Alaska Outdoors

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… Continue reading

Wild Shots

The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos via email to: Outdoors editor, outdoors@juneauempire.com.… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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).… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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. As I emerged… Continue reading

Saving Jordan Creek

In certain places, it’s easy to forget about Jordan Creek: its lower reaches run between parking lots, shopping complexes, and the airport.It’s also easy to… Continue reading

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute gets new director

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has named Alexa Tonkovich its new executive director.Tonkovich previously served as the organization’s international director, supervising its overseas marketing programs.… Continue reading

NOAA outlines whale protection rules for Navy testing

The National Marine Fisheries Service has outlined rules to protect whales and other marine mammals during testing conducted by the U.S. Navy off the Pacific… Continue reading

Video captures skier’s 1,600-foot fall

ANCHORAGE — A professional skier who walked away after falling 1,600 feet down an Alaska mountain says the experience was “gnarly.”Video of Canadian skier Ian… Continue reading

Weird world of northern dinosaurs coming into focus

During Patrick Druckenmiller’s not-so-restful sabbatical year, he is flying to museums around the world. In Alberta a few weeks ago and London now, the University… Continue reading

On the Trails: Magpies

Juneau sees magpies in fall, winter, and early spring, outside of the nesting season. They come to us from nesting areas in the Interior. They… Continue reading

31 kids compete in first fall trap tournament

Thirty-one trap team athletes from Petersburg, Sitka, Haines, and Rabbit Creek, as well as the Houston Hawks, the Colony Knights (of Palmer), the Wasilla Warriors… Continue reading

Chasing Shadows premiere

Eaglecrest Ski Area is premiering Warren Miller Entertainment’s new snowsports film, Chasing Shadows, at the Rockwell Ballroom Nov. 15 - show times at 4 p.m.… Continue reading

Fall fun fest at the glacier tomorrow

The US Forest Service is hosting a family event at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.… Continue reading

Wild Shots

The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos via email to: Outdoors editor, outdoors@juneauempire.com.… Continue reading

Rampant Rabbits: Invasive, feral rabbits overrun Valley Neighborhood

Shortly before midnight three years ago, the Department of Fish and Game received word that somebody had spotted a bear between Gee Street and Long… Continue reading

Face of northern Alaska pitted by tundra fire

Eight summers ago, a bolt of lightning struck a dry tundra hillside in northern Alaska. Fanned by a warm wind that curled over the Brooks… Continue reading

Juneau Trap Team to host inaugural Fall Shoot Invitational

The Juneau Trap Team will host its inaugural Fall Shoot Invitational from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Juneau Gun… Continue reading