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National Park Service Names New Channel Islands National Park Superintendent

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park has a new superintendent, but it’s someone who is already a familiar face in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The National Park Service promoted Acting Superintendent Ethan McKinley to the post overseeing five islands.

McKinley was appointed as Acting Superintendent last July. He took over for longtime Superintendent Russell Galipeau who retired in June.

McKinley has been with the Park Service for more than a decade. Before coming to California, he was Superintendent of First State National Historical Park in Delaware.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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