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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
Homer residents look to stop local beach abuse

...The city prohibits vehicles in areas like Beluga Slough, Mariner Park Slough, the end of the Spit and the east end of Mud Bay...noted Adele Person at the meeting.The Beluga Slough area of the beach also has some U.S. Government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/homer-residents-look-stop-local-beach-a
State
On the Trails: Little stories on the trail

...about seven new plantlets at intervals. If they all survive the floods, there will be quite a family here.On the bank of a slough, we noticed a few old bones poking out of the moss and mud. Looking more carefully, we eventually found several vertebrae...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-31/trails-little-stories-trail
Outdoors
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
Forest Service plans to close 10 low-use cabins

...and Rezanof Lake cabins on the Sitka Ranger District; DeBoer Lake and Harvey Lake cabins on the Petersburg District; Binkley Slough Cabin on the Wrangell Ranger District; McGilvery Cabin within the Thorne Bay Ranger District; and Square Lake Cabin within...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-12/forest-service-plans-close-10-low-use-c
State
Dan Olsen's orca Wildlife Wednesday

...they're a bit yellowish and greenish in color. The water in Antarctica is cold enough that it's more difficult for them to slough off their skin.Some of them take trips to Brazil, and some researchers think the reason might be "a skin maintenance regime...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/dan-olsens-orca-wildlife-wednesday
Outdoors
On the Trails: Dredge Islands

...westernmost islands, this was new terrain for me. We waded through wide expanses of tall grass and crossed several tidal sloughs where dowitchers and yellowlegs foraged and mallards loafed on the banks. A characteristic of most of the islands we visited...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/trails-dredge-islands
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
Off the Beaten Path: Exploring the Stikine Delta by kayak, foot

...good). On a walk in the Blind Slough estuary with my good friend Sam...began exploring an expanse of sloughs, meadows and tidal flats. I...came to the first knee-deep slough. The next slough was up to my mid thigh. The next...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/beaten-path-exploring-stikine-delta-
Outdoors
The swans have returned to Southeast Alaska

...announcing, "The swans are back." The Blind Slough/Blind River drainage is about 20 minutes...the winter population. A visitor to the slough would likely observe 20 to 30 swans during...Crystal Lake Hatchery adjacent to the Blind Slough Recreation Area at Mile 18 provides excellent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111702/out_swans.shtml
Outdoors

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