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Philip Esai is Honorary Musher for 2015 Iditarod

...Indian couple would house mushers in the early years of the race at their cabin along the banks of the Kuskokwim River at Big River, located halfway between McGrath and Nikolai. Their daughter Marty remembers, "There was no room in the cabin because...
3 people dead as State Troopers' copter crashes

...investigating the crash.Nading had been involved with one other crash in the same helicopter, a hard landing with no injuries Big River Lakes, about nine years ago, said Col. Gary Folger, director of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers.Nading and Toll were...
94 in Alaska? Weather extremes tied to erratic jet stream

WASHINGTON - Lately, the jet stream isn't playing by the rules. Scientists say that big river of air high above Earth that dictates much of the weather for the Northern Hemisphere has been unusually erratic the past few years...
State Briefs

...Kuskokwim and Yukon rivers. Flooding occurs nearly every spring in Alaska as rising temperatures cause ice on the state's big rivers to gradually break up and float downstream. When the ice jams up, water backs up behind it and flooding results, either...
Two die in plane crash near McGrath

...Wasilla, were in the Super Cub when it went down Sunday. The crash occurred after they took off from the airstrip on the Big River at Lyman Fork. Grimes and Harma were pilots and jointly owned the plane. It was unknown who was flying the plane when...
Illinois chorus tours Southeast

...from "Guys and Dolls;" "The Water is Wide;" "Deep River;" "Muddy Water," from Roger Miller's musical "Big River;" "Hallelujah Chorus;" "O' Canada;" "America the Beautiful;" and gypsy songs, French Canadian songs and French...
Treading better on ditch trail

...Juneau Freewheelers. "What makes it tough are when you have big washouts or you've got little rivers that become bigger rivers." About 50 mountain bikers use the trails in Juneau, but few trails are suitable, Ringle said. The Treadwell is...
Hunting of wolves may start this winter

...also were surprised at how grizzly bears were affecting moose calf survival. Researchers found that the area east of the Big River toward the South Fork Kuskokwim River is a concentrated moose calving ground. Moose share the east area with about a...
Palin's parents live a life of affinity with wilderness

...Heath garage is now a monument to one of Chuck's favorite pastimes. Fishing lures, collected over the years from such big rivers as the Susitna to smaller streams like Willow Creek, take up the far side of the garage wall. They are sorted and collected...
Alaska's bridges see extra scrutiny after Minnesota collapse

...Nenana River at Moody on the Parks Highway Icy Bay Big River Center Crossing Icy Bay Big River West Crossing After the incident, state bridge...little-traveled logging roads that cross the Big River north of Yakutat. "The other four were all in...


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