Michael S. Lockett

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Eaglecrest uses summer to make widespread improvements

Hardening Nordic trails, completing mountain bike routes and improving snowmaking efficiency are some of the summertime improvements Eaglecrest Ski Area is undertaking this summer. The summer’s improvements are intended to add or expand activities...

New Coast Guard vice commandant takes the reins

Adm. Linda L. Fagan relieved Adm. Charles W. Ray as 33rd vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday, June 18, in a change of command at the U.S. Coast Guard headquarters. Fagan...

New D17 commander awards aircrew for November rescue

Rear Adm. Nathan A. Moore, the recently appointed commander of the Coast Guard’s 17th District, awarded four Coast Guardsmen for their role in an at-sea rescue last November. Air Medals were awarded to pilot...

Police warn of phone phishing scam

Alaska police departments have received numerous complaints about a Social Security scam wending its way through the 907 phone exchanges. “It’s definitely going around statewide. We’ve heard from several people in the area,” said...

Juneau area at high risk for ‘historic’ avalanches

This article has been updated to include new information. A Friday winter storm added to already-present instabilities in the snowpack means the Juneau area is at high risk for avalanches, with the possibility of...

Alaska congressional delegation: Canadian cruise ban unacceptable

An announcement by the Canadian government prohibiting cruise vessels with more than 100 passengers until next year was met with deep discontent from Alaska’s congressional delegation. “As the state with the most extensive shared...

Photos: Catching air

Fawcett bundles up the new wing. Robert Fawcett familiarizes himself with a new wing alongside the Gastineau Channel at Wayside Park on Jan. 27, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire) Robert Fawcett familiarizes...

Fundraising goal met for Treadwell Ditch Trail improvements

, Trail Mix Inc. announced this week that it surpassed a fundraising goal for the Treadwell Ditch Trail. The funding will allow Trail Mix to complete the trail by 2023, said Ryan O’Shaughnessy, executive...

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