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Elk Hunter stands Dec. 26, 2014 in front of his home where he installed 16 solar panels on his roof almost two years ago. (Stephanie Shor photo)

In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

KAKE - Isolated in the rainforest of Southeast Alaska, residents here are thinking of alternative energy. In that, they're not unlike the inhabitants of any other rural Alaska community. What makes Kake special is the way it's approaching the topic.


Tulsequah Chief Mine loses big investor

Chieftain Metals Corp., the company attempting to reopen the Tulsequah Chief Mine, has taken a financial hit.

Photos: Watch out for black ice

Black ice conditions resulted in a red Jeep Cherokee’s driver losing control of the vehicle Saturday morning and sliding off Egan Drive near the Channel Drive intersection, through a light post and coming to rest on the chain-link fence...

Around town for Sunday, Dec. 28

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap shooting year-round on Wednesdays and Sundays. Loaner shotguns are available. Details: 789-9844.

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Photo: High winds

Clear weather brings high winds to blow snow off the top of Mt.

Around town for Monday, Dec. 29

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Senior exercise, 10 a.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road. Low-impact exercises ...

Brown winter is abnormal but no record

The only people unhappier than the skiers are the mushers and snowmachiners.

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Around Town for Friday, Dec. 26

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, Northern Light United Church, 400 ...

Home after the holidays

For those experiencing homelessness, the Glory Hole is home. But patrons who rely on the downtown shelter have been displaced since a disastrous flooding incident earlier month when a frozen pipe ...

A decade of violent deaths

State toxicology findings reveal substances involved in two-thirds of cases.

So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

Gov. Bill Walker has said he will give hiring preference to commissioner hopefuls who commit to living and working in Juneau. So far, only 3 of 14 are based in the capital city, and two of those ...

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Police and Fire for Thursday, Dec. 25

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

Something new at Symphony of Seafood

Alaskans living off the bounty of the sea is nothing new, but how one makes that living has reached far beyond the plate. The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation is organizing its 22nd annual ...

Hinder holiday hazards

Don't let your Christmas cheer go up in flames, Juneau. The National Fire Protection Association is urging families to practice fire safety as they celebrate this holiday season. Between 2007 and ...
By Juneau Empire

Photo: Tenth Street Trees

Molly Minick, 11, left, inspects one of the Christmas trees for sale outside her home on Monday. Minick, along with her brothers Elias, 15, center, and Toby, 12, right, took over their family's ...

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

AEL&P shines light on new scam

Alaska Electric Light & Power has reported receiving calls about scammers contacting local customers demanding payment on a utility account. AEL&P first reminds customers to never give out ...

Juneau earns bronze for being bicycle friendly

The League of American Bicyclists presented Juneau with a bronze medal in exemplary service as a bicycle-friendly community. The exclusive award will be active for the next four years, after which ...

Police blotter for Wednesday, Dec. 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 ...

Around Town for Wednesday, Dec. 24

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts ...

Avista donates $100K to Juneau groups

The new owner of Alaska Electric Light and Power Company spread some holiday cheer of its own by donating $100,000 to several local organizations. Avista Corporation, which bought out AEL&P ...

CBJ holiday events and closures

City offices will close in Juneau for Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, but will maintain regular hours for the remainder of the holiday season. Other programs and services will operate at reduced hours and ...

No family turned away

More than twice the average number of families will receive aid from St. Vincent de Paul this year following an outpouring of donations from the community.

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Around Town for Tuesday, Dec. 23

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