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Match predictions: City host Chelsea in the big one as Premier league returns

first_imgManchester United vs Crystal PalaceOld traffordMon, 11;00pmReferee, Neil SwarbrickJose Mourinho’s side has no injured players returning for the game. Ander Herrera, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Maroune Fellaini are all still out with injuries.Palace on the other hand will have James Tomkins, Martin Kelly and   Jeff Schlupp all returning from injury. Johan Cabaye, Muhammadu Sakho, Joel Ward, Julian Speroni, Wilfred Zaha, Bakary Sakho, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Connor Wickam are all still out.Palace’s last league victory at Old Trafford dates back to December 1989 when the Eagles defeated Sir Alex Ferguson’s men 2-1. Manchester United has won all of the last five meetings between the two clubs in all competitions,  scoring 12 and letting in only two goals.Prediction; Manchester United 2-0 Crystal PalaceJose Mourinho has no returning players for the week 29 fixture in the Premier League.Comments Watford vs West Bromwich AlbionVicarage RoadSat, 06:00pmReferee: Paul TierneyWatford winger Gerard Deulofeu suffered a stress fracture of the foot last weekend and will face a spell out. Will Hughes has recovered from a hamstring problem and Didier Ndong is available after personal reasons kept him out of last week’s game.West Brom’s on-loan forward Daniel Sturridge remains out because of a hamstring strain. Head coach Alan Pardew has an unchanged squad but says he will make changes to the side.Watford have lost only one of the five Premier League meetings, keeping a clean sheet in both previous home games. West Brom’s last win at Vicarage Road came in a Championship game in November 2007. Prediction: Watford 0-0 West Brom Kevin De Bryne’s goal was all the difference between Chelsea and City in the first leg.Week 29 returns in the Premier league with an early kick-off as Burmley host Everton. Liverpool will be in action at home to Everton in the late kick-off on Saturday as Arsenal travels to the Anex on Sunday Afternoon. Run away leaders Man City host Chelsea and Mna United will have to wait till Monday for their match against relegation threatened Palace.Burnley vs EvertonTurf MoorSat, 03:30pmReferee: Chris KavanaghBurnley pair James Tarkowski and Chris Wood are back in contention after returning from injuries. Manager Sean Dyche says goalkeeper Tom Heaton is “very, very close” to being available after six months out with a shoulder injury.Everton defenders Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman and Phil Jagielka all return to the matchday squad. However, Eliaquim Mangala is likely to miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury suffered last month.Burnley won the reverse fixture at Goodison Park in October and could complete the league double against Everton for the first time since 1959-60, when they won the title. None of the previous seven Premier League meetings between these sides has finished level, with Everton winning four and Burnley three. The Clarets have only lost one of their last seven top-flight home games against Everton.Prediction: Burnley 1-1 Everton.Leicester City vs BournemouthKing Power StadiumSat, 06:00pmReferee: Lee ProbertLeicester City forward Shinji Okazaki could be available after a three-match lay-off with a knee injury. It remains to be seen whether manager Clud Puel will name the same eleven that drew at home to Stock last weekend.Bournemouth could also be unchanged, with manager Eddie Howe reporting no fresh injury concerns. Defender Tyrone Mings has been receiving treatment for a back issue abroad and is the only long-term absentee.Leicester City are yet to beat Bournemouth in the Premier League (D4, L1). There have been just five goals in as many Premier League fixtures between these sides.Prediction: Leicester 1-1 BournemouthSouthampton vs Stock CitySt. Marys StadiumSat, 06:00pmReferee: Anthony TaylorSouthampton pair Steven Davis and Shane Long are both nursing minor injuries and will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s game. Charlie Austin remains out of contention because of a hamstring injury but is edging close to a return.Peter Crouch and Ryan Shawcross are both available for Stoke after recovering from ankle injuries. Goalkeeper Lee Grant is out with a wrist injury, while Stephen Ireland remains sidelined by a calf problem.Southampton have won just two of their 11 Premier League meetings with Stoke (D5, L4). They could lose three league games in a row against them for the first time. Stoke could do the league double over Southampton for the first time in 50 years. The Potters have won their last two league visits to St Mary’s, both by a 1-0 scoreline.Prediction:Southampton 1-2 StockSwansea City vs West Ham UnitedLiberty StadiumSat, 06:00pmReferee: