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Cold snap envelops interior Alaska communities

...stretch this season.Fairbanks public schools cut back on scheduled activities after temperatures by noon had failed to climb above 42 below zero.Granite Creek near Delta Junction recorded 55 degrees below zero. Coldfoot, a truck stop 180 miles north of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/cold-snap-envelops-interior-alaska-comm
State
Police & Fire for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

...while intoxicated after causing a car crash in the 2600 block of Mendenhall Loop Road. He provided a breath sample of 0.162, above the 0.08 legal limit, and was taken to LCCC.? At 3:14 a.m. Saturday, Eric Demoulin, 28, was arrested for driving...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/police-fire-tuesday-jan-27-2015
Local
Sailing to Alaska to relax, but learning a little on the way

...packed ice absorbs red rays in the spectrum, but not blue ones.Margerie Glacier was jaw-dropping. Standing about 25 stories above the water line, it extends for another 100 feet below. It appears impressive enough from afar, but you don't truly understand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/sailing-alaska-relax-learning-little-wa
State
In search of snow, ski team flies south

...now?" Griggs, the appointed spokesperson for the moment, asked after a lunch break spent sitting on a soaked grassy knoll above the team's snow-patch practice course."We just set up the stubby gates," Bates replied. "Let's hit the stubby gates...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-27/search-snow-ski-team-flies-south
Sports
Photos: Great Alaska Open

The 2015 Senior Region XIV Great Alaska Open swim meet for ages 13 and above began on Friday and continues through Sunday at Augustus Brown Pool. Juneau-Douglas High School junior Elias Antaya played the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/great-alaska-open
Sports
TMHS students recognized

...want to highlight the fact that Thane is not only one of a select few students taking AP computer science, but that he goes above and beyond to help tutor and support his fellow students in that class with a great attitude.Caleb Deer, freshmen, nominated...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-25/tmhs-students-recognized
Neighbors
Run softly but carry a big hiking stick

...roots, rocks, rubble and all ... the high side of the path above Ben Blackgoat bench, down across the trail, and came to rest with the tree top pointing off into the clouds above and the canyon below.A few yards farther up the trail, another...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/run-softly-carry-big-hiking-stick
Sports
Satisfying his 'Jones' for swimming

...time trials to qualify for backstroke races, so I am swimming relays."The Great Alaska Open is the senior (ages 13 and above) state championships and open to any USA Swimming LSC or FINA (International Swimming Federation) member that has met qualifying...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/satisfying-his-jones-swimming
Sports
My Turn: SB21 is broken

...That's a negative effective tax rate. This is poor money management in anyone's investment portfolio.Even so, the above bad economics require more explanation. The Department of Revenue projected "new" oil for FY2015 to be 35,788 bbls/day...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-sb21-broken
Opinion
Puppets take to the classrooms

...and even called them "a bunch of cry babies." They soon proved him wrong though as they spotted a tiger creeping up from above the piano over and over. The students screamed and pointed, trying to warn the tiger hunter, but to no avail. In the end...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-26/puppets-take-classrooms
Local

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