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Kerry Howard | For the Juneau empire
A snowshoe hare is shown.

Winter whites

O ne day in late November, Parks and Recreation hikers on the West Glacier trail spotted a fairly small white beast crouched in the brush. It didn't move at first when a human approached, dashing off only at the last minute.

by Mary Willson

There's something about Juneau

Juneau has not one photographer, but two, with a photograph hanging in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Juneau photographer Richard Hebhardt estimates he's been taking pictures for close to 40 years.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Mastodons long gone from the north

A long, long time ago, a hairy elephant stomped the northland, wrecking trees and shrubs as it fed off twigs, leaves and bark.
NED ROZELL

Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014 numbers

If everything goes as forecast, Upper Cook Cook Inlet fishermen should see a total run of 5.8 million sockeye during the 2015 fishing season. Of those, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates that about 2.
RASHAH MCCHESNEY

Fisheries scholarship awarded to Alexandra Lyons

The University of Alaska Southeast Fisheries Technology program named Alexandra Lyons as its first Douglas Island Pink & Chum scholar.

Analysis: Southeast wolves aren't subspecies

Southeast Alaska's wolves aren't as unique as some may think, according to a new scientific report published.

Wild shots

The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska's wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos via email to: Outdoors editor, outdoors@juneauempire.com.
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