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Juneau's Hidden History: Bessie Creek Trail and the Aurora Borealis Mine

...area, but later abandoned them due to low gold values. Roger Eichman in 1987 restaked the area and leased the prospect to Monument Resources in 1988. Exploratory drilling was done that same year, but they also moved on.The old log road to the Aurora...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-19/juneaus-hidden-history-bessie-creek-trail
Art
Don Young wary of national monuments

...administration wants to designate national monuments to halt development. Young said in...region could be declared a national monument to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. Another possible national monument designation is Teshekpuk Lake on the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022310/reg_566536962.shtml
Regional News
Meetings set for invasive plants discussion

...National Forest is developing an invasive plant management plan for northern units on the forest including Admiralty National Monument, Hoonah, Juneau, Sitka and Yakutat Ranger Districts.Project coordinators will meet in five communities within these units...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-15/meetings-set-invasive-plants-discussion
Local
IS affiliate claims responsibility for Saudi police bombing

...Islamic State, claimed responsibility for the attack.The group issued a statement saying an IS suicide bomber targeted a "monument of the apostate," referring to the special forces' compound in Abha. It described the kingdom's ruling family as "tyrants...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-07/affiliate-claims-responsibility-saudi
Not For Web
My Turn: A man to be remembered

...residents. While history as an academic subject is increasingly de-emphasized in our schools, this statue will be a fitting monument to a person that played such a large role in our state history. It should give us pause as we consider, like in Seward's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-06/my-turn-man-be-remembered
Opinion
Soldotna dedicates Purple Heart monument

...formal ceremony in the park for its Purple Heart monument, which commemorates United States soldiers wounded...initiative and raising the funds to create the monument.Nelson said the monument, carved from a block of red Italian marble...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/soldotna-dedicates-purple-heart-monumen
State
Letter: Take down the Confederate flag

...belong in a museum and not associated with a government building.Soldiers need the ground in which to lay and enough monuments and plaques that we never forget. But they do not need a reminder of a mistake.Dorrance Collins Anchorage

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-30/letter-take-down-confederate-flag
Letters
To rename or not? Reconsidering honors for racists

...a University of Massachusetts professor who has researched public memorials, said the naming or renaming of buildings, monuments and even fundraising dinners is always political. And at the time when many were named, African-Americans did not have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-06/rename-or-not-reconsidering-honors-raci
State
Alaska Editorial: Processing disaster

...community feels it deeply.Nine people died in a floatplane crash that day while returning from a visit to Misty Fiords National Monument. No one survived. The crash occurred on one of the few days with clouds and squalls since the start of the tourist season...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-16/alaska-editorial-processing-disaster
Opinion
Wreckage of crashed Alaska sightseeing plane recovered

...team to reconvene there.The plane was carrying eight cruise ship passengers on a shore excursion to Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan when it crashed June 25. The pilot also died.Authorities had been waiting for a heavy-lift helicopter to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-28/wreckage-crashed-alaska-sightseeing-pla
Local

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