My Turn: Reasons to be excited for ski season

...technically open, but the photographs of the bare mountain under the lift, with exposed rocks, shrubs and trees, didn't entice me to avail myself of this experts-only opportunity. I thought it better to stay home and avoid injury.Eaglecrest is a tremendous...
Welling runs strong at state championships

...of the gate."I started out a little too fast so I was neck and neck with the winner for the first mile and then they passed me," Welling said. "I got a little tired and I settled into my own pace. They are just phenomenal runners."Welling kept the...
Becoming Alaskan: The three degrees of an Alaskan of salmon. Sure you want to flip the table over, roar like a lion and toss your drink in their face (what, just me?) but in the end you know it's better not to. Who knows, you may have just wasted a perfectly good cocktail by chucking...
Juneau girls, Sitka boys top swim invite

...title while TMHS was second, Ketchikan third, JDHS fourth, Petersburg fifth and Craig sixth."It was an emotional night for me, as Taylor is my daughter," TMHS coach Jason Wilson said. "This being her last year and my last year coaching her has been...
A new season of wildlife on Wednesdays

...Alliance, begins this month.First up on Oct. 7 is a pair of Juneau Empire outdoors writers: freelancer Bjorn Dihle and, um, me. We'll be talking about outdoor adventures in Southeast, Yukon and the Arctic, sharing some photos and discussing how experiences...
Brooks Range pulsations: My own unsolved mystery

...four-wheelers rescued my companion and left me to solitude, I heard and felt them even...blueberries to eat. Were they teaching me a lesson for all the times I ticked them...of horrified bull caribou that nearly ran me over (I'm pretty sure the wolves had...
Dirt Girl: Putting the bed to rest

...kale, Swiss chard and leeks can handle frost. However, it is much easier to do the fall work before it gets too cold. Trust me, nothing is worse than waiting until the temperature drops to the low 40s to plant your garlic and shallots, or to collect seaweed...
Letter: Vote for Greg Fisk for mayor

...valley, and as mayor will continue to bring people together for smart economic development while maintaining our quality of life and sustaining our renewable resources. Please join me in voting for Greg Fisk on Tuesday, Oct. 6.John SiskJuneau
'Can you hear me now?' Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

...government surveillance started tweeting Tuesday. He had more than 185,000 followers an hour after his first tweet, "Can you hear me now?" Six hours later, he was up to 625,000 followers.Snowden is following just one account: tweets from the National...
Nation and World
Recent and upcoming Alaska books

...apart after moving to Kodiak. Alaska-born author Zach Falcon is a former Juneau and Ketchikan resident who currently lives in Maine."Jimmy Bluefeather" by Kim Heacox, Alaska Northwest Books, September 2015. This novel tells the story of Old Keb Wisting...


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