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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Kirk Duncan, director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday.

Parks and Rec updating master plan

When it comes to Juneau's Parks and Recreation dollar, two truths are constantly at odds: everyone has an interest in recreation and nobody wants to show up to a 12:45 p.m. public meeting when it's nice outside.

by KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Missing Nome man has ties to Juneau

As the search for former Juneau law clerk Joseph Balderas continued into its fourth day Thursday, his family and girlfriend were on their way to Nome, where he now lives, to help in the effort.
LISA PHU

Jury asked to choose between helpless 'black man' or 'victim' in closing arguments

Thursday's closing argument by a defendant representing himself in a felony trial was everything spectators who filled the room had likely expected - the unexpected.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Flooding forecasted for start of July Fourth weekend

Several groups of rafters bobbed happily down the Mendenhall River Thursday afternoon, their laughs and hollers audible from the houses along river.
SAM DeGRAVE

Jökulhlaup begins, predicted to top last year's floods

The first jökulhlaup of the season has begun, and according to a National Weather Service hydrograph, this year's glacial outburst flood may be bigger than any from 2015.
SAM DeGRAVE

Forest Service announces changes to Tongass plan

The U.S. Forest Service has announced changes to its Tongass Forest Plan, which the agency hopes will alleviate conflicts between the timber industry, recreational users and conservation groups.

'Pray. Vote. Engage': Franklin Graham prayer rally in Juneau Friday

As the Juneau Assembly considers a city ordinance that would protect the rights of all, including those in the LGBTQ community, a religious group that thinks homosexuality is "sinful" is holding a prayer rally in the capital city Friday.
LISA PHU

Man gets six months for soliciting sex online from 13-year-old girl

A 20-year-old man will spend six-months in prison after asking a 13-year-old girl multiple times online to meet him for sex.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

With vetoes, Walker slashes into city budget

Wielding his veto pen like a set of spurs, Gov. Bill Walker cut into the state's budget Wednesday to the tune of about $1.3 billion — an effort, he said, to force the Alaska Legislature to fill the state’s $4 billion budget hole during its...
SAM DeGRAVE

Photo: Tug of war

Juvenile bald eagles fight over a remaining scrap of salmon near the DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday.
Michael Penn

This Day in Juneau History: June 30, 1986

On June 30, 1986, a U.S. Bureau of Mines employee died after falling down near Middle Peak, southeast of Juneau, while he and three other employees were searching for evidence of past mining activity in the area.
TASHA ELIZARDE

Juneau School District agrees to make website more accessible

The Juneau School District is one of 11 education organizations that voluntarily reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities.

P&R director to speak at luncheon

Kirk Duncan, director of Juneau's Parks and Recreation Department, will be speaking at today's Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
SAM DeGRAVE

Police & Fire for Thursday, June 30, 2016

This report contains public information available 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.

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Sealaska names four board members at annual meeting

The Juneau-based regional Native corporation Sealaska reported that its shareholders elected three incumbents and one newcomer to its board of directors at its annual meeting in Ketchikan Saturday.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Assembly makes Eaglecrest, airport board appointments

At a special meeting Wednesday evening, the Juneau Assembly appointed four members to the Eaglecrest Ski Area board and two members to the Juneau International Airport board.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Photo: Kodak moment

Tourists take pictures next to Nugget Falls on Thursday.
By Michael Penn

This Day in Juneau History: July 1, 1986

On July 1, 1986, the boat-filled Hidden Falls hatchery east of Baranof Island marked the beginning of the Southeast seine season.
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Police & fire for Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

Defendant draws out felony case with more verbal attacks

A Juneau jury sat through nearly three hours of recorded - and seemingly bland - phone calls Tuesday between an inmate and the woman he allegedly assaulted, but it's what the jurors didn't hear ...
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Mining for grants and striking gold

During its roughly 40-year lifespan, the Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining Company pulled almost $70 million worth of gold out of the earth beneath Douglas Island.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Photo: Selfie with an eagle

Elsa and Bret Light, of Washington, D.C., take a selfie with a juvenile bald eagle on the shore near the DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday.
By Michael Penn

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Territorial Sportsmen asks for float support

The Juneau-based Territorial Sportsmen will be entering a float in the Juneau and Douglas Fourth of July Parades this year to emphasize community programs highlighted by the sportsmen/conservation ...

Famous evangelist Franklin Graham makes stop in Juneau

Franklin Graham of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will lead a prayer rally in Juneau on Friday, July 1 at noon at Savikko Park.

Assembly shoots down grocery sales-tax exemption question

The Juneau Assembly handily shot down a proposal that could have removed the 5 percent sales tax on groceries during a work session Monday night.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Monday, June 27, 2016

Dead humpback whale found in Glacier Bay National Park

The longest sighted humpback whale recorded in Southeast Alaska was found dead Sunday morning.
By LISA PHU

Norway around it

If there was any doubt that Cruise Lines International Association Alaska's lawsuit against the City and Borough of Juneau is making waves internationally, a visiting delegation of Norwegians put ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

Gimme Shelter (Island)

At low tide Thursday morning, Kevin Murphy, Chief Ranger for Southeast Area State Parks, piloted a boat out of Amalga Harbor, making sure to avoid a barely-visible rock on his way into Favorite ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Meet Juneau's garage sale king

Lava lamps, collectible coins, baseball cards, bagpipes, VHS copies of every "Young Indiana Jones" film ever made.
By SAM DeGRAVE

This Day in Juneau History: June 27, 1986

On June 27, 1986, a national campaign to raise funds for the Alaska-Siberia Peace Bridge was announced.
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Woman questioned on the stand by her alleged attacker

During a trial that's become something of a spectacle with a loquacious inmate acting as his own defense, the topic of one woman's threatened life came back into focus Friday.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Healing history and undoing the silence

Under the covered basketball court at Harborview Elementary School in downtown Juneau, a group of carvers have just started working on a Raven totem pole.
By LISA PHU

Police & fire for Sunday, June 26, 2016

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

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

This Day in Juneau History: June 26, 1986

On June 26, 1986, Porky the Porcupine wreaked havoc once again. The victim this time was an assistant customer service engineer with Alaska Electric Light and Power Co., who found her office desk ...
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Friday, June 24, 2016

Water restored to Lena Point homes after late night leak

Water is back on for several homes in the Lena Point area after a water main leak caused the city to shut off the utility early Friday morning.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Victim in fatal Hoonah crash identified

Jeffrey Turner, 23, a Tampa Bay, Florida, resident, died in a vehicle rollover in Hoonah sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, Alaska State Troopers confirmed Saturday. The accident ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

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