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Les Palmer: In praise of drift boats

...including catch kings. The highlight of my day was boating a 52-pounder that I hooked while dragging bait near Eagle Island. After that, I rowed. While back-bouncing at Big Eddy, I was surprised at the ease of holding the boat in the...
Ostrander finishes 2nd in regional championship meet

...Northwest Regional Championship meet had to plod through 6 inches of snow that had appeared on the five-kilometer Eagle Island course."It was brutal," described Teri Ostrander, Allie's mother, who made the trip along with Allie's father...
Swingley retakes lead, says Iditarod now getting fun

EAGLE ISLAND, Alaska -- Defending champion Doug...Swingley, of Lincoln, Mont., left the Eagle Island checkpoint Saturday at 1:55 p.m...eight-hour rest in Grayling, on the way to Eagle Island. Swingley had already taken his required...
Barring a disaster, Swingley should cruise to Iditarod win

...m. 7:00 p.m. 20. T. Osmar Kaltag 11 12:42 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Other peninsula mushers 42. L. Mackey Eagle Island 9 5:30 p.m. -- 49. M. Seavey Grayling 10 8:05 a.m. Sat 12:10 p.m. 50. Dan Seavey Grayling 13 2...
Support helps carving contest find its niche

...Hooked on Fishing (Dana and Darlene), Black Jaxx BBQ (Harold, Ryan and Joe), Custom Stained Glass (Sandy), Eagle Island Lodge Heavenly Delights Catering, Illusions (Donna), Quartz Creek Net. (Ray), Martin Mines (Becky and Glen...
Kenai River jam doesn?t move much, still poses flood threat downstream

...of the day the ice blockage was stuck at Mile 15.5 of the river, but jostled its way downstream to the bottom of Eagle Island, about a quarter mile from the River Quest subdivision. River ice below the jam was weakening and breaking into chunks...
Swingley leads Iditarod pack with same winning formula used in past By the Associated Press

...of Denali Park. ''Last night I made it to Kaltag faster than he did,'' Swingley said of a stretch of trail from Eagle Island. King left Kaltag at 10:48 a.m. Sunday and was still on the 90-mile stretch to Unalakleet into the evening...


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