Martin AtkinsonSwansea have no new injury concerns following their FA Cup replay win over Sheffield Wednesday.West Ham’s squad is also likely to be unchanged, with Andy Carroll, Pedro Obiang and Edimilson Fernandes still long-term absentees. Arthur Masuaku serves the fifth match of his six-game ban for spitting.Swansea have lost the last three meetings, with their only win in 10 coming at Upton Park in May 2016 (D3, L6). The Swans have never suffered four straight league defeats against West Ham. The Hammers won the corresponding fixture 4-1 last season and are unbeaten in four Premier League visits to the Liberty Stadium since losing their first match there in August 2012.Prediction:Swansea City 2-2 West Ham Tottenham Hotspurs vs Huddersfield TownWembley StadiumSat, 06:00pmReferee: Michael JonesTottenham defender Jan Vertonghen should return after missing last week’s win at Palace with an ankle issue. His partner Toby Alderweireld is still not fit as he steps up his recovery from a torn hamstring.Huddersfield midfielder Philip Billing is available after illness, while Chris Lowe could feature after a three-match absence due to an ankle injury.  Aaron Mooy and Elias Kachunga are nearing returns from knee injuries but will not be involved this weekend.Tottenham are hosting Huddersfield in the league for the first time since August 1971, when they won 4-1 thanks to braces from Martin Chivers and Alan Gilzean. Spurs are unbeaten in six games against Huddersfield in all competitions since a 2-1 home defeat in April 1956 (W3, D3). Huddersfield could lose both league meetings with Spurs in a single season for the first time since the 1953-54 top-flight campaign.Prediction:Tottenham 3-0 Huddersfield Liverpool will look to their talisman Muhammed Salah to down Newcastle on Saturday evening.Liverpool vs Newcastle UnitedAnfieldSat, 08:30pmReferee: Graham ScottLiverpool will assess James Milner, who is nursing an injury, and ill pair Georginio Wijnaldum and Ben Woodburn. Full-back Nathaniel Clyne is still recovering from a back injury and is a definite absentee.Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will miss the trip to his former club after damaging a knee in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Bournemouth. Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie have returned to fitness but Islam Slimani remains out.Liverpool are unbeaten in 21 league games against Newcastle at Anfield since a 0-2 defeat in April 1994 (W17, D4). The Reds can establish a Premier League record of scoring in 22 consecutive home games against a single opponent. Newcastle have only endured two longer winless away runs against a single opponent: 29 games at Manchester United until 2012, and 22 games at Chelsea, ending in 1981. The Magpies have had four players sent off across their last four Premier League visits to Anfield. Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Newcastlecenter_img Mesut Ozil is one of two Arsenal players still at the club to score against Brighton.Brighton and Hove Albion vs ArsenalThe American Express Community StadiumSun, 04:30pmReferee: Kevin FriendBrighton expect Czech midfielder Jiri Skalak to be available for selection after overcoming an Ankle injury. Chris Hugton however will be without Isaiah Brown and Steve Sidwell who are both still on the sidelines.Arsenal Midfielder Jack Wilshire should be fit following an Ankle injury. The Gunners will however still be without the trio of Nacho Monreal, Santi Cazorla and Alexander Lacazatte.Brighton have never defeated Arsenal in a competitive game since 1982. The Gunners have won all of the last four meetings between the two sides, scoring 11 goals and conceding 5. Only Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi are the only players still at Arsenal to have ever scored a goal against Brighton.Prediction: Brighton 1-2 ArsenalAntonio Conte looks not to be come the third Chelsea manager to lose home and away vs City in the Premier league.Manchester City vs ChelseaEtihad StadiumSun, 07:00pmReferee: Michael OliverManchester City will have Raheem Stirling back in contention after the English forward over came a Hamstring strain. Fernandinho and Kyle Walker join Benjamin Mendy on the list of absentees for Pep Guardiola.Chelsea is expected to still be without defender David Luiz and Midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko but Ross Barkely is expected to return.City defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg thanks to Kevin De Bryne’s strike, their first victory over the Blues in the last three fixtures. the Citizens will be aiming for a third Premier league double over Chelsea. Chelsea have won only two of their last 10 visits to the Etihad stadium.Prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Chelsea Tags: arsenalChelseamanchester citymanchester unitedmourinhoozilpremier leaguelast_img read more

