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Study: Climate change will extend tourism

...lay the golden eggs," Convey said.The winter season will grow shorter, allowing less time for winter sport tourism, and avalanches could become...Alaska's visitor numbers. Also, a shorter winter means a longer summer, when most visitors...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-31/study-climate-change-will-extend-touris
Local
Mariners continue to frustrate with lack of runs

...near-crippling extent.Free agency hasn't changed it. The Mariners signed Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract over the winter, and yet are on pace to score 622 runs in 2014 - two fewer than last season. That's not an indictment of Cano, who has...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-30/mariners-continue-frustrate-lack-runs
Sports
Bearfest takes army of volunteers, one general

...celebrations.Bearfest, commercial fishing and a tourism business are a lot of work, but Ettefagh piles on another job. Each winter, she returns to the Bering Sea to manage the Unalaska Fleet Cooperative, a fleet of pollock trawlers that deliver to Alyeska...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/bearfest-takes-army-volunteers-one-gene
Local
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 Play Trailer 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

Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...and secret grazing grounds. Deer in Southeast are recovering well, management biologists have said, after weathering a hard winter in 2006-07 when record snows blanketed the region and buried food sources. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has done...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/empire-editorial-harvest-season-upon-
Opinion
Parnell picks apart issues

...for the state both in revenue and in affordable energy, particularly in the Interior where costs skyrocket during the cold winter months.That hope has existed for decades, but it came one step closer to becoming a reality last week when the project partners...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/parnell-picks-apart-issues
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