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River Ranch in Funny River considered for upgrades

...more of it up to public use. The Hansen still live on the property as caretakers. State Parks Kenai Peninsula Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell said the couple's contract had just been renewed for the 2015 season. "We can work around them...
State takes ownership of Eagle Rock Boat Launch

...state has made few substantive changes in operation during its first season in operation, said Alaska State Parks Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell. "Probably the one thing that folks notice this year, is that camping is no longer allowed at...
KRSMA Board hears updates on Kasilof boat retrieval, deferred maintenance

...public feedback, property investigation and site purchase; thus far no property has been purchased. State Parks Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell said Thursday that the Swanson property was attractive as it had a milder slope than the two other...
State Public Use Cabins are filling up fast finalize their plans to visit the Kenai Peninsula this summer, Chris Degernes, Alaska State Parks Kenai Area Superintendent, is encouraging local residents to beat the stampede and get their reservations made for the public use cabins...
Wake studies planned this summer

...more before passing restrictions to address the problem. That is the reason for a study Chris Degernes, Kenai area superintendent for Alaska State Parks, hopes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will do this summer on Johnson Lake in Kasilof...
Kayaker turns over in rapids to shore safely. "When we got the call we had two different things going on," said Jack Sinclair, acting area superintendent for Alaska State Parks. His agency already was responding to the discovery of Stephen Boyer's body when the...
Park fees increase

...passes have gone up to between $20 and $25. "A couple of decal fees went up, but not all of them," said Kenai Area Superintendent Chris Degernes at the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation in Soldotna. Resident annual camping passes increased...
Think twice before trying rapids

...didn't have a (personal flotation device) on them when we've had fatalities," said Jack Sinclair, acting area superintendent for Alaska State Parks. "I don't know of any (fatalities) that we didn't have that situation occur...
Christmas bird counters welcome back slaty-backed gull

...slaty-backed gull. "It has remained here year in and year out for at least four years now," said Jack Sinclair, area superintendent for Alaska State Parks and data compiler for the Soldotna Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Slaty-backed gulls are...
Chena River State Recreation Area to get makeover

...loved to death and facilities are just not adequate for the traffic they recieve,'' said Anna Plager, northern area superintendent for Alaska State Parks. Great Northwest Inc. of Fairbanks was awarded the contract to do the work, which is...


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