When two Lancaster County hunters pulled the triggers on high-powered rifles on successive days in 2008 in the 40-below-zero air of the Arctic Circle, they thought their two polar bear trophies would soon be striking life-size mounts back home.
Editor's note: This is the third and final part in a series looking at the War of 1812, the first foreign attack on U.S. soil.
Today is Monday, July 14, the 195th day of 2014. There are 170 days left in the year.
On the peak of Mount Juneau, 37 yoga students rested after what was, for most, a first time up the roughly 3,576 foot massif.
There are still only two important things in politics, as the 19th century's own Karl Rove, a Republican fundraiser named Mark Hanna, once said: "The first is money, and I can't remember the second.
This Tuesday, I turn 38. It's not much of a milestone, as far as birthdays go - although it does mean I've successfully kept myself alive for yet another rotation of the Earth around the Sun, and that's not exactly nothing.
The 4-H Juneau Nordic Development Team had a visit from four-time U.S. Winter Olympic competitor Nina Kemppel during a recent practice at the Montana Creek Campground. Kemppel is the CEO and president of the Alaska Humanities Forum.
This week's list of Five Good Reads was submitted by Brian Wallace. Wallace is a fisherman, freelance photographer, world traveler and history buff who reads any and all history books on World War II, spy novels and adventure books.
BOSTON - Generations of New Englanders are preparing. Practically no one alive can remember seeing such an event unfold: The Boston Red Sox could win a World Series title on the celebrated green grass at Fenway Park. Ted Williams never did it.
NEW YORK - One is a party luminary who draws intense political speculation wherever she goes. The other is the vice president of the United States, harboring his own higher ambitions.
Juneau Empire ©2013. All Rights Reserved.