This is how we roll: Lessons in log-rolling from some of Southeast’s best

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:18
Practice, coordination and equipment are key to Gold Rush Days event

On a sunny weekend day in June, take a walk along the Twin Lakes trail and look for a man atop a log.

Two trucks catch on fire in two days

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:18
No injuries reported in either blaze, though one threatened apartment complex

On back-to-back days, two cars in Juneau caught on fire in unrelated incidents, Capital City Fire/Rescue officials say.

Nugget Mall sale falls through, deed goes to creditor

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:04
Future of mall still up in the air as court process plays out

A planned buyer for the Nugget Mall has backed out of a $12.5 million deal, the Empire confirmed Thursday. The news puts the mall’s ownership in the hands of a creditor, its future uncertain.

Eaglecrest to break ground on public use cabin

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:59
In the plans for 20 years, project now ‘has legs to it’ thanks to community support

This summer Eaglecrest Ski Area will break ground on a project 20 years in the making: a public access cabin.

Gold Rush Days being held this weekend

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:59

Mining and logging are part of Juneau’s history, and both industries will be on display this weekend.

Local coalition provides resources, training to help prevent suicide

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:59
Family, friends key in stopping suicide, experts say

When it comes to helping a friend in need, asking one tough question might be the best way to start, experts say.

Child porn arrest was part of nationwide investigation, authorities say

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:09
Statewide task force makes seven arrests, one in Juneau

The recent arrest of a Juneau man was tied to a nationwide effort to find and track down suspected online child sex offenders, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

Correction: Gold Rush Days

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:32

In the Gold Rush Days special section that was inserted into Wednesday’s newspaper, the Empire gave the wrong dates for Juneau Gold Rush Days. The annual event will be held this weekend, June 16 and 17, not June 23-24.

Michelle Hale running for city Assembly seat

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:08
Hale files intent to run for District 2 Valley seat, vacated by Jerry Nankervis

Hale files intent to run for District 2 Valley seat, vacated by Jerry Nankervis.

High school student designs downtown bike racks

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:39
Ben Campbell’s fish-shaped bike racks were product of JDHS design class

New bike racks installed downtown were designed by local high school student Ben Campbell.

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