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Bjorne Dihle | For the Juneau Empire
A flock of surf scoters and goldeneyes take flight in Stephens Passage during a recent kayak around Douglas Island.

Off the Beaten Path: 'Kayak Horizon'

In late November, with the marine forecast looking decent, I loaded a kayak on the car and coaxed my girlfriend Mary Catharine into giving me a ride to False Outer Point before dawn.

by BJORN DIHLE

Hilary Lindh Scholarship winners announced

Eaglecrest Ski Area recently announced the recipients of this year's Hilary Lindh Scholarships. Winners were chosen based on "scholastic achievement, competitive spirit and financial need," according to an Eaglecrest news release.

The long road south

Not many people cycle across continents, but Seth McBride and Kelly Schwan are unique even in that small group.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Subsistence Student Art Contest accepting entries

The Federal Subsistence Management Program is sponsoring its annual art contest for Alaska students from kindergarten through high school. The theme for this year's contest - the submission deadline is Feb.

Alaskans win chance to stake remote cabin sites

A total of 167 Alaskans won the opportunity to stake state land for recreational cabin sites during the Remote Recreational Cabin Sites lottery drawing held earlier this month, according to a release from the Department of Natural...

American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections

The National Congress of American Indians, the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood have added their voices to those calling for protections of salmon and eulachon rivers that flow...
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

On the Trails: Trailside scrapbook

Here are some assorted observations from several winter walks, small things that stirred friends and my interest. A common sight in our forests is a "nurse log" that supports a row of small hemlocks and maybe a currant or blueberry bush or...
Mary Willson

Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - At this annual gathering of more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, press conferences offered by the organizers feature scientists discussing everything from Mars rovers whiffing methane to Christmas lights visible...
NED ROZELL
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