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NPS proposes climber fee increase

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Denali National Park officials are examining the possibility of raising mountaineering fees for those climbers wishing to climb Denali.  While the majority of Americans are probably not paying too much attention, the mountaineering community across the U.S. is weighing in and putting their boots down on the issue that concerns North America’s highest peak.  Sue Deyoe has more.

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Climber Lonnie Dupre making headway in climbing Denali

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valley Jam DJ Todd Basilone interviewed Tom Surprenant on the progress of climber Lonnie Dupre who is trying to make history by summiting Mt. McKinley in January. Surprenant is Dupre’s expedition support team member currently based in Talkeetna. Audio runs about 12 min.

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Park Service releases mountaineering statistics for 2010

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More than half of the climbers who scaled Mt. McKinley last year reached the summit. Denali National Park officials say 1,222 climbers took on McKinley in 2010 and 55 percent, or 670 climbers, reached the summit. (more…)

Morning news cast – Tuesday, January 18

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

KTNA’s news, weather, announcements and Denali Echoes, hosted by Will Peterson. Local news headlines: Denali climbing statistics released; Governor Parnell pushes Susitna Hydro project; Su Valley ladies win Tri-Valley Basketball Championship. (16 min.)

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Minnesota man to attempt Denali in January

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Every winter there is an attempt by at least one person, if not several people,  to summit Denali.  This year will be no exception.  A man from Grand Marais, Minn. will be in Talkeetna the last week of December bringing a film crew with him. (more…)

Denali National Park examines climbing fees for Mt McKinley and Foraker

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Denali National Park officials are asking the public for comments on the costs of the climbing program on Mt McKinley and Mt. Foraker.  As budgets are examined nationwide and parks struggle to pay for services, Denali National Park is looking at their mountaineering program, which costs $1.4 million each year to operate.  They are collecting input from climbers across the U.S. on the current system.

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Morning Newscast – Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

KTNA’s morning news, weather, announcements and Denali Echoes, for Wednesday, Dec.8, with Diana Haecker. Local news headlines: Borough mayoral elections to be held in January; Eight proposals for state revenue share before Talkeetna Community Council; NPS extends public comment period for allocation of climbing permits. (16 min.)

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NPS extends public comment for allocation of climbing permits

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The National Park Service has extended the public comment period for the environmental assessment considering the allocation of mountain climbing permits for commercial guiding operations. (more…)

Park Service asks for public input on Denali climbing fees

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The National Park Service has opened a public comment period to examine the possibility of raising fees that mountaineers pay to climb Mt McKinley and Mt. Foraker.  Despite an increase in the special use fee in 2005, the current revenue only covers 17% of the cost of the program overall.  Park officials are asking climbers and others nationwide to weigh in hopes of coming up with a solution.

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