivered by UAS faculty and staff, Oscar Vazquez and Dennis and Judy Shepard. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Toddler activities continue at libraries

The program includes stories, games and more.

In this October 2015 file photo, Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedestrian ducks Friday’s rain in front of City Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

October dampens drought but doesn’t solve it in Southeast Alaska rainforest

For parched Southeast, October’s rainfall brought some needed relief.

In this October 2015 file photo, Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedestrian ducks Friday’s rain in front of City Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Dr. Wini Kessler delivers a keynote address at The Wildlife Society’s annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, in October. (Courtesy Photo | David Frey via The Wildlife Society)

Former Juneau ecologist becomes second woman to win national award

She was the only woman in the room. Now, she’s risen to the top of her profession.

Dr. Wini Kessler delivers a keynote address at The Wildlife Society’s annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, in October. (Courtesy Photo | David Frey via The Wildlife Society)
U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau personnel unload a truck with canned goods that were donated for the Coast Guard’s annual Haunted Station. (Courtesy Photo | Southeast Alaska Food Bank)

Haunted Station donation surpasses last year’s total

The turnout and amount of donations increased this year.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau personnel unload a truck with canned goods that were donated for the Coast Guard’s annual Haunted Station. (Courtesy Photo | Southeast Alaska Food Bank)