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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...
Alaska 'bear man' TV series begins

...series began Friday with the premiere, which repeats at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday. Vandergaw is a retired Anchorage teacher who has spent more than 20 summers living with wild bears at his remote cabin in the Yentna River drainage.
'Bear Haven' man charged with feeding animals

...teacher and wrestling coach who for decades has cohabited with wild grizzly and black bears at his remote cabin in the Yentna River drainage about 40 miles north of Anchorage. The charges were filed Friday in Palmer. Prosecutors charge Vandergaw...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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