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Skier out of Olympics, citing violence in Ukraine

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - A Ukrainian skier has withdrawn from the Olympics in response to the deaths of...Matsotska told The Associated Press on Thursday.The 24-year-old skier is refusing to ski Friday in the slalom, which is her third...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-21/skier-out-olympics-citing-violence-ukr
Sports
Cultivating the savvy skier

...and diligently conducts safety checks, a skier too should know the ways of the wilderness...the case.This week, for instance, a skier triggered an avalanche while skiing a line...southwest of South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The skier was carried over a small cliff and into...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-01-04/cultivating-savvy-skier
Outdoors
Resort fines injured skier for rescue costs

...ski resort are taking the rare step of billing a skier for the cost of a rescue after he was badly hurt...Habecker said. He could recall only one instance - a skier who got lost. That skier also was billed for the rescue. Davis is banned...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031609/sta_410171976.shtml
Skier's body found after avalanche at Hatcher Pass

...Alaska State Troopers say searchers have recovered the body of a skier who went missing after an avalanche at Hatcher Pass. Troopers...Palmer was recovered at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Another skier, 54-year-old Jerry Kallam of Palmer, was injured in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032111/reg_802990056.shtml
Regional News
Anchorage skier wins her 1st national championship

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage cross country skier has won her first national championship. Holly Brooks led a...Bjornsen of Winthrop, Wash., Sadie Bjornsen's brother and a skier for University of Alaska Anchorage. Two-time Olympian Lars...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010411/sta_764974464.shtml
News
Local big air skier headed to Haines competition

Local free and urban skier Jarrett Thomas will be heading to Haines this weekend to take part...for the competition, which he heard about from a friend and fellow skier in Haines. Instead, he said he will rely on his "stock competition...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041009/spo_427817277.shtml
Skier survives massive avalanche after being buried for 40 minutes

ANCHORAGE - A skier was buried for as long as 40 minutes in...said Wilson, who is not related to the skier. "Nobody died from this latest incident...By the time they arrived, the buried skier, who was wearing a locator beacon, had...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022408/sta_250438022.shtml
Extreme skier John Nicoletta dies in jump off rock wall

ANCHORAGE - Colorado extreme skier John Nicoletta tried to ski off a band...Kadel said. The EMT described the skier cartwheeling head over heels for hundreds...tomahawking all the way down the hill." A skier who started out on the slopes of Maine's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041308/sta_268024158.shtml
Juneau chef takes second place in Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off

...Seward.Judges for the event included Chef Patrick Hoogerhyde with Bridge Seafood Restaurant, Chef Kirsten Dixon from Within the Wild Adventure Company, Alaska seafood harvester Bruce Wallace and Olympic cross-country skier Kikkan Randall.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-02/juneau-chef-takes-second-place-great-alas
Art
Companions rescue skier buried in avalanche at Turnagain Pass

ANCHORAGE - A skier at Turnagain Pass was buried by an avalanche...Forest Avalanche Information Center. The skier was with a party that included snowboarders...person down triggered the avalanche. The skier tried to escape but headed toward a gully...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121708/sta_368579350.shtml

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