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Temporary brown-bear hunting closure opposed

...is equivalent to counting bees in a beehive on a sunny day when they are out pollinating flowers," she said. "This is our land, and federal employees are paid by our tax dollars. We deserve better."In 1998, the state listed the Kenai brown bear population...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/temporary-brown-bear-hunting-closure-op
State
Initial Over-the-Counter state land sale now open

...the Initial Over-the-Counter (IOTC) land sale. Alaska residents and non-residents...Anchorage and Fairbanks and the Juneau Public Land Counter. Parcels range from $3,100...Oct. 8. Check the brochure, visit the land sales website, or call 269-8400 for...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/initial-over-counter-state-land-sale
Outdoors
Letter to the Editor: Bad assumptions make bad decisions on timber

...Congress has already set aside in perpetuity, half of the commercial old-growth timberlands on the Tongass. The set-aside lands were chosen for their unique and spectacular characteristics as well as for fish and wildlife conservation. Congress has also...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-28/letter-editor-bad-assumptions-make-ba
Letters
Nicole Denise Richert

...for PE credit).Following high school, she worked for federal, state, and private agencies in secretarial positions, for Lands End in Wisconsin, and most recently flagging. She also attended UASE for one year, majoring in office administration.Nicole...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172267745
Thoughts on Richard Dauenhauer

...hear us when we cry to Theefor those in peril on the sea ...thus evermore shall rise to Theeglad hymns of praise from land and sea. The anchor settingwhere it ought to be,you let out scope and power down. ? To add to this list, email Arts Editor...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-28/thoughts-richard-dauenhauer
Art
Police & Fire for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

...hot and clean.? At 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, CCFR responded to a search and rescue on Mount Roberts. Patient was located on land, and a man was taken to BRH.Motor vehicle crash? At 11 p.m. Tuesday, a vehicle struck a parked trailer on Douglas Highway...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-28/police-fire-thursday-aug-28-2014
Local
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

...staffing for fighting fires has more than doubled since 1998. Meanwhile, the number of workers who manage National Forest System lands has dropped by about a third.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said accommodating the rapid rise in firefighting costs has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/report-firefighting-costs-eroding-conse
State
On the Trails: Dredge Islands

...of most of the islands we visited was what might be called a lichen barrens - a habitat reminiscent of recently deglaciated lands. Not really barren at all, they are wonderfully rich in lichens, mosses and a few small flowering plants. They are generally...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/trails-dredge-islands
Outdoors
Mallott, French hold rally on Capitol steps

...statehood."It will be a place where the art and beauty of every individual, no matter (if their ancestors have) walked these lands for 10,000 years or arrived yesterday yearning to be an Alaskan, their lives will be respected and celebrated." Mallott...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-25/mallott-french-hold-rally-capitol-steps
Local
Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

...Galbraith, J.K. Rowling6. The Book of Life, by Deborah Harkness7. Painted Horses, by Malcolm Brooks8. The Magician's Land, by Lev Grossman9. Written in My Own Heart's Blood, by Diana Gabaldon10. Lucky Us, by Amy Bloom HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-21/pacific-northwest-indie-bestseller-list
Art

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