On the Trails: Trailside scrapbook

...the young spruces. Out on the silt and sand flats where the willow thickets thrive and would offer a decent banquet for hares...and perhaps aerial predators, and that took precedent over willow lunches.Along the Old River Channel near the glacier, the...
Iditarod musher hurt in crash with vehicle

...a driver who left the roadway and crashed into her team near Willow.Karin Hendrickson was running her team along the Parks Highway...been found as of 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Willow Dog Musher's Association's Facebook page, the television...
Talkeetna man crashes in rare electric car

...m. when he lost control on the icy road surface. The car was demolished.Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain says roads from Willow to Trapper Creek were "pure ice." West was wearing his seat belt and was treated at the scene for head cuts but was not taken...
Today in sports history

1940 - For the first time in the history of photo finishes a triple dead heat for first place is recorded, at Willow's Park, Victoria, British Columbia.1955 - Rocky Marciano knocks out Archie Moore in the ninth round at Yankee Stadium in...
Iditarod starts in Willow

WILLOW - A New Zealander was the first musher en...famous sled-dog race by crossing frozen Willow Lake about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north...out on the trail."The Sunday event in Willow followed a ceremonial start Saturday in...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 10, 2014

...draw that year? Nine ballot measures, including whether the state should spend $2.8 billion to relocate the capital to Willow. (Hint: It didn't pass.)Thumbs down to impatience. We know you're ready for this election season to end. You're...
Search resumes for missing Missouri man in Alaska

...reportedly left a recreational vehicle he and his girlfriend parked at the Willow Creek Resort, about 50 miles north of Anchorage, on Sunday for a solo fishing trip on Willow Creek.He was carrying a fishing pole and a walking stick, but no cellphone...
On the Trails: Bumblebees

In early spring, I look forward to seeing the first bumblebees, visiting willow catkins and early blueberry flowers. These are queens, which mated last fall and then hibernated, each one usually in a small...
Search ends for missing Missouri man in Alaska

...recreational vehicle he and his girlfriend had parked at the Willow Creek Resort, about 50 miles north of Anchorage.At the time, Warner was heading for a solo fishing trip at Willow Creek. He was carrying a fishing pole and a walking stick...
Earthquake rattles Willow again

WILLOW - The ground keeps rattling around Willow. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center reports that an...magnitude of 4.1. Its epicenter was 25 miles west-northwest of Willow and 33 miles southwest of Talkeetna. The quake was 33 miles...


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