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Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...the herd had grown to 750 animals." Translocated Nunivak animals established populations in Alaska's Arctic, as well as Russia's Wrangel Island and Taimyr Peninsula. ADF&G estimates Alaska's current population at around 4,000.My first encounter...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/beaten-path-extinction-and-back-shag
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Dumplings, climate change and the price of a ski pass

...downtown restaurant.One man was complaining to the other about Russia's actions in Ukraine, comparing them to the days of the Soviet Union. "Sometimes I think we'd be better off without Russia," he said jokingly."Ah," the other man said with mock...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-25/empire-editorial-dumplings-climate-ch
Opinion
Leaders rally against Army force reductions

...ground training areas near the base, he said.Also, recent geopolitical issues like the emerging military power of China, Russia's reestablishment of Arctic military bases and the growing importance of the Arctic as a military arena, continue to make...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/leaders-rally-against-army-force-reduct
State
Today in sports history for Monday, Feb. 23

...the United States and Irina Slutskaya of Russia to claim the women's figure skating...Soviet Union in Sarajevo in 1984.2014 - Russia, the host country of the Winter Olympics...overall and 13 gold. It's the first time Russia topped both medals tables since the breakup...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-23/today-sports-history
Sports
Empire Editorial: Two hundred years of peace between America and Canada

...absurd. The idea of a barbed-wire border fence between America and Canada is farther away than the possibility of a tunnel to Russia. Good relations didn't come naturally. Canada and America are two different countries with different ideas on the issues...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-19/empire-editorial-two-hundred-years-pe
Opinion
Sidelined helicopter disrupts service to remote village

...located on the western coast of the island, about 650 miles northwest of Anchorage and only 3 miles from Big Diomede Island, Russia.The Erickson helicopter was in Anchorage for maintenance when extensive problems were discovered on the aircraft, cutting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sidelined-helicopter-disrupts-service-r
State
Birds that can see Russia

...prolific, unusual and fascinating. You'll get a chance to find out more about birds in a place from which you really can see Russia at the Juneau Audubon Society's January Meeting from 8-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8 in the Egan Room of Centennial Hall...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-02/birds-can-see-russia
Outdoors
My Turn: Advancing the Peratrovich legacy

...shining light in this dark struggle for equity, civil rights and race relations. When the United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, Alaska Natives were not considered citizens. Alaska Natives were granted voting rights in 1924. Alaska Natives in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-13/my-turn-advancing-peratrovich-legacy
Opinion
Alaska Science Forum: Overwintering in the Bering Sea

...of the world's population breeds in Alaska," Sexson said. There is not much information on the birds' lives in northern Russia, so biologists don't know if Alaska birds dropped in numbers or moved to Siberia during breeding season. But Sexson and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/alaska-science-forum-overwintering-b
Outdoors
Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 13

...and Maxim Marinin finish their careers in grand fashion, winning the Olympic gold medal in pairs figure skating and extending Russia's four-decade dominance of the event.2010 - Hannah Kearney wins the women's moguls for first U.S. gold medal in the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-13/today-sports-history
Sports

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