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Fish and Game researchers Howard Golden and Mike Harrington have captured 18 wolverines and equipped them with GPS tracking collars in Southcentral Alaska to better understand their movements, numbers and habits. Riley Woodford
The risk of death in the Alaska wild, even from snowmobile crashes and avalanches, is pretty small. If you really want to die in Alaska, start smoking or pull your chair up in front of the television and watch Alaska reality TV for hours on end. Craig Medred
Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs rose to the defense of the late William McKinley Wednesday with the latest in a long series of Buckeye State bills aimed at ending the Denali discussion and preventing a name change for North America's highest mountain.Dermot Cole
Southcentral anglers used to casting a line in Prince William Sound for late-season silver salmon at the Whittier Boat Harbor, Smitty’s Cove, Salmon Run or nearby say the return has sharply declined in recent years and are seeking an explanation from biologistsMike Campbell
Twenty-two of the 25 starters in Bethel’s Kuskokwim 300 sled-dog race crossed the finish line of the world’s richest middle-distance race, with Willow racer DeeDee Jonrowe, a two-time Iditarod runner-up, registering a rare last-place finish early Monday morning.Alaska Dispatch News
A Portland, Ore. man died after falling an estimated 1,000 feet while climbing with a friend on Mount Yukla, not far from Eagle River in the Chugach Mountains of Southcentral Alaska.Associated Press
It wasn’t quite like "Ben-Hur," but the mushers and their eager dog teams raced away from Bethel in a mass — even madcap — start to the Akiak Dash sprint race Saturday afternoon.Lisa Demer
Those involved call it the best mid-distance sled dog race in the world. The town and region embrace it. Now mushers say they are ready for an icy, hard, fast and lucrative Kuskokwim 300, which starts Friday on the river that defines this part of Alaska.Lisa Demer
Comet Lovejoy is at its peak brightness the next few weeks. Here's how to spot the comet, which will pass by Earth again in 8,000 years.Laurel Andrews

Nine teams competed in the 2015 Crystal Gallery of Ice sculpting competition judged Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, and eight more pieces will be added in the park and around downtown by Thursday, all courtesy of supporting businesses and organizations. 

Erik Hill

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