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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
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: Lucky days

...of flowers: pink shooting stars and yellow buttercups carpeted the open areas, with lots of yellow marsh marigolds in the sloughs. Spectacular, against the backdrop of the still-somewhat-snowy mountains. There was plenty of bear sign along the trail...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-29/trails-lucky-days
Outdoors
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
From gold rush ghost town to migratory delta

...Choquette Hot Springs.We paddled up a calm slough that ended in sandbars, bear and moose...turned into a still, almost invisible slough also known as the Ketili River. It was...miles later, we turned into the shallow slough, just moments after a boatload of screaming...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-29/gold-rush-ghost-town-migratory-delta
Outdoors
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
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
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...neighboring village about 11 miles distant. When the weather turns rough, they need an alternate route through the rivers and sloughs that mark this region. "We can't even head to the neighboring village if those beaver dams are there," Andrew said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature

...of Rochester, N.H.; and Paul A. Slough of Keller, Texas, after a day of sometimes...Lamberth effectively gave Heard, Liberty and Slough the lowest sentence possible under federal...request for sentences of up to 57 years for Slough, 51 years for Liberty and 47 years for...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-14
Not For Web
Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

...before and how deep it seemed now. As I crested the knob and made my second turn on the new face, I felt the snow start to slough and give way under my skis.Down I went, submerged to my waist in snow and waving my arms as if they were furiously rolling...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-29/becoming-alaskan-living-heli-ski-da
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