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  • Lottery drivers take note: Heavy snow expected overnight in Denali

    09/20/2015 8:56:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jeff Richardson
    FAIRBANKS—An early winter storm is expected to dump as much as 18 inches of snow into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve overnight, causing rangers to temporarily close portions of the road for travelers today. With about 10 inches of snow falling by noon at the Eielson Visitor Center at Mile 66 of the Park Road, crews closed the road to incoming traffic this morning at Mile 53 at Toklat River. The closure was lifted later this afternoon, although a winter weather advisory remains in effect through Monday morning. The conditions mean an uncertain trip for winners of...
  • What the President Didn’t See From Alaska

    09/04/2015 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | September 4, 2015 | Denali
    As tourist season winds down in Alaska, so does the sightseeing trip of America’s busiest tourist. The President heads back to the beltway bubble after three days in the wondrous Last Frontier. While here, he enjoyed spectacular autumn weather which he commemorated with many selfies on a stick. He danced, he held a fish, he hiked a glacier (thankfully not the Mendenhal Glacier, for that chunk of ice is, literally, the size of Rhode Island. Instead, he enjoyed one of the other 100,000 Alaskan glaciers). And, he renamed a mountain…our mountain…the tallest peak on the North America continent. Unlike most...
  • Donald Trump: I'll Change Denali Back to Mount McKinley

    09/01/2015 12:05:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Benjamin Bell and Ali Weinberg
    Donald Trump, apparently assuming he will secure the White House, tweeted on Monday evening that he would reverse the decision announced by President Obama to change the name of Alaska's Mount McKinley back to the traditional name Denali, saying it is an affront to the Buckeye State.
  • Obama To rename "America"

    08/31/2015 2:27:01 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 41 replies ^ | August 31, 2015 |
    The President today announced from aboard Air Force One on his way to a 4 week vacation in sunny Iran By The Sea, that he would take Executive Action “immediately to rename the former America which is a site of significant cultural importance to the original inhabitants, the Iranians. Iran first populated this great country of folks back in 13,000 BM (Before Me.) It is onlly fitting that this land is renamed for its original inhabitants—prior to physically returning it to them, as Michelle and I will be doing in a seaside ceremony with ice cream cones, in Iran where...
  • Obama Renames Mount McKinley "Denali"

    08/31/2015 1:57:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies ^ | August 31, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, President Obama’s administration announced that he would, by executive order, change the name of Mount McKinley to Mount Denali. He did not explain the decision, which frustrated Ohio legislators upset at the slap at President William McKinley’s legacy; he is expected to speak on the topic today in Anchorage.
  • Obama is accused of ´constitutional over-reach and ´insulting all Ohioans´ by ditching former

    08/31/2015 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Mail & Associated Press ^ | 8/31/15 | Snejana Farberov
    A group of Ohio Republicans and Democrats have finally found something to agree on: they are vehemently opposed to President Barack Obama’s renaming of the country´s highest peak from Mount McKinley to Denali. The president is expected to make the long-awaited name change official during his trip to Alaska, where he is expected to arrive this afternoon to take part in a climate change summit. Rep. Bob Gibbs, a Republican from Ohio, released a statement saying that for nearly a century, the majestic peak has been a testament to President William McKinley´s ´years of service to our country.’ McKinley, a...
  • Boehner condemns McKinley name change

    08/31/2015 8:22:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Aug.1, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Speaker John Boehner said he is "deeply disappointed" in President Obama's plan to rename Alaska's Mount McKinley "Mt. Denali," joining a chorus of Republican lawmakers, even though the change has roots in the Republican Party. The peak, which is the tallest in North America, was named after the nation's 25th president and former Ohio governor, William McKinley, in 1896. Boehner, from Ohio, joined other lawmakers from his state in condemning the move, which Obama announced Sunday. "There is a reason President McKinley's name has served atop the highest peak in North America for more than 100 years, and that...
  • McKinley Out, Denali In: Highest Peak in North America Renamed

    08/30/2015 6:05:36 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 144 replies ^ | AUgust 30, 2015 | by TIM STELLOH
    For more than a century, the tallest mountain on the continent was named after the 25th U.S. president, William McKinley. Now, in honor of Alaska's indigenous Athabascan people, who had always called it "Denali," President Barack Obama is changing it back, the White House said in a release Sunday.
  • Obama to rename Mount McKinley

    08/30/2015 2:30:56 PM PDT · by al baby · 79 replies
    e mail | Today | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.
  • Obama to rename North America's highest peak as Denali on Alaska trip

    08/30/2015 3:19:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2015 | Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley. The symbolic gesture comes at the beginning of a three-day trip to Alaska where Obama hopes to build support for his efforts to address climate change during his remaining 16 months in office.
  • Obama to rename nation’s highest mountain

    08/30/2015 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2015 | Timothy Cama -
    President Obama on Monday will announce a plan to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley to Denali, the name that nearby natives have long used. By taking action to officially name the 20,000-foot peak Denali, Obama will take the Alaskan Natives side in a dispute that has stretched on for more than a century. “Generally believed to be central to the Athabascan creation story, Denali is a site of significant cultural importance to many Alaska Natives,” the White House said in a Sunday fact sheet. “The name ‘Denali’ has been used for many years and is widely used across the state today.”...
  • Lawmakers revive bid to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley

