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No sign of person who shouted for help at glacier

...Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls waterfall. It's easily accessible from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The mountains that surround the glacier, however, are steep and rugged terrain.Authorities asked hikers and visitors to keep...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-30/no-sign-person-who-shouted-help-glacier
Local
Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

...the peak, I'd spend a few moments running through my sick line, call "Dropping!", and effortlessly fly down the mountain like it was a giant playground. Possibly with a 180 or two thrown in, you know, for fun.For whatever reason, I...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-29/becoming-alaskan-living-heli-ski-da
Neighbors
Wilderness Safety Challenge coming to Juneau

...of the great things about living in Alaska is being able to get out in the backcountry and to be able to experience the mountains," Debra McGhan, the executive director of the Valdez-based AAIC, said. "But unfortunately we've had hundreds...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/wilderness-safety-challenge-coming-june
Local
Eaglecrest Ski Area wraps up season early

...rain have continued to melt snow on the lower part of the mountain.Lillard said the demand is starting to slow as people...closing, an event scheduled for Saturday - GCI's Day at the Mountain - is still on, and will include music, a barbecue...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-24/eaglecrest-ski-area-wraps-season-early
Local
GCI, Eaglecrest to host 'Day on the Mountain' Saturday

...Alaska Food Bank and attendees are asked to bring canned foods for donation. To make it easy to carry canned goods to the mountain, reusable tote bags are available at any GCI location or Fred Meyer. For more information, check out the event link...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/gci-eaglecrest-host-day-mountain-sat
Outdoors
What's in Bloom: Ruby giant

...tommasinianus, which often sends its blossoms up through the snow and is commonly referred to as snow crocus. Native to the mountains of southern Europe, it is named in honor of Muzo Giuseppe Spirito de Tommasini (1794-1879), a noted botanist...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/whats-bloom-ruby-giant
Outdoors
City's citizens save the trees

...Tuesday they packed the City Hall chambers."We consider the mountain ash trees an integral ... part of the landscape architecture...that the streets division would like to also remove the Mountain Ash trees for easier snow plowing.When the Jackson...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/citys-citizens-save-trees
Local
Artists Selected for Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency

...as a park ranger on the Chilkoot Trail for Parks Canada and growing up on the Haines Road allowed her much time in the mountains where she cultivated a deep love of her rugged home.The three artists were selected among 108 applicants."We are...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25-4
Art
Symphony conductor candidate #3 to lead concerts

...he lives, is similar."The orchestra where I am and the community where I am are quite similar. We don't have the mountains or the bears or the glaciers or the salmon... but the communities are small .. I love having the connections with...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25-2
Art
Buckwheat Ski Classic hits the ski trails this weekend

...include the Municipality of Skagway CVB & Rec. Center, Salree, Inc., White Pass & Yukon Route, Alaska Shirt Co., The Mountain Shop, Elliott Financial Management, Holland America, Princess Cruises, Duff's Backcountry Outfitters, The Skagway...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/buckwheat-ski-classic
Art

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