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Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

...encounters occurred a few years back on the John River in the southern Brooks Range. It had been four days since I'd skied out of Bettles, a tiny community on the Koyokuk River, and I'd seen no animals other than a giant golden eagle that had winged over me...
Bear killed, another spotted near Bettles

...350-pound grizzly bear was killed in the Brooks range village of Bettles. A local hunter killed it on Thanksgiving as the bear Others have reported seeing another grizzly this week. Bettles Lodge manager Jamie Klaes says the bears have residents on...
Bettles crash pilot had a passion for travel

...who piloted a floatplane that crashed about 50 miles south of Bettles on Sunday was known as a safe pilot who would take friends...Mexico died in the crash Sunday near Lake Sithylemenkat, near Bettles, about 180 miles northeast of Fairbanks. Alaska State Troopers...
Plane crash kills four near Bettles

...people died Sunday afternoon after their plane crashed south of Bettles, about 180 miles northeast of Fairbanks. Alaska State Troopers...The signal indicated a downed plane 48 to 50 miles south of Bettles, a rural community in the foothills of the Brooks Range...
Little impact on Ambler road caribou

...the Northern Alaska Environmental Center in Fairbanks has been an active opponent. The project is particularly unpopular in Bettles, at the eastern end of the proposed route, where an organization called the Brooks Range Council was formed in 2012 specifically...
Rescue doesn't sit well with lodge owner

...well with Jamie Klaes, manager of the Bettles Lodge. It would have been different had...and her family, who own the lodge and Bettles Air Service, refused to fly Roberts out...he was planning. Another air taxi in Bettles ended up flying him out to his destination...
Alaska Science Forum: Twenty weeks through the heart of Alaska

...join him for fear of starvation, Allen and a few tattered comrades traveled from near present-day Cordova up to what is now Bettles. They then turned around and beat winter to St. Michael, where they jumped the last boat for San Francisco.The U.S...
Recycling program gains popularity in Allakaket

...Henzie said his dream is to overhaul the community's landfill, bringing in waste handling similar to the village of Bettles, where trash is bailed, some is incinerated and crushed glass is used to layer the landfill."My goal for it is less stuff...
Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

...Service didn't have a helicopter, so it contacted the rescue coordination center. The Air Guard sent out crews in a helicopter and a HC-130 King aircraft.Rescuers picked up the hiker and flew him to Bettles. He was in good condition.
Alaska bucks the global temperature trend

...during winter, when most of the cooling occurred. One example was the frigid January of 2012. How could you forget it in Bettles, where the average temperature was an all-time low of minus 35.6 degrees F? That's a chilly month.But January 2012...


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