On the Trails: Hard snow

...choices for beavers. Alders are not a top choice either, but are used in some regions. Their favorite trees are typically aspens, cottonwoods and willows, but these were not available here.We know that our local beavers sometimes cut hemlocks for use...
On the Trails: The ecology of fear

...other components of that ecosystem changed for the better. Vegetation near streams was no longer over-browsed; willows, aspens and cottonwoods recovered, which helped stabilize stream banks and improve fish habitat. When their major food plants (just...
On the Trails: Going home, coming home of the flock.But perhaps the biggest treat was just wandering around in a forest of maples, hickories, big-tooth aspens, black cherries, white pines and various species of oak. I greatly miss the diversity of deciduous trees (especially the...
Juneau's Joe Tompkins heads to US Paralympics qualifying races

...Juneau mono-skier Joe Tompkins left for the hills and slopes of Aspen, Colo., on Tuesday to concentrate on a possible U.S. Paralympics...athletes must remain under a certain point threshold.At Aspen Tompkins will race two Downhill's, one Super G and one Combined...
A freestyle skier's road to Sochi began in Indiana

ASPEN, Colo. - Nick Goepper's road to the Olympics really began on the doorsteps of rural Indiana, where he rang doorbells, handed...
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Tompkins makes Team USA for Sochi

...Juneau's Joe Tompkins put his retirement on hold to pacify U.S. Paralympics officials and attend qualification races at Aspen, Colo., this week.The rocking chair plans will have to wait at least two months, as Tompkins has earned a place on the...
(2AGIRLS) a last-second shot by sophomore Taylor Bean to break its draught.Yates added two more scores in the second quarter and Aspen Hansen, Claire Wagoner and Katie Dinon found the net as well in an 11-8 run across eight minutes. Wrangell senior Erica...
2A Region V Basketball Tournament

...Yates 13 Junior 5'8"Alecia Barlow 10 Freshman 5'5"Hallee Bell 42 Freshman 5'4"Skyler Burnham 22 Freshman 5'6"Aspen Hansen 1 Freshman 5'5"Nicole Mackie 23 Freshman 5'4"Claire Waggoner 12 Freshman 5'7"Coach - Richard Hansen. CHEER...
Joe Tompkins' Paralympics journey ends with training injury

...breaking his back."Launched a jump in the training run breaking my back," Kurka said via Twitter.Teammate Tyler Walker, of Aspen Colo., crashed two days later, tumbling several times and laying motionless before medical staff rushed to his side. He...
Miss Chiefs earn 2A title over Craig 38-31," Shaw said. "I think they managed to pull it together right when they need to do it."Katie Dinon led Craig with nine points. Aspen Hansen finished with eight, Maggie Dinon scored seven, Marie Yates 4, and Kimber Mikeuleky 3.


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