• Overcast
  • 52°


Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire
Amid a field of wild irises, a horseback rider moves down the trails adjacent to Echo Ranch Bible Camp earlier this summer.

Echo Ranch celebrates a 50 year anniversary

The visitors at Echo Ranch Bible Camp this past week were not the usual campers. Instead, the camp was filled with ex-staff members to celebrate the ranch's 50th anniversary.


10 things SE Alaskans think when they see the sun

1. Darn. Now I can't finish the last episode of Orange is the New Black. 2. Ugh. It will never last. 3. My eyes! It burns! 4. . but I kind of like it. 5. To sunscreen, or not to suncreen . 6. I better mow down the jungle in the front yard.

Living and Growing: Self-care

I am a most fortunate woman. For more than 20 years I have had my summers off. During those three months of leisure, I try to spend one morning each week at the Shrine of Saint Therese walking the labyrinth.

Seattle teens dive into international underwater robotics competition

SEATTLE - In the McConnaughey house, on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, a robot sits as a centerpiece on the dining-room table. Three teenage girls question whether their creation will be ready for its next challenge.

Middle schools seek cooking instructors

If you are someone who likes to cook and enjoys being around kids, then the Juneau Afterschool Coalition is looking for you.

Real World Design Challenge registration is open for 2014-2015

Registration for this year's Real World Design Challenge is open. Don't miss out on this year's challenge and prizes. Sign up today; it's free.

Registration open for the Health and Wellness Institute

The 9th Annual School Health and Wellness Institute will be held Oct. 15-17 in Anchorage. Online registration is open at www.akshwi.com.

Register for Poetry Out Loud by Oct. 15

Poetry Out Loud starts at the classroom level and moves on to school-wide and state competitions, then to the national finals. Registration is open until Oct. 15.

FIRST Robotics registration is open

FIRST, a sport for the mind, melds science, technology, engineering, math principles and the excitement of competition. Teams practice throughout the fall, then showcase the results in robot matches. The program starts at age six with Jr.

U.S. Senate Youth Program is Accepting Applications

The United States Senate Youth Program has begun its statewide selection process. Two Alaska students will join 102 other delegates March 7-14, 2015 for the program's 53rd annual Washington Week.

Stopping diabetes starts right now

If you could turn back time to avoid a chronic health condition, would you? One in three Americans have pre-diabetes and most do not know it.

Thank you Reecia Wilson

The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team would like to thank Reecia Wilson, owner of The Hanger, for the support she has gracefully given the team over the years. Whenever Reecia has been asked to help she has done so without any...

Duck Derby Thanks

The Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club gives a wholehearted thanks to the community of Juneau for their support of our annual $10,000 Duck Derby! This year’s winners were — First place, Kercia Schroeder (2 roundtrip Alaska Airlines...

FYI for the week of Aug. 11, 2014

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • On August 14, 2014, a daughter, Audrey Ann Eileen Sharclane, weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz., to Isabelle Sam and Robert Sharclane. • On August 15, 2014, a son, Benjamin Paul Dodd, Jr., weighing 7 lbs...

Senior menu

Monday, Aug. 25 Salmon chowder Herb biscuits Sunshine salad Tuesday, Aug. 26 Cinnamon chicken pasta Green beans Peach salad Wednesday, Aug. 27 Pork chops with apples Sweet potatoes Stuffing cauliflower broccoli toss Thursday, Aug.

Super savory chop-your-own burgers

Start to finish: 30 minutes (15 minutes active) Servings: 4 4 ounces Parmesan cheese 1 1/3 pounds sirloin steak tips 1 tablespoon fish sauce 2 teaspoons soy sauce In a food...

Department Launches New Suicide Prevention eLearning Course

The Department of Education and Early development has announced that Suicide Prevention, Part 2 - "Safety Planning," is available for use by district personnel.


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback