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Yellow cedar under consideration for endangered species protection

...agency will begin a status review of yellow cedar, a tree revered and used by Native Alaska...Tongass National Forest and for yellow cedar, said Rebecca Noblin, an attorney in...list the tree."We're losing yellow cedar rapidly to climate change, and if we don't...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/yellow-cedar-under-consideration-end
Outdoors
Photo: A carving legacy

Haines-based carver Wayne Price hand fits pieces of cedar into cracks in the Yax te totem pole, also known as the Big Dipper totem, at the U.S. Forest Service wood shop on Friday...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-05/photo-carving-legacy
Neighbors
Wearable Art of Place: Regalia

...items indigenous to Alaska such as red cedar bark, alder, sea otter fur, seal skin...modeled by Kayla Williams; and a woven red cedar bark cape with sea otter collar made by...modeled by Della Cheney, who also wore a red cedar bark hat of her own design.Model Giovanna...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/wearable-art-place-regalia
Art
Baby Raven Reads ... and sings, dances, tells stories

...and blessing ceremony that afternoon.Music played in the background as families arrived at the room, which smelled of fresh cedar. Kids walked along the differently hued planks as if they were balance beams."This is really neat to use something (the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-01-1
Art
Youth skiers battle at state championships

...1:48.08, 10) Chloe Austerman 1:48.17.Top 10 Boys1) Eli Seaver 1:38.69, 2) Nolan Quigley 1:38.94, 3) Cedar Miles 1:40.62, 4) Jacob Goldstein 1:41.09, 5) Noah Rygh 1:41.98, 6) Jonah Folds 1:42.07, 7) Kai Penn...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-31/youth-skiers-battle-state-championship
Sports
My Turn: Southeast Alaska's wood product industry is world-class

...pianos each year through the Viking mill alone. Our lumber is also used to make a host of other top-notch products. Our red cedar becomes the building materials for Cape Cod-style cottages. Our hemlock boards are used for doors and window frames across...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-08/my-turn-southeast-alaskas-wood-produc
Opinion
Photos: Six months in the making

Tsimshian carver David Boxley, of Metlakatla, explains the formline design on the cedar panels to Sealaska Heritage Institutes' Nobu Koch and Kari Groven, right, as work to install the Tsimshian house front at the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-10/photos-six-months-making
Local
Yax te totem begins life anew

...He replaces damaged areas with fresh cedar.Since 2010, the pole has been stored...different stories.According to "Monuments in Cedar," by Edward L. Keithahn, the Yax te...ate all they wanted from the people's cedar boxes.From top to bottom, the figures...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-13/yax-t%C3%A9-totem-begins-life-anew
Outdoors
My Turn: The Forest Service must change its culture and course

...to benefit the small, specialty, truly local mills is fine, but all round log exports must end, including red and yellow cedar. No exceptions. We need to think longer term and care more deeply for our home and stop the shameful practice of round log...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/my-turn-forest-service-must-change-it
Opinion
Teri Rofkar to be awarded honorary doctorate by UAS

...said in a release.Rofkar is known worldwide for her Northwest Coast arts -- Ravenstail weaving, spruce-root and yellow cedar basketry, and her teaching and modeling of Tlingit cultural traditions.Lulani Arquette, writing on behalf of the Native...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-4
Art

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