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Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

...odder encounters occurred mid-April on the north side of the Brooks Range. Hundreds of caribou were milling nearby, perhaps starting...occurred a few years back on the John River in the southern Brooks Range. It had been four days since I'd skied out of Bettles...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/wolverine-mad-max-wilderness
Outdoors
UAS Sound and Motion Series begins

...students will share photos and stories of their capstone expedition rock climbing the iconic Shot Tower in Alaska's Central Brooks Range. "Climbing in the Arrigetch" is set for Friday Jan. 30 at the REC center.The Sound and Motion series runs several...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-21/uas-sound-and-motion-series-begins
Art
Southeast socked by soggy storm; more rain expected

Even in a rain forest, it's a lot of rain. Juneau is on pace for the wettest, warmest January since modern recordkeeping began, as the city set records with the most rain ever on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/southeast-socked-soggy-storm-more-rain-
Local
Hare beats tortoise

...bill."The 29th Alaska Legislature convenes Tuesday, but if history is any guide, its biggest successes won't arrive until later.? James Brooks can be reached at james.k.brooks@juneauempire.com or at (907) 523-2258.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/hare-beats-tortoise
State | Local | AK legislature
Eyak's sinking leaves Port Alexander isolated

...for Port Alexander in the long run is uncertain. "I'm not sure," Gifford said. "I'm still reeling from just hearing of the accident."? Contact James Brooks at james.k.brooks@juneauempire.com or at (907) 523-2258.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-20/eyaks-sinking-leaves-port-alexander-iso
Local
Mastodons more ancient than previously thought

...120,000 years ago, when the climate was warm and there was abundant mastodon "chow" available both north and south of the Brooks Range.The new report also suggests that humans would not have been involved in the extermination of mastodons in the Arctic...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/mastodons-more-ancient-previously-th
Outdoors
A new format for Arts

...readers as Arts editor of the Empire while taking on the additional role of CCW managing editor. (Previous managing editor James Brooks will be moving over to the Empire newsroom as news editor.)? The CCW will still be distributed on racks throughout Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/new-format-arts
Local
Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...this winter and spring.In another development, independent Brooks Range Petroleum has started its drilling of production wells...Alaska Drilling Rig 16E was moved to the location in December.Brooks Range plans to award contracts for fabrication of field production...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/slope-construction-season-still-strong-
State | AK legislature
Alaska Science Forum: Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

...age. Another tundra story reported on at the conference is occurring at Imnavait Creek, a quiet little drainage north of the Brooks Range. There, in 2013 UAF's Donie Bret-Harte harvested patches of tundra vegetation using the same methods plant ecologist...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-09/alaska-science-forum-two-tales-dynam
Outdoors
Seismologists detect record number of quakes in 2014

...2014 quakes include the Noatak-area "swarm," five earthquakes greater than magnitude 5 from April to June in the northwest Brooks Range.A magnitude 7.9 quake, the largest since 2002, on June 23 struck the Rat Islands. A magnitude 6 earthquake erupted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-14/seismologists-detect-record-number-quak
State

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