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Park Service says drones could disturb wildlife

...drone shows the potential for how the unmanned devices could bother wildlife or people watching it, according to a park spokeswoman.The video was shot by a drone flying near mew gulls, Kris Fister told KUAC-FM, and was posted on YouTube...
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Climber 1st to solo summit Mount McKinley in January

...the National Park Service, which lets park officials keep an accurate list of summit attempts and successes, said park spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri. Their list shows 16 people have summited McKinley in winter, but nobody solo in January, and...
Crews clear huge Alaska landslide from road

...end Monday. Park officials say it's not clear if instability of the terrain will affect visitors next summer.Park spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri (gall-tee-EHR'-ee) says the road - 37 miles from the park entrance- appears intact...
Whale carcass spotted on Glacier Bay beach

...first cruise ship of the year spotted a dead humpback whale washed up on a beach in Glacier Bay National Park, a park spokeswoman said Wednesday. The carcass of the 41-foot baleen whale was discovered last week on a rocky beach at Scidmore...
Airlift sent for marooned Denali guests, employees

...rockfalls prompted the closure of the only road into the park on Thursday.Overnight rains swelled small streams, park spokeswoman Kris Fister said. Flooding in the Kantishna area, near the end of the 92-mile road, prompted a road closure...
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Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier crevasses, making it one of the most hazardous spots on the 14,410-foot volcano, Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman Patti Wold said.NorthWest Helicopters had to wire up a special control box to use the mechanical grabber with the...
Crews clear huge Denali landslide from road

...of unseasonably mild weather finished clearing the road at day's end Monday, and some snow has since fallen, park spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri said Friday. It's not clear if instability of the terrain will affect visitors next summer...
Huge landslide covers Denali road made."Whether or not it would delay things would depend on the extent. It's just pretty hypothetical," park spokeswoman Kris Fister said. "We don't want to scare people at this point because we just really don't know."For now...
Dozens of Pilot whales stranded in Everglades National Park

...It's potentially confused, maybe agitated or tired after a stressful experience," said Everglades National Park spokeswoman Linda Friar.At least one other group of whales has stranded in the park in the past 10 years."It's not uncommon...
Winds push wildfire haze into Denali

ANCHORAGE - Denali National Park and Preserve was covered in haze Sunday from wildfires in Alaska's Interior. Park spokeswoman Kris Fister said winds moved smoke into the park, including its busy visitors area at the entrance. Fister said...


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