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Elmendorf troops celebrate holiday away in Kyrgyzstan

MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan - U.S. troops deployed in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan celebrated the Thanksgiving Day holiday Thursday, complete with roast turkey, a parade of makeshift floats and a Santa Claus. About 1,200 U.S...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112505/sta_20051125010.shtml
News
Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

...as a city chooses to run again."Authorities say two ethnic Chechen brothers who lived in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Dagestan region of Russia planned and orchestrated the attack with two bombs in backpacks near the marathon finish...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/solemn-tributes-mark-boston-marathon-b
Sports
Caught in the Caucasus

...experienced a cultural awakening. In Kyrgyzstan, the artists fled. Sound off on the...history or stability to feed the arts in Kyrgyzstan, a mountainous Central Asian country...outnumber cars outside the city. Yet Kyrgyzstan gets referred to as the "Switzerland...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052506/loc_20060525071.shtml
News
Mountain Film festival runs through Wednesday at Gold Town

...spent three months in a wheelchair recovering - returns to ski the Slot Couloir.? "The Kyrgyzstan Project": This story of a climbing trip in Kyrgyzstan is haunted by the specter of an earlier one that had frightening and dire results...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-14
Art
Russian amnesty vote a cherry on Putin's year

...former Soviet republics. Belarus and Kazakhstan are already on board. Putin said last week that he expected Armenia and Kyrgyzstan to join soon.Ukraine is polarized. Its eastern region is largely pro-Moscow and dependent on trade with Russia; many...

http://juneauempire.com/sergei-l-loiko/2013-12-19/russian-amnesty-vote-cherry-pu
Juneau women's travel stories to be broadcast

...went to New Zealand, Jane Edwards saw England and Joy Lyon visited New Guinea. Joyanne Bloom traveled to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in the summer of 2001 to visit a friend from Juneau who was working as an administrator in the Peace Corps. Her story is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110403/loc_women.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...ak.us . Climbers aim to name peak after Alaskan ANCHORAGE - A group of mountaineers from Harvard University are hoping Kyrgyzstan officials approve their naming a rugged peak in Central Asia after a Boy Scout leader from Alaska. Mount Powell would honor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101105/sta_20051011015.shtml
News
Retired U.S. Army Colonel, U.S. diplomat Wright to speak in Juneau

...Chief of Mission in U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, and also had assignments in Somalia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. During the past year, she has traveled to Iran and Gaza as citizen diplomat for peace. Wright spent 13 years in the U...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051009/nei_438342148.shtml
Government by crime syndicate

...years of political history.But fortunately this tendency doesn't have to be the end of the story. In 2010, for example, Kyrgyzstan led the way with massive anti-corruption demonstrations. The Arab Spring has been the biggest international phenomenon...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-09-29/government-crime-syndicate
Opinion
Warm bed: Cool idea

...great to share this place with people." Cox said, "and now I have friends all over the world, if I want to visit, like, Kyrgyzstan."While Cox's most positive memories are of pianists, cooks and new-found foreign friends, not all visitors are as...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-07-01/warm-bed-cool-idea
Neighbors

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