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Visitor center in Portage opens

ANCHORAGE - After two years of being closed, the visitor center in Portage has reopened. The Begich, Boggs Visitor Center will be open weekends until the summer seasons begins May 23rd. The visitor center...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111609/reg_517185530.shtml
The story behind the return of the wood bison

...staff of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) in Portage, we would not have the healthy, fit animals that were released...specialized "bison boxes" used to transport the bison from Portage to Shageluk. Sourdough Express, Alaska Marine Lines and Container...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/story-behind-return-wood-bison
Opinion
Intervention by governor spares bears' lives

...were alternatives.Cotten said the sow and 1-year-old cubs will likely be trapped and trucked about 60 miles southeast to Portage Valley."It's not uncommon for a bear once moved to return," Cotten said. "Perhaps if you give them a couple of mountains...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/intervention-governor-spares-bears-live
State | AK legislature
Deep snow could spell trouble for Portage moose

...is bringing scores of moose down to the Portage flats from the high country, and the...arrives. Unusually heavy snows have hit the Portage Valley and surrounding mountains this...measured snow almost 7 feet deep near the Portage visitor center in late December - just...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011199/Loc_moose.html
Local
Gold exploration continues at Herbert Glacier

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. recently kicked off another...changes to Forest Service practice. Grande Portage began drilling on Tuesday, Ian Klassen...company's president and CEO said. Grande Portage is the operator in a joint venture with...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-24/gold-exploration-continues-herbert-glac
Local
Explorers are finding gold beneath the face of Herbert Glacier

...Quaterra Resources Inc. and Grande Portage Resources Ltd. formed a 35 percent...copper, zinc, lead and tungsten.Grande Portage, headquartered in Vancouver, British...is a lot of gold."To date, Grande Portage has drilled a total of 21,400 feet of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-11-17/explorers-are-finding-gold-beneath-face
Local
Police & Fire for Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

...woman. Drug activity? At 5:53 p.m. Thursday, a confidential investigation into drug activity in the 3800 block of Portage Boulevard took place.Fire and medical? On Thursday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to four EMS calls around town...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-08/police-fire-sunday-feb-8-2015
Local
Off the Beaten Path: Part 2: The Ghost of Allen Hasselborg

...post-holed in deep snow through a forest of red cedar and shore pines to Lake Alexander. As I expected, the lake was frozen; a portage across the island to get to Sitka was out of the question. In twilight, along game trails above the lake, I followed the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/beaten-path-part-2-ghost-allen-hasse
Outdoors
Police & Fire for Thursday, Feb. 12, 2014

...59-year-old woman reported that approximately 225 gallons of fuel oil was stolen from her residence in the 4400 block of Portage Boulevard.Vandalism? At 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, a 33-year-old man reported having his tires slashed in the 9100 block...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-12/police-fire-thursday-feb-12-2014
Local
Alaska wildlife center takes orphaned bear cub

PORTAGE GLACIER - The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is assisting the state...its own. The cub, named Shaguyik, arrived Saturday and will stay at the Portage Glacier nonprofit center until a permanent home is found for him.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121510/reg_756947403.shtml
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