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Deer outlook, reports positive

...said it appears deer are recovering from a harsh 2006-2007 winter. Snowfall at the Juneau International Airport that year reached a record of 197.8 inches; the following winter also had an above-average snowpack. Doe season closed early...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/deer-outlook-reports-positive
Outdoors
Researcher: Some rivers' salmon at risk

...could impact salmon fry and egg survival. Periods of low water flow will also likely last longer, the paper said."That winter snow is really our summer reservoir," Shanley said in a release about his findings. "It not only puts water in the river...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/researcher-some-rivers-salmon-risk
Outdoors
The littlest Mermaids

...at Augustus Brown."I love the water," Secor said. "I have a romantic affair with it."Summer classes have ended but winter evening classes will start Sept. 9 and Saturday classes are also available. Interested participants should contact the Dimond...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-19/littlest-mermaids
Sports
Survey: Augustus Brown pool needs $5.5M in repairs

...keep putting things off."The full Assembly will probably discuss pool funding at a Committee of the Whole work session this winter, Wanamaker said. The Assembly Finance Committee will then consider it in the FY 2016 funding cycle."I think in 2016 at...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-18/survey-augustus-brown-pool-needs-55m-re
Local
State doesn't have money to replace Gustavus float

...The state transportation department still doesn't know what caused the failure of a $1 million steel float in Gustavus last winter. It also doesn't have the funds to replace it, and timber floats are in use instead.Kirk Miller supervises marine design...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-13/state-doesn%E2%80%99t-have-money-replac
State
First downhill mountain bike trail planned in Juneau

...similar feeling to powder skiing in the winter," Kreinheder said. "It's a summer...top of Hooter will make the ski area's winter operations easier, Lillard said. It'll...of Engineers permits over the fall and winter.If all goes well with permitting, fundraising...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/first-downhill-mountain-bike-trail-p
Outdoors
Pure Sole: Girls and boys on ice

...last three years for the comp squad Team Alaska.She will again join that team and play out of Fairbanks through the fall and winter, flying back and forth between the two towns much like she cruises matter-of-factly from end to end on frozen water...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-14/girls-and-boys-ice
Sports
'The Boreal Feast' book signing at Rainbow Foods Aug. 23

...Territory.Genest has lived in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory since 1994, where she moved from her hometown of Toronto in search of winter. She has written about food and culture for the past 25 years, and cooked ever since she can remember. Her previous book...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-14/boreal-feast-book-signing-rainbow-foods-a
Art
My Turn: 'Yes' vote gives Alaska time to get it right

...now actively developing Point Thomson. Because the state held firm, more than 730 people were employed on the site this past winter and 92 companies are contracting with the project, 80 percent of which are Alaskan (Juneau Empire, Aug. 3, 2014). This...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-17/my-turn-yes-vote-gives-alaska-time-ge
Letters
On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...more than half of his crew of 160 sailors had died.When Bering's expedition was stranded in the Commander Islands in the winter of 1741-42, scurvy - already a problem on board the ship - became even more serious, killing off a number of men. Georg...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/trails-scourge-scurvy
Outdoors

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