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Jim Wilde appeals Yukon-Charley conviction #Yukon #Alaska #NationalParkService

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by Staff Report

FAIRBANKS — Jim Wilde, the 71-year-old Central resident at the middle of a recent dispute about federal jurisdiction on state waterways, has appealed his misdemeanor conviction on charges stemming from an encounter with National Park Service rangers in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

“Regardless of the position people take on Jim’s behavior, the legal issue transcends that,” Wilde’s attorney, Bill Satterberg of Fairbanks said.

Satterberg is not charging Wilde for the appeal. He said the....