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On the Trails: Dredge Islands

...One island is apparently a rocky outcrop that may have been a real island. Postglacial uplift has raised the islands well above the reach of the tides, so they now support a diversified community of plants. Most of the islands are now capped with stands...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/trails-dredge-islands
Outdoors
Waterfowl regulations for 2014 include good news for goose hunters

...geese in the Lower 48. The Pacific population of white-fronted geese has been increasing over the last 30 years, is well above the population objective, and has led to increased complaints of agricultural damage on wintering and staging areas.Dusky...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/waterfowl-regulations-2014-include-g
Outdoors
Deer outlook, reports positive

...Snowfall at the Juneau International Airport that year reached a record of 197.8 inches; the following winter also had an above-average snowpack. Doe season closed early in 2007 and 2008 in Unit 4, which covers Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof islands...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/deer-outlook-reports-positive
Outdoors
A portrait of our community: Local artist creates new map for tourists

...all the fun little secret stuff."Less visible locations highlighted on Race's map include Aunt Claudia's Doll Museum, above Hearthside Books, and Dee Longenbaugh's Observatory Books and Maps, on Third Street.Because no one paid for inclusion...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-21/portrait-our-community-local-artist-creat
Art
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too

...will be doing the same unbelievable things in basketball. The first couple of games I coached her, she was head and shoulders above any kid I've ever coached at that age level."Steve Bandura, who works for the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-20/philadelphias-mone-davis-knows-hoops-t
Sports
Jökulhlaup 2: Flood anew

...second release of water from Suicide Basin above the Mendenhall Glacier has caused Mendenhall...time Tuesday, the lake was just a tad above moderate flood stage, which is 10 feet...this summer, the water in Suicide Basin above Mendenhall Lake began rising about two...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-12/j%C3%B6kulhlaup-2-flood-anew
Local
Water levels decline after Tuesday flood

...Weather Services office in Juneau. That's nearly two feet above moderate flood stage, but less than what was recorded last...service believes a second release of water from Suicide Basin above Mendenhall Lake caused the lake and river to swell. The water...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-14/water-levels-decline-after-tuesday-floo
Local
Crew, controller faulted in 2013 cargo plane crash

...asked the air traffic controller in Anchorage for clearance to approach the Dillingham runway and was told to "maintain at or above 2,000 feet" until on a "published segment of the approach." Six minutes later, however, the pilot asked to enter a holding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-12/crew-controller-faulted-2013-cargo-plan
State
Bird Bits: Bullet of a hawk

...horizontal bars on their abdomens. The young hawks, colored differently for two years, are chocolate in a scalloped design above and tawny or creamy below with dark vertical streaks. The immature birds have yellow eyes and the adults red eyes.The flight...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/bird-bits-bullet-hawk
Outdoors
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...voting for the tax package that gives away the farm. Gov. Sean Parnell runs the playbook via instructions from skyboxes above the stadium. Parnell's spin ignores oil price trends. The resource is thinning after decades of production, yet the smart...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/my-turn-maximum-benefit-people-or-fav
Opinion

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