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The story behind Juneau's 'iron' throne

...Empire caught up with Guaneli recently to learn more about what went into making the impressive structure, which Empire photographer Marlena Sloss captured going up in flames the night of July 3.Come to find out - and no surprise here - it wasn't...
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...the water damage to Mendenhall Valley homes and debris left behind by what's become an annual jökulhlaup. An Empire photographer spoke with a family living on View Drive, who said water levels were much higher than in the past. Mendenhall...
Juneau Empire debuts online First Friday guide

...month, one artist will be featured in the top spot on the page, with an accompanying video and photos shot by Empire photographer Michael Penn. This month, it's stone sculptor Bob Koenitzer of the Juneau Artists Gallery.The Empire will...
Empire Editorial: We should all do Bob Garrison proud

...away from the sensitive Mendenhall wetlands.In 2005, at age 84, Garrison was photographed by former Juneau Empire photographer Brian Wallace as he worked to clean up an illegal dump site near Mile 36 of the Glacier Highway. The site was on...
Juneau, meet J.E.S.S."It gives us the power to look at things from different angles we've never seen before," Burton said.Empire photographer Michael Penn has worked closely with Foster, directing photography and video, then editing the footage to one-minute...
Northern exposures: A 20-year retrospective of Juneau Empire photographer Brian Wallace My mentors have been many. Mainly former Empire photographer Mark Kelley. One of the first things he said to...many tragedies and triumphs over the years as an Empire photographer. Fortunately there have been more happy occasions...
Photos: Folk Fest 2014

The 40th annual Alaska Folk Festival is in full swing. Here's a selection of photos from the first few nights by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.
Empire reporter wins national award

...recipient of the award at the ceremony, she was in shock at first."I saw my name on the screen and I saw one of (Empire photographer) Michael Penn's photos," she said. "I almost didn't believe it was real, but then the people at my table...
See ya later, Miss Marti

...she is known by students, has made an impression on students, their families and staff for her entire career. Empire photographer Michael Penn, when asked to photograph Miss Marti, immediately knew who she was and shared that she had taught...
Wildlife Wednesday talk highlights marine mammal protection

...Varden trout predator control program, delivered by Bob Armstrong, and a wildlife photography show by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.For more information on the presentation series, visit, or call Brown at...


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