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Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members - m.juneauempire.com
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join.
What's in Bloom: Sneezeweed - m.juneauempire.com
Sneezeweed, Helenium autumnale, as its species name implies, is a fall-blooming perennial native to most of North America. Easy to care for, it grows from 3 to 6 feet tall in sunny locations with good drainage. The common name refers to use of its flowers ...
Tern colonies failed this year near Mendenhall, South Sawyer glaciers - m.juneauempire.com
Arctic terns may fly thousands of miles north to the same Southeast Alaskan nesting area year after year, but their colonies are not always successful. This year, the colony at Mendenhall Lake moved to a new area, and both it and a colony at South Sawyer ...
Bruce, Josephine and the sea - m.juneauempire.com
Bruce Nelson and Josephine Purcell have been waiting their whole fishing lives to catch the 7-foot, 2-inch, 330-pound halibut they landed after an hour-long battle last Monday. The couple motored from Auke Bay over to the back side of Douglas Island, near ...
TMHS must freeze North Pole - m.juneauempire.com
The Southeast Conference’s top football team visits Juneau tonight, and the Thunder Mountain High School Falcons will look to slow down the North Pole Patriots in a must-win game with playoff implications. “In the playoff scenario, this is very ...
State proposes its plan for 'The Road' - m.juneauempire.com
JUNEAU — The state transportation department on Thursday proposed a roughly $570-million road project that would help connect Juneau to Alaska’s main highway system. It is the department’s latest attempt at the long-simmering and controversial ...
On the Trails: Bumblebees - m.juneauempire.com
In early spring, I look forward to seeing the first bumblebees, visiting willow catkins and early blueberry flowers. These are queens, which mated last fall and then hibernated, each one usually in a small chamber she dug in the soil. Bumblebees can ...
More ferries for less ridership - m.juneauempire.com
The Alaska Marine Highway System serves fewer people today with 10 ferries than it did in the early ‘90s when there were only six. The ferry system hit its peak in 1992 when it took almost 400,000 people on trips. Since then, ridership has declined ...
A camera that doesn't record - m.juneauempire.com
This week, the Juneau Police Department called the state of Alaska Department of Transportation, requesting footage from a traffic camera at the intersection of Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road. The footage, in theory, would show which car ran a red ...
Photo: Chamber election candidates - m.juneauempire.com
Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl, right, running unopposed for the District 1 seat, speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday. Areawide candidates Tony Yorba, left, Maria Gladziszewski and Norton ...
Thunder Mountain swimmers host invitational meet - m.juneauempire.com
High school swim teams from across Southeast Alaska will converge on the Dimond Park Aquatic Center today and Saturday for the Juneau Invitational Swim Meet, bringing some of the fastest pool times in the state and a number of swimmers ranked among Alaska ...
Northrim Bank officially completes takeover - m.juneauempire.com
Newly erected signs announce the completion of a merger that brings Anchorage-based Northrim Bank to Southeast Alaska. Former Alaska Pacific Bank branches will feature familiar faces, but some new policies, practices and perks along with the new name.
Wild Shots - m.juneauempire.com
The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos via email to: Outdoors editor, [email protected]
For all photos include the name of the photographer, a description of what is ...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present - m.juneauempire.com
Alaska has the image of being a man’s land. We have big fish, big bears and big dog sled races. But did you know Alaska also leads the nation in empowering women? The Last Frontier has proud history of Alaska women who have displayed strength, courage ...
My Turn: The 'do nothing' style of Parnell's leadership - m.juneauempire.com
Gov. Sean Parnell was uncharacteristically quiet when the state announced the huge health insurance rate increases on individual plans offered under Obamacare. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, said “many of us already knew it was coming.” Susan Bell ...