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Kenai couple wins Nenana Ice Classic

...jackpot, and the Snows wound up with about $6,200 before taxes.The Classic started in 1917 when a group of bored railroad workers decided to fight a case of cabin fever by erecting a tripod to guess when breakup would happen.

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Why haven't you died in an avalanche yet?

...safely clear the road. By about 12:30 p.m., wind had reloaded the slopes, and an avalanche killed an Alaska Railroad worker helping clear snow. Looks like I won't be heading into the backcountry with my new acquaintance anytime soon...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121401/out_1214010004.shtml
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Holes spotted around Nenana Ice Classic tripod

...watchtower by a tripwire, which stops the clock once the tripod moves 100 feet. The tradition started in 1917 when bored railroad workers began betting when the ice would go out and they could return to work. The ice on the Nenana River, which runs...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/050702/ala_050702ala0100001.shtml
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Kenai Peninsula Online - Archives07/25/00

...avalanche death Heavy rain drenches Ketchikan Railroad worker killed in accident on White Pass and Yukon Canadians...Medical officials say worst of outbreak appears over Railroad worker killed in accident on White Pass and Yukon Progress...

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Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...of ''Oregon Field Guide'' kicked off Oct. 7 with kayakers careening down a series of waterfalls and a retired railroad worker cruising his property in the Oregon coast range on a quarter-scale railroad he built from scratch. ''The kayaking...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112604/outdoors_1126out002.shtml
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