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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-28/avalanche-danger-keeps-road-closed-t
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-19/woman-walks-for-help-after-bear-atta
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What others say: Know the snow, before you go

...This week, we ran a news item about the fact avalanches were immanent in backcountry areas of the Kenai and Western Chugach Mountains - four happened last Friday resulting in the death of a dog that ran down Tincan Peak. Luckily, no other injuries...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-01-13/what-others-say-know-the-snow-bef
Opinion
Avalanches cut off Valdez

...with cars.Valdez is on Prince William Sound 105 miles east of Anchorage. The Richardson Highway goes through the Chugach Mountains at the 2,800-foot-high Thompson Pass, one of the snowiest areas of Alaska.Snow fell by the foot in early...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-27/avalanches-cut-off-valdez
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-25
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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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011101/ala_011101ala0050001.shtml
Alaska
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111000/out_1110000015.shtml
Outdoors
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081100/hun_081100out0010001.shtml
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081607/pulse_3483.shtml
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062007/news_0620new003.shtml
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