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Since 1997, the registration fees that all snowmachine users pay - currently $10 per year - have gone toward trail maintenance, grooming, signage, safety and education projects through the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation's Snowmobile Trail Grant Program, advised by the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council, also known as SnowTRAC. In 2015, 47,394 people registered snowmachines in the state, according to the Division of Motor Vehicles. Comment?
Wet weather delayed the opening of the first new road to an Interior village in decades, but the road to Tanana is finally set to make its debut. Next week, the road is slated to officially open for traffic. Comment?
A tiny island village on Alaska's storm-battered western coast is entering a new chapter in its decades-long pursuit to move the entire community from its badly eroding shores to safer ground. The Inupiat Eskimo community of Shishmaref will hold a special election next month asking residents if they should develop a new community at a nearby location on the mainland or stay put with added protections, such expanding a seawall that has never been completed. Comment?
The Alaska State Troopers suspended the active search and rescue for a missing Nome man on July 4 pending any new leads, according to the trooper dispatch. But an independent search is still going on. Comment?
The four Walker children and the five Mallott children are products of Alaska's public education system. Tessa Walker Linderman, who pursued her master's and PhD degrees, says the best teacher she ever had was her Honors English teacher at West High in Anchorage. Comment?
Another low snow year in Alaska is playing havoc with the world's most famous sled dog race, at least for the start. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race always begins with a ceremonial, fan-friendly slow jaunt through the streets and trails of Anchorage, held a day before the start of the competitive portion of the nearly-thousand mile race. Comment?
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