• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
47s

Denali planning for temporary ban on pet goats

By Associated Press 1:54 PM July 28, 2014
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) –

Plans are in the works to temporarily ban certain pets from Denali National Park and Preserve after a local resident was cited for hiking on park trails with his pet goat this summer.

Park Superintendent Don Striker said domestic goats pose a significant risk to Denali’s Dall sheep population. He says he is planning to implement a temporary closure barring access to pet goats, and to bring the issue up at an official hearing, likely next year.

He tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1rSh3SX ) temporary closures can last anywhere from 30 days to a couple of years.

Corey Furrow, the Anderson resident cited for hiking with his pet goat, said he understands the park’s need to protect Dall sheep. But he said his animal was on a leash.

___

Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest Stories

  • News

    Driver killed in crash at C and Dimond identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 11, 11:00

    Updated at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 The driver killed in a single-car rollover Feb. 5 near the intersection of Dimond Boulevard and C Street has been identified as 27-year-old Frank Bavilla III. According to a release from the Anchorage Police Department, his remains were identified by the state medical examiner and the cause […]

  • Sports

    Dimond High School hockey aims for milestone — for coach

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 11, 10:38

    ANCHORAGE — The Dimond High School hockey team is going in the same direction. At tournament time, that’s a good thing. But this weekend’s run at a state title is about more than another championship. In this case, getting off to a good start has a double meaning. First, it will get them that much […]

  • News

    Sled dog race returns to Fairbanks’ Mushers Hall

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 9:24

    The GCI Open North American Championships will start and finish at the Mushers Hall in Fairbanks for the second straight year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that officials with the Alaska Dog Mushers Association announced Tuesday that they are moving the March 18 event from the city’s downtown area and back to the Jeff Studdert Racegrounds. […]

  • Crime

    Inmate suffers life-threatening injuries at Kenai prison

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 9:20

    An inmate at a prison in Kenai was transported to Anchorage after suffering life-threatening injuries in an assault. Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna just before 4 p.m. Tuesday received a report of an assault involving two inmates at Wildwood Correctional Center. One inmate was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna and then medically evacuated […]

  • Crime

    Shotgun shooting leaves man wounded in Anchor Point

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 9:14

    Alaska State Troopers are investigating a shooting on the Kenai Peninsula that left a man wounded. Troopers at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday received a report of a man admitted to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer with gunshot wounds. Investigators determined the man had been shot multiple times with a shotgun at a home in Anchor Point […]

  • Politics

    Changing the game: ‘Dave & Buster’s bill’ passes Senate

    by Liz Raines on Feb 11, 8:45

    Senate Bill 157, also known as the “Dave & Buster’s bill,” unanimously the Senate Wednesday afternoon. It amends Alaska statutes on electronic gaming devices to include specific language allowing the trading tickets and tokens for items like candy and “electronic novelties.” The bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Lesil McGuire of Anchorage, called the bill a simple […]

  • News

    App to help Alaskans fight climate change goes global

    by Emily Carlson on Feb 11, 8:11

    A grassroots effort to fight climate change in Alaska is so successful, it’s now being used on smartphones around the world. The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Wednesday afternoon for their work on the Local Environmental Observer Network (LEO), an app you can now download to your smartphone. The EPA presented […]

  • News

    ‘Schools on the Edge’ Part Three: Clark’s Point

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 10, 23:30

    In Clark’s Point, snow or sun, children in the village play outside. Mariano Floresta can’t help but smile as they show off an old metal shelf they’ve turned into a makeshift sled. But he remembers a time when there were more laughing faces, more families and a school. In 2012, enrollment at the Clark’s Point […]