Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks
48-year-old Robert Wyble said he and his son Kendall and the family dog were hiking Monday in a familiar area past the end of Smallwood Trail near Mile 7 Chena Hot Springs Road when the grizzly sow charged.
No vehicles were caught in either slide, and in both incidents the highway was cleared and re-opened in about 2 hours. But there’s concern that another such release could result in a more serious outcome.
The Munson Creek Fire near Chena Hot Springs East of Fairbanks is burning nearly 20,000 acres and is just a half-mile from Chena Hot Springs Resort. Yesterday, residents along the last few miles of the road were ordered to evacuate. But the resort itself still taking in new visitors.
As of 4 p.m. Friday, no evacuation order had been issued, and guests and staff remained on site at Chena Hot Springs.
Area residents were alerted by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Thursday to be ready to evacuate in case conditions worsen, and the state parks department has closed the popular Angel Rocks trail.
"Fish and Game and everybody else better be prepared to go out and get some crab or pollock or halibut and bring it to each household on the Yukon River," said one resident of Pilot Station about the poor runs, which prompted the state to close the subsistence fishery.
Both involve Alaska Native women who were found along Chena Hot Springs Road east of Fairbanks in recent weeks.
Efforts are underway to build a network of electric vehicle charging stations along the Railbelt that developers hope could connect the Kenai Peninsula to Fairbanks by the summer of 2022.
Troopers said further investigation revealed that Dimitri Lanahan actually brandished a paintball gun. It was "designed to look like an assault rifle and did not have any markings that readily distinguished it from a firearm," according to the trooper report.
The findings of young dinosaur bones on the banks of an Arctic river suggests that dinosaurs lived in the area year-round, enduring snowfall and darkness, according to a recent study.
The climbers were attempting to summit the 16,000-foot Mt. Bona. Three suffered injuries from the stranding.
A recent study conducted by UAF and another university in Amsterdam, points to more than 40 overwintering wildfires reported in Alaska since 2005. Climate change is suspected to be a key factor.
Best known as a pilot, Rahoi also worked as a hunting guide and real estate developer, remaining physically and mentally fit for more than a century before dying at age 102.
The Muldrow Glacier on the north side of Denali National Park is advancing at 100 times its normal rate.
Fairbanks residents are planning a community-wide search this spring after a string of unsolved missing persons cases.
Once again, the park will offer visitors the chance to drive a part of the Park Road normally closed to private vehicles
Already, about 25% of off-highway vehicle crashes occur on roads, a statistic that an expert fears could get much worse if a proposal goes through to expand access,
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