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Run softly but carry a big hiking stick

...Warcraft, Farmania or things that require joysticks ... A flint and matches, space blanket, multi-use knife, cell phone or GPS device are a few desirables.These are just a few precautions.Best bet is to talk to someone with more knowledge and sense...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/run-softly-carry-big-hiking-stick
Sports
Climber 1st to solo summit Mount McKinley in January

...his support team said Monday, citing a GPS tracking device.Lonnie Dupre, of Grand...All OK, Doing Well," through a SPOT GPS messenger device that showed it was sent...doesn't require proof, but that Dupre's GPS device appeared to be working properly and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-13/climber-1st-solo-summit-mount-mckinley
Sports
Roadside geology: Connor's book time travels into the newly known

...tectonic collision."The minerals themselves record heating events," Connor said. Scientists can also now use high precision GPS to measure how fast mountains are lifting. The tools to measure seismic events like earthquakes are much more precise - so precise...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/roadside-geology-connors-book-time-t
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

...graduate student with UAF's Geophysical Institute, set up GPS receivers near villages and let them run for at least three days...the earth or exposed bedrock. She resurveyed these points with GPS as part of a campaign to create a coastal hazard map for Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-09/alaska-science-forum-two-tales-dynam
Outdoors
Fairbanks launches new technology for bus riders

...and come courtesy of a $500,000 federal grant, Barth said.The borough coordinated with technology companies and installed GPS systems and tablets in all of the buses to make the upgrade happen.Included in the upgrades are screens at the downtown transportation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/fairbanks-launches-new-technology-bus-r
State
No injuries after fishing boat grounds near Hoonah

HOONAH - A 43-foot fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska early Tuesday morning after it lost its GPS system.Alaska State Troopers say the Stardust grounded on Sisters Island in Icy Straits, near Hoonah.Wildlife troopers in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-06/no-injuries-after-fishing-boat-grounds-
State
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
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
My Turn: The corrupting power of debt

...On Sullivan's side, the big three are the National Republican Senatorial Committee, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS. The startup of the latter two contains the fingerprints of Karl Rove, the White House Deputy Chief under President George...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/my-turn-corrupting-power-debt
Opinion
Letter: Let's keep Sen. Begich

...TV ads, you see that many of them are paid for by the Koch brothers under the names of Americans for Prosperity, Crossroads GPS, Freedom Works, Freedom Partners, and a long list of others. If Charles and David Koch are in his corner, you know they...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-02/letter-lets-keep-sen-begich
Letters

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