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Denali road crews juggle access with protection

...heart of the national park, the Denali Park road crew stays busy.Excluding the first few miles from its start to the Savage River, where personal vehicles cannot pass, most of the park road is unpaved. The miles of gravel road require constant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/denali-road-crews-juggle-access-protect
State
Denali road open to private vehicles at season end

...recently stopped running for the year.The park says vault toilets will be available at the Mountain Vista Trailhead, Savage River parking area and Teklanika but other facilities west of headquarters, including campgrounds, will be closed for the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-18/denali-road-open-private-vehicles-seaso
State
Park Service says drones could disturb wildlife

...KUAC-FM, and was posted on YouTube."They were in the Savage River parking lot and they flew up and provided an overview...gulls that nest on the gravel bar and flew under the Savage River bridge," Fister said. "So that's an instance where...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/park-service-says-drones-could-distur
Not For Web
Hiker injured by grizzly bear in Denali National Park

...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 1 1/2 miles downstream of the park road when the attack occurred Monday. They had hiked partway up a slope...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052505/sta_20050525025.shtml
News
Denali Park accepts entries for road lottery

...park road, into the heart of Denali National Park. During most of the year, most vehicle traffic cannot go beyond Savage River at Mile 15 and only tour buses are allowed to travel the length of the road. The road will be open to lottery winners...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062802/sta_denali.shtml
News
In Maryland, felt boots blamed for invasive 'rock snot'

...Maryland, where didymo was found in 2008 in the Gunpowder Falls north of Baltimore. A western Maryland stream, the Savage River, also has tested positive for the organism but hasn't had a rock snot bloom. Didymo, pronounced DID-ee-moh...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022111/reg_788567875.shtml
Regional News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...McKinley. Without the buses, visitors could only drive the first 15 miles of the road from the visitors center to Savage River. Private lodges inside the park could still bring in clients, but the vast majority of visitors would not be able...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071599/Loc_busdrivers.shtml
Denali bus and campground reservations begin

...four largest campgrounds.Park officials say about 65 percent of the shuttle bus seats are available for advance reservations and so are 100 percent of campsites at Riley Creek, Teklanika River, Wonder Lake and Savage River campgrounds.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-12-02/denali-bus-and-campground-reservatio
Outdoors
Dandelion warriors work to rid Denali park of foreign weeds

DENALI NATIONAL PARK - On a cloudy June morning, Wendy Mahovlic scrambles up a south-facing hillside in the Savage River Valley, surveys the ground and spies the long, deep-toothed leaves of taraxacum - the common dandelion. The lack...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070600/Loc_flowers.html
Local
Denali bus drivers take strike vote

...McKinley. Without the buses, visitors could only drive the first 15 miles of the road from the visitors center to Savage River. Private lodges inside the park could still bring in clients, but the vast majority of visitors would not be able...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071599/Loc_busdrivers.html
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