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Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather

...expanded to 40 square miles. Nearly 600 firefighters were working to protect structures along U.S. Highway 95 and the Salmon River.___ ALASKAAdditional firefighting crews were expected to arrive Friday to help battle a wind-whipped wildfire...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-28/northwest-fire-crews-hope-break-weat
Regional News
A taste of sustainability

...and activists. Naturally, food was involved.Salmon Beyond Borders, an organization that defends transboundary salmon rivers from mining effects, joined forces with the Rookery Cafe this week to welcome celebrity chefs from across the nation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-31
Local
On the Trails: Small pleasures add up

...huge clutches, up to twelve eggs in some cases, and they probably incubate in much the same way.A walk along the Salmon River brought us to lots of various shorebirds, swallows, and others. A flock of small sandpipers (known as "peeps...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-07/trails-small-pleasures-add
Outdoors
Fourth of July Happenings

...contact Chenara at ((907) 957 6544 GUSTAVUSGustavus' Fourth July events begin with a pie breakfast at 9 a.m. at Salmon River Park followed by all-day events. This year's parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. For more information, contact...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-01/fourth-july-happenings
Art
Smoke on the water

...management decisions are made in collaboration with regional land managers."They are the Inklin River fire, the King Salmon River Basin fire, the Langhorse Mountain fire and the Red River fire, all lightning caused and none endangering structures...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-22/smoke-water
Local
To talk transboundary mining, Taku Tlingit put folks in the same boat

...sites upstream from Southeast watersheds.Rivers Without Borders' Chris Zimmer said the Taku is "the most productive salmon river in Southeast."Zimmer spoke about the Tulsequah Chief, a metal mine that closed in the late 1950s but continues to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-13/talk-transboundary-mining-taku-tlingit-
Local
Home Runs: Alaska's leaders must walk their salmon talk

...really is.I have yet to meet an Alaskan who actually wants a dozen Canadian mega mines built in the headwaters of our salmon rivers. Their short-term economic benefit would flow only to Canada, while we in Southeast would absorb the near certainty...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-09/home-runs-alaskas-leaders-must-walk-t
Opinion
Mallott heads to BC for mine issues

...Mallott to lead a trans-boundary waters working group for the administration.Mallott's office says three Alaska salmon rivers are in watersheds that could be affected by planned Canadian mines. Mallott says the rivers are important to the way...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-03/mallott-heads-bc-mine-issues
State
Canadians, Americans, call for safer tailings storage in BC

...report on the Mount Polley tailings dam failure, which released billions of gallons of mine waste water into a rich salmon river just before its sockeye run. The panel recommended dry tailings over wet, saying that wet tailings facilities will...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/canadians-americans-call-safer-taili
Outdoors
Southeast depends on its rivers

...guide and resident, I know that fishing is Southeast Alaska's livelihood. While the majority of our most productive salmon rivers - such as the Taku, Unuk and Stikine - have their headwaters in British Columbia, we need to ensure BC manages its...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-22/southeast-depends-its-rivers
Letters

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