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State seeking contractor to operate Sitka area state parks

The State of Alaska, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is offering an opportunity for a qualified entity to obtain an exclusive competitive permit for commercial activities to operate park facilities in the Sitka area.
New members sought for Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council

The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is inviting interested individuals to apply to join the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council.
SnowTRAC grants approved for trail grooming, safety

The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has approved funding for snowmachine trail grooming and a renewed opportunity for a rural transportation safety project after receiving...
Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting for board opening

ANCHORAGE - The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is seeking candidates to fill an open board position representing northwestern Alaska on the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board.
Ketchikan State Parks Advisory Board recruiting new members

KETCHIKAN - Applications are currently being accepted for two vacancies on the nine-member Ketchikan State Parks Citizen Advisory Board for the term beginning Jan. 1, according to a release last week from the Department of Natural Resources.
Trails advisory board to meet Jan. 28-29 in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - The Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board will meet Jan. 28-29 in Anchorage to consider grant applications. The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
State Parks offers First Day Hikes in Hatcher Pass, Delta Junction and Homer

ANCHORAGE - Alaska State Parks is sponsoring three First Day Hike events around the state to encourage families to get out into their local State Park areas during the winter, and to start the New Year with fun and healthy activities.
State fishing huts available for rent

FAIRBANKS - Alaska state parks officials said 10 ice fishing huts are available for rent this winter in the northern region. Five of the huts are at Quartz Lake near mile 278 of the Richardson Highway.
News in brief for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Alaska borough gets money to improve internet access The Yukon-Koyukuk Borough has been awarded $174,000 to improve broadband access from the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund.
Public invited to review draft Haines Highway scenic byway interpretive plan

The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation and the Scenic Byways program of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities invite the public to review the draft Haines Highway Scenic Byway Master Interpretive Plan.


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