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Slack Tide: Juneau is ...

...firing off actual Patriot missiles. ...sunbathing at the glacier; Nordic skiing at the beach.... spotting mountain goats from the Home Depot parking lot; eagle viewing at the recycling center; whale watching while driving home from the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-13/slack-tide-juneau
Neighbors
From a glacial river to a salmon stream?

...environments, as they add nitrogen to the soil.Part of graduate student Jeff Frederick's research focuses on mountain goats in Berners Bay. Warmer summers may lead to higher mortality, he said, due in part to an abundance of low quality...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/glacial-river-salmon-stream
Outdoors
Local Sports Calendar

...call it quits. The Juneau builder, husband, father of five, grandfather of ten, runner, skier and all around mountain goat of an athlete, died March 7 from cancer.AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALLHome 12:30 & 3:30 p.m., Juneau Midnight...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-20/local-sports-calendar
Sports
Juried Art Show recognizes exemplary works

...weavings. She is Tlingit of the Raven Clan from the Snail House. Her "Caprini Tribal Regalia" was made entirely of mountain goat wool and was embellished with beadwork.The winners were announced during an opening reception for the exhibit at the Juneau Arts...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-12/juried-art-show-recognizes-exemplary-work
Art
Robes that Dance

...sun, darkness and light. The yarn used for Chilkat weaving has a heart of cedar bark merged with the wool of the mountain goat, a symbolic merging of physical and spiritual worlds, of plants and animals.The geometric patterns on the Old Style...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-08/robes-dance
Local | Celebration
Search for missing hiker widens on second day

...a 23-year-old tourist from Slovenia, who fell off the top of Sheep Creek Basin in 2004 trying to photograph mountain goats. She somehow managed to grab hold of a tree root on the 65-plus-foot freefall down the mountainface. She clung...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-26/search-missing-hiker-widens-second-day
Local
On the Trails: Spring has sprung

...flowers, and a mama bear parked her three tiny cubs up in a cottonwood while she foraged not far away. Most of the mountain goats around the glacier have moved uphill, but one lingers above Nugget Falls. And a new kid was recently born near there...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-23/trails-spring-has-sprung
Outdoors
On the Trails: Going to Granite Creek Basin

...sounded their warning whistles as we wound our way up toward the basin. High on Juneau ridge, we spotted a group of mountain goats and were quite sure that some of them had new kids. Margined-white butterflies fluttered here and there, vising...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-29/trails-going-granite-creek-basin
Outdoors
Glenn Bruce Frick

...call it quits. The Juneau builder, husband, father of five, grandfather of ten, runner, skier and all around mountain goat of an athlete, died March 7 at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171236296
Erasing Bad Memories

...that feels far removed from the road system just a few miles behind. We found signs of porcupine, deer, wolf, and mountain goat the further back we went.Several interesting creek crossings feature logs with wire mesh tacked on them to help with...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-05-20/erasing-bad-memories

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