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Laws finishes Alaska Slam quest

...human-powered (ski, foot or bike) race started in Big Lake and followed packed snowmachine and sled dog trails in the Susitna River Valley north of Anchorage. Laws placed fourth for foot participants with a time of 26 hours, 49 minutes. His time was the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-13/laws-finishes-alaska-slam-quest
Sports
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...The EPA estimates the pit alone could cover 6.9 square miles. That's comparable in size to the entire Mendenhall River valley. Plus, 26 square miles of land would disappear under mine tailing impoundments and waste rock piles. The salmon stream...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/my-turn-applying-environmental-protec
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: The eulachon of Berners Bay

...An occasional moose and wolf track, left from the night before, crossed the estuary. During a hike up one of the river valleys, we found beds dug by brown bears in dried up and sandy channels. At one, there were 15 large piles of poop surrounding...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-09/beaten-path-th-eulachon-berners-bay
Outdoors
Another notch in their running belts

...foot or bike) race started in Big Lake and followed packed snow machine and sled dog mushing trails in the Susitna River Valley, north of Anchorage. Laws placed fourth for foot participants with a time of 26:49. His time was the 66th fastest...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-02/another-notch-their-running-belts
Sports
Laws prepares for Susitna 100 endurance run

...ski, foot or bike) race starts in Big Lake and follows packed snowmachine and sled dog mushing trails in the Susitna River Valley, north of Anchorage. David Johnston was the fastest male with 24 hours, 11 minutes. Laura McDonough was the fastest...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-10/laws-prepares-susitna-100-endurance-ru
Sports
Homer debates where to place Asaiah statue

...got his name from Krishna Venta, founder of the Fountain. Venta led a group to Homer where they settled in the Fox River Valley. The movement faded away after Venta was killed in a bomb explosion in California in 1958, but Brother Asaiah and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-27/homer-debates-where-place-asaiah-statue
State
Navajo family fighting to stay on monument land

...forever the Navajo presence at Wupatki.The Peshlakais have vowed to fight for the land surrounded by the Little Colorado River valley, snow-capped mountains and towering mesas, where their sheep once grazed freely. Support for the family is mounting...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-23/navajo-family-fighting-stay-monumen
Neighbors
Alaska Science Forum: A walk through the UAF Cold Preserve

...degrees here.This windless pool shows the unique upside-down atmosphere at the junction of the Chena and Tanana river valleys. Because of the box created by local hills and so little sunlight to stir the air, severe temperature inversions settle...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-21/alaska-science-forum-walk-through-ua
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: The Golden Circle

...begins in Haines and ends in Skagway. The first 40 miles of the Haines Highway are flat, passing through the Chilkat River Valley to Canadian customs. From there, a series of inclines leads to miles of stunning alpine riding. There are a few campgrounds...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-31/beaten-path-golden-circle
Outdoors
90-mile aqueduct still etched in Interior hills

...water needed to float dredges the size of apartment complexes and power hydraulic giants that firehosed water at Tanana River valley hillsides, stripping them to bedrock.In the early 1900s, migrants from the Klondike gold rush were splashing through...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-27/90-mile-aqueduct-still-etched-interi
Outdoors

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