Stephen Qacung Blanchett is the new education director for Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts & Humanities Council)

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council announces new education director

Award-winning performer to helm arts education programs.

Stephen Qacung Blanchett is the new education director for Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts & Humanities Council)
The Holland America Line cruise ships Eurodam, left, and Nieuw Amsterdam pull into Juneau’s downtown harbor on May 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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The Holland America Line cruise ships Eurodam, left, and Nieuw Amsterdam pull into Juneau’s downtown harbor on May 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Second-worst chinook forecast since ‘95

This is the fourth straight year that too few salmon were expected for there to be an allowable catch.

Lily Hope tells a story of raven, king salmon and the birds to second grade students from Harborview Elementary, Montessori Borealis and Juneau Charter Community School at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. The Storytelling Excursion for all Juneau School District second graders is part of the Any Given Child programming sponsored by the Juneau School District, Mayor’s office, University of Alaska Southeast, Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lily Hope tells a story of raven, king salmon and the birds to second grade students from Harborview Elementary, Montessori Borealis and Juneau Charter Community School at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. The Storytelling Excursion for all Juneau School District second graders is part of the Any Given Child programming sponsored by the Juneau School District, Mayor’s office, University of Alaska Southeast, Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kenny Solomon-Gross, Vice President and Manager of Gross Alaska Theatres, demonstrates the use of their new closed captioning and assistive listening systems at the 20th Century Theatre in downtown Juneau on Monday, July 16, 2018. The systems are available both downtown and their Glacier Cinemas in the Mendenhall Valley. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Local movie theaters now offering devices for hearing, visually impaired

20th Century Theatre, Glacier Cinemas now Americans with Disabilities Act compliant.

Kenny Solomon-Gross, Vice President and Manager of Gross Alaska Theatres, demonstrates the use of their new closed captioning and assistive listening systems at the 20th Century Theatre in downtown Juneau on Monday, July 16, 2018. The systems are available both downtown and their Glacier Cinemas in the Mendenhall Valley. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Matt Barnaby of Barnaby Brewing, talks about brewing a beer at his North Franklin location on Monday, April 9, 2018 before a fire closed the brewery. Barnaby recently won an award for its “I’ll Have Another 2018” smoked beer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Two local breweries win medals at US Open of Beer

Two local breweries were recently awarded for the craftsmanship of their ales. Alaskan Brewing Company and Barnaby Brewing Company each earned a medal during the… Continue reading

Matt Barnaby of Barnaby Brewing, talks about brewing a beer at his North Franklin location on Monday, April 9, 2018 before a fire closed the brewery. Barnaby recently won an award for its “I’ll Have Another 2018” smoked beer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Fitch and Associates members Steve Knight and BJ Jungman make a presentation along with Capital City and Fire Rescue Fire Chief Steve Etheridge during the City and Borough of Juneau Committee of the Whole meeting Wednesday. (Gregory Philson| Juneau Empire)

Fire department may receive additional staff members

The city’s fire department is short on staff and may get the help it needs. The City and Borough of Juneau Committee of the Whole… Continue reading

Fitch and Associates members Steve Knight and BJ Jungman make a presentation along with Capital City and Fire Rescue Fire Chief Steve Etheridge during the City and Borough of Juneau Committee of the Whole meeting Wednesday. (Gregory Philson| Juneau Empire)