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Jason Tarver, right, clears the floor of the shells using a hockey stick with Sloan Swendsen at the Juneau Mercantile and Armory indoor shooting range on Tuesday.

Juneau Mercantile & Armory opens

The Juneau Mercantile & Armory is easy to pick out - a large and rustic but shiny and new building of lodgepole pine with a camouflaged tour bus that reads "Alaska Shooting Adventures.


19 passengers minorly injured

The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad released more information Thursday about the Wednesday train derailment northeast of Skagway that injured 19 passengers, although not seriously, and caused the historic railroad company’s...

Quakes shake SE Alaska near Juneau

JUNEAU — Two quakes occurred in the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska, and the U. S. Geological Survey reports weak or light shaking was felt around Juneau, about 100 miles to the east. There are...

Judge sentences convicted heroin dealer to 7 years in prison

A 30-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison with three years suspended for arranging to bring a "hefty amount" of heroin and other illegal drugs into Juneau last year.

Police: Watch out for runners on the road next Saturday

Police are asking drivers to watch for runners on the roadway next Saturday during the Aukeman Triathlon hosted by the University of Alaska Southeast.

Photo: Testing: bear spray

Marilyn Hinman of Lewiston, Idaho, flinches after firing a can of inert bear spray during a demonstration of bear deterrent devices Thursday morning, July 24, 2014 in Wrangell, Alaska.

Photo: Gimme a push!

Nevah Lupro, 4, is pushed by her mother Erin Lupro on the swings by Melvin Park on Wednesday.

Photo: Paddles of all kinds

Ray Imel watches his son, Jack, 12, left, and Dylan Hulbert, 12, kayak on Twin Lakes on Tuesday.

BRH CEO talks disaster preparedness

Before getting around to the topics expected to be covered by Bartlett Regional Hospital’s new CEO, Chuck Bill, at the Thursday Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, he first shared a story of success in the organization’s disaster...

Photo: Staying Connected

Juneau visitors gather outside of the downtown Wells Fargo to make use of a Wi-Fi connection on Wednesday.

Around Town for Wednesday, July 25

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m.

Police & Fire for Friday, July 25, 2014

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Assist • At 5:14 p....

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Quake causes break in communications

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that shook many Southeast communities early Friday morning has left some residents without phone or internet service. The earthquake hit around 2:45 a.m. about 50 miles ...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Around Town for Thursday, July 24

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel. Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Police & Fire for Thursday, July 24, 2014

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this ...

Prospectus Solicits Proposals for Operation of Glacier Bay Lodge and Tour Vessel Services

The National Park Service has released a prospectus soliciting proposals for the Glacier Bay Lodge concession operation in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Late-night search for missing hiker resolves with a phone call

A late-night search for an overdue hiker on Thunder Mountain resolved itself when the missing man called from his cell phone to report he was uninjured. Alaska State Troopers said Alexander Clark, ...

Dog owner fined following 'horrific' attack

A Douglas dog owner was fined Wednesday for not being able to prevent his dog from killing a smaller dog in what witnesses described as a vicious attack on Thanksgiving day last year.

Honoring Col. Van Winkle

Army Col. Kenneth Seymour's journey to Juneau this week began about 59 years ago in Okinawa, Japan, when he was 19 year-old Marine and assigned as a driver to 2nd Lt. Archie Van Winkle.

Valley Democrat raises $20K

Two months ago, before George McGuan announced his intentions to run for the State Legislature, the Valley electrician was widely unknown and incumbent Republican Rep. Cathy Muñoz was largely ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Twilight Cafe named most-improved storefront at Storefront Star Awards

Since they purchased their place in 2009, Catherine and Ariel Christobal have been constantly updating the Twilight Cafe.

Around Town for Wednesday, July 23

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380. Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ...


A Wednesday advertorial about Annie Kaill's Gallery in the Making Local Work special section misspelled artist Arnie Weimer's name.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this ...

JDHS class of 1974 to hold reunion

Events for the 40th reunion of the Juneau-Douglas High School class of 1974 will take place from July 25 to 27. On Friday, July 25, participants will begin the day with an informal morning hike.

Governor picnic today at Sandy Beach

Republican Gov. Sean Parnell and the First Lady are inviting Juneauites to join them at the Sandy Beach pavillion this afternoon for a family picnic. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. and continue ...

Tall Timbers wants to clear Haven House from neighborhood

The fate of Haven House, a transitional living home for women coming out of prison, is still undecided.

Growth through gardening

Greens aren't the only things growing in the Glory Hole's garden. Behind the shelter rests a vast terraced garden, now in its fifth year, and in the heat of a sunny July afternoon, both the ...

First comes housing

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series about efforts to improve the condition of downtown Juneau.

Train derails in Skagway

A White Pass & Yukon Route railroad train reportedly derailed near Skagway late Wednesday afternoon, but no one is believed to be seriously injured, according to authorities. the Skagway ...

Murkowski asks for change in FEMA rules for Juneau

Auke Bay is in the middle of a lot of changes.

Wildlife Troopers: Man convicted for crabbing violations

A Juneau jury on Tuesday found a 33-year-old local man guilty of two commercial crabbing violations last summer, according to Alaska Wildlife Troopers.

Police search for guns stolen from storage unit

The Juneau Police Department and the Juneau Crime Line are asking the public to help them find five firearms that were reported stolen from a Mendenhall Valley storage unit last week.


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