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Empire Editorial: Put it 'cold out'

If you're going to walk away from a fire, it better be "cold out." That's the advice given by Seth Stransky, senior firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service on the Juneau Ranger District, about four years ago.
Fourth of July Schedule

Juneau Events July 3 11:59 p.m. Fireworks display on Gastineau Channel. July 4 11 a.m. The Juneau Parade will travel through the streets of downtown Juneau in the reverse parade route.
Crystal, Glacier and Moraine lakes open to king salmon fishing

...winds through the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Trailheads to the area are located behind the U.S. Forest Service Juneau Ranger District office and near the Mendenhall River on Back Loop Road, and at the end of Dredge Lake Road. Trail...
Allure of Mendenhall Glacier masks the dangers of its face

...glacier is alive all the time, even in the coldest winter days." District Ranger Marty Marshall of the U.S. Forest Service Juneau Ranger District oversees the Mendenhall recreation area, and Ron Marvin is the visitor center director. "The ice...
Jack Marshall's Accumulated Fragments: Historically speaking, Alaska girls have always kicked butt

Editor's note: This is the second in a two -part column. The first ran Dec. 11. Beginning in 1918 and over several years, newspapers and magazines wrote about the "two girls who own and operate a gold mine.
Trail Mix invites public to monthly board meeting

...hold its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 in the main conference room of the U.S. Forest Service Juneau Ranger District office, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Rd. The public is invited to attend and to bring trail comments and...
Local writes about Spaulding Meadows recreation area

Spaulding Meadows is a shared use, world-class resource managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Juneau Ranger District. Both leg-powered and motor-powered users share enjoyment in the rolling hills, mountain views...
USFS issues friendly reminder about dog leash requirements

The U.S. Forest Service Juneau Ranger District is reminding locals this week that leashes are required at many local recreation sites. All dogs must be on a leash at all times...
Summer solstice celebrated

...for areas in the Tongass."Most fires are human caused," District Ranger Marty Marshall of the U.S. Forest Service Juneau Ranger District said. "People will put their campfire out in good faith, but they don't realize a lot of the dirt...
Gearing up for National Trails Day

...including Alaska State Parks, City and Borough of Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, and the U.S. Forest Service Juneau Ranger District, and area trail users of all types. National Trails Day is sponsored nationally by the American Hiking...


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