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Ax can stop dangerous slides on snow, ice

...they hit some still-hard snow, sometimes even hidden ice. In a blink, said Chugach State Park Superintendent Jerry Lewanski, they accelerate from sledding speed to rocket speed. For those with an ice ax, who know how to use it, this is...
Three black bears stalk hiker on trail south of Anchorage

...These were not scared of me one bit. I thought I was going to be dinner." Chugach State Park superintendent Jerry Lewanski, who lives in a home above Turnagain Arm Trail, thinks these might be the same three bears he has shooed out of...
State Briefs

...named superintendent of Chugach State Park ANCHORAGE - Chugach State Park will have a new superintendent Oct. 1. Jerry Lewanski, 51, the park's chief ranger, will replace Al Meiners, who is retiring, according to the state Division of...
Northwest Digest is bedtime they say, 'No, the sun is still up,"' Tomas said. Lewanski named state parks director JUNEAU - Jerry Lewanski has been named director of the state Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, effective Aug. 10. Lewanski was...
Alaska Digest

...found enough traction in the gravel while applying force enough to break the huge bolts, said park superintendent Jerry Lewanski. The fee-deposit boxes, where visitors place day-parking fees, were installed at Glen Alps in 1998, but this...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: State and local briefs 3/17/98

...snowfall in the past two months, a bright sun and warm temperatures have combined to shrink the snowpack, Chief Ranger Jerry Lewanski said. ``This action is being taken to prevent damage to park plants and soil,'' park superintendent Al Meiners...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Fight against fear ends in death 7/1/97

...bruises. ``They kept sliding and eventually they slid into me and we all got tangled in each other's ropes.'' Jerry Lewanski, chief ranger in Chugach State Park, called it the park's ``worst climbing accident.'' Fogarty came to...


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