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Sarah Cannard | Juneau Empire
A construction worker corrects a beam on the roof Friday at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library currently under construction. Project Manager Nathan Coffee said they hope to finish construction in August.

Photos: New library emerges

A construction worker corrects a beam on the roof Friday at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library currently under construction.

Puppets take to the classrooms

Visiting artists with the Giant Puppet Project brought their vision from the streets to the schools this week.
STEPHANIE SHOR

Photos: Robotics tourney

Thunder Mountain High School student Michael Lohrey, center, and teammate Thane Reishus O'Brien watch their robot as classmate Sarah Graber operates her team's during Saturday's First Tech Challenge Southeast Qualifier robotics competition...

Wet and warm, Juneau breaks rainfall record

With five days still remaining in the month, Juneau has already set the record for the wettest January on record. As of 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service measuring station at Juneau International Airport had recorded 11...

Photo: Rain? What rain?

A flock of birds pay no attention to the heavy rain Friday afternoon just off shore of North Douglas.

Around town for Monday, Jan. 26

Open Lab Computer Training, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Individual and small group instruction available for computer skills and online job search guidance. Free. Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center.

Articles from the Local section archive

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

The will of the public and the fate of Juneau's public swimming pools is hanging in limbo nearly three months after voters approved a ballot measure allowing the Juneau Assembly to create an ...
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

A diverse group of Tongass Forest stakeholders closed a four-day meeting Friday afternoon with a feeling that surprised many: optimism.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Photo: Ghosts of bonfires past

Charred piles of wood from past bonfires are strewn about a parking lot Friday at False Outer Point.

Around town for Sunday, Jan. 25

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 ...

Home burglar nabs $18K of jewelry, gold

A burglar nabbed about $18,000 worth of jewelry and gold from a Juneau home last week, and police are soliciting tips from the public to solve the case.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Memorial notice: Michael Angelo

Michael Angelo The memorial service for Michael A. Angelo has changed. His family will host a bonfire potluck from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the large picnic shelter at Sandy Beach.

Around town for Friday, Jan. 23

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. League of Women Voters Board of Directors meeting, at KTOO Conference Room, 10 a.m. Details: mariannemills@msn.com ...

Police & Fire for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

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 ...

Prosecutors dismiss case against woman who freed eagle from trap

Prosecutors on Thursday dismissed the case against a Juneau woman who freed a bald eagle ensnared in a trap, commending her efforts as laudable.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

To skeptics of a transition from old-growth to second-growth timber in the Tongass, some panelists recommend changing the framework of the question.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Southeast socked by soggy storm; more rain expected

Even in a rain forest, it's a lot of rain. Juneau is on pace for the wettest, warmest January since modern recordkeeping began, as the city set records with the most rain ever on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21.
By JAMES BROOKS

Around town for Thursday, Jan. 22

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.

Rally to close street in front of Capitol today

Alaskans for Life, Inc., will be holding a rally on the steps of the Capitol Building from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, causing a street closure. Fourth Street between Main and Seward Streets will ...

Police & Fire for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

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 ...

Two accused of supplying drugs to Ketchikan

Two people with ties to Las Vegas are suspected of supplying methamphetamine to a drug trafficking ring in Southeast Alaska and are now facing federal drug conspiracy charges, according to court ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

When minutes matter

By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Road closures downtown

Fourth Street downtown between Main and Seward Street will be closed to traffic from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. today.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Heavy rain puts boats at risk

Due to heavy rain accumulation, City and Borough Docks & Harbors Department recommends boat owners check their vessels' mooring lines, bilges, pumps and tarps. Boat owners are encouraged to ...
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