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The practice of storytelling for friends and neighbors is alive and well in Alaska. In Anchorage, the "Arctic Entries" series draws sold-out crowds. In Fairbanks, a new venture called "Dark Winter Nights" attracted an overflow crowd to hear a mix of memorable tales.

Dermot Cole
“I could see it coming and there wasn’t a dang thing I could do about it,” Karin Hendrickson said from a hospital bed Thursday, two days after being struck by an SUV while training her dog team along the Parks Highway.Tegan Hanlon
Iditarod veteran Karin Hendrickson was listed in fair condition Wednesday after being struck by a car during a training run alongside the Parks Highway.Suzanna Caldwell
Five recently closed weather stations in remote parts of Alaska may not seem significant on paper, but no one's sure just how much pilots were using them for flight planning purposes, and the AOPA is trying to find out. Colleen Mondor
Expecting high demand for peak travel months in 2015, Denali National Park and Preserve will soon be opening the early reservation process for the park's four major campgrounds and its shuttle service. Megan Edge

On a crisp Saturday in November, around 45 disc golf enthusiasts showed up at Anchorage's Westchester Lagoon Park disc golf course hauling their discs and a frozen turkey, the tournament's entry fee.

Loren Holmes
Alyeska won't be opening on Thanksgiving Day as planned. Little snowfall and warm temperatures have kept the base of the mountain bare and dangerous for those hoping to hit the slopes. Megan Edge
Montana researchers say they now have evidence grizzly bears in that state follow elk hunters hoping to scavenge their kills. At least, that's what one bear fitted with a GPS-tracking collar did. The scientists fitted 100 hunters and eight bears with GPS units. Craig Medred
Karin Hendrickson, a six-time Iditarod musher, was hospitalized late Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle while training with her dogs along the Parks Highway in the Willow area, according to her mother, Gwen Rodman. Tegan Hanlon,Zaz Hollander
Roaring Iron Dogs are set to join barking sled dogs as part of the winter festivities featured in downtown Anchorage. The Iron Dog snowmachine race announced Monday it will join the events featuring Anchorage starts or ceremonial starts. The world's longest snowmachine race, the Iron Dog covers about 2,000 miles across Alaska. Craig Medred