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Off the Beaten Path: Notes from the transboundary - m.juneauempire.com
Writing this column isn’t fun — it kind of feels like being slapped around with spawned-out chum salmon. This analogy might sound strange to some, but many of us growing up in Southeast Alaska have experienced a salmon or two across the face.
On the Trails: Little stories on the trail - m.juneauempire.com
Out on the wetlands in late September, I spotted a raven carrying a fish up into the conifers at the edge of the meadows. After eating part of the fish, the raven pick up the bedraggled remains and flew out to a mossy stump, where it cached its prey in a ...
Snow films to raise money for trail, cabin - m.juneauempire.com
It’s the end of October, and snow is creeping down the mountains: must be time for SNOvember. For the second year, the Gold Town Nickelodeon in downtown Juneau will host “SNOvember,” a celebration of all things snow sport. The film series, the ...
Knicks spoil James' homecoming, 95-90 - m.juneauempire.com
CLEVELAND — LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar’s emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night. James, who returned to the ...
Mayor Sullivan supports Juneau as capital, won't relocate if elected lt. gov. - m.juneauempire.com
Anchorage mayor and candidate for lieutenant governor Dan Sullivan does not plan to relocate to Juneau if elected, he said at a Juneau Chamber of Commerce debate between himself and Democratic candidate Byron Mallott. But “that doesn’t mean I won’t ...
New Orleans tops Carolina 28-10 - m.juneauempire.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Drew Brees and the Saints proved they know how to win big games on the road. Brees overcame a shaky start, threw for one touchdown, ran for another and New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first ...
Alaska, Oregon are ground zero in pot fight - m.juneauempire.com
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink. But backers ...
FSU rally beats Louisville - m.juneauempire.com
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night. Florida State overcame ...
UAF researcher receives $4.2M to research Arctic change - m.juneauempire.com
University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Hajo Eicken has received a $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support environmental Arctic change research, according to a release. With the funding, the project aims to improve coordination ...
Muñoz a woman of her word - m.juneauempire.com
I have lived in Juneau for over 30 years. I have seen a lot of change in this community over those years. One of those unfortunate changes is the increased rate of infants born addicted to illicit substances and prescription drugs. My co-workers and I have ...
Anchorage mayor vetoes law aimed at protecting moose - m.juneauempire.com
ANCHORAGE — The mayor of Anchorage has vetoed an ordinance passed by the municipal assembly intended to protect moose from impaling themselves on fences decorated with metal spikes. The ordinance would have banned new spiked fences and required ...
NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit - m.juneauempire.com
SAN FRANCISCO — The National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.
Friends of City Museum meeting to feature fish trap history - m.juneauempire.com
The Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host their annual public meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Hangar on the Wharf Ballroom. With a mission to support, protect, and promote Juneau-Douglas History, the group has invited James ...
NOAA report: 2013 U.S. seafood landings, value increased from 2012 - m.juneauempire.com
In release this week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries announced U.S. fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2013, an increase of 245 million pounds from 2012. Valued at $5.5 billion, these landings ...
Southeast receives more than $150,000 in recreational trails funding - m.juneauempire.com
The Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Parks and Recreation’s Recreational Trails Program awarded more than $150,000 to trails in Southeast Alaska in 2014. It awarded $36,712 for Point Bridget Trail Restoration and $12,667 for separate Point ...