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Nicole Catherine Leman

...and an ultra-marathon (50 miles) from Cooper Landing to Hope. She loved backpacking and berry picking in the Chugach Mountains, biking, reading, gardening, and baking.She spent a year in New Zealand, where she hiked nearly every trail...

...popular championships that brought thousands of competitors, spectators and filmmakers to the backcountry of the Chugach Mountains were held from 1991 through 2001.Dean Cummings competed in the first event and now owns a heli-skiing company...
Woman walks for help after bear attack

...base is not fenced, allowing bears and moose to travel freely between base land and forest land surrounding the Chugach Mountains.Based on past studies, officials estimated that up to 40 brown bears and up to 300 black bears migrate through...
Avalanche danger keeps road closed to Valdez

...slides that may have affected single lanes of the highway in Thompson Pass, the 2,800-foot passageway through the Chugach Mountains.The more serious problem remained at the site of the other major slide at Mile 12.Tons of snow fell onto the...
Big Kenai Peninsula snowfall causes Christmas outages, avalanche warnings

...24-hour avalanche warning issued Tuesday's snowfall also triggered an avalanche warning for the Kenai and western Chugach Mountains and in the eastern Turnagain Arm area. The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center's warning was...
Couple and dogs rescued after being stranded in cabin by deep snow

...weathered-in cabin on the Kenai Peninsula after a storm dumped about 3 feet of wet snow and held them captive in the Chugach Mountains. Co-workers reported Daniel Cheyette, 31, and Rachel Cheyette, 28, of Anchorage, overdue when they didn't...
Firefighter goes from Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to 'The Abyss'

...have been a mosquito transported to Mars. The scene was otherworldly -- beautiful and vast on the scale of the Chugach Mountains turned upside down. Trying to take a photograph seemed pointless. The helicopter threaded downward through the...
Slim pickings for sheep hunters

...the death of numerous mature rams and nearly wiped out last year's lamb crop. The decline in the Wrangell and Chugach mountains hasn't been as severe but is still in the range of 30 percent. Last fall's harvest of legal rams on the Kenai...
Barn to be wild!

...Circus Fun and dance presentations by an Alaska Native group called the Cupiit Yurartet Dancers and clogging from the Chugach Mountain Range Cloggers. There will be cowboy poetry starting at 4 p.m. Saturday that is open to public participation...
Nothing to sneeze at

...high machine outside where it collects particulate matter for a 24-hour period for analysis. With the Kenai and Chugach mountains separating the peninsula from Anchorage, it?s unlikely that any pollen reaching that microscope slide came from...


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