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Threatened sea duck may be reintroduced in southwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE - A colorful, threatened sea duck whose numbers plummeted in Alaska may be reintroduced to the southwest corner of the state.The agency is taking public testimony on possible environmental effects of a plan to move breeding pairs...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-16/threatened-sea-duck-may-be-reintroduced
State
Video captures skier's 1,600-foot fall

...near vertical mountain has gone viral this week.The fall happened last April in the Neacola Mountains, about 125 miles southwest of Anchorage. McIntosh was being filmed for the Teton Gravity Research movie "Paradise Waits," which opens this week...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-11-13/video-captures-skiers-1600-foot-fall
Outdoors
Video captures skier's 1,600-foot fall down Alaska mountain

...near vertical mountain has gone viral this week.The fall happened last April in the Neacola Mountains, about 125 miles southwest of Anchorage. McIntosh was being filmed for the Teton Gravity Research movie "Paradise Waits," which opens this week...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-12/video-captures-skiers-1600-foot-fall-do
State
First snow tallies show effects of winter storm: 5 inches downtown, 10 in Valley

...disappointed. The Weather Service expects heavy rain Thursday night and Friday as predominant winds shift from the northwest to the southwest, bringing warmer air. Colder weather - possibly carrying snow - is expected to return on Saturday, freezing the soggy slush...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-18/first-snow-tallies-show-effects-winter-
Local
Snow hits Colorado, could bring tornadoes to south

...large swath of Arkansas, where heavy rain had led to standing water in Little Rock and winds caused property damage in the southwest part of the state. Tornado watches also are in effect for most of Louisiana and western Mississippi through the evening hours...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/snow-hits-colorado-could-bri
Nation and World
Schools in jeopardy

...students becomes too great a financial burden to operate. Tenakee Springs in the Chatham School District, just 50 miles southwest of Juneau, temporarily closed in 2014. The only school in Pelican faced a similar shutdown threat in 2013 when enrollment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/schools-jeopardy
State | Local | AK legislature
Alaska Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors

...seismic monitoring stations at active volcanoes throughout southwest Alaska.A lack of funding and delayed maintenance caused...Now, 176 of the observatory's 216 seismic stations in southwest Alaska are back in working order."We were able to visit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/alaska-volcano-observatory-repairs-seis
State
Fishing lodge's floatplane crashes; 3 dead

...guides and clients crashed Tuesday near a scenic lake in rural southwest Alaska, killing three of the out-of-state clients and...it went down outside the tiny town of Iliamna, 175 miles southwest of Anchorage, National Transportation Safety Board Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-15/fishing-lodges-floatplane-crashes-3-dea
State
Alaska Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors

...seismic monitoring stations at active volcanoes throughout southwest Alaska.A lack of funding and delayed maintenance caused...Now, 176 of the observatory's 216 seismic stations in southwest Alaska are back in working order."We were able to visit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-16/alaska-volcano-observatory-repairs-seis
State
U.S. House to probe Pebble denial

...science committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will probe the EPA's denial of a permit for the Pebble Mine in Southwest.In a letter sent Wednesday to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas and chairman of the committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-14/us-house-probe-pebble-denial
State

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