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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...
Lance Mackey enters 2015 Yukon Quest field

...promising young team helped persuade him to race himself."This is my backyard," he said, gesturing toward the Chena River. "It's hard not to want to be a part of that."Mackey won his first Yukon Quest in 2005. Three more titles followed...
Fairbanks' 108-year-old Masonic Temple needs help

FAIRBANKS - Ever since the Masonic Temple was built in 1906, it has looked north over the Chena River. And for those 108 years the building has remained remarkably unchanged.In 1908, the Freemasons fraternal organization purchased...
Alaska Native land-claims leader dies

...welcoming family, friends and strangers - who soon became friends - into his hand-built Alaskan log cabin on the Chena River; and all were in awe of its size and craftsmanship," Romer wrote.
Poems in Place submissions deadline extended through April 30

...The first four poems were installed last September; two in Totem Bight State Historical Park in Ketchikan and in two Chena River State Recreational Area above Fairbanks. Poems installed at Totem Bight were written by two Juneau poets, Ernestine...


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