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2013 Lost Lake run results for central Peninsula finishers posted

...12; 16. Johnny Hedges, 3:02:18; 17. Carly Reimer, 3:03:17; 18. Jeff Perschbacher, 3:16:31; 19. Matt Tunseth, 3:19:27; 20. Heather Huff, 3:25:44; 21. Emily Kornelis, 3:37:23; 22. Meg Mueller, 3:37:25...
Army helps Park Service on Mt. McKinley

CHUGIAK (AP) - When your new office is located in one of the world's most extreme natural environments, it's nice to have a little help moving in. The National Park Service recently enlisted the help of the U.S.
Fishing for freedom: Annual Combat Fishing Derby held in Seward

Seward charter fishing boat captain Skip Massey has an easy answer for why he's opened the past four seasons with a boatload of nonpaying clients.
Alaska pilot helps healing in Japan

When John Hillyer first saw reports of the devastating 2011 Japan tsunami, the Eagle River jet pilot's first reaction was to pack his bags and head home. "As soon as this hit it was so hard to watch," said Hillyer. At the time, Hillyer -- a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve who flies full time for FedEx -- was commanding the reserve's F-22 unit, a position that made it difficult for him to leave Alaska for an extended period of time. "I was never called," he said.
Alaska newspaper pioneer gains following on Facebook

EAGLE RIVER (AP) - An Alaska newspaper pioneer has taken his extensive database of knowledge about the 49th state online.
Overcoming obstacles

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON - By helping his fellow soldiers heal their war wounds, Army Master Sergeant Marcus McClain is learning to deal with his own.
Bear safety tips shared

EAGLE RIVER - Although the heavy winter snow may have them wanting to hit the snooze button, it won't be long before local bears begin to rise and shine for the spring. That means now is the time to begin making preparations to avoid dangerous encounters with Alaska's most notorious forest dwellers. "We have entered bear season, so you need to take a very good look around your property to see what kind of attractants you have," said Jessy Coltrane, a wildlife management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

...venue for the event, Kenai Catering provided the hors d'oeuvres and KO Entertainment provided the lights and music. Matt Tunseth was the emcee and Jason Ness the auctioneer. According to Beech the room was filled with 3 types of bidders ? single...

EAGLE RIVER (AP) - The Crow Pass trail isn't for the faint of heart. At 24 miles, the trail - which runs from just north of Girdwood all the way to the Eagle River Nature center - is at the limits of what most folks can do in a single day.
Book chronicles man's treks in Alaska wilderness

CHUGIAK - How do you tell the story of a legend? If you're author Kaylene Johnson, you ask him.


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