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79 makeshift riverboats take on final Red Green Regatta

...Regatta come to a close, Steve Smith couldn't help but smile as he described the fiasco he'd just witnessed on the Chena River.The title actor from "The Red Green Show" traveled from his native Canada to help judge the final "flotilla of...
Boaters say they found human remains at river

FAIRBANKS - State troopers are investigating a report of human remains found in the Chena River State Recreation Area.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that trooper spokesman Tim Despain said boaters reported finding...
Legacy of late Iditarod champion endures

...Dave Monson stood outside his house on the bank of the Chena River on Monday morning, he gave a cheer and a burst of applause...and not just mushing."Monson still lives at the Chena River home that he and Butcher shared with their two daughters...
Finally some snow for Iditarod mushers got loose.Fairbanks hasn't been entirely without weather worries either. The race was to have started on the Chena River, but a string of days near the freezing mark prompted worry the ice wouldn't be strong enough to handle the weight...
Warm weather forces Iditarod start off river

...location within Fairbanks.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports warmer weather prompted concern that ice on the Chena River is too thin to accommodate the weight of mushers, dogs and volunteers needed at the start.Officials on Monday announced...
Lack of snow, warm weather plague Iditarod plans

...mushers start the race March 9 on the Chena River ice at Pike's Landing. From...freezing mark has cast doubts that the Chena River ice could handle the weight of...organizer Howie Thies is confident the Chena River will be ready for the race...
Eureka musher Brent Sass wins Yukon Quest sled dog race

...News-Miner reporter Jeff Richardson wrote that Sass crossed the finish line, gaped at a huge crowd lining the chute on the Chena River, then immediately ran to congratulate each of the dozen dogs in front of him."It's pretty amazing," Sass told...
2015 'I-Did-A-Detour' start moved to Fairbanks

...late Tuesday he planned to ask the school district to let students out of school for the Monday restart, likely on the Chena River at Pike's Waterfront Lodge. The villages and communities along the traditional route, however, will suffer a hardship...
Poems in Place opens submission period Feb. 1

...placed in Totem Bight State Historical Park in Ketchikan - written by Juneau poets Ernestine Hayes and Emily Wall - and Chena River State Recreational Area, above Fairbanks. In 2014, poems were installed at Independence Mine State Historical Park...
Two vehicles sink on ice stretch used as a shortcut in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - At least two vehicles recently sank into the Chena River on a section long used as an ice-covered shortcut between Airport Way and Chena Small Tracts Road.Bob Weaver, the owner of...


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