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Lumberjacks' DeGroote dies at 22 while vacationing

...family in Alaska.The 22-year-old DeGroote died Tuesday at a campground at Denali National Park and Preserve. Park spokeswoman Kathleen Kelly says an investigation is under way to try to determine if the shooting was accidental or deliberate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/lumberjacks-degroote-dies-22-while-vaca
State
Growing wildfires prompt evacuations

...firefighter working the Juneau Lake fire was bitten by a bear Monday night on a remote trail in the Chugach National Park, spokeswoman Elayn Briggs said. The firefighter was treated minor injuries at an Anchorage hospital, where he was flown after...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/growing-wildfires-prompt-evacuations
State
Idaho climbers rescued from Alaska mountain after avalanche

...in the avalanche Monday evening at the 7,500-foot level of Mount Dickey in Denali National Park and Preserve.Park spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri said the climbers tried to leave the area on their own but were unable to find a safe exit route...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-12/idaho-climbers-rescued-alaska-mounta
Outdoors
Young male wolf found dead in Denali, cable snare on neck

...collar may have prevented immediate strangulation and allowed the wolf to escape the trap's anchor, according to park spokeswoman Kris Fister.Because of that, it wasn't immediately clear if the wolf was trapped illegally inside the national...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/young-male-wolf-found-dead-denali-cable
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/park-service-says-drones-could-distur
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-01/crews-clear-huge-alaska-landslide-road
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051310/sta_638399900.shtml
News
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-13/climber-1st-solo-summit-mount-mckinley
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/airlift-sent-marooned-denali-guests-e
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-03/crews-clear-huge-denali-landslide-road
State

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