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Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel says the buildup associated with two squadrons of F-35 warplanes that’ll be coming to Eielson Air Force Base in a couple of years will offset decreases in population and state funding that are both being driven by Alaska’s recession-wracked economy.

Wolf Population Declining In Denali National Park

Jun 4, 2014
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A survey of wolves in Denali National Park and Preserve this spring turned out the fourth lowest count since biologists started keeping track of the animals nearly 30 years ago.  As KUAC’s Emily Schwing reports, Park Service officials say the numbers show a decline in the population, but they haven’t settled on an explanation.

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Fairbanks, AK - The Alaska Board of Game will not consider a request to establish an emergency no-hunting zone along the eastern border of Denali National Park and Preserve to protect three wolf packs that roam the area.