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Around Town for Sunday, July 27

...Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Old Glacier Highway, downstairs conference room. Details: 463-1224. Alaskans Afield: GPS& Geocaching Adventure, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Meet at the Fish Creek Parking Area. "Staying Alive" Al-Anon family group...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-27/around-town-sunday-july-27
Local
How to survive in the (Southeast Alaska) wilderness

...If you're lost, a compass doesn't help you at all." A GPS, he says, would be a better choice.He's also not a big fan...Future "Alaskans Afield" classes include a "GPS and Geocaching Adventure" (which still has space available...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/how-survive-southeast-alaska-wildern
Outdoors
Students dig into Tlingit culture

...Twin Lakes, processing deer, seal, Devil's Club and salmon, navigating with a compass on Sandy Beach, navigating with a GPS at the Mendenhall Glacier and learning traditional songs and dances, among other things."Hands-on learning gives students...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-18/students-dig-tlingit-culture
Local
Crossroads books $20M in ads for 6 Senate races

...and its affiliated nonprofit Crossroads GPS disclosed they had requested blocs of ad...re-election bid more difficult. Crossroads GPS also plans a $5.1 million ad campaign...running to stay in the seat.Crossroads GPS, which does not disclose its donors, plans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/crossroads-books-20m-ads-6-senate-races
State
Running around Douglas Island

...epic sites to visit.What's most important, of course, is attempting these types of adventures with safety in mind. Set a trip plan and share it. Carry a GPS device with you and travel with a partner. And always, dress for the weather.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/big-island-run
Outdoors
Coast Guard encourages safety for Alaska boaters during Independence Day celebration

...Positioning System location at the press of a button. However, the DSC radio must be registered and must be interfaced with the GPS in order to accurately provide information to responders.Boaters and paddlers who operate in remote areas are also encouraged...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/coast-guard-encourages-safety-alaska
Outdoors
Poor advice from GPS unit leads man into harbor

ANCHORAGE- Poor advice from a car's GPS unit led a man to drive off the ferry in Whittier and straight...Lower 48. He drove off the ferry but after about 400 feet, the GPS unit in the man's car told him to make a hard right turn.Whittier...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-24/poor-advice-gps-unit-leads-man-harbor
State
Rainy Day Hike

...familiar with it, or you are skilled with a map and compass or GPS, because it is very easy to get turned around, especially when...Spaulding, but since he was a foreign tourist without a map or GPS, and generally unfamiliar with the area, we discouraged him...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-06-20/rainy-day-hike
Congress passes FAA bill that speeds switch to GPS

...nation's switch from radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology, and to open U.S. skies to unmanned drone flights...busiest airports so planes can land using the more-precise GPS navigation.Instead of time-consuming, fuel-burning, stair-step...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-07/congress-passes-faa-bill-speeds-switch-
State
ADF&G kicks off Alaskans Afield, an outdoor class series

...be observed. Meet at the bridge parking lot on Basin Road.GPS and Geocaching Adventure, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July...Wetlands State Game Refuge, participants will learn how to use a GPS unit and how it can be useful for other outdoor adventures...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-13/adfg-kicks-alaskans-afield-outdoor-c
Outdoors

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