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Alaska Science Forum: Discoveries at Serpentine Hot Springs

...what archeologists refer to as "fluting," are not found everywhere. The delicate technique, used to streamline the rock, is on stone points from the oldest sites in North America, like in Clovis, New Mexico. Archaeologists had found fluted...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/alaska-science-forum-discoveries-ser
Outdoors
Photo: Crossbill sighting

A white-winged Crossbill clings to the rock wall of the Pavilion at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center on Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-20/photo-crossbill-sighting
Local
On the Trails: Skunk cabbage and its sex change abilities

Decent weather in early April encouraged several low-elevation jaunts. The Parks and Recreation hikers went to the rock peninsula on the west side of Mendenhall Lake, stopping for lunch amid a fine display of purple mountain saxifrage...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/trails-skunk-cabbage-and-its-sex-cha
Outdoors
Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

...standard that sustained his long touring career in the U.S., Europe and South Africa and led to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. It was a favorite at weddings - Sledge himself did the honors at a ceremony for musician...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/percy-sledge-who-sang-when-man-loves-
Not For Web
City's cruise tax wish list includes 29 items

...seawalk project ready to go to bid in July," Bartholomew said.The Seawalk would run from the Juneau-Douglas Bridge to the rock dump downtown and although its centerpiece whale sculpture was commissioned through fundraising, the Seawalk itself will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-09/citys-cruise-tax-wish-list-includes-29-
Local
Lost hikers signal searchers with headlamp

...to call for help, which spurred the Alaska State Troopers to coordinate a search. He noted it was a clear night but the rock surfaces were wet and the temperature dropped quickly."They did the right thing by calling and not trying to move where...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-20/lost-hikers-signal-searchers-headlamp
Local
Confirmed: Jupiter's moon Ganymede has a salty, underground ocean

...every time we got the same result - with no ocean present the aurorae rock by six degrees, if you add an ocean it reduces the rock to two degrees," Saur said at a news conference Thursday announcing the findings.The new technique of looking to aurorae...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/confirmed-jupiters-moon-ganymede-has-
Not For Web
Tongass Museum seeks farming and food production artifacts

...production artifacts for their upcoming exhibit, "Grown on the Rock," opening March 27. They are seeking objects from early...Those interested in loaning an artifact for "Grown on the Rock," should contact the Tongass Historical Museum at 225-5600...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-22/tongass-museum-seeks-farming-and-food-pro
Art
Tipped trailer halts traffic

...investigate, finding the vehicle lost traction on snow and ice as it drove down a steep road leading to the highway from the rock quarry. The driver reported that he tried to steer the vehicle into the guardrail when he started to slide, but that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-13/tipped-trailer-halts-traffic
Local
What the rains have wrought

...Forest Service is having an engineer take a look at the spot and suggest solutions, he said. They likely won't remove the rock, however, as they're afraid it will cause the steep hillside to "unravel." Whatever they do, they plan to fix...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-30/what-rains-have-wrought
Outdoors

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