Tag: National Park Service

State Joins Lawsuit Challenging NPS Navigable Waters Authority

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The state is joining a lawsuit challenging National Park Service authority to regulate navigable waters in Alaska. The Governor’s office has directed the Department of Law to join a suit filed by Anchorage resident John Sturgeon.

Wrangell ATV Trails to Close

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The National Park Service is out with a final plan for managing off road vehicle use on popular trails in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park. The plan and environmental impact statement cover trails in the northern part of the park and preserve, along the Nabesna Road, east of Glennallen.

Yukon River Law Enforcement Conflict Dates Back to 1996

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The conflict between the state and federal government over National Park Service law enforcement on the Yukon River dates back to a regulatory change in 1996. At a forum on jurisdiction over navigable waters, held in Fairbanks Monday, State Attorney General John Burns cited the policy change as the root of recent tensions between the state and the Park Service.

Flood Closes Road to Exit Glacier

Tuesday, the National Park Service had to close the road to Exit Glacier outside of Seward because of flooding. Water is over the road and the gate will be shut until it is shallow enough to drive safely through again.

Young Argues to Strip Park Service’s Power in Yukon Charley Preserve

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A bill before the U.S. House would strip away the National Park Service’s power to enforce regulations on the waters of the Yukon Charley Preserve in the Interior.

Alaska News Nightly: July 28, 2011

Arctic Scientist Under Investigation, Officials Hammer Out Details on U.S. Russia Polar Bear Treaty, UAF Researchers Unlocking Secret of Hibernation, Young Argues to Strip Park Service’s Power in Yukon Charley Preserve, and more...

House Bill Would Strip Park Service’s Enforcement Power in Yukon Charley Preserve

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A bill before the U.S. House would strip away the National Park Service’s power to enforce regulations on the waters of the Yukon Charley Preserve. Representative Don Young inserted language into an appropriations bill now being voted on in the House.

Lighting Strikes Ignite Over 30 Fires

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More than 4,300 lightning strikes in the northern half of Alaska caused a number of fires over the weekend.

Alaska News Nightly: July 11, 2011

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Shell Oil Permits Opposed by 19 Environmental Groups, Fuel Barge Runs Aground Near Dillingham, Substance Abuse Program for Pregnant Women Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Lighting Strikes Ignite Over 30 Fires, and more...

Body of Missing Climber Found on Denali

The body of a missing climber has been found on Denali. Mountaineering rangers using a high-powered spotting scope located Juergen Kanzian's body yesterday.

Alaska News Nightly: July 1, 2011

Nixon’s Moon Rock Creates Legal Battle, Supreme Court Upholds Smoking Ban in Juneau, EPA Grants New Coastal Drilling Permits to Shell Oil, UAF Program Connects Fisheries to Cafeterias, and more...

Park Service Launches Search for Denali Climber

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National Park Service climbing rangers on Denali are in the midst of performing their first real search of the 2011 climbing season.

Investigation Looms as Park, Center Part Ways

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The Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center is parting ways with the National Park Service. The cultural center has been located in a wing of the visitor center at Sitka National Historical Park for 42 years.

Alaska News Nightly: June 15, 2011

Resource Developers Concerned About National Ocean Council Initiatives, Gates Says Soldiers in Afghanistan Will Not Be Under-Funded, Investigation Looms as Park and Center Part Ways, Dion Convicted of Killing Bonnie Craig 17 Years Ago, and more...

Talk of Alaska: Our National Parks

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Ken Burns’ latest documentary is debuting SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. This time the popular filmmaker takes a look at our national parks. And while millions of...

Interior Official Says Alaska Trip Gave Him New Perspective on Warming

Deputy Interior Secretary Tom Strickland is back in Washington after spending nearly two weeks touring Alaska. Strickland oversees the US Fish and Wildlife...

Alaska News Nightly: August 25, 2009

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