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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
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
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
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
'Mother of midwifery' in Alaska retires

...stay a midwife," Kanne said, "but I just can't have a full-time job. I was executive director, the birth center director, a midwife, I just couldn't get it down to one job. I just need to let go of this job and do my own work...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-08/mother-midwifery-alaska-retires
Neighbors
Slow down or hit a big bump at glacier

...with a person," she said.The Juneau Police Department did weeklong traffic studies in June and August last year, center director John Neary said in a previous Empire report, and found that 43 percent of vehicles were speeding on the last stretch...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-09/slow-down-or-hit-big-bump-glacier
Local
Climate change coming... to glacier center

...summer months knows of its bustling crowds and long lines. But rather than just getting more space to pack them in, center director John Neary wants to make a difference with the construction - transforming the place into a "climate change education...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/climate-change-coming-glacier-center
Local
AEYC hosts early learning conference March 27-29

...president of Alaska AEYC, and has worn many hats in early childhood development including as child care teacher, center director, school age director and Head Start Director. Bridwell also served as Executive Director of Play 'N' Learn, one...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-23/aeyc-hosts-early-learning-conferenc
Neighbors
Doctor accused of deception testified

...reported.Staff of the Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission last week said Heimbach, the retired burn center director at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, told Alaska lawmakers made-up tragic stories of child burn victims in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/doctor-accused-deception-testified
State
Reception to welcome new ranger

...Hoonah and Sitka for four years in the 1980s. "We are delighted to invite the community to meet Brad," said visitor center director John Neary in the release. "In keeping with the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center's tradition we will be serving...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-14/reception-welcome-new-ranger
Outdoors

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