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Body of Sitka woman found on Unalaska trail

Body of Sitka woman found on Unalaska trailAuthorities in Dutch Harbor have confirmed that the body found on Pyramid Peak Monday is that of 33-year old Sitka woman, Jessica Acker.

Eaglecrest to reopen Porcupine lift this weekend

Eaglecrest to reopen Porcupine lift this weekendEaglecrest crews used last week’s cold snap to make some snow on the lower mountain, and Mother Nature added a few inches of her own this weekend.

Yukon Quest trail puts dog sled designs to the test

Yukon Quest trail puts dog sled designs to the testOn the Yukon Quest Trail, there are a few things mushers have to be especially picky about including a sturdy sled.

Soggy winter at sea level means good snow in the mountains

Soggy winter at sea level means good snow in the mountainsRecord amounts of rain in the lower elevations means conditions for Northern Southeast’s heliski season are the best they’ve been in at least two years.

Rugged 1,000-mile Yukon-Fairbanks sled dog race starts

A long distance sled dog race considered by some to be more rugged than the Iditarod is under way.

Yukon Quest rookies tout knowledge, experience of champions

Yukon Quest rookies tout knowledge, experience of championsOf the 26 mushers signed up to race dog teams in this year’s Yukon Quest International Sled Dog race, 10 are rookies.

SeaLife Center blind seal warms trainers’ hearts

SeaLife Center blind seal warms trainers’ heartsBryce, the eight-month-old harbor seal, is a special resident at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

How much debris litters Alaska’s beaches?

How much debris litters Alaska’s beaches?Thanks to funding from the government of Japan, plans are being made to pick up hundreds of tons of plastic marine debris that has been gathered from Alaska beaches

1,000-acre timber sale proposed for Haines State Forest

1,000-acre timber sale proposed for Haines State ForestA proposal for the largest potential timber sale in the Haines State Forest in 20 years is up for public comment until the end of this week.

Yukon Quest sled dogs get their final pre-race check up

Yukon Quest sled dogs get their final pre-race check upOver the weekend, veterinarians looked over the sled dogs that will run the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race in both Fairbanks and Whitehorse.