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On the Trails: Dredge Islands

...Postglacial uplift has raised the islands well above the reach of the tides...diversified community of plants. Most of the islands are now capped with stands of vigorous...banks. A characteristic of most of the islands we visited was what might be called...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/trails-dredge-islands
Outdoors
Deer outlook, reports positive

...ADF&G's spring survey of deer pellets on Douglas Island, which predict a general year-to-year trend, indicate the island's population is a little lower than last season, but not by much, she said. Because of its office move, Juneau's...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/deer-outlook-reports-positive
Outdoors
Kiatcha Lie

...the Russian and Inupiat words for "princess." Kiatcha grew up loving life in several Alaska villages - especially the island village Shishmaref. She rode on dog teams. She was bilingual as a child speaking Inupiat as well as English. Her Inupiat...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172157363
True Tongass 'transition' would increase local jobs per log cut

...Big Thorne goes ahead, local mills on Prince of Wales will see their sustainable timber supply get shipped right off the island for short-term profits. We hope that Forrest Cole, and the smart and experienced group of stakeholders in the Tongass...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-12/true-tongass-transition-would-increas
Opinion
Westwood, McIlroy ride momentum in Valhalla

...despite taking a double bogey on the 13th hole when his drive landed in a divot and his next shot to the island green didn't find the island.Phil Mickelson played alongside Woods and rallied for a 69.For Woods, it was the second straight...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-08/westwood-mcilroy-ride-momentum-valhall
Sports
My Turn: Muskoxen are a conservation success

...a national wildlife reserve. While circumnavigating the island in an outboard craft resembling a Boston Whaler, the...the boat and returned to Mekoryuk, the only village on the island. The entire hunt, from portal to portal, took about...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-08/my-turn-muskoxen-are-conservation-suc
Opinion
Glacier Bay gull egg legislation signed into law

...homeland and transmitting stories, moral codes and cultural traditions to the younger generation. In particular, the islands in lower Glacier Bay called K'wat' Aani (Land of the Seagull Eggs) are thought to produce richer, more abundant...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/glacier-bay-gull-egg-legislation-sig
Outdoors
A Southeast Adventure: Kayaking Tracy Arm

...the boat arrived, we saw our first whale of the trip, a humpback that dove deep and flashed its tail as it rounded the island.I may not have tricked by brother into moving here yet, but Tracy Arm sure is a good start.? Contact Outdoors...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/southeast-adventure-kayaking-tracy-a
Outdoors
August First Friday Art Walk

...inevitable travel, and caring for my elderly mother," the artist said in a release. "I am thrilled to be back on the island and working on my smaller oil paintings."Writer prefers to paint outdoors, working directly from the scene, and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-31/august-first-friday-art-walk
Art
Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program book review Week 5 winners

...Company.He read "The End" by Lemony Snicket. He wrote, "One fascinating part of this book is when they live on the island with their new baby." Douglas Library winnersSarah Hartsock, age 12, won a water bottle from Nugget Alaskan Outfitter...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-20/public-libraries-summer-reading-pro
Neighbors

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