The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is installing gates at Haines most popular bear viewing area: the Chilkoot River Corridor. It’s the first step in the effort to improve the road. While the work is happening this week, vehicle access is limited. But state parks staff say locals shouldn’t worry about the gate restricting access to the recreation area in the future.
There’s only one park in America with canine rangers: Denali National Park. The use of sled dogs is older than the park itself. In the summers, the dogs serve as ambassadors. During the winter months, they ferry park employees through areas closed to motorized vehicles.
Residents in the community of Grayling recovered the body of a missing man last week. Alaska State Troopers were alerted at about 12:15 p.m. Oct. 19 that Stanley Milton Walker, 43, was missing and that his jacket had been discovered frozen to Grayling Creek.