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Denali road crews juggle access with protection

...accessible only by bus, many visitors don't make it that far into the park. Everyone who enters the park via the road system must pass through the domain of the western road crew led by Rick Weibel.Weibel has been maintaining the Denali Park...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/denali-road-crews-juggle-access-protect
State
Troopers investigate badly wounded black bear

...season right now. It's legal to hunt black bears on Douglas Island so long as hunters stay a quarter-mile off the road system.Another possible scenario, Dobson said, is that someone found the bear going through their garbage, shot it and didn't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-10/troopers-investigate-badly-wounded-blac
Local
Alaska's Internet speeds among nation's slowest

...Factors such as population density, geography and economics play a role in local Internet speeds. Communities off the road system get their Internet via satellite, which is slower than cables and fiber.Alaska's largest Internet providers, GCI...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-04/alaskas-internet-speeds-among-nations-s
State
Alaska Editorial: A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue

...criteria necessary to host a board meeting. There are multiple venues that fit the bill. There's commercial airline and road system access. There's clean, comfortable lodging and plenty of dining options. There's adequate Internet access.More...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-05/alaska-editorial-fish-board-meeting-p
Opinion
FCC chairman discusses unique state needs at roundtable

...and about $1 billion to connect the rest of the non-road system communities.Wheeler said realizing that Alaska's...would require connecting about 255 communities off the road system was "kind of an 'oh wow' moment."AT&T's Chris...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/fcc-chairman-discusses-unique-state-nee
State
A Real Juneau Hiker

...down the coast. I remember my first year in Juneau, when I learned the geography of the ridges and valleys along the road system: Hawthorne Peaks-Sheep Creek-Mt. Roberts-Perseverance-Mt. Juneau-Salmon Creek-Blackerby Ridge-Lemon...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-09-05/real-juneau-hiker
Odds of infant death higher in villages

...death for infants whose mother's residence was reached by air or boat compared with those whose mothers lived on the road system," Britton wrote in a presentation prepared for the conference. The mother's hometown did not significantly affect...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-24/odds-infant-death-higher-villages
State
DOT plans to finish 'The Road' by 2020

...will provide an "eight- to 10-fold opportunity to travel between Juneau, Haines and Skagway, and the continental road system," Hughes said. "A more frequent opportunity to get out of town, so to speak."In the coming years, the three...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/dot-plans-finish-road-2020
Local
SEACC hosting educational hike on new Canadian mining efforts near Herbert Glacier

...that area."Since the Herbert Glacier and Windfall Lake trails are among the most highly used trails on the Juneau road system, we feel it is important to help Juneau residents learn more about the project," Daven Hafey, SEACC Communications...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/seacc-hosting-educational-hike-new-c
Outdoors
Work starts on road to Tanana

...connect a Bush community to the road system.A kickoff celebration was held...Alaska community connected to the road system was Kasaan, population on 29...linked to the Prince of Wales Island road system about two decades ago.State Sen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-23/work-starts-road-tanana
State

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