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Brown winter is abnormal but no record

...consecutive days in the middle of the month.At Eaglecrest Ski Area, only the beginners' ski runs - served by snow-making equipment - have opened for use so far this winter. The chair lifts that carry skiers upslope have stayed idle.The unusually...
Grant tops off ice-rink funding

...Calgary, the home of the Calgary Flames hockey team, he said. The machine will be shipped with the rink's ice-making equipment. The ice rink project also has received a $90,000 donation from an anonymous local resident, Poor said. The...
Local Briefs

...mountain and about 7 inches at the base this morning. Between 18 and 24 inches is needed at the base to open. Snow-making equipment has been in operation to supplement the natural snowfall on the lower part of the mountain. Last year's Feb...
Snow dwindles at Eaglecrest

...good thing (to postpone lessons), but it could be worse," Clough said. Eaglecrest has positioned its snow-making equipment near the Platter lift and Business Manager Gary Mendivil said the area will be making snow as soon as conditions...
Pelican struggles with power issues

...Phillips said the city did purchase a small ice plant, but would like to be able to use Pelican Seafoods' ice-making equipment for the fishing fleet. "We'd sure like to get site control of the old ice machine," she said. "We'd like...
Outside Editorial: 'We don't know' isn't good enough from Justice Dept.

...supervisors, a paycheck and maybe a beer at the end of a long shift.Unless you're moving guns or stockpiling bomb-making equipment, you're probably happy to let them go about their jobs.But when a federal officer is killed by a military-style...
Smile, you're on candid bearcam

...kind used on a bear. The camera prototype was designed by Telonics, an Arizona-based company that specializes in making equipment used in biological studies. The company made it at the request of Alaska Department of Fish and Game research biologist...
Forecast: Snow, snow, more snow

...Snow, snow, snow and snow, heavy at times," he said. This week's cold weather allowed staff to use snow-making equipment to fill gaps in lower ski trails and the beginners' slope, Mendivil said. Eaglecrest reported about 3 feet of...
Eaglecrest to reopen Saturday

...Eaglecrest Business Manager Gary Mendivil said staffers are making snow to supplement what nature provides. Snow-making equipment only works when temperatures are low. "The temperatures just got cold last night so they'll probably be making...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Group wants valley ice rink 3/24/98

...the 25,000-square-foot arena by covering existing outdoor basketball and tennis courts and bringing in ice-making equipment for the winter months. The group has already raised about 10 percent of the expected $1 million cost through private...


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