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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...
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...
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...
Mucha leads local skiers in Junior Nationals

...Peninsula finisher on Monday, the first of four days of the 2013 Junior Nationals cross-country ski championships at the Birch Hill trails in Fairbanks. On Monday, Mucha finished 15th overall in a 5-kilometer freestyle race featuring J1 (ages 16...
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...
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...
SoHi ski team takes momentum to state

...the Kenai Peninsula's other five ski programs, will compete at the state ski meet today, Friday and Saturday at the Birch Hill Recreation Area in Fairbanks. Today, there will be a boys 7.5-kilometer classic race at 1 p.m. and a girls five-kilometer...
Fairbanks group seeks return of Arctic Winter Games

...director of the 1988 games, Fairbanks' infrastructure has already benefited from previous events: The biathlon course at Birch Hill was a byproduct of the '88 games, and the Big Dipper Ice Arena underwent extensive renovations for the games...


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