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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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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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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...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-12-05/dozens-pilot-whales-stranded-everglades-natio
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
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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
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Huge landslide covers Denali road

...be 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-27/huge-landslide-covers-denali-road
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Hiker injured by grizzly bear in Denali National Park

...54-year-old husband, James, were hiking in Denali National Park and Preserve when they encountered the adult bear, park spokeswoman Kris Fister said Tuesday. The couple was hiking in an off-trail area on the west side of the Savage River about...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052505/sta_20050525025.shtml
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Alaska Digest

...July 10 after setting his tent up about five miles northeast of Wonder Lake. The ground search ended Aug. 14, park spokeswoman Kris Fister said Thursday. Family members said Hasbell dealt with his illness by taking strenuous hikes and bike...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082105/sta_20050821011.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...could still bring in clients, but the vast majority of visitors would not be able to see the heart of the park. Park spokeswoman Jane Tranel said she wasn't sure if there was a contingency plan to deal with a strike. ``We're hoping for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071599/Loc_busdrivers.shtml
573 climbers reached 20,320-foot summit of Mt. McKinley in 2007

...but weather and unstable glacier conditions typically limit the climbing season from late April to mid-July, park spokeswoman Kris Fister said in a prepared statement. A new record was set this year for the oldest individual to summit Mount...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081007/sta_20070810032.shtml
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