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Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

...Arctic National Park.Capt. John Romspert with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center says the man contacted the National Park Service with a personal locator beacon able to transmit text messages. The beacon also sent out a signal transmitting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-23/alaska-national-guard-rescues-kobuk-riv
State
Current and upcoming exhibitions at the Anchorage Museum

...It's consistently one of the 10 least-visited national parks. "Arctic Desert," featuring images taken by the National Park Service, is a photographic exploration of this rarely seen phenomenon, located above the Arctic Circle in northwestern...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/current-and-upcoming-exhibitions-anchorag
Art
Exploring history

...neither made recorded contact, according to multiple sources, including a study on Glacier Bay prepared for the National Park Service by historian Rick Kurtz. Bering, who was Dutch but working for the Russians, scouted the area in 1741, but...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-10/exploring-history
Art
Flooding threat tips to southeast Alaska

...Department issued a moderate flood warning for the Taiya River, and says the river crested Saturday at 18 feet. The National Park Service closed Chilkoot Trail for 24 hours and area campgrounds were expected to be affected.In Fairbanks, Goldstream...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-06/flooding-threat-tips-southeast-alaska
State
Full hearts welcome Empty Chair memorial

...Over the course of these two years, committee members raised more than $52,000 in donations and secured a National Park Service grant for $80,000 in conjunction with the City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department, with...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-06/full-hearts-welcome-empty-chair-memoria
Local
Native Plant Conservation MOU Renewed in Coordination with Western Governors' Association

...Committee Members include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Federal Highway Administration, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Botanic Garden, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/native-plant-conservation-mou-renewe
Outdoors
Park Service says drones could disturb wildlife

...potential for wildlife disturbance and potentially disturbance to visitors who are also utilizing that parking lot."National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis on Friday directed park superintendents to ban unmanned aircraft in national parks. Spokesman...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/park-service-says-drones-could-distur
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Search suspended for French adventurer in Alaska

...dated June 15."Guenot was last heard from on May 26 near Kamishak Bay, the Anchorage Daily News reported.The National Park Service had planes modify flight patterns to search for Guenot."Had there been anybody or anything to see along those...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-24/search-suspended-french-adventurer-alas
State
Unmanned aircraft prohibited in America's National Parks

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis signed...lands and waters administered by the National Park Service. "We embrace many activities in...by the associate director of the National Park Service's Visitor and Resource Protection...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/unmanned-aircraft-prohibited-america
Outdoors
Alaska pursues lawsuit over refuge land closures

...he said the service's approach was in stark contrast to that of other federal land agencies, namely, the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management, during the shutdown.The state made good on the threat the following day. On...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/alaska-pursues-lawsuit-over-refuge-la
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