Nominate a ‘youth hero’ for scholarship program

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:33

Alaska Communications is asking Alaskans to nominate youth heroes for its annual Summer of Heroes scholarship program.

Online farmer’s market growing in second year

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:20
Salt & Soil’s unique business model catching on with local small-batch growers, bakers and makers

Salt & Soil’s unique business model catching on with local small-batch growers, bakers and makers.

Collision on Glacier leads to broken leg

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:50
Driver hits pedestrian in crosswalk

A motor vehicle collided with a 62-year-old man on Glacier Avenue on Tuesday, resulting in a possible broken leg for the pedestrian, according to a Juneau Police Department release.

Project Playground rebuild begins next week

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:24
Construction will last through September

Thirteen months after it burned to the ground, Project Playground will return.

Juneau Police Department deploying additional officers over holiday weekend

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:54
State encouraging fire safety

Memorial Day and high school graduation celebrations will be happening all weekend long.

Nature seminars start in June

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:12

Disovery Southeast, a local outdoors education nonprofit, is known for its work with local schools. Starting in June, they’ll offer nature seminars specifically for adults.

In 2000, a Juneau baby won a $20,000 scholarship from the Juneau Empire. Now, 18 years later, she’s graduating high school.

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:59
Thunder Mountain graduate Adrianna D’Cafango plans to study art at University of Alaska Southeast

Adrianna D’Cafango was only a 9-month-old baby in her mother’s arms in the Nugget Mall corridor when she won a college scholarship.

Riverbend principal changed school, one hug at a time

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 06:16
Michelle Byer retiring from school she helped install a family-like atmosphere

Walking down the halls of Riverbend Elementary with Principal Michelle Byer at lunchtime is like walking down the street with a celebrity.

Juneau School District lets go of 10 first-year teachers

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:26
• Contact reporter Gregory Philson at gphilson@juneauempire.com or call at 523-2265. Follow him on Twitter at @GTPhilson.

Despite some state-level financial help, the Juneau School District is letting go of 10 elementary school teachers for the upcoming school year.

Wells Fargo to close Lemon Creek branch

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:23
Closure will leave area without full-service bank

Wells Fargo is closing its Lemon Creek branch, the only full-service bank in the area, effective Aug. 15.

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