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Police and Fire dispatches for July 14, 2015

...responded to 16 EMS calls, including a car accident with injuries on Glacier Highway, a call for an injured person on Nugget Falls Trail, a patient who required transportation from a cruise ship to BRH, two patients who declined transport to the hospital...
Empire Editorial: What is the cost of beauty?

...There won't be a fee between Oct. 1 and April 30, and there won't be any fee at all for most trails. The Nugget Falls Trail leading to the waterfall and the East and West Glacier trails will still be free. Proceeds won't disappear - they'll...
Fee changes proposed for Mendenhall Glacier area

...would be structured to try to limit the impact on Juneau residents. Those just interested in hiking on, say, the Nugget Falls trail or Trail of Time, which take off from the visitor center, would not have to pay the fee if they didn't want to...
Forest Service reopens Nugget Falls trail

The Nugget Falls trail at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center has reopened for hikers. Although the end of the trail near the falls is still under...
Broken sensor causes flooding false alarm

...agencies are preparing for a flood. The U.S. Forest Service said it might close down the Mendenhall Campground, Nugget Falls Trail, Photo Point Trail and the road to Skaters Cabin if water levels rise high enough, according to a previous Empire...
Slow down or hit a big bump at glacier

...glacier right now. Cubs have just been born, and mothers are territorial, she said. Bears have been spotted on the Nugget Falls Trail and the East Glacier Trail. Dog walkers should keep their pets leashed, she said, to avoid any unwanted interactions...
USFS: Use caution when visiting Mendenhall Lake, Glacier

...glacier face," Orr said. "Hikers should watch for waves from calving and be aware of water conditions if on the Nugget Falls Trail. Mendenhall Campground and Nugget Creek Trail may be closed if officials determine the water is rising to a critical...
Suicide Basin water levels rising

...59, told the Empire earlier.The U.S. Forest Service said they might close down the Mendenhall Campground, Nugget Falls Trail, Photo Point Trail and the road to Skaters Cabin if the water levels rise high enough. In the meantime, the Forest...
Changes to glacier tourism wouldn't take effect until 2015

...allocated commercial users per tourism season to zero. But many trails would see an increase in tour allocations. Nugget Falls Trail and Trail of Time would go from no commercial users to more than 15,000 and 18,000, respectively. The complete...
As Suicide Basin empties for second consecutive July, flooding is expected to peak this morning

...glacier's Suicide Basin. The United States Forest Service closed three hiking trails due to high water."We left Nugget Falls (Trail) open as long as we possibly could," said Visitor Center ranger Laurie Craig. The trail was closed at about...


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