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Co-founder of Alaska extreme ski race dies in ATV accident

...championships that brought thousands of competitors, spectators and filmmakers like Warren Miller to the backcountry of the Chugach Mountains were held from 1991 through 2001.The race helped reinvent skiing and brought it back to the weekend warrior-type...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-09/co-founder-alaska-extreme-ski-race-dies
State
Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake

...in the carcass of a pygmy whitefish. The pilot had found it in Lake George, at the head of the Knik River in the Chugach Mountains.Wiedmer wondered how the small fish had reached the isolated lake. He knew that pygmy whitefish were in several...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-28/alaska-science-forum-spillways-ancie
Outdoors
UAS outdoor studies class completes capstone

...group of five graduating UAS Outdoor Leadership students on an 11-day expedition to the Nelchina Glacier, in the Chugach Mountain Range. The group climbed and skied extensively, reaching 11,000 feet on Mount Valhalla and summiting the 10...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-29/uas-outdoor-studies-class-completes-
Outdoors
Oregon man, 24, dies in 1,000-foot fall from Mount Yukla

...was climbing with a friend Sunday when he fell about 1,000 feet, troopers said.Because of the terrain in the Chugach Mountains about 6 miles from the Eagle River Nature Center, a helicopter was used to recover Marshall's body. The body...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/oregon-man-24-dies-1000-foot-fall-mount
State
Woman walks for help after bear attack

...base is not fenced, allowing bears and moose to travel freely between base land and forest land surrounding the Chugach Mountains.Based on past studies, officials estimated that up to 40 brown bears and up to 300 black bears migrate through...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-20/woman-walks-help-after-bear-attack
State
New sports arena could become major music site

...that circles the building's top level.The new arena also has a large balcony that offers a panoramic view of the Chugach Mountains."This is going to be a great place for weddings," Orheim said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/new-sports-arena-could-become-major-mus
State
Avalanches cut off only road to Valdez

...with cars.Valdez is on Prince William Sound 105 miles east of Anchorage. The Richardson Highway goes through the Chugach Mountains at the 2,800-foot-high Thompson Pass, one of the snowiest areas of Alaska.Snow fell by the foot in early...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-28/avalanches-cut-only-road-valdez
State
Empire Editorial: Know the snow, before you go

...This week, we ran a news item about the fact avalanches were immanent in backcountry areas of the Kenai and Western Chugach Mountains - four happened last Friday resulting in the death of a dog that ran down Tincan Peak. Luckily, no other injuries...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-10/empire-editorial-know-snow-you-go
Opinion
Avalanche forecasters issue backcountry warning

...ANCHORAGE - Avalanche monitors in Alaska have issued an avalanche warning for backcountry areas of the Kenai and Western Chugach Mountains.The warning was issued Saturday and was in effect until 5 p.m. Sunday, the Anchorage Daily News reported...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-07/avalanche-forecasters-issue-backcountry
State
Empire editorial: This way of 'goosing' Alaska's economy is a real turkey

...fans need hotels to stay in and restaurants to eat at, and the exterior shots on television of the snow-capped Chugach Mountains can be nothing but helpful for the state's tourism industry. But instead of encouraging recycling Alaska's dollars...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-24/empire-editorial-way-goosing-alaskas-
Opinion

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