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Anger mounts over park, road closures

...reverse park and road closures that it says were required by legislative budget cuts. Rep. Scott Ogan and state parks director Jim Stratton exchanged harsh correspondence Thursday over Ogan's removal of a park closure sign June 14 at Big Lake...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062102/sta_parkclose.shtml
News
Game board appointee may hit hitch

...National Parks Conservation Association to the state Board of Game on Monday. Chip Dennerlein also has served as state parks director under former Gov. Jay Hammond and executive manager for the Municipality of Anchorage when Knowles was mayor. Dennerlein...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103100/Loc_Board.html
Local
Anti-incumbent mood prevails in Fairbanks

...lost to City Councilman Jerry Cleworth. Boroughwide, long-time Assemblyman Guy Sattley was replaced by former parks director Karl Kassel, and incumbent Hank Bartos lost to radio talk show host Michael Dukes. "There is a feeling among a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100810/sta_717574617.shtml
News
Why the surprise at parks closing?

...to stifle the laugh because the whole episode is so ludicrous it really isn't funny. While a beleaguered state parks director cries "vandalism" and "bad example for the public" at Ogan's sign ripoff, Ogan scoffs, points fingers, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062702/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion
Anchorage closes trail over bear fears

...bicyclist were attacked last summer by brown bears on the trail, which is close to the salmon-rich Campbell Creek. Parks director Jeff Dillon says it is simply unsafe for park users to risk interaction with bears. The city also will have three...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053109/reg_445612221.shtml
Parks are treasures; we must fund them

...are in Alaska. That's 16 maintenance workers for 3.3 million acres of state park land. Jim Stratton, state parks director since 1995, said: ``We have, next to Hawaii, the smallest staff of any state park system in the U.S. We haven't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021599/Ope_edit.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...are in Alaska. That's 16 maintenance workers for 3.3 million acres of state park land. Jim Stratton, state parks director since 1995, said: ``We have, next to Hawaii, the smallest staff of any state park system in the U.S. We haven't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021599/Ope_edit.shtml
Operator appeals ban on eagle baiting

...hearings and studied the impact of feeding eagles before banning the activity, Duck and Karen Hess wrote. State Parks Director Jim Stratton said the company's tour business likely is protected as a traditional use, but eagle baiting is not...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071001/sta_EagleBaiting.shtml
News
Former Juneau resident named superintendent for Kenai/Prince William Sound state parks

...work with stakeholders, agencies, and organizations that have an interest in our state park system," said State Parks Director Ben Ellis.Ellis appointed Blackwell to the position after the retirement of Jack Sinclair, the previous area parks...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-09-28/former-juneau-resident-named-superin
Outdoors
Free guided hikes Jan. 1 in parks in all 50 states

...way of life but also to promote state parks as a year-round recreation option," said Priscilla Geigis, state parks director in Massachusetts and organizer of the national effort. "The park managers got people on hikes who live right there...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-12-21/free-guided-hikes-jan-1-parks-all-50
Outdoors

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