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Man bitten by shark on Outer Banks is 7th this summer

...animal was about 7 feet long.He was swimming in waist-deep water with his adult son about 30 feet offshore, the National Park Service said in a news release. There were no other swimmers injured.The man is the seventh person attacked along...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/man-bitten-shark-outer-banks-7th-summ
Not For Web
Orthodox church gets a new old look

Last summer, two National Park Service architects scaled the top of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox...Russian Orthodox church in Alaska and hosts services to this day. A National Park Service designated historic place, it's also heavily visited...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-28/orthodox-church-gets-new-old-look
Local
Growing wildfires prompt evacuations

...sleep."A firefighter working the Juneau Lake fire was bitten by a bear Monday night on a remote trail in the Chugach National Park, spokeswoman Elayn Briggs said. The firefighter was treated minor injuries at an Anchorage hospital, where he was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/growing-wildfires-prompt-evacuations
State
Artist-In-Residence program underway at Ernest Gruening State Historical Park

...Alaska since the early 1980s, and has participated in previous artist residencies in Petrified Forest National Park and Kobuk Sand Dunes National Park. She paints in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, pastels, and acrylics.On Saturday...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/artist-residence-program-underway-ernest-
Art
Wildfires flare up in the Interior

...said."It's still smoking," Mountain said.A lightning-caused fire that began June 9 in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve has grown to nearly 53 square miles and has threatened several cabins in the area. Smoke from the fire...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-23/wildfires-flare-interior
State
Western wildfires: Firefighters battle blazes in 4 states

...was bitten by a bear on a remote trail in the Chugach National Park on Monday night. Fire information spokeswoman Elayn...WASHINGTONA wildfire burning in a remote area of Olympic National Park in Washington state has scorched more than 1 square...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-24/western-wildfires-firefighters-battl
Regional News
National Park Service supports Mount McKinley name change

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The National Park Service is not against changing Mount McKinley's official...http://bit.ly/1cNlri2 ) Wednesday."The National Park Service appreciates the long history and public interest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/national-park-service-supports-mount-mc
State
Gustavus girls got next

...Juneau-Douglas High School.Gustavus, a town of 400 year-round residents, is about 50 miles from Juneau. Glacier Bay National Park surrounds it on three sides; Icy Strait is on the other.Accompanied by coach Jess Mulligan and parent Kathy Cozby...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-19/gustavus-girls-got-next
Sports
New Icy Strait Point pier project under construction

...aboriginal ties to Hoonah and the Glacier Bay area. Located 35 miles west of Juneau and 22 miles from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Icy Strait Point is the only private large-ship destination in Alaska.For more information, visit...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-17/new-icy-strait-point-pier-project-under-c
Art
Cruise ship gives lift to broken-down boat

The Holland American cruise ship Noordam came to the aid of a broken-down tour boat Wednesday in Glacier Bay National Park.According to park officials, the starboard engine room of the 79-foot sightseeing boat Baranof Wind caught fire...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-15/cruise-ship-gives-lift-broken-down-boat
State

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