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A Favorite Trail for Every Situation

...Jumbo Trail is my favorite. I don't know that I have ever run so quickly to a more majestic mountain peak so close to the edge of any town. Sure, the trail is off the charts steep and rugged, but if I put my head down and hike steady, I can...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-27/favorite-trail-every-situation
Sports
Arctic domes extend growing season on Kenai Peninsula

...and use 30 percent more radiant heat than a rectangular structure, said Lark Ticen, whose 20-foot wide dome is on the edge of her Kenai property.As snow fell outside, water dripped from the ceiling of her dome, saturating thawed soil. She...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/arctic-domes-extend-growing-season-kena
State
Off the Beaten Path: Wood bison are back; it's a big deal

...was injured beyond repair, out of its misery. A few hours later, I nervously approached a dozen wood bison feeding at the edge of the forest. They paused and idly watched me. It felt like I was looking through a portal into a lost world. I slowly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/beaten-path-wood-bison-are-back-its-
Outdoors
Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf

...affecting whales and other marine life that live near the coast. It extends from 50 miles to about 350 miles offshore, to the edge of the Outer Continental Shelf, said Bill Brown, the bureau's chief environmental officer.In Alaska, the proposed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/feds-eye-oil-gas-drilling-east-coast-al
State
Former mine manager convicted of Clean Water Act violations

...the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Pate, 63, of Spokane, Washington, was general manager of the mine on the edge of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge from February 2010 to June 2012.The mine's owner, XS Platinum, also has been...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/former-mine-manager-convicted-clean-wat
State
Becoming Alaskan: How I got schooled in the art of aurora-spotting

...On this particular February 2014 evening there were no bears of any kind at the top of Ptarmigan Chair. Perched on the edge of the hill, my friends and I sat in view of the Eaglecrest Day Lodge, the flickering specks of light from Juneau off...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-15/becoming-alaskan-how-i-got-schooled
Neighbors
Off the Beaten Path: Going expedition-style on the Mendenhall wetlands

...rounded a bend and a bald eagle, a symbol of wildness, hovered above. The remains of a small buck lay scattered along the edge of the trail. Mallards, Canadian geese and pine siskins flew about and filled the world with calls of desperation...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-13/beaten-path-going-expedition-style-m
Outdoors
Burmeister has lead in Iditarod, first to leave Galena

...the same name. Since the Iditarod was forced to a nearly all-river-ice trail this year, some feel he might have the edge.On being singled out as someone to watch, Kaiser said: "There's always pressure, but there's pressure regardless...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-13/burmeister-has-lead-iditarod-first-lea
Sports
Off the Beaten Path: Part 2: The Ghost of Allen Hasselborg

...Island during low tide and followed two deer feeding along the edge of alders. I cast for dolly varden for a while but had...protection of Mole Harbor. More than a dozen deer fed along the edge of the forest, sometimes beneath the orange flagging marking...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/beaten-path-part-2-ghost-allen-hasse
Outdoors
The Road's new price tag: $4 million

...try to eliminate any of those potential conflicts,"John MacKinnon said in the article. "It is best to know where the edge of the cliff is."Anna MacKinnon said her marriage to John does not in any way color her opinions of the Road and does...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-03/roads-new-price-tag-4-million
Local

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