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Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

...skier who was buried had triggered the avalanche Thursday afternoon. The slide traveled down about a thousand feet on the southwest face of Sunburst Ridge, located along Turnagain Pass, just south of Anchorage. His companion avoided the avalanche by riding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/skier-digs-head-out-snow-after-alaska-a
State
Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

...Tyson Chandler in what they hope will make them a contender again. Dallas is 19-8 this season but in third place in the Southwest Division and sixth in the Western Conference.The Mavericks, who won their only NBA title in 2011, have not won a playoff...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-19/celtics-trade-rondo-mavericks
Sports
For Strayed, writing 'Wild' was just the beginning

...novel and another memoir, this one about her first solo trip, before her "Wild" hike, a six-week journey through the Southwest, researching both atomic history and the years her mother lived there as a child. It also will include her life after the...

http://juneauempire.com/nicole-brodeur/2014-12-11/strayed-writing-wild-was-just-
Aunt Claudia's Dolls: New displays of contemporary art dolls

Aunt Claudia's Dolls, a Juneau museum, will be featuring new displays of contemporary art dolls, Southwest to South American figures and some futuristic acquisitions.The museum permanent collection houses the large array of Claudia...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-02/aunt-claudias-dolls-new-displays-contempo
Art
Juneau Artists Gallery: Woodwork by Les Howard

...native to Alaska -- and a handful of exotic species such as ancient Kauri from New Zealand and Algerita, a wood from the Southwest. In addition to grinders, he creates steak knives, pens and pencils, wood-stemmed wine glasses, platters and other...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-01/juneau-artists-gallery-woodwork-les-howar
Art
Tustumena revamp now available for review

...The Tustumena was built in 1964 and refurbished in 1969. It serves the communities of South Central, Kodiak Island and Southwest Alaska, home-porting in Kodiak, and is one of two ocean-class vessels in the Alaska Marine Highway System fleet. It...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/tustumena-revamp-now-available-review
State | Local
Gallery Walk 2014

...ancient Kauri from New Zealand and Algerita, a wood from the Southwest. In addition to grinders, he creates steak knives, pens...will be featuring new displays of contemporary art dolls, Southwest to South American figures and some futuristic acquisitions...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-04/gallery-walk-2014
Art
USS Anchorage to retrieve Orion capsule at sea

...setting the spacecraft up for a 20,000-mph, 4,000-degree re-entry. Splashdown will occur in the Pacific, 600 miles southwest of San Diego.A specially-trained bridge crew will be on the USS Anchorage for the mission, and the Navy says divers will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-04
State
Yakutat superintendant defends canceling season

...and Stebbins, was principal for six years at Brevig Mission and spent three years as director of special education in the Southwest Region School District."I am definitely a public educator," Gray said. "Because I believe in the public school system...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-03/yakutat-superintendant-defends-canceli
Sports
Manokotak man convicted of killing VPSO

...of a peace officer in the death of Officer Thomas Madole.Sentencing is scheduled for March.Manokotak is about 350 miles southwest of AnchorageMadole was a former Assembly of God pastor in Bethel who became a patrol officer in 2011.On March 19, 2013...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-12/manokotak-man-convicted-killing-vpso
State

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