    02/06/2015 7:20:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 5, 2015 6:26 PM EST
    Lawmakers have failed in past attempts to rename North America’s highest mountain, but a new proposal may have a better chance this year under a Republican Congress, according to an aide to an Alaska lawmaker who is resurrecting the effort. U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have introduced a bill to give Mount McKinley its historical Alaska Native name. The Alaska Republicans announced a Senate bill Wednesday to formally call the 20,320-foot mountain by its Athabascan name, Denali, KTUU reported. The bill comes after previous efforts by Murkowski failed. …
  • Minnesota climber scores a first on Mount McKinley, support team says

    01/13/2015 8:18:17 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-13-15 | Steve Karnowski
    Minnesota adventurer has succeeded in becoming the first solo climber to reach the summit of Alaska's Mount McKinley in the month of January, his support team said Monday, citing a GPS tracking device. Lonnie Dupre, of Grand Marais, reached the 20,320-foot summit of North America's tallest peak at 2:08 p.m. Alaska time Sunday, said project coordinator Stevie Plummer. Dupre sent a text message saying "All OK, Doing Well," through a SPOT GPS messenger device that showed it was sent from the same coordinates as McKinley's summit. Plummer then posted on the expedition website and on Dupre's Facebook page a map...
  • Bureaucrat begs Congress to fire him — and everyone he works with

    10/09/2013 5:31:24 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 27, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The Denali Commission in Alaska, set up in 2008 thanks to earmarks by former Senator Ted Stevens, came under withering criticism from … the Denali Commission, or at least one member of it. The Washington Post reported yesterday afternoon on a letter sent by its Inspector General to Rep. Darrell Issa, chair of the House Oversight Committee, asking Congress to fire him and everyone else at the Denali Commission. Calling the bureaucracy “a Congressional experiment that hasn’t worked out well,” Mike Marsh wants Congress to save $7.4 million a year and eliminate a “middleman” agency.
  • Extreme Alaska: Denali National Park (video)

    05/12/2013 5:49:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    Griz, wolves and moose roam this terrain, but it is the altitude that defines which wild conditions -- and creatures -- dominate.
  • Denali Discontinues (Alaska) Gas Pipeline Project

    05/17/2011 12:05:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Denali ^ | 5-17-11 | Denali Pipeline
    Denali - The Alaska Gas Pipeline announced today that its open season efforts have not resulted in the customer commitments necessary to continue work on its Alaska North Slope gas pipeline project, which has an overall estimated capital cost of $35 billion (2009 dollars). Denali will withdraw its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pre-file application and, over the next few months, close out its operations. "Denali is ending its efforts because of a lack of customer support," said Bud Fackrell, Denali President. "Denali is a market-driven company. As such, we cannot spend the billions of dollars necessary to advance the project...
  • No charges filed in Denali National Park grizzly shooting (AK)

    08/01/2010 8:35:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies · 3+ views
    Bear Attack Examiner ^ | 30 July, 2008 | Ben Smith
    In a case that could establish a precedent for gun rights advocates, no charges have been filed against a hiker who shot a grizzly in self-defense in Denali National Park on May 28, 2010. The man and his girlfriend--their names were not released--were hiking in brushy country near Tattler Creek when he heard noise to his right. He drew his .45 caliber semi-auto handgun. A grizzly came out of the brush 25 feet away and charged. The man fired seven to nine rounds. The shooting occurred three months after Congress passed a controversial law allowing people to carry loaded guns...
  • No new details in Denali bear shooting(AK)

    06/05/2010 2:36:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies · 720+ views ^ | 4 June, 2010 | Tim Mowry
    FAIRBANKS — Officials at Denali National Park and Preserve have released no new details or information regarding the fatal shooting of a grizzly bear by a hiker on Friday in the 6-million-acre park south of Fairbanks. Park officials on Tuesday still had not released the name of the hiker who shot the bear, and rangers are investigating the shooting to determine if it was justified, according to park spokeswoman Kris Fister. She did not say if the park service was contemplating criminal charges against the shooter. A new law passed by Congress in February made it legal to carry firearms...
  • 25 apply for Alaska Supreme Court spot (Palin Ping! - No.15 - May 31, 2009)

    05/30/2009 11:45:46 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 15 replies · 753+ views
    Newsminer Fairbanks ^ | May 30, 2009 | AP
    KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Alaska's upcoming vacancy on the state Supreme Court has drawn 25 applicants, including 10 Superior Court judges. Justice Robert L. Eastaugh, 65, is retiring in November. He was appointed in 1994.
  • Why I'm reversing course on John McCain

    09/08/2008 12:55:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 524 replies · 2,771+ views
    Vanity | Sept 9, 2008 | Jim Robinson
    Governor Sarah Palin! Or, actually, what she signifies. We've often stated on FR that if the Republicans would only run true conservatives then we'd win more elections. We'd keep the White House, build conservative majorities in congress, replace liberal activist judges with original intent constitutionalists, and eventually overturn Roe v Wade and begin rolling back some of the damage inflicted upon our beloved republic by the socialists and liberals. John McCain's bold choice of the unabashed pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-liberty, small government, strong defense, fiscal conservative, Sarah Palin, signifies a return to conservatism within the Republican Party. And the...