People of Juneau

Hoofs, chutes, neurology and no sign of slowing down

At 75, she continues to pursue her passions.

 

Conrado Ebron, 62, talks about working for the United States Postal Service on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Ebron is retiring as a postal carrier, mostly on the downtown route, after 33 years. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Beloved downtown postal carrier retiring after 33 years

People on his route referred to him as a “daily friend” and “hero.”

 

Joe Kahken, a retired President & CEO of Goldbelt, Inc., speaks about his time with the Juneau-area Alaska Native corporation during an interview on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People of Juneau: Goldbelt’s first CEO reflects on lifetime of involvement

Today, Goldbelt Inc. is a booming Alaska Native corporation that owns lands throughout Southeast Alaska and has thrived in the realms of logging and tourism.… Continue reading

 

Mary Lou Spartz talks about her interest in the SS Princess Sophia on Friday, June 22, 2018. The Sophia sank in 1918 with 343 or more people dying in the incident. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Haunting story’: Mary Lou Spartz talks about her fascination with Princess Sophia

Spartz, who is one of the founders of the committee committed to keeping the memory of the Sophia alive, is excited about what has been done and what is planned for this year’s 100th anniversary of the disaster.

Mary Lou Spartz talks about her interest in the SS Princess Sophia on Friday, June 22, 2018. The Sophia sank in 1918 with 343 or more people dying in the incident. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Marjorie Menzi talks on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at her Thane home about her work in government and teaching Juneau students about how their goverment works. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People of Juneau: Civics education advocate encourages involvement at young age

Marjorie Menzi has spent decades helping youth learn about Alaska, national government.

Marjorie Menzi talks on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at her Thane home about her work in government and teaching Juneau students about how their goverment works. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)