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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
John Neary takes advantage of Wednesday's fresh snow to ski at the Mendenhall Glacier Campground as Scott Fischer of the Juneau Nordic Ski Club glooms the road.

Photos: Enjoy it while it lasts

With the arrival of enough snow to cover Eaglecrest Ski Area from top to bottom, snow enthusiasts have been taking advantage of the additional outdoor opportunities.

Tulsequah Chief ordered to get clean in three months

British Columbian officials have told the owners of a long-closed mine polluting the Taku River to come up with a plan to fix the mine's problems in the next three months. A Nov.

Trans- boundary mine deal moves forward

Lieutenant Gov. Byron Mallott on Monday shared with a citizens’ advisory group a draft copy of a statement of cooperation with British Columbia about an issue many Southeast Alaskan fishermen, environmental groups and tour operators are...

On the Trails: Another rare bird sighting - a bittern

On day in early-mid November, I was splashing and splodging around in one of the campground lakes, noting signs of beaver activity.

Alaska Science Forum: Bark beetles farther north primed for another run

Ed Berg has spent much of his life observing the natural happenings on a large peninsula (the Kenai) that juts from a larger peninsula (Alaska). The retired ecologist who worked many years for the U.S.

JGC to host annual Turkey Shoot Saturday

The public is invited to try their luck and skill at this year's Juneau Gun Club Turkey Shoot happening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Facility on Montana Creek Road.

Juneau area ski and snow report as of March 15

New snow (24 hours): • Base: 3.4 inches • Top: 4 inches New Snow (48 hours): • Base: 6.

State forestry office in Haines closing for winter

HAINES - Due to recent budget cuts, the Alaska Division of Forestry office in Haines will be closed to the public for most of the winter starting Saturday, Nov. 21, according to a state press release last week.

Applications now being accepted for Hilary Lindh Scholarship

Eaglecrest Ski Area's annual Hilary Lindh Scholarship Competition is open once again, with four winners who will be awarded a 2015-16 season pass to Juneau's local ski hill.

Annual Trail Mix auction to benefit Treadwell Trail bridges

The public is invited to attend Trail Mix Inc.'s annual dinner and auction happening at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Montana Creek Road closed to vehicular traffic for winter

Montana Creek Road beyond the Hank Harmon Rifle Range is now closed for the winter season; the road will reopen on May 1, 2016 or when conditions allow. In a release from the City and Borough of Juneau, the road was closed on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015


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