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Co-founder of Alaska extreme ski race dies in ATV accident

ANCHORAGE - One of the founders of the World Extreme Skiing Championships in Valdez, Alaska, has died in an all-terrain vehicle accident, city officials said...
Admiralty, from many angles

The impact of the Southeast Alaskan environment on residents and visitors can't be measured, but it can be appreciated, particularly in the work and words of the region's scientists, writers, artists and culture bearers. A handful of well-known Southeast Alaskans offered such an opportunity Saturday during an eight-hour catamaran trip to Admiralty Island, organized by KJ Metcalf and the nonprofit group Friends of Admiralty Island.
6th-grader Lucy Li's Open: a 78, then ice cream

PINEHURST, N.C. - Lucy Li showed her age only when she finished her historic round Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open. Just like any 11-year-old, she went straight for an ice cream.
Guest artists to play AFF main stage, dances

FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE S ome of the best things in life happen around a campfire.
Vanasse to lead writing workshop on points of view

The next 49 Writers writing workshop will be held in Juneau Monday, June 2, and will be led by Deb Vanasse, one of the founders of 49 Writers.
My Turn: Honor Hammond by repealing SB 21

In case you missed it, July 21 was officially former Gov. Jay Hammond Day. Many young Alaskans or those new to Alaska are probably saying, "so what?" right about now. The "so what" for me is that Gov.
Parnell proposes BSA increase in 'good faith'

Gov. Sean Parnell told legislators Wednesday night that he will, in "good faith", propose an increase in per-pupil spending if they are willing to join him in "passing real education reform.
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Eaglecrest backers to host berry festival

Friends of Eaglecrest, a newly formed nonprofit organization in Juneau, is hoping for at least two comebacks at the Eaglecrest Ski Area this year. The first, of course, is snow. The second, and one that falls more within range of the group's powers, is the "blue cakes" that used to be served at the Channel Bowl Cafe. "Sunday is our festival day, and the Channel Bowl Cafe is going to come out of retirement for one day to make blue cakes for us," said Debbie Hart, one of the founders of Friends of Eaglecrest.
Singers wanted for memorial concert

Juneau Lyric Opera singers past and present are welcome to sing in the chorus for Jane Stewart's memorial service. Stewart, who died in August, was an enthusiastic arts advocate in Juneau for many years and one of the founders of Juneau Lyric Opera.
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Best Bets: Tips for losers, winners and the election-weary

I am writing this on Election Day. Every single race is a nail-biter and though it is geeky to admit, I am a political junkie. For the last few weeks, I have been mainlining political news coverage as my principal source of entertainment. When you read this, it will be Thursday, and the election will be over, votes tallied, finito. Like more than a few of you, my mood may darken depending on how things turn out.
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