Race to ‘Beat the Odds’ at Riverbend

The public is invited to the 20th annual Beat the Odds Race — A Women’s Race Against Breast Cancer beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug 27, at Riverbend Elementary School.

The race will begin near the school’s covered playground area. Participants have a choice of running the 5 kilometer race or the 2 mile walk.

Call the Cancer Connection, 796-2273, for more information.

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Buckwheat Classic registration opens

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross-country ski race will be held on March 25 on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway and include 50K, 25K and 10K classic races as well as a 5K kids race.

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Unit 4 fur season to end

The season for marten, mink, weasel and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands) ended Wednesday. Beaver season remains open through April 30.

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Fireside Lecture on Southeast’s ancient shorelines

Geologist Jim Baichtal will discuss revising old theories regarding how life adapted to Southeast Alaska’s ancient ice sheets during today’s Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

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