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Veterans' cemetery site near Fox gives hope to local service members

...cemetery's establishment has been a bumpy one. Early plans to locate the facility on Fort Wainwright land near the existing Birch Hill cemetery ran into complications when the site was shown to be contaminated by fuel storage tanks nearby.In 2011, the...
Fairbanks' Ski for Women attracts colorful crowd

...superheroes and a whole lot (or forest) of skiing birch trees - the costumes of this year's Ski for Women event at Birch Hill Recreation Area on Sunday provided entertainment for nearly 150 skiers. For 10 years, the annual Ski for Women event...
Anchorage snowmaking system to run at low capacity

...snowmaking across the rest of the United States, but the new system at Kincaid will be Alaska's first on a large scale.Birch Hill Recreation Area in Fairbanks has a very small system, which is primarily used to fill in dry spots, rather than to...
Alaska has lots to offer in wintertime

...every year to help break up the monotony of skiing around the gerbil wheel that is the 10-kilometer lighted loop at Birch Hill Recreation Area night after night after night after night, etc. There are enough trails around Fairbanks that this...
Local skiers make Alaska Junior Nationals Team

...Junior Nationals will be in Fairbanks from March 11 to 16. In the final race of the season, a classic mass start at Birch Hill, Fox finished sixth in the five-kilometer Junior 2 girls race with a time of 19 minutes, 34 seconds, while winner...
Refuge Notebook: Why commercial oil and gas operations occur on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...most productive is the Swanson River Field (7,880 acres), followed by the Beaver Creek Field (4,960 acres) and Birch Hill (1,240 acres). All three units are currently operated by Hilcorp Alaska. Why do oil and gas operations occur on...
Hirsch and Jensen nab Seahawk victories

...SoHi graduate Bree Mucha finished 11th on Saturday in the women's five-kilometer interval start freestyle race at Birch Hill in Fairbanks, the fifth race in the Besh Cup series. Mucha, racing for Alaska Nordic Racing, was also the third-fastest...
Refuge loses 94 years of experience to retirements

...industry at the Refuge for the past decade, she's ensured that resource extraction on the Swanson, Beaver Creek and Birch Hill Fields was done in the most environmentally responsible way. Claire oversaw the cleanup of industrial debris and contaminants...
Sports Briefs

...5-kilometer classic race on Saturday at Besh Cup #5 at Birch Hill in Fairbanks. The Besh Cup series is used to choose Alaska...The Besh Cup series will conclude with another race at Birch Hill today. The Junior Nationals team will be announced after...
Mucha seeks state ski title: No peninsula athlete has ever made off with state skimeister hardware

...races. The meet starts today at Birch Hill Recreation Area in Fairbanks with...pretty good days to make it happen." Birch Hill is known for two things -- tough...Merkes in the top 20 at the meet. Birch Hill shouldn't be a problem for the...


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