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Eureka musher Brent Sass wins Yukon Quest sled dog race

...Moore but lost it when he slept through his alarm.According to the News-Miner Sass overslept during a rest along Birch Creek outside Central, turning it into an unscheduled nine-hour stop. The long pause was so unexpected that a race official...
Man takes 46-mile stroll in minus 35 temps

...searchers he didn't get cold on the long stroll between Birch Creek and Fort Yukon, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.James left Birch Creek at about 7 p.m. Monday and spoke to Fort Yukon Police...
Hot and very dry weather spreads interior Alaska fires a controlled burn around a structure or bulldoze a line around it, he said.One hundred miles to the north, the Birch Creek Fire near Circle Hot Springs grew to roughly 39 square miles. The fire had spread Wednesday to within 5 miles of Circle...
Tribal leaders oppose proposed land swap

...Doyon would transfer title to land it owns near Beaver, Birch Creek, Fort Yukon, Chalkyitsik and Circle to the refuge...Doyon is hoping to cash in on potential deposits near Birch Creek and Beaver. A 75-mile spur off the trans-Alaska...
Air Force to replace nuclear generators villages within 150 miles of Burnt Mountain - Arctic Village, Venetie, Fort Yukon, Chalkyitsik, Beaver and Birch Creek - called for the immediate removal of the generators. "At this time there is a Native allotment only a few miles to...
Alaska Briefs cost of the security improvements is $12 million and this latest appropriation will complete the work, Payne said. The funding also is earmarked to improve aprons, taxiways or runways at Galena, Yakutat, Birch Creek and Petersburg.
Alaska Digest

...Troopers said. On Christmas Day, the body of 47-year-old Ralph Samuels of Fairbanks was found in the small village of Birch Creek, about 26 miles southwest of Fort Yukon. James died after spending eight to 10 hours outside in minus 10 degree temperatures...
Iditarod mushers start for Nome

...beating Mackey in the Yukon Quest weeks before. But this year's Quest took a serious toll on Gatt, who broke through Birch Creek into three feet of water and suffered second degree frostbite to his hands. The Yukon Quest's brutal weather this year...

...knocked down by a vehicle and left on the ground by the driver, according to Alaska State Troopers. Calvin James of Birch Creek Village was discovered at about 3:45 a.m., sprawled out on Spruce Street, said troopers Sgt. Robert Miller...
Three rescued from Denali Park river after boat sinks

...after their 24-foot skiff sank in Birch Creek when it struck a snag as the three...Kantishna River and then turned into Birch Creek, mistaking it for the Muddy River. Birch Creek and the Muddy River converge to...


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