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The value of volunteer firefighters

...vehicle accidents, learning and practicing leadership skills, team building, rescues on water or ice, rescues on our trail systems, setting up incident command systems, consulting with other communities, supporting emergency responders at scenes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-11/value-volunteer-firefighters
Opinion
Photo: Family hike

Chip, Adelie, and Missy McMillan watch their footing as they begin a family hike Sunday on the Perseverance Trail. "It is one of our favorite trails," Chip McMillan said. "The Juneau trail systems are one of our favorite things ... about living in Juneau."

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101309/loc_504191632.shtml
Denali planning for temporary ban on pet goats

...they are on leashes up to 6 feet long. But he said many parks have individual bans on pets in certain areas, like trail systems.Since the park service doesn't define pets by individual species, a goat technically is treated the same as a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/denali-planning-temporary-ban-pet-goats
State
Youth run to new heights

...roughly 30 miles out of Juneau in the main lodge and cabins of the Eagle River United Methodist Camp. A series of trail systems nestled in the wilderness surrounding the camp help disconnect, to some extent, the modern world from the wonders...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-01/youth-run-new-heights
Sports
State Briefs

Snowmachine and cross-country trails ready for use JUNEAU - Two trail systems designed for winter motorized use are open to snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles. The Lake Creek Trail near Back Loop Road...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012803/sta_stbriefs.shtml
News
Switzer Creek Loop Trail improved

...as roads because they provide immediate escape into the natural world away from cars and highways. Well-planned trail systems even play a role in transportation, making it possible to run errands or get to public transportation without getting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080201/Out_Trail.shtml
Out
Cathy's voice needed

...excursion operators the ability to deliver a great tour experience, allowed our guests access to Juneau's great trail systems and respected the needs of the community. This was the first and only successful tourism plan that designated public...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102802/let_letter19.shtml
Opinion
Snow and grooming report for Juneau-area trails

...system. ? Mendenhall Glacier Campground, lake and adjacent areas: Mendenhall Lake, campground and the Dredge Lake trail systems were set Wednesday. Skiers reported conditions as excellent and classic skiing from Dredge Lake to Campground is very...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031111/out_797653399.shtml
Outdoors
Play for free this Saturday

...Crews with SAGA and the U.S. Forest Service have invited locals of all ages to help connect this new trail to the trail systems of the Mendenhall Valley. Beginning at 9 a.m. in the Mendenhall Visitor Center bus parking lot, off of Glacier...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092410/out_711593802.shtml
Outdoors
The Empire Cup runneth over

...and more than 38 from ages 11-13; that bodes well for the future of running in Juneau. It also bodes well for the trail systems in Juneau as runners are among some of the most gregarious outdoor trailblazers and they respect the paths on which...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-11-28/empire-cup-runneth-over
Sports

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