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On the Trails: Trailside scrapbook

...when the ice retreated, about 15,000 years ago.Where there was lovely, fresh snow on the ground, the snowshoe hares near Steep Creek had been very busy. Their highways led hither and thither, especially among the young spruces. Out on the silt and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/trails-trailside-scrapbook
Outdoors
'Dreams' and 'cabin fever'

...generally speaking, love to build things, and there are few bigger challenges than carving a road through North America's steepest, deepest fjord," Ferry said in an email.Dennis Egan said the idea of a road connecting Juneau to the rest of the state...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dreams-and-cabin-fever
Local
Personal income in Alaska drops 3.2 percent

ANCHORAGE - Alaska had the steepest recent fall of personal income of any state, according to a federal agency. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062309/reg_453703593.shtml
Empire Editorial: What is the cost of beauty?

...Proceeds won't disappear - they'll be put toward projects in and around the center. Fish habitat will be restored at Steep Creek and the center will take steps toward becoming a place for climate change education. Neary said 90 percent of earnings...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-17/empire-editorial-what-cost-beauty
Opinion
Keep an eye on avalanche dangers

...by loose snow sluffs off of rocks, trees, and even simply by more windloading. Most of this slide activity is limited to steeper pitches and open areas. The deeper weak layers of instability appear to be gaining strength. As (Thursday's) winds die...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022511/reg_790658368.shtml
Regional News
iPods and iTunes abound on Eaglecrest

On powder days at Eaglecrest, skiers and riders scour the slopes - down the steepest runs and gullies, over rollers and through the trees, ending with groomers in the afternoon when muscles are spent. A hike along...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013108/mus_242140937.shtml
Governor, lawmakers seek gas investigation

...Gov. Sarah Palin and two state senators are asking for an investigation into why Alaska's gasoline prices are so much steeper than anywhere else in the nation. They asked Attorney General Talis Colberg to look into why Alaskans are paying about 75...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081308/reg_318134347.shtml
Finding a way out of the wilderness

...majorities in 2006, we followed it up Tuesday night with even steeper losses in Congress. In January, Democrats will enjoy lopsided...defined in the public mind by the Bush presidency. We've got a steep hill to climb. Much of the backroom maneuvering and media speculation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110608/opi_352837399.shtml
Thanks for your help during our move

...life-saver as we had to move our belongings up and down Third Street, which is a very steep climb. The engineering department told us that our street is the steepest in Juneau. Admiralty Construction's on-site foreman was also very helpful and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062708/nei_296264666.shtml
Mt. Roberts Race slated for Saturday

...are expecting a fast and muddy race Saturday. Recent work on the trail has replaced some of the switchbacks with shorter, steeper sections of Mount Roberts Trail, and the shortened course could result in record times. The race is held later in the year...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2011-08-11/mt-roberts-race-slated-saturday
Sports

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