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A seriously injured snowmachiner was rescued from mountainous terrain in Thompson Pass on Saturday by a backcountry heli-ski service helicopter and medics from the Valdez Fire Department.Alaska Dispatch News

Because fewer than 6,000 miles of certified public roads and highways probe Alaska's 570,374 square miles, rivers are especially important. Alaskans' dependence on rivers for in-state travel is critical, particularly for rural residents whose road systems are at best localized and short.

 

Alaska Dispatch News
National Park Service regional wildlife biologist Grant Hilderbrand offers tips for staying safer in bear country.Doyle Woody
Third annual gun show has become a major fundraiser for Houston High's activities department. Matt Tunseth
Cold water temperatures, gear malfunctions, poor visibility, and exhausted searchers have slowed efforts to find a Nevada man who went missing while canoeing in a Kenai Peninsula Lake Monday evening, Alaska State Troopers said.Megan Edge
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