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Photo by Mark Kelley
Juneau photographer Mark Kelley won the Adventure Category of the 2013 Windland Smith Rice International Awards with this image, "Vernal Falls Rainbow," from Yosemite National Park.

Mark Kelley gets photo in Smithsonian exhibit

Local photographer Mark Kelley has received the biggest award of his career, landing a photograph in an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

by MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

On the Trails: Frosty paradise

The trail through Cowee Meadows to the cabin and the beach has seen significant improvement (thank you, State Parks!), with more to come. In mid-November, red squirrels were belatedly and busily carrying nest material for a winter snuggery.
Mary Willson

Off the Beaten Path: Quest for snow

Lately I've noticed many folks, skis strapped to their backpacks, wandering the streets and trails with looks of desperation tinged with excitement. Teachers, doctors, lawyers, construction workers and others stare at the mountains,...
BJORN DIHLE

Alaska Science Forum: Villager's remains led to 1918 flu breakthrough

The revival of the virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish flu, the killer of millions of people, was the end of a long journey for Johan Hultin.
NED ROZELL

USFS reminds citizens of winter ice, cave safety

As winter approaches and temperatures continue to drop, the Forest Service is reminding people to keep safety in mind when visiting the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area, according to a release from the agency.

Montana Creek Road sees seasonal closure, parking expanded

The City and Borough of Juneau has closed Montana Creek Road for the winter season for the portion beyond the gate at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range.

Grants available honoring 150th anniversary of Alaska Purchase

The Alaska Historical Commission has $125,000 available for matching grants to plan and prepare for the 150th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase in 2017, according to a release from the state this week.

Duck stamp legislation passes with exemption

Legislation to address the price of federal duck stamps, a permit required to hunt migratory waterfowl, passed the House of Representatives today with an amendment included by Alaskan Congressman Don Young to exempt Alaskan subsistence...

Thanksgiving turkey shoot event Saturday

Don't worry, folks. No live turkeys will not be shot at this annual event, happening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, but participants will have a chance to try their hand at shooting events that involve a bit of both luck and...

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