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Time for beauty in a busy world

...shoulder of Mount Juneau leans out toward the pale blue morning sky. Off to my right, hints of spring greenery rise along the sloughs that gracefully cut ribbons through the wetlands. The short drive from the valley to downtown is one of the most beautiful...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051309/opi_439300462.shtml
Hooper Bay teen dies in apparent drowning

...drowning.Alaska State Troopers said 18-year-old Darin Long was found tangled Sunday in a partially deployed fishing net in a slough near the western Alaska village.Troopers say Long had been subsistence fishing.He was last seen by his family at about 11...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-15/hooper-bay-teen-dies-apparent-drowning
State
Photo: Immature totem

A young bald eagle perches atop a piling near Auk Nu Slough in Auke Bay.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051108/out_277852884.shtml
Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks

...that elodea has been found in Totchaket Slough, a small side stream of the Tanana River...do not know how it got into Totchaket Slough. There's a lot of speculation but we...in a half-mile section of Totchaket Slough, according to Aditi Shenoy, the Soil...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-07/invasive-plant-spreads-interior-alaska-
State
Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks

...that elodea has been found in Totchaket Slough, a small side stream of the Tanana River...do not know how it got into Totchaket Slough. There's a lot of speculation, but...in a half-mile section of Totchaket Slough, according to Aditi Shenoy, the Soil...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-04/invasive-plant-spreads-interior-alaska-
State
Empire Editorial: Strong action needed to avoid repeat of Challenger sinking

...even the authority to fine Mr. Robinson for littering.In places like Bethel, which has a dumping ground called Steamboat Slough, the problem of derelict and abandoned boats long ago broke the surface of public awareness.In Juneau, we're just starting...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-15/empire-editorial-strong-action-needed
Opinion
One month on, wreck of tugboat Challenger isn't moving anytime soon

...Edwardson said.The Challenger isn't a unique case. Across the state are hundreds of derelict boats. In Bethel's Steamboat Slough alone are dozens of decaying hulls. DNR is in charge of what happens on state lands - in the Challenger's case, it's the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-12/one-month-wreck-tugboat-challenger-isnt
Local
My Turn: Responsibility for abandoned and derelict vessels in Alaska

...hazards to navigation.I recently checked a website that showed 31 derelict vessels and barges in the Bethel area (Steamboat Slough).Anyone who thinks we do not have a problem should visit this website: www.AlaskaCleanHarbors.org. Click on the link...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-08/my-turn-responsibility-abandoned-and-
Opinion
End of winter heralds arrive of mosquitoes

...mosquitoes overwinter as eggs, deposited by the female in just about any place that water can accumulate. Alaska's many sloughs, bogs and marshes provide an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, much to the misery of human and animal alike. Mosquitoes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/end-winter-heralds-arrive-mosquitoes
State
On the Trails: Findings on dredge islands include a stranded octopus

...and assorted other trashy bits. Overhead, a group of eagles and crows circled peaceably.We flushed several snipe from the sloughs that cross the wetland. A female harrier coursed in and out of the trees on the smaller islands, probably on her way north...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/trails-findings-dredge-islands-inclu
Outdoors

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