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On the Trails: As winter falls away, bears, hooters, mountain goats appear again

...fringes have dispersed, and we now hear the familiar song from many points in the forest, as they set up their breeding territories. Song sparrows are singing, too, a trifle rustily, but soon to be in good voice. Steller's jays are now seen commonly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/trails-winter-falls-away-bears-hoote
Outdoors
Alaska Editorial: YouTube the perfect venue for Murkowski video

...percent of Alaska, the largest state, which is twice the size of the second largest and about a fifth of the United States territory.The challenge for Alaskans is that the federal government controls nearly 61 percent of the state. Federal officials make...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-25/alaska-editorial-youtube-perfect-venu
Opinion
'One Sitka Summer" author to give readings

...Sitka Bay in 1867. Eliza believes the idea of helping her family establish a new Evangelical Brethren Church in the Alaska Territory is exciting, but she soon realizes serving God is much more difficult than she imagined. For more information, visit...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/one-sitka-summer-author-give-readings
Art
Off and mushing

...push the race's start north, bypassing a mountain range.Canadian rookie Rob Cooke, who hails from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, was the first musher to leave Fairbanks as fans looked on from the starting gate and along the expressway.The Iditarod...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-10/and-mushing
Sports
Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...promised a share of power.American officials believe U.S. bombing can help dislodge Islamic State militants from Iraqi territory in the short term, but they fear that group, or some other virulent Sunni insurgency, will simply re-emerge after the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/major-piece-anti-strategy-stalled
Not For Web
Century old law returns to fund forest communities

...Secure Rural Schools funding, which had provided states and territories roughly $330 million annually. SRS funding was intended...244,726 and total money distributed to all states and territories was $300,048,590.Last year, Juneau received $728...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/century-old-law-returns-fund-forest-com
State
Hawaii, Alaska, territories team up on Jones Act

...Representatives from the impacted states and territories met in a videoconference Thursday...waiver for noncontiguous states and territories. Slom said it costs about $790 to...Puerto Rico," Lopez Leon said.The territory of Guam is currently exempt from the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-17/hawaii-alaska-territories-team-jones-ac
State | AK legislature
Arts calendar

...woman recruits a loathsome drifter (Tommy lee Jones) to help transport three insane women across the unforgiving Nebraska Territories so that they may find sanctuary with a compassionate minister and his wife in this drama directed and co-written by Tommy...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-01/arts-calendar
Art
Wildlife Spy: Romance in the bird world

...produce more offspring. A partner can help defend a larger territory, so the pair has more resources. Pairing up year after year...go out at night, you may hear owls hooting to defend their territories or spending quality time with their mate.Although they don't...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/wildlife-spy-romance-bird-world
Outdoors
Arts calendar

...woman recruits a loathsome drifter (Tommy lee Jones) to help transport three insane women across the unforgiving Nebraska Territories so that they may find sanctuary with a compassionate minister and his wife in this drama directed and co-written by Tommy...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-08/arts-calendar
Art

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