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An Outdoor View: The king of Alaska's rivers, Part 3

...problems are nothing compared to the issue of inadequate land-use controls for the watershed.Suzanne Fisler, a State Parks ranger at the Kenai River Center, says, "We're constantly dealing with property owners who want to obliterate, annihilate...
Accident on Seward Highway results in one fatality

...Troopers with the Bureau of Highway Patrol Girdwood Team, Girdwood paramedics, Anchorage paramedics and Alaska State Park Rangers responded to the collision.Boreland's next of kin was notified. The highway was closed for two hours. Troopers...
'Heart the size of Alaska'

...incident. "And I'm like, 'Problem solved,'" she said.A pistol and two magazines hung on her belt, an Alaska State Park Ranger patch sewn on her chest. Friends around her laughed."You're seeing Jacqui," said Cleta Elefritz, a summer...
Are silver salmon next?

...enforcement on the Kenai River. I have not seen a State Fish and Wildlife Trooper on the river in several years. State Park Rangers do some patrolling, but they have a lot of area to cover with few personnel. Some locals still claim to have proxies...
Bears keep bullying hikers in Interior

...the bears are probably staying in an area near the top of the trail, enjoying the fruits of a good berry crop. State parks rangers Ian Thomas and Nikki Potter have put up signs warning hikers about the presence of bears on the trail. One of them...
Time for responsible management

...question now is how do we get sound management?Another fishing friend of mine (who is not a guide) bumped into a state park ranger last week at our beautiful Kasilof River boat launch. He asked him "why do we have a such a nice public put-in...
Four rescued from capsized boat

...Kenai Police Department, Central Emergency Services, Nikiski Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Parks rangers, as well as several dipnet fishermen already on the scene. For more on this story, see Tuesday's Clarion.
Dipnet disaster averted: Rescuers save 4 men from capsized boat 11:35 a.m., Kenai police, Central Emergency Services, Nikiski Fire Department, Coast Guard and Alaska State Parks rangers, as well as several dipnet fishermen, already on the scene. Long, owner of a 19-foot-long service vessel...
Possible disaster turns into lesson of safety on river

...hurry. Monday's call to the Kenai Fire Department sent crews from their department, the Coast Guard and Alaska State Parks rangers scrambling, as well as fishermen in close proximity to the boat. The goal: to get the men out of the frigid Kenai...
Rapid rescue

...Rapids, including a fatality, CES launched two rescue boats from Bing's Landing and enlisted the help of Alaska State Parks ranger Jacques Kosto to demonstrate swiftwater rescue in action. In addition to demonstrating rescue techniques, CES's...


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