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Chelsea Ladies driven by near miss

first_imgManager Emma Hayes says the winning mentality of the new-look Chelsea Ladies squad and the anguish of narrowly missing out on last season’s title provides the perfect motivation for 2015.Five new faces have arrived in the close-season as the Blues look to go one better than their second-placed Women’s Super League finish last time out.Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl is joined by defender Niamh Fahey, the versatile Millie Bright, winger Gemma Davison and young striker Marija Banusic.“All round we have a much stronger squad and I am really pleased with the recruiting efforts,” Hayes told West London Sport. “I have an unbelievable staff around me and the new players have settled in really well.“Hedvig brings huge experience and great pedigree in a vital area, Niamh has great quality and the right mentality, Millie will have a wonderful career, Gemma has real creativity and Marija is a pure finisher. And having Claire Rafferty fit again feels like a new signing.“It was about finding the right fits for Chelsea and it’s all about bringing a winning pedigree and culture.“They are all very good players and very good trainers, suit the playing style, are comfortable with the ethos within the club and can manage the pressure and expectations.”Hayes believes the combination of going full time, being part of a big club with such good facilities, and dealing with the expectations and “exposure” will help a great deal this term.“It takes a special player and special person to play for Chelsea,” Hayes added. “They have to be comfortable with the pressure. If you are not, you are playing for the wrong team.“We made great progress last season but we want to win things. I hope the pain stays until we lift a trophy. It should motivate and inspire us.”Chelsea began their domestic season with a comprehensive 6-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup last weekend and they start the league campaign with a tricky away fixture against Notts County Ladies at Meadow Lane on Sunday.See also:Chelsea relish passing game – RaffertyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Fernandes and QPR players post on Twitter after win

first_imgTony Fernandes and a number of QPR players posted on Twitter as they savoured the win at Wigan.The result means Rangers go into the international break with nine points and are fifth in the Championship table.And co-chairman Fernandes reiterated that the club plan to strengthen their squad ahead of Wednesday’s transfer deadline.Great going into the international break with that win. 2 cup wins 3 league A bit more work on transfer window .— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) August 27, 2016Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side defended resolutely at the DW Stadium, where Nedum Onuoha’s goal gave Rangers the points.Always good to win away from home. Big goal from Chief. Thanks to all our travelling fans 🙌🏽 #WIGQPR pic.twitter.com/id9pEimMWR— Tjaronn Chery (@tjaronnchery) August 27, 2016Well-deserved 3 points!!! Thanks to all our travelling fans for their great support 💪🏼🔵⚪ #WIGQPR #COYRS @QPRFC pic.twitter.com/7xjA5hmyxB— Sebastian Polter (@polti1991) August 27, 20163 points away!! Back to winning ways and into the break on a high.. Thanks to all the fans that made the trip up! pic.twitter.com/flF1P9gccD— Massimo Luongo (@MassLuongo) August 27, 2016Another huge win on the road! Much more to come from us too. Big thanks to the travelling fans! 🙌🏽🙌🏽— Karl Henry (@karlhenry08) August 27, 2016Back to winning ways, solid 1-0 win, thanks to the fans that made the journey, have a safe journey home 👍🏽⚽️⚪️🔵— Jordan Paul Cousins (@jordancousins94) August 27, 2016Difficult but very important victory ⚽️ Well done guys 👊🏾 #WIGQPR @QPRFC 🔵⚪️🔵⚪️— Ngbakoto Yeni (@Yeni_Ngbakoto23) August 27, 2016Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Benefit in the Barn, a Symphony on the Farm at new venue

