Cliffs, Compromise and Consequences

With all the 'fiscal cliff' drama going on in D.C., I have been thinking about cliffs lately. In fact, the last time I thought...was when Thelma and Louise drove off the cliff in that classic scene of defiance at the...
Off the Beaten Path: The bears, wolves of Kupreanof Island

The morning dawned clear on the Horn Cliffs that led toward Thomas Bay, the setting for Harry D. Colp's iconic narrative "The Strangest Story Ever Told." Colp describes...
Empire Editorial: Whatever you do, don't panic these.Because of these reserves, we don't have to repeat the mistakes of the 1980s. In 1986, oil prices went off a cliff just like they did this year. Oil companies slashed jobs, and so did state government. Alaska fell into a deep recession...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 15, 2014

...point, it's like cresting a hill in your car and finding out that not only does the road suddenly end - it ends in a sheer cliff. On Thursday, Alaska North Slope oil prices reached $60.80 per barrel, more than 40 percent below their summer peak and...
Letter: Lemmings aren't really suicidal

...hogs don't really come out mid-winter and check their shadows. Lemmings don't really scurry in seasonal droves to beach cliffs and jump in the ocean.The cool thing is your metaphor becomes a metaphor for your editorial.Riley WoodfordJuneau
My Turn: Saving lives is everyone's first priority 2009 DOT proposed a $600 million project on the Seward Highway to decrease accidents and save lives along a section with cliffs above and drop-offs to water below. This dangerous section is similar to the proposed road here on Lynn Canal. Unfortunately...
Art in wild places New artist-in-residence program in the Tongass kicks off

The majesty of the Tongass National Forest evoked in verse. The drama of the sheer cliffs of Tracy Arm fjord suggested in music. The blue of the Sawyer Glaciers captured on canvas. A new U.S. Forest Service artist-in-residence...
Bodies of both victims recovered

...bodies' recovered late Friday evening when weather finally cleared from their Cessna 182 crash site on the Douglas Island rock cliffs high above Eaglecrest Ski Resort. They died on July 24 when their Cessna 182 struck a mountain on Douglas near "The Wedding...
Stranded workers, rescuers battle extreme weather

...their way through a hazardous landscape full of icy ravines, cliffs and ponds. Equipped with GPS receivers and snowshoes, the...difficult to maneuver. They navigated brush, ravines, creeks, cliffs and rivers. "You name it," Felton said. The rescue volunteers...
Where goats roam

...sentinels atop majestic mountain cliffs. Sure, right now they are...steep terrain often with small cliff areas. Using these identifiers...identifiers - a spur with a small cliff area about 500 feet in elevation...over to where we expected the cliff to be. As we neared the cliff...


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