Leicha Welton

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Name: Leicha Welton
Date registered: March 15, 2015

Latest posts

  1. Migratory Bird Viewing — April 11, 2017
  2. SuperTour Ski Races — April 1, 2017
  3. Iditarod Start! — March 6, 2017
  4. Yukon Quest International Dog Sled Race — February 10, 2017
  5. Supermoon and Aurora Yes! — November 13, 2016

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Apr 11

Migratory Bird Viewing

birds at Creamers

Having heard the familiar sound of geese overhead makes us know spring cannot be far behind.  The warmer weather, small buds of pussy willows and freshly groomed fields with seeds for the seasonal migratory birds are one of the best parts of this time of year.  Take some time to stop at Creamer’s Field and …

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Apr 01

SuperTour Ski Races

skiers racing

There’s still time this weekend to enjoy more of the SuperTour events at Birch Hill.  Cream of the crop skiers from around the US have gathered to compete, as well as some of great Alaskan and interior skiers.  Come cheer them on!  

Mar 06

Iditarod Start!

Crowds at start of Iditarod

Feb 10

Yukon Quest International Dog Sled Race

The dogs are coming!  Saturday, February 4, 2017, marked the beginning of the Yukon Quest.  This year they left Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, Canada,  for the 1000 mile trip.  As of the time of this post, the racers are headed into Eagle on the far west border of Alaska. Three of the former champions …

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Nov 13

Supermoon and Aurora Yes!

In addition to the supermoon to rise on Monday afternoon around 4 pm, be sure to scan the skies for great aurora viewing.  Yes, you can see the aurora from our property!  Apparently, the best time to capture a photograph of the moon is right after it rises, as perspective with the landscape allows a …

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Oct 06

Go Winter Expo

If you need a jump start (no pun intended) on thinking about winter, check out the winter expo at the Carlson Center on Saturday, October 7, from 10-6, and Sunday 11-5.  This event includes the benefit of being free, as well as incorporating door prizes.  If you collect guns, the Interior Alaskan gun show is included …

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Jul 13

World Eskimo Indian Olympics

Let the games begin!  The World Eskimo Indian Olympics are coming up on July 20th at the Carlson Center.  Four days packed with feats of strength and agility:  watch the high kick, ear pull, blanket tosses, and more.  In addition, you can enjoy dances and shop for authentic Native arts and crafts.  Daily, all day.  Visit …

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Jun 12

Afternoon Deluge

No worries about any forest fires soon; Fairbanks experienced a quick douse of rain water and hail this afternoon. Seems like our June is quickly turning into typical August weather. After the record breaking heat of May, we are glad to see the threat of forest fires quelched.  Not exactly canoe weather, but we won’t …

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Apr 11

Sure Sign of Spring

Geese at the Wildlife Refuse

Stopped by Creamer’s Field, (which just happens to be where I used to wander through the grain fields when I was growing up) to catch a glimpse of the variety of migratory fowl that are returning to feast on grain that has been provided up in the fields of what is now called Creamer’s  Wildlife Refuge. …

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Mar 10

Sonot Khaazoot

Snot skiers on Chena River

As a last-before-the snow- is-gone ski race, be sure to note that March 26 marks the 29th annual Sonot Khaazoot. The longest option, the 50 k starts at the Chena River Centennial Bridge.   The name, Sonot Khaazoot is true to a loose translation of the Koyukon Athabaskan , “sliding around in the springtime” is an apt description.

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