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Rain calms California fire that jumped freeway, burned cars

...look so much better," Bob Poole, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman, said as he looked across the charred landscape...flames broke out, said Lee Beyer, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman. He said several firefighting aircraft were...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-19/rain-calms-california-fire-jumped-fre
Not For Web
Charging you for that Instagram picture

...Similar rules have been in place for four years, albeit on a temporary basis. In an email to the Empire, a Forest Service spokesman clarified that the policy in place does not require a permit unless the photo shoot uses models, sets or props...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-25/charging-you-instragram-picture
State
Government shutdown stops timber sales

...purchasers across the country early next week that timber sales and stewardship contracts will be suspended, Forest Service spokesman Leo Kay said in an email."We regret the continued impact on the American public; however we must cease activities...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-04/government-shutdown-stops-timber-sales
State
Forest Service cuts programs to fund privatization studies

...money to pay for unexpectedly expensive studies on what agency functions might be shifted to private companies. Forest Service spokesman Joe Walsh said it's not yet clear what will be cut, or how the cuts will affect Alaska. The National Federation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080603/sta_forestservice.shtml
News
State Briefs

...13 million, or about 20 percent of this year's Tongass budget, was reallocated last month, according to Forest Service spokesman Dennis Neill. "What they're looking at having to do is balance out the total fire expenditures for the Forest...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091302/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Finding irony while starting a wood stove

...have left very little land legal for (Christmas tree) harvesting." The second page was from Dec. 24, with Forest Service Spokesman Bill Bradshaw trumpeting the Bush administration opening 300,000 acres of the Tongass to logging. How about...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011104/let_letter4.shtml
Opinion
Forest Service recommends status quo for wilderness in the Tongass

...much just a starting point. We haven't closed the door to the potential of new wilderness recommendations," Forest Service spokesman Dennis Neill said. "It's certainly within the range of alternatives to make those kind of recommendations...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051602/loc_forest.shtml
News
Juneau man dies in 200-foot fall on job near Yakutat

...radio repeater site on the mountain 33 miles southeast of Yakutat. "Alaska is a dangerous place to work," Forest Service spokesman Ray Massey said. "It's isolated. It's rugged. And it's unforgiving." Stuck is survived by his wife...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090106/loc_20060901037.shtml
News
Flood threat receding, along with glacier; officials look to prevent problems

...a day. As of April 22, it was about 640 feet off of Gilbert Point at the northwest edge of Russell Fiord. Forest Service spokesman Ray Massey said Thursday the glacier has backed off and is now more than 800 feet from Gilbert Point. The agency...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052104/sta_flood.shtml
News
Missing pilot found alive

...Lake area 65 miles from Anchorage. Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said Burick is not injured. Forest Service spokesman Ray Massey said Burick crashed his Piper PA-18 Super Cub on Saturday, the same day he took off. Massey says...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032411/sta_804505054.shtml
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