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Summer Hikes: Part II

...weather.We will often meet out of town visitors on the Mt. Juneau trail, and this day we met a very interesting young man from France. Stephane was staying at the hostel in town, suffering through the extremely wet weather. This was his last day in Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-08-26/summer-hikes-part-ii
Today in sports history

...victory over the Dallas Tornadoes.1974 - The Los Angeles Aztecs edge the Miami Toros 4-3 to win the NASL Championship.1984 - France's Lutin D'Isigny wins the $250,000 International Trot by seven lengths, the largest margin of victory in this race...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-25/today-sports-history
Sports
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

...PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian...sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours - France, Italy and Spain. The last Italian to win the Tour de France was Marco Pantani in 1998.After cruising...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-28/italys-vincenzo-nibali-wins-tour-de-fr
Sports
Today in History

...the satirical comic strip "Li'l Abner," created by Al Capp, made its debut.On this date:In 1624, King Louis XIII of France appointed Cardinal Richelieu (ree-shuh-LYOO') his first minister.In 1792, French revolutionaries imprisoned the royal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-13
Local
Arts calendar

...gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa, move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-14/arts-calendar
Art
Today in Sports History

...the heavily favored U.S. women's basketball team wins a fifth straight Olympic gold medal with an 86-50 victory over France. The win is the latest in an unmatched run for the Americans in the past 16 years. The U.S. has won 41 consecutive games...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-11/today-sports-history
Sports
As Tour enters Pyrenees, Rogers wins 16th stage

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France - Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia...race and the first of three days in the mountains on France's border with Spain.Behind the Italian, the contest...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-23/tour-enters-pyrenees-rogers-wins-16th-
Sports
Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

ARGELES-GAZOST, France - Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will...than a minute ahead of Thibaut Pinot of France, who was second. Rafal Majka of Poland...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-25/nibali-wins-stage-18-closes-tour-victo
Sports
Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

PERIGUEUX, France - Finally cracking broad smiles after...Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic...England, over cobblestones in northern France, and over mountain passes in the Alps...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-27/nibali-set-win-tour-2-frenchmen-podium
Sports
Norway's Kristoff wins stage

NIMES, France (AP) - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer...could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters...a flat course from Tallard, southeast France's parachuting capital, toward Nimes...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-21/norways-kristoff-wins-stage
Sports

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