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Prospectus Solicits Proposals for Operation of Glacier Bay Lodge and Tour Vessel Services

The National Park Service has released a prospectus soliciting proposals for the Glacier Bay Lodge concession operation in Glacier Bay National Park and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-24/prospectus-solicits-proposals-operation
Local
Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

...Coordination Center says the man contacted the National Park Service with a personal locator beacon able to transmit text...the right equipment to continue down the river.The Park Service didn't have a helicopter, so it contacted the rescue...

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

...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 Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/current-and-upcoming-exhibitions-anchorag
Art
Park Service says drones could disturb wildlife

...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
Not For Web
Unmanned aircraft prohibited in America's National Parks

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

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/unmanned-aircraft-prohibited-america
Outdoors
Flooding threat tips to southeast Alaska

...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 Creek...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-06/flooding-threat-tips-southeast-alaska
State
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 the 15...

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

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

...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
Herring return to Auke Bay

...and Eagle Beach also got large numbers of spawn, he said. Indian Cove was called Herring Cove until 1959, when the Park Service acquired the area."There were herring eggs at Indian Point for hundreds of years," Ridgway said. "It was a quality...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/herring-return-auke-bay
Outdoors

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