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Haines business crafts locally sourced skis

...time they'd met, and they soon found they had a lot to talk about.Kraft grew up in British Columbia and is a former ski racer for the provincial team; he'd been making his own skis. Seward is a wood worker who'd been making boats, furniture and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-25/haines-business-crafts-unique-locally-sou
Art
Review: 'McFarland' tells inspiring true tale

...one boy who faced suspension otherwise, and another whose chunky midsection makes him the physical opposite of a long, lean racer."McFarland, USA" tracks the transformative power of the team, for the boys who envisioned going directly into the farm...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-25-2
Art
Crowd gathers to remember legendary musher

...with B-cell lymphoma.Attla was known as the "Huslia Hustler" and was widely considered to be the best sprint sled dog racer ever to compete. In his career, he won eight North American Open Championship titles and 10 Fur Rendezvous World Championship...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-19/crowd-gathers-remember-legendary-mushe
Sports
Empire Editorial: Remembering George Attla

...winning that sprint race with a team borrowed from Bergman Sam.In Huslia, Attla's win was celebrated, but not by all. Famed racer Bobby Vint took Attla aside and told him: "Kid, you didn't prove anything to me. Those dogs you had were already trained...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-18/empire-editorial-remembering-george-a
Opinion
Juneau Nordic Ski Team preparing for Buckwheat

...Alaska will sculpt a masterpiece at the race aid station and racers will get extra nods of encouragement if appropriately costumed...the Father Mouchet Award for the most inspirational skier.Racers can register online at www.buckwheatskiclassic.com and clicking...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-20/juneau-nordic-ski-team-preparing-buckw
Sports
Juneau skiers challenged at Alyeska Cup

...said. "The slalom race had good snow conditions but limited visibility."The Women's Slalom on Feb. 13, featured UAA SR racer Katerine Lamoureux winning in 1:25.44 (40.74 / 44.70). JSC's U16 Jessica Gregg placed 13th in 1:42.34; 14th...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-22/juneau-skiers-challenged-alyeska-cup
Sports
Juneau Ski Club competes on Utah slopes

...combined 1:27.99 out of 99 racers. Juneau Ski Club two-run...with 1:27.90, among 119 racers.Juneau Ski Club's Ronan...Park City Ski Team's U14 racer Grace Sherman posted the fastest...in the Ladies Slalom among 79 racers.Juneau Ski Club two-run...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-11/juneau-ski-club-competes-utah-slopes
Sports
Famed musher Attla dies at 81

...the biggest shooting star came down. He made it. My mom told me so."Attla was widely considered the best sprint sled dog racer to ever compete.He captivated fans with his underdog story. He suffered tuberculosis as a boy, spending much of his childhood...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-17/famed-musher-attla-dies-81
Sports
2015 'I-Did-A-Detour' start moved to Fairbanks

...dog-musher and won the Women's North American Sled Dog Championships in 1946 and 1947. Successful dog breeder and sprint dog racer Gareth Wright grew up in Nenana where he learned to drive a dog team from his father and well-known dog breeder, Arthur Wright...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-12/2015-i-did-detour-start-moved-fairbank
Sports
Danica Patrick is already a NASCAR winner

...Her teammates win races; her teammate [Kevin Harvick] is a champion; you've got to step up," said Waltrip, a longtime racer, commentator and car owner. "That's what you need to do as a driver, or you're not doing your job. She's been close...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-13/danica-patrick-already-nascar-winner
Sports

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