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Military identifies 17 killed in '52 crash

...The remains of about a third of the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain and then were buried for decades in glacier ice have been identified, military officials said Wednesday.The Department...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-19/military-identifies-17-killed-52-crash
State
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...way just in time as a slab slid down behind them. Backcountry enthusiasts, be careful out there. Know Southeast Alaska mountains have a weak top layer of snow right now, created during a dry period in January and February, according to city...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-31/thumbs-thumbs-down
Local | Opinion
State news in brief for Monday, Nov. 25

...were unchanged.The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999. Attorney: Case over Alaska mountain death settledJUNEAU - An attorney says a settlement has been reached over a Swiss man's death on Alaska's Mount...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-25/state-news-brief-monday-nov-25
State
Photo: Dog Day Afternoon

A silver lab leads a group of runners across a meadow behind Thunder Mountain during the Alaska Mountain Running Camp, an extreme running camp hosted by ultra-runner Geoff Roes.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-01/photo-dog-day-afternoon
Sports
Fairbanks geologists recall mountain rescue

...and wet but otherwise uninjured when members of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group reached them Monday."Cold and wet...A trooper helicopter carried four members of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group as far up the mountain as possible...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-27/fairbanks-geologists-recall-mountain-re
State
Helicopter picks up climber injured in fall

...Beattie, of Fairbanks, had spoken with him.Sterns is better known for skiing than climbing. He has competed in the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Ski Classic, an unsupported backcountry wilderness race, multiple times and has also skied 800 miles...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-23/helicopter-picks-climber-injured-fall
State
UAS Sitka offers Natural History Seminar Series talk on April 18

...Tessler, who is based in Anchorage, is responsible for projects throughout Alaska, including the Wrangell and Alaska mountain ranges, Prince William Sound, the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Bristol Bay and the Aleutian Chain. Tessler's...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-04-12/uas-sitka-offers-natural-history-sem
Outdoors
And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

...but there was no trail to follow, not even an occasional friendly cairn marker. It was the worst sort of Southeast Alaska mountain terrain ? loose rocks and dirt, uneven footing, and threatening cliffs on all sides. We managed to negotiate it...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2012-08-30/and-miles-go-i-sleep
Tragedies may bring changes to Mount Marathon race

...veteran Mount Marathon racer Matthew Kenney, 41, is in Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage in an induced coma. Alaska Mountain Runners president Brad Precosky said Kenney suffered a broken skull, broke his right leg and sustained other injuries...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-11/tragedies-may-bring-changes-mount-marat
State
Mountain goats: Relying on agility, suction-cup hooves

...Juneau area has no open season for hunting mountain goats, but hunting is allowed in most of the rest of Southeast Alaska. Mountain goats belong to the bovid family, which includes antelope, bison, cattle and sheep. Bovids evolved in the Old...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051103/out_mtgoats.shtml
Outdoors

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