Hugh Neff has been officially blocked from participating in the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race by the Iditarod’s Qualifying Review Board — and according to the Iditarod handbook, their decision is “final and binding”.
Monday saw more snow moving into the state. Snowfall started in southcentral, beginning as a mix of rain and snow, even sleet at times. Anchorage could see 6 to 8 inches through Wednesday, with 8 to 10 inches in Palmer and 15 inches around Portage and Valdez. Southcentral will see a couple rounds of snow and rain through mid-week.
The regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has taken a major step in preventing the development of mines in the Bristol Bay watershed today, issuing a recommended determination that may put a stop to the Pebble Partnership’s plans for the region.
Four veteran mushers beat the November 30 midnight deadline at the last second, but the field of 34 mushers who have signed up for the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is still among the smallest in race history.
Anchorage resident Sephen James Allen and two juvenile suspects were arrested in Sept. 2020 following a string of armed robberies — including one at a gas station — in Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak and Palmer. Sentencing information for the juveniles was not available.
The National Transportation Safety Board is urging immediate action following an investigation of a helicopter crash that occurred on June 8 of this year near Kalea, Hawaii. According to a report from the NTSB, the pilot and the five passengers on board sustained injuries that ranged from minor to serious.
The scene at the ranch was picturesque as the sun beat down on a thin layer of snow, casting thousands of shadows from the bare winter branches. White’s son Trent — an Army veteran himself — walked softly behind his father, stopping each time they spotted a herd.
The case involved a now deceased woman named Neva Ogle, who was in her mid-80s at the time. Superior Court Judge Daniel Shally determined that former Yakutat residents, Carla and James Vernon Sigler, took $700,000 in funds from Ogle over a period of two years, beginning in 2012.