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Gustavus meadows

...fireweeds. Sticklebacks darted about in a rivulet. And we found an abandoned winter nest of a vole, nestled on top of the moss; of course it was blanketed with snow in the winter.Perhaps the most captivating find was a good population of long-leaf...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/gustavus-meadows
Outdoors
Fairbanks pollution initiative to appear on ballot

...and premature death in people with heart or lung disease.Air problems in Fairbanks start with geography.Temperatures every winter reach 40 to 50 below zero. Fairbanks and nearby North Pole are partially surrounded by hills that create a bowl effect. In...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/fairbanks-pollution-initiative-appear-b
State
Bigger beach volleyball fest

...build related sport and urban infrastructure.With sparse funding, Latin American nations have traditionally lagged behind in the medal count at the Summer Olympics. A Latin American country has yet to win a medal in the Winter Olympics.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-25/bigger-beach-volleyball-fest
Sports
In the Stacks: New fiction for adults

...fiction. Here are just a few of the new titles on the shelves at the Juneau Public Libraries. "Red Winter," by Dan Smith. In the deep of winter, 1920, Kolya Levitsky has deserted the army to bring his brother Alek's body home to their village...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-24/stacks-new-fiction-adults
Art
Behind the camera

...differed from those of commercial photographers such as Lloyd Winter and E. Percy Pond."While I was already familiar with Asian...those I had seen from Alaska's commercial photographers like Winter and Pond, or Case and Draper. Kayamori, in contrast to staged...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-24/behind-camera
Art
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Now Playing Synopsis: Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with Community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Frank Grillo, Robert Redford Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Frozen (2013)

Now Playing Synopsis: After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Opens Friday, May 1, 2015 Synopsis: Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the follow-up to the ultra successful Avengers film. The picture completes Marvel Studios' Phase 2 films, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, James Spader Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Bears

Now Playing Synopsis: Disneynature's Bears takes viewers on an educational and entertaining adventure through the Alaskan wilderness, where the documentary follows a fiercely protective mama bear named Sky and her two young cubs, Amber and Scout, over the course of an entire year. Narrated by John C. Reilly, the film trails this young family as they venture down a mountain in search of sustenance, and encounter a variety of threats, including a pair of imposing male bears named Magnus and Chinook, as well as a crafty -- and very hungry -- wolf named Tikani. As the seasons shift, Sky teaches Amber and Scout the secrets to recognizing danger and foraging for food. Later, as salmon appear in the local waters, Sky attempts to build her fat reserves for the coming winter. But it won't be easy, because challenges await over every summit, and the competition for food can be fierce. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John C. Reilly Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Now Playing Synopsis: Rocky and Bullwinkle Show time-travelers Mr. Peabody and his adopted human sidekick, Sherman (voiced by Ty Burrell and Max Charles, respectively), strike out on their own for a big-screen CGI adventure in this feature directed by Rob Minkoff (The Haunted Mansion). Stephen Colbert and Allison Janney also contribute to the voice cast. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Ariel Winter Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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