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Bjorn Dihle | For the Juneau Empire
Mary Catharine Martin cooks dinner next to a small fire the first night of the trip.

Semi-Southeast Adventure: Paddling the Nisutlin River

It's fast becoming a fall tradition for my boyfriend Bjorn Dihle and me to head north and do a week-long paddle on a Yukon river in September, when the trees are turning, the moose are rutting and blue skies are an especially welcome sight.

by MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Off the Beaten Path: Ghosts of the Northwest Passage

Note to reader: The discovery of one of famed Arctic explorer John Franklin's ships occurred more than a month ago.
BJORN DIHLE

Transboundary mine presentations to be held in Juneau, four other SE communities

In an effort to educate the public about several large-scale mining operations planned or already under construction near the border of Southeast Alaska and Canada, Salmon Beyond Borders and the United Tribal Transboundary Mining...

Black wolf exhibit planned for visitor center

A fundraising effort is underway for a planned exhibit at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center featuring the black wolf known to many in the community as "Romeo.
Amy Fletcher

North Douglas boat launch closed Monday for paving

In a release from the City and Borough of Juneau this week, officials announced the temporary closure of the North Douglas launch ramp and parking area on Monday, Oct. 27.

Alaska Science Forum:

Jim Beget spends much of his time digging for clues from long ago, like when a volcanic island might have collapsed into the sea, sending giant waves to distant shores.
NED ROZELL

Invasive species workshop slated Oct. 28-30 in Anchorage

The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop Oct. 28-30 in Anchorage will highlight invasive species management around the state, with an emphasis on elodea and other aquatic plants.

Get ready to vote in Round 2, of Ski Town Throwdown III

Juneau's hometown ski area has advanced to the second round, advancing to the "Sweet 16," in this year's Powder Magazine Ski Town Throwdown, after defeating Fernie, British Columbia in a faceoff on Oct. 14.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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