Gina Athwani eats fresh lettuce grown through support from the Farm to School program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gina Athwani eats fresh lettuce grown through support from the Farm to School program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Centennial Hall, left, and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. There are proposals for a New JACC and renovated Centennial Hall, but when work would happen and how it would be funded are still being decided. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Centennial Hall, left, and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. There are proposals for a New JACC and renovated Centennial Hall, but when work would happen and how it would be funded are still being decided. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and it hosted a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Douglas neighborhood doesn’t want to lose another place to tourists

Neighbors share traffic, crowding and environmental concerns.

Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and it hosted a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and is hosting a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings and is hosting a meeting for North Douglas Neighborhood Association. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Eaglecrest Ski Area general manager Dave Scanlan, pictured in the winter of 2017, is planning a handful of public meetings to discuss Eaglecrest’s plans to offer more summer activities. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Summertime radness? Eaglecrest seeks public feedback on adventure center idea

They’ll be at chamber luncheons, neighborhood meetings and public venues.

Eaglecrest Ski Area general manager Dave Scanlan, pictured in the winter of 2017, is planning a handful of public meetings to discuss Eaglecrest’s plans to offer more summer activities. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Man stabbed at Juneau home dies at Seattle hospital

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Live: Committee to take New JACC and Centennial Action, hear about Eaglecrest plans

Live updates from the Public Works and Facilities Committee meeting

A screenshot from the Coast Guard video of the rescue, released to the public Friday.

Update: Injured climber dies after being rescued off Mendenhall Towers

He was a 23-year-old climber from Washington.

A screenshot from the Coast Guard video of the rescue, released to the public Friday.
Then and Now: This photo composite shows what the Willoughby District looked like back what it was an Alaska Native village, and now in current day. The historic photograph by Winter and Pond is not dated, but was was taken sometime between 1893 and 1943, according to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections. (Collection number ASL-PCA-87). The photo on the right was taken Monday, June 24, 2019, on Willoughby Avenue by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.
Then and Now: This photo composite shows what the Willoughby District looked like back what it was an Alaska Native village, and now in current day. The historic photograph by Winter and Pond is not dated, but was was taken sometime between 1893 and 1943, according to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections. (Collection number ASL-PCA-87). The photo on the right was taken Monday, June 24, 2019, on Willoughby Avenue by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.

Amalga Harbor plan OK’d with some big changes

Not everyone pleased with the outcome.

Bruno Malecha and his mother, Jen, watch people fish at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Bruno, who has Type 1 diabetes, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., this summer to lobby members of Congress to support T1D research. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bruno Malecha and his mother, Jen, watch people fish at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Bruno, who has Type 1 diabetes, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., this summer to lobby members of Congress to support T1D research. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mendenhall Glacier area overhaul is still a work in progress

Here’s the latest news about Juneau’s backyard glacier.

U.S. Forest Service Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon in August 2018. He will talk to the chamber again Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
U.S. Forest Service Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon in August 2018. He will talk to the chamber again Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)