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USFS reminds citizens of winter ice, cave safety

...continue to drop, the Forest Service is reminding people to keep safety in mind when visiting the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area, according to a release from the agency."The frozen lake and its surroundings are incredibly dynamic during winter," Laurie...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/usfs-reminds-citizens-winter-ice-cav
Outdoors
Proposed air quality rules released

...standards include limits on what could be burned in wood stoves.In areas with chronically bad air, such as Fairbanks and North Pole...regulations through Dec. 19.The EPA set a 2015 deadline for areas that regularly have poor air quality to meet the federal air...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/proposed-air-quality-rules-released
State
Alaska Writer Laureate Nora Dauenhauer finishes up two-year term

...offers insight into not just her Tlingit culture but also into areas of overlap between Tlingit traditions and modern American culture...came from a long line of carvers and fisherman from the Hoonah area. In her autobiographical essay "Life woven with Song," Dauenhauer...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/sharing-her-point-view
Art
Duck stamp legislation passes with exemption

...stamp are spent in Alaska."Congressman Young's amendment, which applies to Alaskan subsistence hunters residing in rural areas, would effectively reverse a 2001 policy decision by the Department of Interior Regional Solicitor that requires all subsistence...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/duck-stamp-legislation-passes-exempt
Outdoors
Healthy habits or burning freedoms?

...receptacles are generally located next to entryways. He proposed second-hand smoke could be avoided if designated smoking areas were located in less-trafficked locations.Another student, Andrew McDonough, who had recently quit smoking, agreed that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/healthy-habits-or-burning-freedoms
Local
Montessori makeover?

...change "should not impact other elementary and middle schools greatly." Assuming the majority of students come from nearby areas, Harborview Elementary and Gastineau Community Schools would see fewer students enrolled, which "may or may not change the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/montessori-makeover
Local
Hawai'i's poet laureate Kealoha visits Juneau

...to every poetry slam I could in the Bay Area for about a good year and a half or two...whole time. I performed twice in the Bay Area but really it was about listening and about...Storytelling Network Conference, the Bay Area Storytelling Festival, and the Honolulu...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/hawaiis-poet-laureate-kealoha-visits-june
Art
Alaska North Slope lease sale takes in $54.5M

...Alpine Field, operated by ConocoPhillips, anchors the area.Division of Oil and Gas director Bill Barron said...They're seeing results from the bit, and when area comes open in that area, they're latching onto it," he said.70 & 148...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/alaska-north-slope-lease-sale-takes-545
State
Police & Fire for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

...Faint smell of methanethiol was found upon arrival. HAZMAT team used gas detectors in the area and found no issues. Business and construction sites in the area were contacted, but they were not using propane. Odor source not found.? At 6:14...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/police-fire-friday-nov-21-2014
Local
SHI wraps up Native American Heritage Month lecture series Tuesday

...suggests a peripheral forbulge developed west of the ice front along the whole of the coast of Southeast Alaska expanding the area of previously modeled coastal refugia. Using the hypothesized paleo-high tide to predict the elevation where early Holocene...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/shi-wraps-native-american-heritage-month-
Art

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