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June 41870 - Ed Brown becomes the first African-American jockey to win the Belmont Stakes, with Kingfisher.1927 - The United States wins the first Ryder Cup golf tournament by beating Britain 9 1/2-2 1/2.1932 - Faireno, ridden...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-04/today-sports-history
Sports
Kodiak brothers flying high with longtime aviation tour business

KODIAK - Kingfisher Air Inc. has the distinction of having...world, and we have two of them," Kingfisher co-owner Kyle Eaton said. The planes...a big selling point," Kyle said. Kingfisher Air has been operating in Kodiak on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-07-16/kodiak-brothers-flying-high-longtime-av
State
Soundscape

...and ditches raven solos a quark from his perch crows caw a cadenza a jay jabbers his way into the mix high in a hemlock silhouetted against the sky kingfisher opens his mouth on the next rainy day go outside, close your eyes and listen!

http://juneauempire.com/lattitude/2011-03-30/soundscape
Lattitude
On the Trails: Kingfishers

...species is formally called the Belted Kingfisher; males have a blue belt and females...for these birds.Unlike songbirds, kingfisher parents do no nest sanitation. Instead...capturing prey. A study of the Amazon kingfisher (which lives in Latin America) showed...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-14/trails-kingfishers
Outdoors
Ketchikan home has custom staircase to loft

...stairs covered in asphalt roofing shingles to handcrafted pieces of art.When Martha Jacobson bought her house at the end of Kingfisher Road in 1986, there was plenty she wanted to do to it. One of the main projects she tackled was adding a staircase to access...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-10/ketchikan-home-has-custom-staircase-lof
State
On the Trails: Stories in the snow

...wasn't a burrow at all but just a deep dimple. My friend, who is smarter than I am, said: "I think a bird, maybe a kingfisher, perched on that branch near the edge of the stream and projectile-defecated a jet of hot poop, melting the groove in...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-20/trails-stories-snow
Outdoors
Juneau Christmas Bird Count encounters unique visitor

...2012 CountCommon Murre 2Marbled Murrelet 25Eurasian Collared-Dove 1Rock Pigeon 136Snowy Owl 1Short-eared Owl cwBelted Kingfisher 3Hairy Woodpecker 1Unidentified Woodpeckers 1Northern Shrike cwSteller's Jay 61Black-billed Magpie 43Northwestern Crow...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-01-25/juneau-christmas-bird-count-encounte
Outdoors
Kingfisher

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Photo: Dull, but a good provider

A male belted kingfisher stalks small fish Monday in Auke Bay. His white chest identifies him as a male. The female kingfisher is one of the few North American birds that is more colorful than the male. Kingfishers don't build nests, but use...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022806/loc_20060228005.shtml
News
A soft landing

A young female belted kingfisher lands on a moss covered rock in a tidal zone near on Auke Bay.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071505/nei_20050715029.shtml
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