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October 07, 2015
Fairbanks Business to Host A Visiting Park Ranger
Park Ranger Sarah Hayes and one of the park’s canine rangers will visit Beaver Sports in Fairbanks on Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m., where everyone is invited to come meet the dog and learn how and why the park still uses sled dogs

September 18, 2015
Denali National Park to Burn Debris Piles at Toklat and Kantishna
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve are planning to burn several debris piles, one at the Toklat Road Camp (Mile 53 on the Denali Park Road) and two others in Kantishna at approximately Mile 91 near the confluence of Eureka and Moose Creeks. The planned ignition dates are between Tuesday, September 22 and Saturday, October 10, weather permitting.

September 04, 2015
Denali Welcomes Fourth Grade Students through the Every Kid in a Park Initiative
Denali invites all fourth grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. As of September 1, fourth grade students can go to to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

June 26, 2015
Lightning Ignites Eleven Wildfires in Denali National Park
Several thunderstorms moving through the area this past week have ignited 11 wildfires in Denali National and Preserve. Four fires were discovered on June 25.

June 05, 2015
Use Caution Around Moose
A cow with two calves has been at Riley Creek Campground in the park for the past few weeks. This cow is very defensive of her calves, charging people when they approach too closely and injuring at least three people, one severely. Cow moose are particularly defensive of their newly born calves at this time of year so it is best to give them lots of space. In Denali, you must stay at least 25 yards away but some moose may be disturbed at an even greater distance.

May 22, 2015
Denali National Park and Preserve Staff Request Public to Use Extreme Caution This Holiday Weekend
Very high fire danger exists in Denali National Park and Preserve due to a lack of recent precipitation, high winds and hot, dry weather. Park officials urge visitors to be especially careful with anything that may cause a spark this Memorial Day weekend.

April 24, 2015
Denali Visitors Provide Economic Benefits to Alaska and Local Area Economies
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the over 530,000 visitors who came to Denali National Park and Preserve in 2014 spent $5.24 million in communities near the park. That spending supported almost 7,000 jobs in the local area, which includes the 300+ employees of the park’s largest concessioner, and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $7.48 million.

January 22, 2015
2015 Artists in Residence
Four artists and three writers will visit Denali National Park and Preserve in 2015 through its Artist-in-Residence program. This year’s group includes the program's first fine arts photographer, and first outdoor participatory artist. Three of the residents will visit in February and March as part of a winter program. Four others will take part in the traditional summer program that takes place between June and September.

May 27, 2014
Kim Heacox to Speak About New John Muir Biography
Writer, photographer, and activist Kim Heacox will speak about his newest book, “John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire: How a Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America” on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm at the Denali Visitor Center.

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