Juneau’s City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau’s City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A fire hydrant in the snow along Glacier Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

CCFR: Clear your hydrants and help your neighbors

Lend a hand to your neighbors and your emergency personnel.

A fire hydrant in the snow along Glacier Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A First Student school bus stalls out at D and 4th Streets in Douglas after snowfall on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. No students were on the bus at the time and the bus was safely backed down the street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Late snow means safer roads this year compared to last

Juneau saw 58 total car crashes in December, way less than past two years.

A First Student school bus stalls out at D and 4th Streets in Douglas after snowfall on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. No students were on the bus at the time and the bus was safely backed down the street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Clam Chowder Bread Bowl at the Hangar on the Wharf, Jan. 1, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

A most perfect container: An ode to the bread bowl

Why can’t all our dishes be made out of bread: a lament.

The Clam Chowder Bread Bowl at the Hangar on the Wharf, Jan. 1, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
John Morris Sr., of the Douglas Indian Association, speaks during the T’aaku Kwaan Yanyeidi Healing Kooteeyaa gifting Ceremony at Savikko Park on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
John Morris Sr., of the Douglas Indian Association, speaks during the T’aaku Kwaan Yanyeidi Healing Kooteeyaa gifting Ceremony at Savikko Park on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In a proposed ordinance, the City and Borough of Juneau would give $2 million to Torrey Pines Development, a private developer which would build and run a $32 million assisted living facility on Clinton Drive in Vintage Park in the Mendenhall Valley.The City and Borough of Juneau purchased 2.35 acres of land in Vintage Park solely for senior assisted living. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senior housing project gets tentative go ahead

Assembly members like it, in theory.

In a proposed ordinance, the City and Borough of Juneau would give $2 million to Torrey Pines Development, a private developer which would build and run a $32 million assisted living facility on Clinton Drive in Vintage Park in the Mendenhall Valley.The City and Borough of Juneau purchased 2.35 acres of land in Vintage Park solely for senior assisted living. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau, Alaska, June 26, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau, Alaska, June 26, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
Volunteers from Humane Borders, a charitable organization, fill a water drum in the Arizona desert for immigrants traveling the waste. (Ken Huse | Courtesy Photo)

A long way from home: Juneau man lends a hand on Mexico border

Mexico is a long way from Juneau, but humanity is universal.

Volunteers from Humane Borders, a charitable organization, fill a water drum in the Arizona desert for immigrants traveling the waste. (Ken Huse | Courtesy Photo)
Marcella Poloa poses with her newborn daughter, Ronarielle Poloa-Maae, the first baby born in Juneau in 2020 on Jan. 1, 2020.
                                Courtesy Photo | <strong>Bartlett Regional Hospital</strong>

Juneau welcomes its first baby of the decade

It’s certainly one way to ring in a new year.

Marcella Poloa poses with her newborn daughter, Ronarielle Poloa-Maae, the first baby born in Juneau in 2020 on Jan. 1, 2020.
                                Courtesy Photo | <strong>Bartlett Regional Hospital</strong>
Tommy Reber cleans a fresh coat of snow off his vehicle at Gruening Park on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Tommy Reber cleans a fresh coat of snow off his vehicle at Gruening Park on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau, Alaska, June 26, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Kayaker reported missing near Sitka

The missing man’s kayak was found empty and overturned.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau, Alaska, June 26, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
Officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting that occured early Sunday morning off of Cinema Drive, Dec. 29, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting that occured early Sunday morning off of Cinema Drive, Dec. 29, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Two cars were involved in a wreck near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal, totaling both vehicles, on Dec. 31, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Two vehicles totaled in wreck by ferry terminal

One driver was taken to BRH for minor injuries.

Two cars were involved in a wreck near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal, totaling both vehicles, on Dec. 31, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

City debates how to pay for Eaglecrest ‘Adventure Park’

How to pay for it is still up in the air.