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An Alaskan Light

...died. There I first glimpsed the American West, a place of immense spaces and...vicarious, in the great myths of the American West - a delusion necessary to empathize...its myths inside you. In the American West, you need a horse. Here in Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/alaskan-light
Outdoors
Fairbanks man keeps pushing for local rink

...roller skating. In the next decade, he worked as a cook and dishwasher in Fairbanks in national parks throughout the American West, including Yellowstone, Kings Canyon and Death Valley.In recent decades, Terry's interests include square dancing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-02/fairbanks-man-keeps-pushing-local-rink
State
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...Institute "Cadillac Desert" by Marc Reisner (1986)This is the definitive, and most fun, book on water in the American West. Reisner has terrific sense of irony. He gets into the minds of dam builders and dam haters like nobody else. His...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/five-good-reads-earth-day
Art
In the Stacks: New fiction on CD

...of conversations and uses them to help set his stories in place and time, and Baker reads beautifully, evoking the American West in a time of change. "Lunatics," by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, read by the authors and Mark Thompson, Sean Kenin...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-17/stacks-new-fiction-cd
Art
Miracle On Ice to grace Treadwell Arena

...tournaments.MacSwain has been a professional coach in the U.S., Canada and Europe and is also a scout for the American West Hockey League (AWHL) Glacier Nationals (Mont.) team.The JDIA is hosting the Steve MacSwain Hockey Camp this Saturday...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-12/miracle-ice-grace-treadwell-arena
Sports
Sitka Native artist gets $25K museum grant

...contemporary art collections," he said. It is only one of two museums east of the Mississippi that feature both the American West and Native America, the Eiteljorg website said.Galanin said he hasn't decided how he will spend his award money...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-25/sitka-native-artist-gets-25k-museum-gra
State
Perseverance opens 34th season with 'Of Mice and Men'

...9-Dec. 9"Oklahoma," the next play of the season, is set 30 years earlier, at a time when optimism about the American West was running high. At that time, in 1904, Oklahoma was still a territory, and questions about land ownership, particularly...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-09-13/perseverance-opens-34th-season-mice-and-m
Art
The Wild West: (Un)true grit

...this as a problem. Tall tales were a big part of the American West, to the everlasting frustration of the region's historians...of the mythic West. The myths that came out of the American West may thwart intellectual deconstruction, but they can...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-08-24/wild-west-untrue-grit
Not For Web
Mark Udall, son of Alaska conservation icon, carries legacy

...Udall said. Patricia Limerick, a history professor and chairwoman of the University of Colorado's Center of the American West, says the four-term congressman has shown the pragmatism and flexibility of his uncle and father, who promoted...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061206/sta_20060612030.shtml
News
Sternwheeler in Southeast for first time in 100 years

...chart of Southeast Alaska. The American West Steamboat Co., based in Seattle...president of marketing for the American West Steamboat Co. "We know it costs...Sitka. To learn more about the American West Steamboat Co.'s expansion to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082103/loc_empress.shtml
News

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