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Pure Sole: Unbreakable

...Juneau Community Charter School's eighth-grade class field trip to Fairbanks and Denali Park.I have hiked in the mountains there ... and run there.I went from detesting running in my youth to devouring Twitter and Facebook searching for...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-25/unbreakable
Sports
Haines business crafts locally sourced skis

...good for long traverses - Kraft and several friends have been completing a series of trips "linking a route through the mountains from Haines to the Aleutians," which will eventually total 1200 miles - much of it on Fairweather Ski Works skis...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-25/haines-business-crafts-unique-locally-sou
Art
Alaska Science Forum: A yearly flood into the Gulf of Alaska

...discharge, it is the 10th largest river on the planet. The Yukon, which we tend to think of as big, is 41st.So, the mountains and rainforests of southern Alaska are dumping a lot of water into the ocean. What does that mean? Fresh water helps...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-20/alaska-science-forum-yearly-flood-gu
Outdoors
Local runners compete in Susitna 100

...With not training as much as I did last year, it didn't prepare me for this race.""It was similar to a day in the mountains in Juneau with friends," Elliott said.Each year, weather favors one skill set over another, and the 100-mile...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-17/local-runners-compete-susitna-100
Sports
Juneau Nordic Ski Team preparing for Buckwheat

...register online at www.buckwheatskiclassic.com and clicking on the Race Entry tab. Printed forms are available at The Mountain Shop in Skagway, Coast Mountain Sports in Whitehorse, Lutak Lumber in Haines and Foggy Mountain Outfitters in Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-20/juneau-nordic-ski-team-preparing-buckw
Sports
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down for Feb. 16, 2015

...kinetic mindset enjoyed Eaglecrest Ski Area's annual winter fireworks display. Even if it was a little bit wet, even if the snow was hard to find, it's a joy to see light and color paint the mountains and skyscape of Douglas Island.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-16/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-f
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: Part 2: The Ghost of Allen Hasselborg

...shore through sleet and whitecapped waves. An avalanche, sounding like the engines of a passenger plane, swept down the mountain and poured into the ocean in front of me. Near hypothermic, I made soup and a hot drink before lying in my sleeping...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/beaten-path-part-2-ghost-allen-hasse
Outdoors
Eaglecrest's Porcupine Chair to re-open

...postponed until snow conditions allow. The Snow Bus will be operating. To celebrate winter and welcome the community up to the mountain the Annual Winter Fireworks Spectacular will be held as scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 14. The festivities get started...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/eaglecrests-porcupine-chair-re-open
Outdoors
Downtown and Douglas get gusty

...Meteorologist Tim Steffen said. "It causes a really tight pressure gradient and cold air from Canada to blow over the mountains ... (it's then) forced down and descends onto the water - the Gastineau Channel in the downtown and Douglas area...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-05/downtown-and-douglas-get-gusty
Local
Alaska senators try to give Mount McKinley its Native name

...Murkowski and Sullivan stressed that the mountain has a longer known history with...to an Alaska Native woman, said the mountain was already named thousands of...have many friends and family, the mountain is not theirs to name," Sullivan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/alaska-senators-try-give-mount-mckinley
State

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