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Eureka musher Brent Sass wins Yukon Quest sled dog race

...downtown Fairbanks at 10:52 p.m. Monday. Sass is from Eureka.News-Miner reporter Jeff Richardson wrote that Sass crossed...frenzied checkpoint scramble and, finally, redemption.The Eureka musher claimed the emotional victory a year after being denied...
Mushers sign up for 2016 Yukon Quest

...and ends in Whitehorse.The top three mushers from last year's race will be returning for 2016: Champion Brent Sass of Eureka, second-place finisher Allen Moore of Two Rivers and third-place finisher Ed Hopkins of 10 Mile, Yukon."I'm stoked...
Sea reptile fossils found near Eureka

ANCHORAGE - Fossils of a large extinct marine reptile have been uncovered in a rugged area near Eureka, the first discovery of these ancient creatures in the region, according to a scientist at the University of Alaska Museum...
Sass scratches from Iditarod

ANCHORAGE - Just days after suffering a concussion, Eureka musher Brent Sass has withdrawn from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.Four mushers have scratched, leaving 70 in the race...
Burgeoning wildfires in Alaska prompt more evacuations

...the Athabascan village of Tanana and the remote community of Eureka, fire managers said. More than 250 fires are burning in information spokesman Pete Buist said.Fires near Eureka forced Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race champion Brent...
Wildfires grow in number, but no new evacuations

...International Sled Dog Race champion Brent Sass, who transported his sled dogs to Fairbanks, but he remained at his home near Eureka with his dog Silver to wait out the fire.In Northway Village, a tiny Athabascan community 42 miles from the Canada border...
Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...Interior has led a dog sled racing champion to evacuate his animals along with some of the people in the remote community of Eureka. Musher Brent Sass posted on his kennel's verified Facebook account that he was "preparing the homestead for the worst but...
Growing wildfires prompt evacuations

...burned half a dozen structures. Evacuations also were taking place because of wildfires near the eastern Alaska community of Eureka and just north of Fairbanks.The new blazes come just as fire crews are mopping up two large human-caused wildfires that...
Western wildfires: Firefighters battle blazes in 4 states

...two-fire complex southwest of Nenana that has burned 12 square miles and other fires near the eastern Alaska community of Eureka and just north of Fairbanks.Fire managers say they have requested additional crews to augment crews stretched thin in Alaska...
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Anchorage theater figure Frank Brink dies

ANCHORAGE - Frank Orville Brink, who developed local theater in Anchorage, died Sept. 17 in Eureka Springs, Ark. He was 93 and had a form of Alzheimer's disease. The Anchorage Daily News reported Brink was a former broadcaster...


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