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Photo: Prepping for another season

Dave Morgan of the Juneau Docks and Harbors Department, power washes a cruise ship docking dolphin along Juneau's waterfront on Monday in preperation of the tourism season. The first ship of the season is scheduled for May 1.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-15/photo-prepping-another-season
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Today in sports history

...pitched a four-hitter for Boston in the season opener and drove in two runs in a 7-1...giving him 50 or more for the 10th time this season. It's the third-highest total in NBA...Chamberlain's 30 times the following season.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-15/today-sports-history
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Alaska Seaplanes expands reach to Sitka

...Kake and Sitka, with continuing service to Juneau, and a third round trip daily between Juneau and Kake during the summer season.The company said in a news release the additions are in response to a growing demand in its Kake market.The flights between...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-14/alaska-seaplanes-expands-reach-sitka
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Nordic ski team ends season with awards

...cross country ski team held its annual season-ending awards ceremony and appreciation...skiers who are leaders of the team. This season it went to Lily Otsea and Arne Ellefson-Carnes...Additional awards, constructed as the season progressed, were also given.The Spirit...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-13/nordic-ski-team-ends-season-awards
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Today in sports history

...games, making Chicago the first regular-season champion in 20 years to lose in the opening...Detroit Red Wings wrap up the winningest season in NHL history by defeating Dallas 5-1...sets the Los Angeles Lakers' single-season scoring record with a flourish, getting...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-14/today-sports-history
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Eaglecrest to break ground on new lodge this week

...Lindh's father.The lodge should be completed Dec. 1 of this year, in time for the start of next ski season, Clough said. The 2013/2014 ski season ended Sunday. Juneau's Jensen Yorba Lott designed Porcupine Lodge, and North Pacific Erectors...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-14/eaglecrest-break-ground-new-lodge-week
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Planes: Fire & Rescue

Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (Voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo-hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as The Smokejumpers, The Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Crimson Bears girls begin pitch play

...biggest obstacle on the pitch before the 2014 season started.Senior Bekka Ord, who spent last season in an exchange program overseas, tore her...soccer player in the state, will miss this season of play but will be a manager for the team...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-11/crimson-bears-girls-begin-pitch-play
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Crimson Bears girls tie Wolves

...any indication of the 2014 girls soccer season, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls...Landen scored the first JDHS goal of the season at the 28:45 mark of the first half...mark."It was the first game of the season," JDHS coach Matt Dusenberry said...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-13/crimson-bears-girls-tie-wolves
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Thunder Mountain track season off to fast start

...School track and field team is off to a fast start in the 2014 season, setting four school and 12 personal records at the Big C Relays...03) and is faster than her state championship time from last season."I went to camp this summer and I started to train earlier...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-06/thunder-mountain-track-season-fast-sta
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