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Dispute in Healy Lake results in arrest

A dispute in the Village of Healy Lake resulted in the arrest of 23-year-old Kiowa Ray William Fifer of Healy Lake. According to court documents, troopers received a report in the early morning hours of September 6 that Fifer had assaulted an individual and left a residence with a shotgun on an ATV and that gunshots were later heard near the Healy Lake Community building. Troopers responded to Healy Lake later in the morning Saturday via helicopter.
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Denali National Park and Preserve gets first female superintendent

Brooke Merrell has been selected to serve as the first female Superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve. Denali National Park has been in operation for 105 years, but until now, has only seen men at the helm. Merrell has been serving as Acting Superintendent at the park for the past nine months.
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The Rise of Denali National Park

Editor’s note: This book review is one in a series about unsung or forgotten Alaskan histories. When people think of Alaskan wildlife, they often think of Denali National Park. But what most don’t realize is that the mountain the park is named for is not why the park exists. The need for a wildlife preserve is what prompted its creation.
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Denali Borough issues disaster declaration for Clear Fire damage

The Denali Borough has issued a disaster declaration for damage from the Clear Fire. It says the 72,000-acre wildfire burned into two subdivisions — destroying one permanent residence, eight properties with cabins, 10 with other structures, as well as machinery equipment, trailers and building supplies. Denali Borough Mayor Clay...
CLEAR, AK
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Denali Borough mayor declares a local disaster declaration, asks governor to declare disaster emergency over Clear Fire damage

HEALY, Alaska (KTUU) - Mayor Clay Walker made a local disaster declaration and has asked Gov. Mike Dunleavy to declare a disaster emergency for Denali Borough residents. The Denali Borough has been affected severely by the Clear Fire; the Clear Fire has burned down two different state subdivisions and threatened other areas such as the city of Anderson and Clear Space Force Station.
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Alaska’s Denali National Park gets 1st woman superintendent

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Brooke Merrell has been named superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The National Park Service says she is the first woman in that role in the 105-year history of the park. Merrell has been acting superintendent for the past nine months. The agency...
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Brooke Merrell Selected as Denali National Park Superintendent

The deputy superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve is promoted to Superintendent, the first woman to hold the job in the park’s 105-year history. Brooke Merrell has been acting superintendent at Denali for the last nine months. “I am absolutely thrilled with Brooke’s selection to lead Denali National...
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Officials halt search for Alaska grandma after toddler found

Officials have ended their search for a woman whose 2-year-old grandchild was found alone last week in a locked car that stuck in mud on a rural Alaska road, authorities said. No clues to the whereabouts of Mary Dawn Wilson, 69, have emerged since her Ford Focus was found last Thursday with the child and personal items believed to belong to her, the Alaska Department of Public Safety said in a statement on Saturday.
HEALY, AK

Search for Alaska grandma halted after toddler found in car

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials have ended their search for a woman whose 2-year-old grandchild was found alone last week in a locked car that stuck in mud on a rural Alaska road, authorities said. No clues to the whereabouts of Mary Dawn Wilson, 69, have emerged since her Ford Focus was found last Thursday with the child and personal items believed to belong to Wilson, the Alaska Department of Public Safety said in a statement on Saturday. Authorities believe the child was alone in the car for two days. The search was changed from “active” to “reactive,” meaning that a search could be launched again if officials receive new information or evidence, the statement said.
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Denali National Park gets 1st woman superintendent

Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Brooke Merrell has been named superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The National Park Service says she is the first woman in that role in the 105-year history of the park. Merrell has been acting superintendent for the past nine months. The agency...
JUNEAU, AK
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Clear residents go from fire evacuations to flood watch

CLEAR, Alaska (KTUU) - Residents of Clear traded fire evacuations for a flood watch as the weather around the massive fire changed rapidly over the weekend. The Denali Borough issued updated fire evacuation notices, removing many nearby residents from the “go” status. Those at the highest level of evacuation notice for the Clear Fire are only residents that use Kobe Road, cabins along the Teklanika River within two miles of the current fire perimeter and properties along the Parks Highway between miles 269-275.
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1 home destroyed, 155 people told to evacuate Alaska fire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One home has been destroyed by a wildfire burning in Alaska’s interior, while a majority of people under evacuation orders are sheltering in place, an official said Friday. The Clear fire is burning near the community of Anderson, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southwest of Fairbanks. The city itself is not under an evacuation order, but three nearby subdivisions were earlier told to leave, as were those living in an area accessed by Kobe Road and cabins along the Teklanika River within two miles (3.2 kilometers) of the current fire perimeter. The evacuation was expanded Thursday to include structures that can be accessed by roads, driveways or trails on either side of the Parks Highway, from mile posts 273 to 280.
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COVID-19 cases prompt mask mandate at Denali National Park

The Clear Fire in Interior Alaska jumped into a rural subdivision late Wednesday near Anderson as crews work to keep it from reaching the Parks Highway, according to fire officials in charge of extinguishing the blaze. Five Alaska coastal communities set to share in $15 million in harbor grants. Updated:...
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15 Incredible Hikes In Denali National Park And Preserve

Hiking opportunities in Denali National Park and Preserve are endless. You can hike on well-trod loops, out-and-back trails, or off-trail forging your own pathways. Beginners will enjoy flat meandering pathways through spruce forests. Well-traveled moderate trails offer stunning panoramic views — a reward for your effort. Experienced, off-trail adventurers will love the freedom of wide-open spaces.
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Combating the Clear fire

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Clear fire began on June 21, and has since grown to 51,236 acres. However with the fire wedged between the Teklanika river and the community of Anderson and Clear Space Force Station, the response to the blaze has been massive. With a large fire comes...
CLEAR, AK

Search on for woman after child, car found stuck in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities are searching for a grandmother whose 2-year-old grandchild was found alone and abandoned for two days in a locked car that was stuck in mud on a rural Alaska road. The search for Mary Dawn Wilson, 69, is being concentrated around the community of Healy, Alaska State Troopers said in a statement. The abandoned Ford Focus was found Thursday on Stampede Road, just outside Healy and off the Parks Highway. The child appeared to be in good health and was handed over to the state Office of Children’s Services, the statement said. Officials said evidence in the car indicated that the child and car were abandoned Tuesday when the vehicle became stuck, troopers said. There were indications she tried to free the car, Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Tim DeSpain said.
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