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Visitors scarce at some national parks in Alaska during 2014

...2014, but the least-visited five parks in Alaska saw fewer than 2,000 guests, new figures show.The National Park Service figures show there were no visitors to three national parks in remote northwest Alaska - Cape Krusenstern National Monument...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/visitors-scarce-some-national-parks-ala
State
Visitors scarce at some national parks in Alaska in 2014

...2014, but the least-visited five parks in Alaska saw fewer than 2,000 guests, new figures show.The National Park Service figures show there were no visitors to three national parks in remote northwest Alaska - Cape Krusenstern National Monument...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/visitors-scarce-some-national-parks-ala
State
Empire Editorial: Bars in our wake

...Columbia. The state could charge a single fee for the concession, or even take a share of each drink sold.The National Park Service and the federal government in general make millions of dollars each year from concessions in Denali National Park and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/empire-editorial-bars-our-wake
Opinion
Budget increase proposed for National Park Service centennial year

...100th birthday of the National Park Service in 2016, according to a news release...budget."In 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its Centennial by...favorite park story," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-06/budget-increase-proposed-national-pa
Outdoors
Sitka Summer Music Festival purchases Stevenson Hall

...floors and short-term patches to the roof. The festival also received federal funds of $25,000 from the National Park Service, with the assistance of the State of Alaska's Office of History and Archeology, Department of Natural Resources...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/sitka-summer-music-festival-purchases-ste
Art
My Turn: Tourism suffers under Forest Service management

...managed more like national parks. This is not a bad thing, Sen. Murkowski. According to a recent report, the National Park Service returns $10 in direct visitor spending for every dollar invested. In contrast, the public gets mere pennies on the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-21/tourism-suffers-under-forest-service-
Opinion
Science, not politics needed at the Dep't of Fish and Game

...animal ecology and botany which has made him a valuable resource used by the U.N. in China and Canada, the U.S. Park Service, the Alaska State Troopers, the Greater Anchorage Borough, and the State of Alaska. His extensive research and experience...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-01/science-not-politics-needed-dept-fish
Letters
Little impact on Ambler road caribou

...Society, the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service has found.Projected habitat loss from three road scenarios...range, said study co-author Kyle Joly of the National Park Service. "That's why we're thinking it's not going to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/little-impact-ambler-road-caribou
State
City merger tightens budget

...department only employs four workers, and there are no plans to hire more. Building maintenance is a higher priority than park service for the department."We have to make choices in what is the highest priority," he said. "There is no gravy, no...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-14/city-merger-tightens-budget
Local
Made in Alaska: Brice Habeger's 'Swiftwater'

...category.The film charts the work of Dr. Douglas Anderson and his team at Igliqtiqsiugvigrua, a site on National Park Service land near the village of Kiana on the Kobuk river. In 2011, the archeologists found human remains on the site, requiring...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/brice-habegers-swiftwater
Art

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