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...Railway. In 1949, Bert Griffin, a University of Alaska Geology professor, was rescued by the U.S. Air Force from Innoko River in the first night glider rescue. In 1979, the 140 villagers of Anaktuvuk Pass tested for higher levels of radiation...

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News
State awaits federal action to release bison

...July. The state wants to release animals in the lower Innoko River area about 400 miles southwest of Fairbanks. Federal...It owns several hundred thousand acres in the lower Innoko River area, but Jim Mery, Doyon vice president for lands...

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News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...to Nome. Swingley said he was figuring on a long stop at the race's halfway point in a deserted ghost town on the Innoko River. "Life's too easy in Takotna," Swingley said. "I'll probably go to Iditarod." Takotna is the first checkpoint...

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State Briefs

...where an Alaska State Trooper inspected them. The violations occurred in a hunt last September in Western Alaska on the Innoko River. Coast Guard announces cutter for Valdez ANCHORAGE - The Coast Guard's presence in Alaska will increase this year...

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News
Buser wins nuggets

...four hours and got back on the runners at 9:53 a.m. Out of Ophir, the 60-mile trail to Cripple winds along the Innoko River and crosses the river twice before heading northeast. The run is mostly flat with sparse scrub spruce except for a...

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Sports
Swingley quits Iditarod with frozen corneas

...to Anchorage. From Ophir to the Cripple checkpoint - a distance of 60 miles - mushers follow a cat trail across the Innoko River in generally flat sparse terrain with a few rolling hills. It normally takes mushers nine or 10 days total to reach...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031104/spo_iditarod.shtml
Sports
Fiedler first musher out of Takotna

...to Nome. Swingley said he was figuring on a long stop at the race's halfway point in a deserted ghost town on the Innoko River. "Life's too easy in Takotna," Swingley said. "I'll probably go to Iditarod." Takotna is the first checkpoint...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030701/Spo_IditarodFiedler.html
Sports
4 new shelter cabins on Iditarod Trail

...ghost towns of Ophir and Iditarod. ? Tolstoi, in the same stretch of trail but closer to Ophir; and ? North Fork Innoko River on the trail's northern route that is followed in even-numbered years. The cabin is near the abandoned town of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020911/reg_782736692.shtml
Regional News
Reintroduction of wood bison in Alaska put on hold again

...three locations - the Yukon Flats, Minto Flats or the Innoko River Flats - in spring 2010. The most recent plan, after...development), was to release a small herd into the Innoko River Flats in western Alaska in spring 2011. But that release...

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State
Stimulus funds pay for cabins on Iditarod Trail

...along the route. The cabin that will be going up this summer is along the trail between Iditarod and Shageluk in the Innoko River country. It will be near the place where three Iditarod dog teams were stranded in a deadly blizzard that killed two...

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