Michael S. Lockett

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Man drowns after raft overturns

A Juneau resident died after his raft flipped on the Eagle River, according to Juneau Police Department. 34-year-old Jeffrey DeRonde and another person ended up in the water after their rafts overturned coming back...

‘The bridge is safe’: Superficial damage reported following barge strike

A vessel struck the Douglas Bridge at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday, said a Coast Guard spokesperson in an email, but the bridge did not suffer significant damage. The Columbia Layne, which was also involved...

Small but mighty: Anthony Petit wins annual Buoy Tender Roundup competition

A Ketchikan-based buoy tender’s crew won the inter-vessel competition during the Coast Guard’s annual Buoy Tender Roundup. The roundup is an annual event to make sure crews aboard the relatively small vessels have access...

49 down, 1 to go: Man raising veteran suicide awareness in all 50 state capitals

Twenty-three thousand, two-hundred and twenty-two miles will take you nearly around the circumference of the entire planet. It’ll also take one military veteran to every U.S. state capital as he seeks to raise awareness...

Coast Guard rescues two from plane crash

A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Sitka rescued two on Saturday following a float plane crash south of Ketchikan. The two rescued were the only people aboard the plane, which crashed at Humpback...

Arctic Circling back: Former Empire reporter talks newswriting in Svalbard

This story has been updated to expand the definition of Svalbard’s legal requirements for protection from bears. Juneau may be the northernmost capital in the United States, but it’s far from the northernmost settlement...

Hoonah honors veterans with totem pole, future memorial park

Hundreds gathered in Hoonah on Saturday to witness a color guard of a veterans lead a totem carried by active-duty servicemembers and veterans to its new home. The totem, named “For Holding up the...

Company issues recall on bear spray canisters

SABRE Security Equpiment Corporation has issued a recall on its Frontiersman bear spray product for expiration dates between February and June of 2024. The recall is over a mechanical issue that may render the...

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