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Skijoring: Winter fun with your dog - Juneau Empire
SPOKANE, Wash. — Cross-country skiers are harnessing their dogs’ pent-up winter enthusiasm in a fast-growing sport that’s finding a niche in the Inland Northwest. Skijoring — derived from a Norwegian word that means ski driving — involves being ...
Run softly but carry a big hiking stick - Juneau Empire
It is easy to forget we live in a wilderness. We tread the same trails, run familiar routes, and hike accustomed paths and rest along the time-trusted terrain that countless others did moments, months and runners’ millennia before us. Nature’s course ...
As Brady, Gronk know, pre-Super Bowl injury talk always big - Juneau Empire
Perhaps already annoyed by the attention to his left elbow ahead of the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman used a quip to answer one reporter’s question about that joint’s range of motion. “If I had to slap my brother,” Sherman ...
Satisfying his 'Jones' for swimming - Juneau Empire
He was a bit taller than most of the swimmers on Saturday at Augustus Brown Pool, a bit thicker and a bit older, but at 36 years of age (37 in April), Juneau’s Scott Jones had one thing in common with the athletes at the 2015 Senior Region XIV Great ...
Shocked: VPSO accused of using Taser on 11-year-old - Juneau Empire
Terrie Ward, a mother of three in Kake, was stunned Wednesday when she learned that a Village Public Safety Officer had shocked her 11-year-old son and another boy with either a Taser or a stun gun after the curious children asked the officer to “Tase ...
Kenai assembly approves oil and gas specialists - Juneau Empire
Despite concerns about the state’s fiscal situation, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved the addition of a new special assistant to the mayor, a job that will focus attention to see the state’s LNG project come to fruition.
My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity - Juneau Empire
As falling global oil prices mean less revenue in Alaska, our elected leaders need to make sound budgetary decisions that solve the short-term problem without forgoing investments essential to the long-term future of the state. And we are facing ...
Egan: Local workforce will feel the sting - Juneau Empire
Republicans and Democrats gave Gov. Bill Walker good marks after his State of the Budget speech Thursday. Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, went so far as to give him a “passing grade,” but both groups voiced concerns about things they heard ...
NASA brings earthquake monitoring to Ketchikan - Juneau Empire
It’s not quite rocket science, but close enough, and closer to home — students in the Tribal Scholars Program began cutting-edge earthquake monitoring research in a partnership with NASA this past week. It’s part of a new project called the Global ...
Couple taps into passion for vinyl at Anchorage store - Juneau Empire
ANCHORAGE — On a dark January evening, the Black Keys’ album “Brother” spun on a turntable inside the newly established Obsession Records shop off Tudor Road in Anchorage. A steady flow of customers thumbed their way through the stacks, arranged in ...
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits - Juneau Empire
No department is spared under Gov. Bill Walker’s promised cuts to help balance a looming $3.5 billion state budget deficit, but some departments will have it worse than others. The Department of Health and Social Services and the Department of ...
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration - Juneau Empire
The first skirmish — some say it may be the main battle — in the state’s effort to explore the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas played out in U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason’s courtroom in Anchorage Jan. 20.
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked - Juneau Empire
JUNEAU— Alaska lawmakers hope to fast track a bill that would decriminalize marijuana, but legalization advocates disagree with the way legislators propose going about it. The Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Friday that would decriminalize ...
Local Sports Calendar for Sunday, Jan. 25 - Juneau Empire
Home, 9 a.m., 2015 Senior Region XIV Great Alaska Open at Augustus Brown Pool. Hosted by Glacier Swim Club. Home, 8 p.m, JDHS boys host Ketchikan (JV 6:15, C 4:30, TM JV girls host Sitka JV 5:15). Away, JDHS girls at Ketchikan. Home, 10 a.m., Juneau Nordic ...
Today in sports history - Juneau Empire
1894 — Jim Corbett knocks out Charley Mitchell in the third round to retain the world heavyweight title. 1924 — The first Winter Olympics are held in Chamonix, France. 1939 — Joe Louis knocks out John Henry Lewis at 2:39 of the first round to retain ...