Two Rivers

02-11-19 AM Yukon Quest Update

Feb 11, 2019
Lex Treinen / KUAC

02-11-19 AM Yukon Quest Update


Fairbanks, AK - The US Army Alaska today claimed released the results of two investigations into the cause of the Stuart Creek 2 Wildfire that burned more than 87-thousand acres and threatened a small mushing community just outside Fairbanks this summer.  Investigations conclude that artillery training caused the fire.  As a result, the army will change its training procedures.

Assembly May Approve Sale of Park Land in Two Rivers

Sep 26, 2013

Fairbanks, AK - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly could approve the sale of six acres in the Two Rivers area.  The Pleasant Valley Community Association wants to use the land for public recreation.

Sonny Lindner

Fairbanks, AK - The Stuart Creek 2 Fire, burning on military land east of Eielson Air Force Base has grown to 50 thousand acres since yesterday.  Mel Slater is a Public Affairs Officer with the BLM Alaska Fire Service.  He says the blaze is growing at a rate slower than the Fire Service anticipated.  “Right now we have somewhere in the neighborhood of 195 personnel," says Slater.  "That includes smoke jumpers, various aircraft, fire engines and ground crews, so we’ve got a  lot of resources paying attention to this fire right now.”

Stuart Creek Fire East of Eielson Triples in Size

Jul 2, 2013

Fairbanks, AK -The Stuart Creek Fire burning on military land east of Eielson Air Force Base has tripled in size over the last three days. 

Pete Buist is a Fire Information Officer with Alaska’s Interagency Fire Information Center at Fort Wainwright.  That fire started on June 19th," he says, "but it hadn’t been very active for quite a while.  On Sunday and again on Monday it breached control lines to the north and west and made a really spectacular run.  It exhibited extreme fire behavior burning in continuous black spruce.”

Mushers Association Dissolves Relationship with IFSS

Oct 4, 2012

Fairbanks, AK- The Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association, or TRDMA, will not participate in the International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Championship next March. IFSS subscribed to the World Antidoping Code in 2008, with the goal of gaining Olympic recognition.  But the rules include a list of banned substances mushers use regularly for dog care.  There are also limitations on the extent to which mushers can provide care for their dogs during IFSS races.

Fairbanks, AK - In June, the North Pole Economic Development Corporation announced that the International Federation of Sleddog Sports, or IFSS, had accepted a bid to host the 2013 World Championships.  24 events are scheduled to take place over the course of 20 days next February and March in and around North Pole.  But disagreement over a list of banned substances for sled dogs has put the long distance race in jeopardy.  The Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association meets tonight (Monday) for their monthly meeting.  Members will make a final decision about whether to include a well-known local