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As president comes to Anchorage, spots of Juneau rise to surface

...project to connect the Alaska Peninsula town of King Cove to an airport at Cold Bay.The road, which would run through a wilderness area of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, was rejected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Carr-Odom thinks...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/president-comes-anchorage-spots-juneau-
Local
Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

...who had been nominated for the Presidency, and that fact was the first news we received on our way out of that wonderful wilderness." His account was published a year later in the New York Sun.___Q: WAS THERE A CHALLENGE TO THE MOUNT MCKINLEY NAME...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/qa-about-decision-change-mount-mckinley
State
Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

...of ice is retreating, and environmentalists cite it as a dramatic sign of warming temperatures. He'll then trek through wilderness while being taped for an episode of the NBC show "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," which tests celebrities on their survival...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/alaska-bound-obama-renames-americas-tal
State
Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy

...the Arctic, but we are really disappointed with this decision," said Nicole Whittington-Evans, Alaska director for The Wilderness Society. "This is a point where we disagree."For many Alaskans, though, the issue comes down to dollars and cents...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/obama-walk-fine-line-climate-energy
State
Beacon leads searchers to stranded hiker

...or find themselves in an emergency situation activate a handheld beacon. Schultz said it's a great tool to have in the wilderness."Not only did the SPOT provide the locational information but you have to remember it allowed the subject to alert others...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/beacon-leads-searchers-stranded-hiker
Local
One last summer road trip for Troop 6

...were irresistible not to chase, much to the chagrin of the wilderness guide (none were caught). Great star viewing included an...food here.Day 10 ? This 16.6-mile day mixed in some wilderness first aide and search and rescue training, more cross-country...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-28/one-last-summer-road-trip-troop-6
Outdoors
Smartphone app identifies invasive weeds

...plant to be cataloged in the Alaska Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse database.In a place as large and with as much wilderness as Alaska, non-professional reporting of invasive species is important. Typically, data on invasive plants is gathered...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/smartphone-app-identifies-invasive-weed
State
Gold Medal stands tall in 2012 Alaska Hall of Fame

One man climbed the highest mountains and traveled across wildernesses. Another scampered faster than others to summits of races around the state. A group of young men chose the top of the world to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-03-16/gold-medal-stands-tall-2012-alaska-hal
Sports
Gold Medal stands tall at Alaska Hall of Fame ceremony

ANCHORAGE - One man climbed the highest mountains and traveled across wildernesses. Another scampered faster than others to summits of races around the state. A group of young men chose the top of the world to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-02-29/gold-medal-honors-anchorage
Sports
Fire crews eye weather as heat, wind build in parts of West

...reactions to poison oak while battling a 5-square mile blaze on the coast.The dreaded plant is so ubiquitous in the steep wilderness of San Luis Obispo County that crews can't avoid it, said Bennett Milloy, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-26/fire-crews-eye-weather-heat-wind-buil
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