Porcupine Lodge makes its debut

...encourages everyone to come out and see what's changed at Juneau's hometown mountain."Then, get excited about winter," she said.? Contact Director of Audience Abby Lowell at 523-2271 or at
NASA says Mars appears to have water

...mistranslated as "canals" in English, causing imaginations to run wild. In the early 1900s, amateur astronomer Percival Lowell claimed to have spotted irrigation canals and theorized they were built by Martians.In 2008, NASA's Phoenix spacecraft...
Nation and World
A new ungulate in town?

...month and a half in November."But there's no guarantees on how long it can go on," Sell said. "We're being very conservative so we can sustain it."? Contact Abby Lowell at or at 523-2271.
Black bear with head stuck in jug tranquilized, relocated

...the ordinary, to call the ADFG. "Don't try to do it yourself," Sell said. "(When) we tried to help that cub last year, it got a little sporty."? Contact Abby Lowell at or at 523-2271.
Local | Outdoors
On Writing: Rehabilitation and Red Tape

...This week's On Writing column was written by guest columnist Lowell Ford, an inmate at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, and is...three-part series on writing classes offered at the facility. BY LOWELL FORDFor the Capital City WeeklyAfter only two weeks my face...
On Writing: Bologna and the Borg

Two weeks ago in this column, my friend Lowell Ford wrote about the challenge of prison inmates to not become "institutionalized." It's not just a problem for inmates...
Mount Roberts Tram record survives another year

...previous record set in 2003 (32:30). Anchorage's Allan Spangler hit a 33:56 in 2013.Juneau Empire Outdoors editor Abby Lowell holds the women's record of 37:56 set in 2009, Joann Quigg went 41:11 in 2005 and Laura Fox hit 41:19 in 2013. Last...
Empire Readers' Council: Friends don't let friends cyberbully

...view to others with dignity and respect. ? Empire Readers' Council editorials are written by members Joe Geldhof, Tom Rutecki, Amy Skilbred, Alex Wertheimer and Marc Wheeler. Director of Audience Abby Lowell serves as a moderator.
Raft flips on Mendenhall River during tour

...they went overboard from an Alaska Travel Adventures raft in high water caused by heavy rain.? Contact Abby Lowell at or at 523-2271. Emily Russo Miller contributed to the reporting on this story.
On Writing: Writing at Lemon Creek

...Repeat Offenders": Byron Benedict, Lowell Ford, and Victor Morris:Stern.Victor...Lemon Creek for years. Like Byron and Lowell, Victor is a serious guy, but he has...say. And this transforms the class. Lowell will jump in to take a side, and then...


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