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My Turn: Why not?

...then the State of Alaska, began work on the toughest part of the road, blasting through the solid granite of the Coastal Mountains. But it wasn't until May 23, 1981, that a handful of politicians attended a ceremony at a spot at the base of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-30/why-not
Opinion
High School cross-country teams boast many shoes

...numbers means your program is successful, then Juneau's two high school cross country teams are tougher than the coastal mountains surrounding their town.The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears have nearly 50 runners practicing and the Thunder Mountain...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-22/high-school-cross-country-teams-boast-
Sports
Part II: Kayaking the west side of Lynn Canal from Haines to Juneau

...bear - in the air to combat the strange pleasantness.I passed Mud Bay, where a number of mansions look out to the Coastal Mountains. Thousands of sea urchins clung to cliffs along the waterline as I rounded the peninsula and headed toward Davidson...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-02/part-ii-kayaking-west-side-lynn-cana
Outdoors
Local poet Stokes takes top prize in statewide contest

...a bear ambling,across my cultivated lawn into the feral fringeof the vast blanket of wildernessdraped over the coastal mountains. An award ceremony and reading will be held on March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-03-21/local-poet-stokes-takes-top-prize-statewi
Art
A crack, a shriek, a bolt of lightning

...just don't get that type of system popping up. Most times we get these type of thunderstorms, they come over the coastal mountains. But we need a certain type of atmospheric condition to carry that down," Boyd said.Similar, isolated thunderstorms...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-18/crack-shriek-bolt-lightning
Local
Getting to know some neighbors has a steep learning curve

Very little has been known about the mountain goats that roam the steep coastal mountains north of Berners Bay, but that's starting to change. Sound off on the important issues at In the past year, 59 goats have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121706/out_20061217004.shtml
Outdoors
The dance of life varies considerably by region

...soaring over barriers, pausing for rest and refreshment, and loving every mile of the way. We flew over the Canadian coastal mountains into the Seattle and Portland region, bypassed the ``Battle in Seattle,'' and drove on down the West Coast...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121599/Com_landscape.html
Comm
Poetry

...CHILL, FORTY BELOW By Richard Stokes Winter bubble of arctic air brims with bone-cold Canadian air pours over coastal mountains like water over a dam, tears snow from ridges. Shrouds the morning sun with icy crystals rips froth from waves...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022610/lat_568136591.shtml
lattitude
Mattel's new Barbie goes Alaska Native

...good to see you. . . . I am a Tlingit, sometimes called totem pole people.'' Pictures of totems, eagles and coastal mountains illustrate the package. It goes on to say: ``My people live in the Northwest Coast and Panhandle area of Southeast...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022400/Loc_barbie.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...good to see you. . . . I am a Tlingit, sometimes called totem pole people.'' Pictures of totems, eagles and coastal mountains illustrate the package. It goes on to say: ``My people live in the Northwest Coast and Panhandle area of Southeast...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022400/Loc_barbie.shtml

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