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The possible boundaries of ancient Lake Atna, a giant water body that existed thousands of years ago.

Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake

Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river.

by NED ROZELL

Photos: Roller coaster bike ride

Ron Flint takes a ride on the completed lower section of a new mountain bike trail currently under construction at the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Tuesday.
Juneau Empire

What's in Bloom: Sweet Autumn Virginsbower

Sweet autumn virginsbower, also known as Clematis terniflora, is a rampantly growing vine that one could almost call the kudzu of the north for its robust growth habit.
MERRILL JENSEN

One last summer road trip for Troop 6

Nine Boy Scouts and three adult advisers from Boy Scout Troop 6 in Juneau recently returned from the Philmont Scout Ranch where they completed a 12-day backpacking trek through the scenic and rugged backcountry of the Sangre de Cristo...
Klas Stolpe

Photo: Watch out for that whale

A humpback whale rolls its pectoral fins out of the water after bubblenet-feeding near North Island earlier this month.
Juneau Empire

On the Trails: Debunking mysteries of the monkshood flower

One warm but very windy day, a friend and I were perched on top of Gold Ridge in a small swale that provided some shelter from the wind. The alpine meadow was dotted with the purple flowers of monkshood.
Mary Willson

Rotary club kicks off annual bulb sale

The Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club is asking Juneau residents to brighten their gardens and open spaces with blooming bulbs this spring by participating in their annual bulb sale, the largest and longest running fundraiser for the club.

A new ungulate in town?

Unlike other parts of Alaska, it's not every day a moose is spotted near Juneau. But when it is, and photos make their way to social media, there's bound to be a flurry of activity, comments and curiosity.
Abby Lowell

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