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New Alaska books

...November 2014)This book follows the revenue cutter Bear in 1886 on its first summer cruise from San Francisco up to Point Barrow and back again. It includes rarely-seen photos of the last sail-and-steam whaling ships and essays that follow...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-09/new-alaska-books
Art
Ernest Leffingwell, scientist with a fan club

...wrote in his USGS paper, The Canning River Region, Northern Alaska. "About six weeks were spent on the ice near Point Barrow, but no whale was killed." Local Natives on and near Flaxman Island and some white prospectors in the country taught...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/ernest-leffingwell-scientist-fan-clu
Outdoors
Thank you from NAMI-Juneau

...to train prospective teachers locally and to bring this outstanding course to other locations throughout Alaska. (Point Barrow has already asked us to come in September.) We believe this effort will bring hope, comfort and resources for families...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-06/thank-you-nami-juneau
Neighbors
Alaska Science Forum: Bowheads rise, Barrow sinks, fire scars the tundra

...year from mid-April until June. The whales, which spend their entire lives in arctic waters, are migrating past Point Barrow during that time. Since George and his colleagues began recording whale numbers 34 years ago, their counts have increased...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-01-04/alaska-science-forum-bowheads-rise-b
Outdoors
This Day in History

...a measles epidemic. In 1949, the Navy reported that natural gas in commercial quantities had been discovered near Point Barrow. In the nation In 1866, Ulysses S. Grant was named general of the Army, the first officer to hold the rank. In...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072504/sta_history.shtml
News
This Day in History

...a measles epidemic. In 1949, the Navy reported that natural gas in commercial quantities had been discovered near Point Barrow. In the nation In 1866, Ulysses S. Grant was named general of the Army, the first officer to hold the rank. In...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072506/sta_20060725006.shtml
News
Refuge of riches

...caribou and other wildlife roaming there and along the pipeline. And after seeing the coastal plain at Prudhoe and Point Barrow, I changed my mind about flying on Alaska Air over to Siberia. The coastal plain of Alaska or Siberia is not a desirable...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080301/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion
Livies celebrate 50 years

...John and Carol enjoyed a two month trip of traveling through Alaska in their fifth wheel last summer. The highlight of their trip was attending their 50th class reunion for Juneau High School. They traveled as far north as Point Barrow.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080505/nei_20050805010.shtml
Neighbors
Passel of polar bears pounces on Pt. Barrow

...Large numbers of polar bears have crowded into the Point Barrow area recently, and scientists are at a loss to explain...And tour groups that visit the whale bone piles at Point Barrow, 12 miles north of town, were seeing 40 to 50 bears...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090102/sta_bears.shtml
News
State checks out storm damage to coast

...won't be made before next week. Erosion caused by fall storms has become an annual nightmare for coastal villages from Point Barrow to the Bering Strait, where wind-driven surf has been dissolving permafrost, destabilizing houses and destroying...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101802/sta_stomcoast.shtml
News

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