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Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

...everything turned out all right but it was a big avalanche and a full burial. So for that, it was a good outcome," center director Wendy Wagner said.Sunburst Ridge is in an area vulnerable to avalanches because of clear, dry days that followed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/skier-digs-head-out-snow-after-alaska-a
State
Fee changes proposed for Mendenhall Glacier area

...represent investments in infrastructure, and raising the fee would allow for additional investments to be made, visitor center director John Neary said Tuesday.The agency cites declining budgets and an effort to improve the visitor experience as reasons...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/fee-changes-proposed-mendenhall-glacier
State
Public welcome at Today Show filming

...crowd at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for a chance to be on national TV - just leave the latte at home, center director John Neary said."We do have bears roaming around this area," he said. "No food or beverages, including that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-09/public-welcome-today-show-filming
Local
Thanks from Fatmo's BBQ

...people who have been instrumental in helping us start our business. Small Business Administration (SBA) Southeast Center Director Ian Grant helped us build our business plan, and Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Area Vice President Lance Stevens...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-02/thanks-fatmos-bbq
Neighbors
AFN 2014: Report: Alaska has largest voting-age Native population in US

...the highest percentage of any state, said Malia Villegas, National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center director. Villegas gave a presentation on the Native vote at the joint Alaska Federation of Natives and NCAI conference Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/report-alaska-has-largest-voting-age-na
State
Study: Climate change will extend tourism

...last-chance tourism," as polar ecology scientist Peter Convey calls it.Convey and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center director John Neary presented a forum via teleconference Tuesday on the effects of climate change on Alaska's tourism industry...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-31/study-climate-change-will-extend-touris
Local
USFS: Ice caves 'will soon collapse'

...release. The cause is presumed to be heavy rainfall paired with "typical summer melting."Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center director John Neary flew over the ice cave on Wednesday en route to view the condition of Suicide Basin."Although ice caves...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-18/usfs-ice-caves-will-soon-collapse
State | Local
Salmon return, US Forest Service closes backside of Steep Creek Trail

...our local friends and neighbors are as excited to see the fish and bears return to Steep Creek as we are," visitor center director John Neary said. "Visitors from all over the world have the experience of a lifetime when they see a bear."USFS...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/salmon-return-us-forest-service-clos
Outdoors
Photo: Part of the crowd

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director John Neary, right, directs tourists to stop as an approaching black bear known as "Nikki", left, looks to cross the path to Photo Point at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Monday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-05/photo-part-crowd
Local
Unusual glacial drain floods View Drive

...waters have stopped and appeared to be receding late Thursday afternoon.Ron Marvin, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center Director, said a lot of areas at the glacier park are flooded."We saw some fishes swimming among the trees," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-07-21
Local

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