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Empire Editorial: What is the cost of beauty?

...The more you're around something, the more you take it for granted and the less marvelous it becomes.Just ask John Neary, the director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, for evidence. He's heard an earful since he announced that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-17/empire-editorial-what-cost-beauty
Opinion
Fee changes proposed for Mendenhall Glacier area

...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 for the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/fee-changes-proposed-mendenhall-glacier
State
Black wolf exhibit planned for visitor center

...a wildlife trooper's evidence locker," Jans said. "But it's not going to be some sort of memorial to him."John Neary, director of the visitor center, said the exhibit will display the wolf in a neutral way, adding that a memorial would...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-24/black-wolf-exhibit-planned-visitor-c
Outdoors
Winter hours begin at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

...been recently sighted near Steep Creek and drivers of Glacier Spur Road are reminded to observe posted speed limits. "Even though the speed cushions have been removed", Director John Neary said, "the posted limits will be enforced."

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/winter-hours-begin-mendenhall-glacie
Outdoors
Study: Climate change will extend tourism

...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. The forum...

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

...still accessible."The entrance is not blocked, and that's our concern that this may invite more people in," said John Neary, the director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, which is run by the Forest Service.Several large chunks of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/ice-cave-collapse
State | Local
USFS: Ice caves 'will soon collapse'

...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 are inherently...

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

...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 policy at the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/salmon-return-us-forest-service-clos
Outdoors
Climate change coming... to glacier center

...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 center...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/climate-change-coming-glacier-center
Local
Ice safety training Saturday at glacier visitor center

...adjacent to the visitor center."This program is aimed at keeping people safe in winter," visitor center director John Neary said. "Being prepared and knowing how to save yourself and those around you in case you fall through ice is a really...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-10/ice-safety-training-saturday-glacier-vi
Local

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