Opinion: Tulsequah Chief, all over again

Alaskans are worried Red Chris could go the same way.


Katie McCaffrey racing the Herbert Glacier Trail. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

Photos: Biking and hiking Herbert Glacier

Over the weekend Katie McCaffrey and I spent almost eight hours approaching and exploring the Herbert Glacier at mile 28 on the Juneau road system.… Continue reading


A brown bear on the trail at the Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. This is not the brown bear suspected in a mauling near Greens Creek Mine on Monday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Greens Creek contracted employee dead after bear mauling

One person is reportedly dead after being mauled by a bear near Greens Creek Mine.


Clean up that damn mine

The Tulsequah Chief mine has been polluting the Taku Watershed with acid mine drainage (AMD) for over 60 years now. This pollution is in violation… Continue reading

Endless, roadless: Forest Service tries again to settle Tongass development issues

The U.S. Forest Service on Thursday announced an agreement with the State of Alaska that may lead to more development in the Tongass National Forest.… Continue reading