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Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

...when his raft overturned in the Gates of the 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-23/alaska-national-guard-rescues-kobuk-riv
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Alaska Ornamental Iron thrives on metal artistry

...probably also the most challenging.It was the stainless steel railings behind the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park.These railings slope down at varying grades from the visitor center to trails through the tundra behind.They were...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/alaska-ornamental-iron-thrives-metal-ar
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Current and upcoming exhibitions at the Anchorage Museum

...Arctic Desert: Kobuk Valley National Park," through Sept. 7Nearly half...one of the 10 least-visited national parks. "Arctic Desert," featuring images taken by the National Park Service, is a photographic exploration...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/current-and-upcoming-exhibitions-anchorag
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Top 4 free things to do in Anchorage

...ANCHORAGE - Most tourists making a summer trip to Alaska will pass through Anchorage on their way to cruises, Denali National Park and other scenic adventures. While in Alaska's biggest city, also home to the state's largest airport, there...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/top-4-free-things-do-anchorage
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Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

...offspring have produced at least three other calves, officials said.The whale was regularly seen in both Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and Icy Strait. The last documented sighting was two years ago. Whales are distinguished by their distinctively...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/well-known-humpback-whale-killed-boat-c
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NPS announced temporary closure due to nesting birds

...should not approach wildlife at distances that cause the animals to change their behavior. Visitors to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve can contact the Visitor Information Station at 907-697-262 for the most current information regarding...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/nps-announced-temporary-closure-due-
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Live cam shows Arctic snowy owl, chicks

...Another popular Alaska camera feed on explore.org also went live this week, featuring the brown bears at Katmai National Park and Preserve as the bruins patrol the river and attempt to catch salmon at Brooks Falls."These live cams are about...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/live-cam-shows-arctic-snowy-owl-chic
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Ranger plucks dog from cliff in Kenai Fjords Nat'l Park

JUNEAU - A ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska plucked a dog off a cliff ledge near Exit Glacier.Sadie was brought down in the backpack of ranger John Anderson on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-03/ranger-plucks-dog-cliff-kenai-fjords-na
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Exploring history

...including a study on Glacier Bay prepared for the National Park Service by historian Rick Kurtz. Bering, who was Dutch...his name, including La Perouse Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, and La Perouse Avenue in Juneau.Though the history...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-10/exploring-history
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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
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