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Corbus' $48M donation makes huge impact

The sale of Juneau's local power company to a Washington-based company will provide the Juneau Community Foundation with approximately $48 million, thanks to the generosity of Alaska Electric Light & Power Owner and former President Bill Corbus and his wife, Katie.Corbus promised back in November 2013 to donate 90 percent of his shares to the foundation - at the time, the foundation's director, Amy Skilbred, said she was shocked."It's an amazing donation, a tremendous gift to our community, to Juneau," Skilbred said in a Wednesday interview.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-11/corbus-48m-donation-makes-huge-impact
Local
Remembering Dr. Maynard 'Mal' Miller

Maynard Malcolm "Mal" Miller started one of the longest-running icefield studies in the world, performing paradigm-shifting research that contributed significantly to the world's understanding of climate change and glacial health.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-14/remembering-dr-maynard-mal-miller
Outdoors
40 years as a glacial gathering place

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center provides extensive information about the natural history of Juneau's most accessible glacier and the surrounding Tongass National Forest. But when it was built in the early 1960s, the center met some more basic needs. "It was a place where people could get warm, dry and go to the bathroom," said Pamela Finney, public affairs director for the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072403/loc_visitorscenter.shtml
News
Photo: Icefield training

...to discuss possible training activities on the Juneau Icefield. Miller is a board member of the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research, which conducts a variety of scientific activities at camps on the icefield. In the background...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091302/nei_icepix.shtml
Neighbors
Juneau Icefield Research Program appoints new director

Many of Alaska's glaciers may be retreating, but ice field research surges ahead with the appointment of a new director at the Juneau Icefield Research Program.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-11-20/juneau-icefield-research-program-appoin
Local
Thank you. . .

Community thank you letters.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060299/Com_thank.html
Comm
Old hike, new sights

About eight years ago, a group of hikers and scientists who had been hiking to the Herbert Glacier for years noticed something sticking out from the silt the glacier deposited as it retreated. "When we first started going back there, Bob Garrison and I saw this ... material sticking out of the bank," said Al Shaw, an amateur geologist who has been hiking to the Herbert Glacier at least twice a year for many years. He and Garrison contacted their friend Mary Ann Parke, a geologist who was working with the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research, based at the University of Idaho.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060803/out_glacier.shtml
Outdoors
Juneau Empire Story Archive

On Sunday, May 16, the smiles were large and the tails were waggin' in anticipation of the start of the annual Gastineau Humane Society ``Running with the Pack'' fund raiser at The Brotherhood Bridge parking lot.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060299/Com_thank.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Archive Community: Community briefs 3/13/98

The University of Alaska Southeast Cooperative is offering a ``Moss Control on Roofs'' free seminar, from 7 to 9 p.m., March 16, at Floyd Dryden Middle School. To sign up, call 465-8749.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031398/cbriefs.html
Juneau Icefield Research Group has 50th meeting

On June 24, the Juneau Icefield Research Group, led by glaciologist Dr. Maynard Miller, held its 50th annual get-together at the home of Dean and Edna Williams.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071108/nei_302728159.shtml

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