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Juneau argues Road pros, but mostly cons at hearing

...mitigate that with avalanche sheds, high embankments, bridges and blasting. It also plans to plow the road every time it snows.Michelle Kaelke said there's no way DOT can make the road safe year-round."There's absolutely no way I'd take my...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-15/juneau-argues-road-pros-mostly-cons-hea
Local
UAA alum cast in 'Les Miserables"

...around Anchorage," he said. "A couple have visited before, but a lot of them are California natives who have never even seen snow."Originally from the Philadelphia area, Pierce first came to Anchorage on a two-year internship to direct a church choir...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/uaa-alum-cast-les-miserables
State
Part I: 2014 Juneau trail roundup

As the snows retreat and access to our local...from the cabin, a patch of snow that as of last week will have...trail is currently clear of snow and is located at Glacier Highway...you'll encounter a little snow. The snowpack is walkable...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-23/2014-juneau-trail-roundup-part-i
Outdoors
What's in bloom?

...is on of spring's early gems. This bulbous member of the Corydalis or Fumewort genus often starts growing before the snows have melted. They are one of the first flowers of spring to follow the crocus. The flowers come in dark pink, red, shades...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-02/whats-bloom
Outdoors
A Trip South: The final pass

...winter. That is, as long as it snows. Luckily I avoided riding through the snow today, but it felt like a narrow...like a certain and imminent snow storm. The sky was dull, a...desires.I half expected the snow to come during lunch, but I...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-13/trip-south-final-pass
Outdoors
Plow trailer expected to cut snow-clearing times

...roads faster.Plow drivers in Fairbanks are awaiting the next snow dump to debut the state's new Viking Cives-brand tow plow...Daily News-Miner reported.A conventional front-mounted snow plow truck tows the trailer. The trailer carries a snowplow...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/plow-trailer-expected-cut-snow-clearing
State
On the Trails: Thanksgiving week strolls

We had deep cold, then big snows and then huge rain, and now...we saw a long groove in the snow, way too loopy and curvy to...taking advantage of the shallower snow in the ruts between the deep...the foot of Nugget Falls. The snow was sufficiently soft making...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-13/trails-thanksgiving-week-strolls
Outdoors
On the Trails: Midwinter rambles

...January brought us some wonderful snow, deep and fluffy. Of course...turning the low-elevation snows to heavy, hard-to-shovel...sending down great lumps of snow from the trees. Very disappointing...trolls" by the great loads of snow they bore (but these trolls...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-02-10/trails-midwinter-rambles
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Northern Alaska joins the cryosphere

...drastic change of the year. Ankle-deep snow covers the North Campus and most of Interior...frozen piecrust, are silent. The wet snow soaked the crunch out of leaves. It's...returned to its most common mode. This snow may stick until April.Interior Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/alaska-science-forum-northern-alaska
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...in Southeast are recovering well, management biologists have said, after weathering a hard winter in 2006-07 when record snows blanketed the region and buried food sources. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has done well in managing this resource...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/empire-editorial-harvest-season-upon-
Opinion

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