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The Zen Master of the Big Salmon River

...few days in, at the end of a long day of paddling, we pulled up to the first beach we'd seen in a long stretch of cut banks. Wolf tracks and scat were everywhere. As it soon became clear, we'd set up camp right next to a wolf den.We began...
On the Trails: Hard snow

...recently toppled into the water and lie waiting for spring floods to carry them toward the sea.The fallen trees left steep cut-banks where the root masses had parted company with the floodplain. This exposed several horizontal layers of sediments of...

...getting the land back." Decades ago during breakup, the Tanana River would flood the community though it sat high on the cut bank about 40 miles west of Fairbanks. Athabascans had lived there for more than 60 years, some only seasonally. By the...
Alaska courts taking new approach to rural justice

...low on fuel and running across fresh tracks from bears and a wolf pack.Eventually he saw a man feeding his dogs on a cut bank at the Koyokuk River."When I got up there, I realized I had one of his boys in court not too long ago," McLain said...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...foster economic growth. Remember 1986, when oil prices fell and state spending had to be immediately and drastically cut? Banks failed, 22,000 Alaskans lost their jobs, property values crashed more than $7 billion and bankruptcies reached almost...
Sunshine brightens Mount Troy hike

...cross-country ski loop, we walked up a rocky stream, hopping over the deeper parts, to the narrow but well-defined track up a cut bank and into the woods. From there on, the muddy path wove up through the trees and muskegs. The lake is a favorite spot...
My Turn: Undo the Juneau road choice

...ships will continue coming to Skagway and Haines, but the beauty of Lynn Canal will have been diminished. Some of the cut-banks will be close to 200 feet high; one huge rock quarry after another. "You should have seen it before." Well, thanks...
Lise Sikes

...Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., in 1976. She married Steven Sikes in 1980 and lived in Dillon, Mont., Cut Bank, Mont., Kodiak and Juneau. She was a member of St. Paul s Catholic Church and was recently employed as a bank teller...


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