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Snowmobile driver charged in man's death CIRCLE - A Circle man died after he was hit by a snowmobile and Alaska State Troopers say manslaughter...
King reigns over the trail

...spots in recent years. Windblown snow on the Yukon nearly obscured the trail in some places, discouraging even the snowmobile drivers who break trail ahead of the dog teams. But winds were unusually light for front-runners navigating the Bering...
Avalanche danger disrupts search for snowmobiler

ANCHORAGE - Bad weather and backcountry danger prevented for a second day the resumption of a search for a snowmobile driver missing and presumed dead in a Kenai Peninsula avalanche. The slide Saturday killed ConocoPhillips Alaska President...
Northwest Digest

...winter. The pair refused an offer from a passing snowmobile driver for a return trip to Cantwell, trooper Alberta for spring break," Peters said. The snowmobile driver then contacted Hovila, who drove a snowmachine to...
Paul Gebhardt first musher out of Ophir

...out straw for the teams and serve as official pooper scoopers. The women cook and men serve as dog-handlers and snowmobile drivers. "What you do for one musher, you've got do for all," said Jan Newton, who has been on kitchen duty since...
Snowmobile injures sled dog in Iditarod champ Mackey's team

...tears Saturday telling how a veteran race dog, Zorro, was injured as the animal rode in the sled's basket. The snowmobile driver has not been identified. The 408-mile All Alaska Sweepstakes is a race from Nome to tiny Candle and back. The...
Drunk snowmobile driver kills musher, injures passenger on trail

...a passenger in the sled, authorities said Friday. State troopers said they also are investigating reports that snowmobile driver Patrick Tickett and his passenger declined requests by the injured woman, Tracy Schaeffer, for one of them remain...
Two killed in avalanche while riding snowmobiles

ANCHORAGE - Two snowmobile drivers were killed Friday when they triggered an avalanche and were buried in the snow for nearly an hour, Alaska State Troopers said...


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