Juneau mono-skier Joe Tompkins left for the hills and slopes of Aspen, Colo., on Tuesday to concentrate on a possible U.S. Paralympics National team slot at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.
One athlete 10 events - Thunder Mountain High School graduate (2013) Nick Bursell is still training in the Juneau area before heading off to attend Western Washington University in Bellingham where he hopes to compete for the Vikings as a Track & Field decathlon athlete. Traditional decathlon events include the 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and 1500 meters. Older brother Zachary Bursell runs cross country and distance events for the Vikings.
Juneau does not have enough affordable housing for senior citizens, the general manager of the St. Vincent de Paul Society told the Juneau Commission on Aging Thursday morning, but a solution could be on the way.
FAIRBANKS - The president of the Arctic Winter Games International Committee says he has been impressed by Fairbanks officials and their bid for the 2014 games.
Illustrators Jon Klassen and Chris Appelhans will be in town this weekend to lead a visual storytelling presentation and workshop, in a visit sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the JUMP Society. JUMP Society's Pat Race said the events are geared toward filmmakers, illustrators, cartoonists, storyboarders, writers and anyone else interested in how stories are told through a sequence of images.
There's a capital city in the rainy Pacific Northwest that is accessible only by ferry and air.
Despite wearing a cast on his left hand to protect a broken thumb, Juneau's Matt Beedle finished in fourth place overall during a series of four U.S. Telemark Ski Association races last weekend in Crested Butte, Colo.
JUNEAU - Eaglecrest Ski Area is hosting a Winter Fireworks Spectacular Saturday in honor of this year's Winter Olympics being held in Vancouver.
FAIRBANKS - The Arctic Winter Games International Committee can expect a warm welcome in Fairbanks.
Richard Harpham is a man who finishes what he begins. The founder of the Big 5 Kayak Challenge, a small group of like-minded adventurers, Harpham passed through the capital city last week on his way north to connect the legs of two of his earlier expeditions. The trip will take Harpham and his team from Juneau to Skagway via kayak, on foot along the Chilkoot Trail to British Columbia, and rafting to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. In July of 2009 he kayaked the Inside Passage from Vancouver Island to Glacier Bay, and in 2010 he canoed the Yukon River.
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