'Hard Rock Miners' sculptor dies in Oregon

...1986, the Way family retired and moved to Port Townshend, Washington, before moving again to Washington's Rogue River Valley in 1996.Way was diagnosed with cancer in early 2011 and died Oct. 7 in Medford, Oregon.
Alaska Science Forum: Why we spilled crude just to watch it burn

On a clear day last spring, fire sizzled on water at Poker Flat Research Range in the Chatanika River valley.There, scientists were spilling crude oil in a manmade water basin and torching it from above. A series of similar test burns...
Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake

...on cliffsides in the Copper River region. Another geologist named the basin Lake Atna. Lake Atna filled the Copper River valley from about 60,000 to 10,000 years ago. Glennallen, Copper Center and Gulkana were underwater then, in the depths...
The second strangest story ever told

...moon lake from high up."Early in the morning we paddled to shore beneath blue sky. Most of the Patterson and Muddy River valleys had been logged between the 1940's and 70's, somewhat compromising the mysteriousness of our venture. Less than...
First Nation elders blockade Taku tributary mine exploration

...Central Council's vice president, Heather Hawkins, and with the support of President Chad Day, flew to the Sheslay River Valley, a tributary of the Taku River, on July 7 and "confronted Doubleview Capital Corporation and their President/CEO...
3 firefighters killed in Washington fires

...after officials urged people in the popular outdoor-recreation centers of Twisp and Wintrop, in the scenic Methow River valley about 115 miles northeast of Seattle, to evacuate as a fire near Twisp grew to about 2 square miles.The Okanogan...
State wildfire responders keep eye on dry conditions

...combined with high temperatures and low humidity, have made the region a tinderbox. The Yukon Flats, the Tanana River Valley and the Copper River Basin remain under "red flag" alerts and burn bans because of the high danger of fire."We...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...appeared to have sunk more than 600 feet since the map had been made, revealing the mile-long massif. The Alsek River valley cut a rift through the mountains. On the south side of the river, the Fairweather Mountains rose jagged and imposing...
Wearable Art of Place: Jewelry

...history indicate that the Tlingits' supply of copper came through trade with the Ahtna Athabascan people of the Copper River Valley. Copper nuggets would be alternately heated in a fire and hammered out on a rock until a flat surface was formed. Cuff...
Chinook research funding a casualty of Walker budget cuts

...districts have a stake in continuing the research on chinook runs. Subsistence communities in the Yukon and Kuskokwim river valleys use 85 percent of the salmon subsistence allocations, and the commercial revenue from other salmon species has been...
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