Denali State Park now closed to snowmachines

Denali State Park is now closed to the use of snowmachines due to deteriorating snow conditions and warmer temperatures.

According to a release from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the snowpack is not sufficient to protect underlying vegetation in the park.

For more information, contact the Alaska State Parks’ Mat-Su Area Office at 745-3975.

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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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