Outbreak Near Fairbanks

Ch. 16, 18, Epilouge

Hedysarum Alpinum was the cause of several starvation cases in Fairbanks

Also known as the "Wild Potato" has been found as the cause of 6 cases of "Starvation" in local Fairbanks hospitals According to Tanaina Plantlore, "The plant can be poisonous, care should be taken to identify them accurately before attempting to use the wild potato as food" (Krakauer 141) These people have been treated and are in stable condition now, but the number of cases reported continues to rise.

Photo Credit: (Richardson)

The Idiarod XLII is soon to begin, in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE -

Revelers are gathering in Downtown Anchorage Saturday morning for the ceremonial start of the 42nd annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a gala event that turns much of Alaska’s largest city into a street carnival.

A total of 69 mushers were set to take a lap through Anchorage before Sunday’s race restart in Willow, when competition becomes serious along the 1,000-mile trail to the Burled Arch in Nome. - Chris Klint cklint@ktuu.com