Weekend Best Bets
Pirate galleries, private studios, gift shops and a museum will throw open their doors this weekend for Gallery Walk.

Getting it right
First, I would like to thank the Juneau Empire for the Nov. 27 article profiling the addition of custom ski boot fitting to my business, Alaskan Acupuncture and Massage.

Be grateful for wheels to get to high school
This is in reply to Julie Smith's letter to the editor in the Nov. 15 Empire. Sweetheart, that was a great letter, you have great ideas, but I can tell you now it will never happen.

Volunteers needed to help clear overgrown branches, maintain the Airport Dike Trail
In coming weeks trail users and Juneau Airport maintenance staff will be working together to clear overgrown branches from the Airport Dike Trail. We are looking for volunteers to help.

Leave the Mendenhall Glacier bears alone
I hear that Fish and Game is tiring to dart the brown bear sow and cub at the Mendenhall Glacier. My question is "why?"

Cy Peck Jr. spreads blessings, jazz
Cy Peck Jr. may spend Christmas in Los Angeles with his friend Steven Seagal. It's become a tradition with the pair the action film actor and the shaman to the stars.

Woman flown to Anchorage after Valley crash
A collision between a pickup and a small sedan near the Mendenhall Center on Thursday night injured three people, one of whom was airlifted to Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.

Docks and Harbors OKs new vendor regs
Juneau's downtown dock will get a little more structure next summer under new vendor regulations approved by the Juneau Docks and Harbors Board on Thursday.

Around Town
Listings of local nonprofit events

Police and Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.


Area births, legal licences and court records.

Douglas Harbor project behind schedule
The first phase of the Douglas Harbor expansion project is behind schedule, but the Juneau Docks and Harbors Board on Thursday decided to push forward with the second phase of dredging Steamship Wharf this winter.

Five local students win PFD essay contest
Juneau-Douglas High School students were asked to submit a 350- to 500-word essay on the state's oil-wealth savings account. The contest and other events marked the 25th anniversary of the statewide vote to create the fund.

Thank you
...for all your help

Pancake breakfast helps fire victims
Resurrection Lutheran Church will be flipping flapjacks Dec. 9 to benefit Otto and Verma Whitfield, whose residence on Long Run Drive burned Oct. 30.

Living and growing
An elusive play of Divine Spirit washes through our consciousness moment by moment, hinting to us about where we might look next, where our application of our energy aligns with Its work.






Vandals face serious penalties
On Nov. 8, in broad daylight between 1 and 3 p.m., someone driving at high speed smashed mine and my neighbor's mailboxes completely off the post by throwing a pumpkin from a speeding vehicle. The impact was so severe it hurled pieces of pumpkin clear over to the adjoining property.

Bears take down Bucs
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team got in a warm-up for today's Juneau-Douglas Pilot Wrestling Invitational, defeating Valdez 27-3 on Thursday at Marie Drake Middle School gymnasium.

Juneau's Hughes 43rd in U.S. Open swim meet
Juneau-Douglas High School freshman Paul Hughes competed against some of the world's best swimmers at the U.S. Open Championships, taking 43rd place in the 100-meter breaststroke Thursday at Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, N.Y.

Sports in Juneau
Local sports roundup

Around the State
Alaska news briefs

Ferry strands casket
Gertrude Demmert's body was in a hearse at the Sitka ferry dock last month when the captain of the state vessel Aurora ordered crew members to depart without it.

UAF athlete indicted on kidnapping, rape charges
A University of Alaska Fairbanks basketball player has been indicted on kidnapping and rape charges.

BP: Gas pipeline does not make economic sense
More than $100 million spent on studying the feasibility of delivering North Slope gas to the Lower 48 indicates the project does not make economic sense, BP's gas expert told industry executives on Thursday.

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