Alaska Electric Light & Power Inc. has purchased a piece of equipment - a long-range receiver that mounts to a helicopter - that will make avalanche rescues faster, more efficient and less dangerous for rescue workers.
The approaching snow season seems to be on many people's minds lately. This is not a surprise. The days are getting shorter, temperatures are dipping to sub-freezing and snow on the hills around us is visible from town.
The Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center was one of eight organization nationwide selected for an award by the Coalition for Recreational Trails this month. The Center was honored for excellence in the Communication and Education award category for avalanche education programs carried out using grant funding from federal recreational trail safety programs.
JUNEAU - The Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center has teamed up with local experts to present the Southeast Alaska Snow Avalanche Workshop for outdoor enthusiasts beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at Centennial Hall.
I commend the city of Juneau for partially funding the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center so that it may operate, albeit on a limited basis, an avalanche forecasting system.
Student symphony holds autumn concerts Saturday and Sunday, Avalanche center shows ski, snowboard film this Friday & Girl Scout conference, 'Growing Girls to Greatness,' starts Thursday
Friends, it is November in Juneau, here's your best bet: Use your accumulated leave time to go to Mexico and surf. If you are stuck here this weekend with the wind a howlin' and the rain a pourin' and the darkness apocalyptically increasin,' you can be like me and eat tuna casserole in your pajamas in front of PBS or you can go see the Tuvan throat-singers.
ANCHORAGE - Alaska still doesn't have an avalanche forecast center, but more Southcentral information will be available this winter thanks to the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center. Forest Service Glacier District snow ranger Carl Skustad said the federal agency aims to provide Alaskans the best information it has on Turnagain Pass and surrounding areas - as well as other forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula.
Skiers and snowboarders at Eaglecrest Ski Area and in Juneau's backcountry no longer have to leave home to find out what snow conditions are like on Douglas Island.
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