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In the stacks: New picture books

New picture books for little listeners and their readers include stories about ducklings rescued from a storm drain ("Lucky Ducklings," by Eva Moore), a backyard overnight that would be too scary if it weren't for Alfie ("Alfie is not...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-10/stacks-new-picture-books
Art
Photo: Spring is in the air

A sight and sound of spring, a male red-breasted sapsucker raps on a metal drain pipe as he calls for a mate on Douglas Island on Monday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-27/photo-spring-air
Local
Ouzinkie reservoir drained after breach

...forced the level of the reservoir lower last year because of rotting wood.Now, heavy storms late last month forced the city to drain the reservoir."While lowering the level of the dam can temporarily relieve the pressure behind the structure the bypass and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/ouzinkie-reservoir-drained-after-breach
State
My Turn: Little to show for time, money spent on gas line

...cost significant sums of money. The problem is the state no longer has the money to waste on low-probability projects that drain its cash reserves.There is sufficient engineering data to prepare a preliminary economic feasibility study on the proposed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-09/my-turn-little-show-time-money-spent-
Opinion
Letter: Keep Juneau unique: Don't build the road

...are so many problems that must be tackled in our state. An unnecessary road just leading to a different ferry terminal would drain resources and would not enhance our city. The Legislature should not put $35 million into the road this year, nor the half...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-11/letter-keep-juneau-unique-dont-build-
Letters
City asks for resident help in clearing drains

...residents provide assistance with clearing drains on or near their property. With the amount...increase in the risk of flooding due to blocked drains. Any assistance that can be provided in clearing drains and clearing fire hydrants would be appreciated...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-02-02/city-asks-resident-help-clearing-drains
Local
Plumbers: Frost causing dislodged pipes

...dealt with one instance last week when a bathtub backed up after a woman tried to do laundry. He thought it was just a clogged drain at first. When Schultz tried to unclog it, he hit a wall of gravel. Next Schultz said he went outside to look at the cleanout...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-26/plumbers-frost-causing-dislodged-pipes
Local
Avalanches cut off only road to Valdez

...Monday that the snow slide about 12 miles outside Valdez on the Richardson Highway cannot be cleared until water behind the snow drains. The water in Keystone Canyon is too deep on the upstream side for crews to approach the snow dam. Officials fear that digging...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-28/avalanches-cut-only-road-valdez
State
My Turn: Transboundary impacts on Southeast fishing

...Tailings from Galore Creek would be submerged in Round Lake, which drains into the Iskut River, the Stikine's major tributary.? The...tailings and waste rock would be submerged in Black Lake, which drains into the Iskut River.Each of these developments has the potential...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-02/my-turn-transboundary-impacts-southea
Opinion
Ancient carbon found in glacial ecosystems

...collected fish and aquatic insects from the upper Herbert River, the lower Herbert River and from a non-glacial tributary that drains into the Herbert. August is when glacial runoff is at its peak.They also collected water, leaf litter and bacteria from...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-07/ancient-carbon-found-glacial-ecosyst
Outdoors

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