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10:59 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

6/27/14 KNBA News - 100 lodge guests move to higher ground due to flooding in Denali National Park

Yesterday, the National Park Service closed the Denali Park Road at Mile 66 due to flooding and significant rockfall, after torrential rains Wednesday. Some 100 guests of the Denali Backcountry Lodge were evacuated to a lodge on higher ground. High water on the road and airport are prevention their transport out of the Park. NPS is working on a contingency plan to move them by helicopter.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is shepherding small appropriations for icebreakers through the Senate while also working to get Congress and the Administration to make Arctic issues a higher priority.

As KCHU's Tony Gorman reports, the Eyak language is being revived through an online learning program launched this week.