Gustavus seeks help to keep Glacier Bay Lodge open

Jun 21, 2013 -- 10:00am
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The southeast Alaska community of Gustavus has reached out to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young to help keep the Glacier Bay Lodge open after the National Park Service received no bids for concession services for the lodge, not even from the current concessioners. The Juneau Empire says closure of the lodge would hurt Gustavus. The concession contract requires boat tours of Glacier Bay, ground transportation for tourists, fuel sales, lodging and other services that make travel to a remote area a little more comfortable. Murkowski and Young have written to new U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell detailing the importance of the lodge and urging quick action. The Park Service's 10-year contract with Huna Totem Corp. and the food services company Aramark expires in December. 

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