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Photo: Against a cloudy sky

Lights from the Mendenhall Visitor Center glow through panoramic windows Sunday in Juneau. The visitor center is open for winter hours, now through March, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Room to fly: Model plane society secures landing strip, flight area

...and the Forest Service combined funds - $1,131 from the club and $2,400 from visitor entry fees for the Mendenhall Visitor Center - to build a special landing strip in the parking lot. "It just looks like a well-packed surface that is...
Neighbors Digest

...intense blizzards and melting pack ice to a frightening encounter with a polar bear. After participating in the Mendenhall Visitor Center Fireside Chat on Jan. 16, Flowers will present at the Douglas Public Library at 4 p.m. on Jan. 17. For...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...environmental education activities for local children, along with the ongoing usual interpretive activities, The Mendenhall Visitor Center achieved a place in the lifestyle, environmental education, public understanding and appreciation, and the...
Neighbors mailbox

...Wickersham staff; Last Chance Mining Museum; Sentinel Island Lighthouse; Alaska Gastineau and Gold Mine Tour; Mendenhall Visitor Center staff and Jim Geraghty; Macaulay Salmon Hatchery; Alaskan Brewery Company; Alaska Historical Library and...
Mendenhall Visitor Center closed to prep for tourist season

In order to prepare for an extremely busy season this year, the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center has announced in a press release it will temporarily suspend its visiting hours, effective immediately.
Photo: Bear it and grin

Mendenhall Visitors Center Director Ron Marvin watches a brown colored black bear walk across a pathway at the Mendenhall Glacier on Wednesday. Bears have been wondering around looking for food recently according the U.S. Forest Service.
USFS may drop winter fee for glacier visitor center

The Forest Service is taking public comment on proposals to temporarily eliminate the entry fee for the Mendenhall Visitors Center and to keep a nearby campground closed in winter so cross-country skiers can continue to use it. The agency...
On the Trails: Spatial overlap among bears and between bears and humans

...with increased access to fish. Mere presence of humans had little effect on foraging of females. Near the Mendenhall Visitor Center, most of the black bears that use the area are females and young bears; there are few adult males. Observers...
Play for free this Saturday

...Mendenhall Valley. Beginning at 9 a.m. in the Mendenhall Visitor Center bus parking lot, off of Glacier Spur Road...event continues with free admission into the Mendenhall Visitor Center. The event lasts until 1 p.m. and there will...


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