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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
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 Friday, June 13, 2014

...Glendale Street, and he was taken to BRH.? At 12:57 p.m. Wednesday, basic life support care was given to a woman on Portage Boulevard, and she was taken to BRH.? At 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, advanced life support care was given to a woman on...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-13/police-fire-friday-june-13-2014
Local
Off the Beaten Path: Exploring the Stikine Delta by kayak, foot

...we crossed Frederick Sound and, because we believe in a holistic approach to fitness, began making a fairly long and muddy portage across the Stikine Delta. Thankfully, it was raining hard enough to keep us from overheating. A few hours later, we made...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/beaten-path-exploring-stikine-delta-
Outdoors
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
Regional News
Limited reopening set for road to Whittier

WHITTIER - State transportation officials say the Portage Glacier Highway will reopen on a limited schedule, starting Friday. The reopening is possible after crews successfully blasted...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050709/reg_437308638.shtml
Rock blasted to clear the only road to Whittier

WHITTIER - State transportation crews have blasted unstable rock along the Portage Glacier Highway in an effort to clear the only road to Whittier. The highway has been closed since a massive rock slide on April...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050609/reg_436915125.shtml
Photo: Rock slide

...released by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facility shows cleanup crews removing rock and debris Tuesday on Portage Glacier Highway near Girdwood. Crews were working to mitigate additional slides. An April 11 rock slide left a 300-foot...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042209/sta_431716804.shtml

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