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Woman recounts terrifying ordeal with grizzly bear

...and her nieces had to hitchhike back to Chena Hot Springs Resort. They later hired a locksmith to open the door.State park ranger Dane Happ said he believes the bears that bothered the hikers were the cubs that were seen with a sow along the trail...
Alaska law enforcement getting rid of body armor after fed trials show defects

...year, agency spokesmen said. Many agencies never used the faulty vests, including the Alaska State Troopers, state park rangers, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Juneau and Kenai police departments. Their officers wear body...
Juneau Empire Story Archive Juneau. Wehnes earned a degree in forestry, then discovered Southeast forests are wet, and took a course for state park rangers. It's a people job, officers said. They're the front-line response to people with family problems, mental...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Juneau's handicapped-accessible Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Clear Water Trail) along the Mendenhall River; Alaska State Park Ranger Darryl Hunt of Fairbanks for leadership in the Chena River State Recreation Area; the Bojer Wikan Fishermen's...
Skier recounts avalanche survival

...down the mountain, near where Helling was buried, troopers said. Troopers, a Mat-Su Borough crew, an Alaska state park ranger and Alaska Mountain Rescue Group all were trying to help Saturday night. The avalanche danger was still high. The...
Alaska Digest

...Lunch Creek Trail, which continues on to Forest Service property, sits on the newly acquired tract. Ketchikan State Park ranger Mary Kowalczyk said the local advisory board had been interested in the land for a long time, but never got very...
Groups survive close calls with avalanches he descended Microdot Mountain with five others in Independence Mine State Park, said Pat Murphy, an Alaska State Parks ranger. The skier, a 46-year-old man, plunged 1,000 feet down the mountain and over a cliff in the river of snow...
Alaska Digest and other rules and regulations on the Kenai River is virtually impossible, according to an Alaska State Parks ranger. State Park Ranger Bill Berkhahn told the Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee that because of cuts to the Department...
Sitka parks manager wins landscape award in Sitka as a seasonal park ranger at the Sitka National Historical Park, followed by seven years as the state park ranger for Sitka. She took time off to continue pursuing her career in art and raise two sons. In 2002, she applied for...
Trail improvements will continue with stimulus

...planning stages, and is a cooperative project between the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and State Parks. Ketchikan State Parks Ranger Mary Kowalczyk said she and a borough representative hiked out a rough route recently, although the route could...


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