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Party atmosphere marks Iditarod's ceremonial start

...and especially colder temperatures after a long January thaw have alleviated worries there and in areas such as the Yentna River."I think the thousand-mile wilderness trail is going to be a little bit of mystery no matter what, if it's warm...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-02/party-atmosphere-marks-iditarods-cerem
Sports
Plane crash in Denali National Park kills 2

...with the downed aircraft opted for a different route because of rough weather in the upper section of west fork of the Yentna River drainage, according to chief park ranger Peter Armington. Investigators from the FAA and the National Transportation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091906/sta_20060919010.shtml
News
Fishermen want state to help in sockeye shortage

...restrictions placed on Kenai commercial fishermen. On the Yentna River, considered the leading indicator of red runs in Mat-Su...Mat-Su lakes and plans to test its sonar counter in the Yentna River to see whether its working properly. Regnart said studies...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110805/sta_20051108013.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...consists of 82 miles of snowmachine highway and 18 miles of icy roads. It crosses the Little Susitna, Big Susitna and Yentna Rivers, as well as numerous tributaries and lakes along the way. A chief concern will be overflow - standing, slushy water...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021299/Spo_iditabike.shtml
Gas prices force snowmachiners to consider costs

...I wish I would have bought the four-stroke," admitted Dan Gabrysak at the Yentna Station Roadhouse miles up the Yentna River from Wasilla. "Who knew gas was going to do this." The first gas Gabrysak had delivered in November cost him $4...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120907/out_20071209002.shtml
Outdoors
Mushers getting shot of cold this winter

...started the race with the temperatures in the minus 30s, and it quickly dropped to the minus 40s as she mushed along the Yentna River on Sunday night. "It was just cold the whole dang way," she said. Allen said she was well outfitted with a fur-ruffed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012104/spo_mushers.shtml
Sports
And they're off! Iditarod teams set off for Nome

...that winds through wooded hills of spruce and birch. More fans were waiting farther down the trail, traveling to the Yentna River on snowmobile and having Alaska-style tailgate parties as the mushers pass by. The presence of so many snowmobiles...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030402/spo_iditarod.shtml
Sports
Running where sled dogs sometimes falter

...nothing. Roes pushed on to the Susitna River and then the Yentna River and by the end of day two was at the Yentna checkpoint...averaged 1-2 miles an hour up the frozen and snow covered Yentna River. Twenty racers dropped out at the 90-100 mile point...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-03-15/running-where-sled-dogs-sometimes-falt
Sports
Man who fed bears fined but gets no jail time

...eight charges of illegally feeding game. Vandergaw says he has coexisted with black and grizzly bears at his remote Yentna River cabin for 20 years. He was charged last year with illegally feeding game. Prosecutors wanted a much larger fine...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040910/reg_603960528.shtml
Regional News
Mackey, Schnuelle in early jostle

...Iditarod trail winds through some forested hills. Mushers cross rough ice on the Susitna River and continue on the frozen Yentna River, eventually crossing a swampy area and a creek where "overflow" can be treacherous. Overflow occurs when water pushes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031009/sta_407480110.shtml

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