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tickets are now on sale for the Delaware County Farm Bureau’s Benefit in the Barn, A Symphony on the Farm. This celebration of agriculture, food and music happens Saturday, August 19, 2017 with all proceeds benefitting partners of the Delaware County Hunger Alliance. Guests will enjoy a fun, unique concert complete with dinner catered by City BBQ, Ohio beer, Ohio wine and Ohio spirits. The organizers promise special surprises throughout the night. All proceeds from the evening support the Delaware County Hunger Alliance.Last year the event raised over $31,000 to support numerous agencies work in fighting hunger in the community. The year’s event takes place on the Doug Dawson Farm at 2831 Bowtown Road, Delaware. Tickets include a picnic-style dinner (compliments of City BBQ and Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware and Honda Marysville) beginning at 6 p.m. and a performance by the Central Ohio Symphony from 7:30 p.m. until dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for open seating in the barn or adjacent tents.  Handicapped parking will be available.Tickets can be purchased online at BenefitInTheBarn.org. General admission is $30 per ticket and includes the concert and dinner. Farm Bureau members will receive a $5 discount per ticket when entering their Farm Bureau member number. A limited number of tickets will be sold, so be sure to get your tickets early. Please call the United Way of Delaware County at 614-436-8929 for additional assistance regarding ticket purchases or Delaware County Farm Bureau at 740-363-1613 for general questions.All proceeds from the Benefit in the Barn will benefit the Delaware County Hunger Alliance. The members of the Hunger Alliance are committed to increasing access to fresh produce, food pantries, meals for the homebound, and nutrition education. If you cannot attend the Benefit in the Barn but would still like to support the Delaware County Hunger Alliance, visit DelawareCountyHunger.org.The Delaware County Hunger Alliance, facilitated by United Way of Delaware County is a coordinated, community collaboration, representing all sectors and demographics in our county. The Alliance meets monthly to discuss program coordination, gaps in service, and enhanced service delivery.The latest data available states that approximately 16,440 Delaware county residents are food insecure. 17% of that number representing children under 18. To address this need, the Hunger Alliance provides services through fixed and mobile food pantries, community meals, weekend meal backpacks, weekday summer lunch program, Cooking Matters classes, homebound meal delivery, congregate dining sites and produce prescriptions to address chronic diseases.In addition to City BBQ and Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware and Honda Marysville, other major supporters include: the Delaware County Foundation’s Robert Weiler Family Fund and Charles H. and Betty J. Sheets Fund; Safelite Foundation; First Commonwealth Bank; Agee, Clymer, Mitchell and Portman; Trillium Farms; First Citizens National Bank; POET; Champion Feed and Pet Supply;  Wright Moore Law Office; Farm Credit Mid America; Kalmbach Feeds and Dawson Farms; Bret Davis Seeds; Maloney and Novotney; Ohio Beef Council; Ohio Pork Council; Ohio Health; Ohio Corn and Wheat; Seed Consultants; Richwood Bank; Beck’s Hybrids; Price Farms Organics; Trimble Insurance; Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio’s Ag Net; Barrett, Easterday and Cunningham Law; JD Equipment;  Heritage Co-Op; Powell Village Winery; Restoration Brew Worx; Watershed Distillery.Delaware County Farm Bureau has more than 3,300 members who are farmers, gardeners, food enthusiasts and more. The organization partners with local businesses and organizations to make life better for members and grow communities. To learn more, or to join, follow on Facebook or go to GrowWithFB.org.last_img read more

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Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator

first_imgFacebook now joins Yahoo’s own “Buzz” network (a Digg clone for voting up news stories), Twitter and Flickr, the latter a Yahoo-owned property, in the list of social sites that can be added as “favorites” to the homepage. With the new Facebook integration, you can actually read your News Feed from Yahoo.com via the “Facebook Quickview” feature. Once you give the site permission (similar to how Facebook applications work), Facebook launches as a mini-window on Yahoo’s homepage…just like all the other news and social sources already do today.Facebook: It’s Everywhere on YahooBut Yahoo’s Facebook integration doesn’t stop there – it’s spread out across the network’s sites, including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports, Flickr, and Yahoo’s entertainment sites like omg!, Yahoo! TV, and Yahoo! Movies. And the company promises there’s more to come.From any of these sources, those creating and sharing content can link those activities to their Facebook profiles, allowing their actions on Yahoo to post to their Facebook Wall and News Feed. Because the social aggregation is so extensive, Yahoo users are actually being given a centralized dashboard to manage their external social networks: Yahoo! Pulse. Available (soon, we hope) at pulse.yahoo.com, the site will replace Yahoo! Profiles as a place to link, manage and update social accounts and their privacy settings. Can Facebook Save Yahoo?As far as picking a direction, going “all in” on Facebook isn’t that bad of a choice for the flailing company, which was recently described by the New York Times as “a dog,” referring to its poor stock market showing. Creating a social and news dashboard application out of Yahoo.com is a decent choice for the company – after all, that’s what Google is doing with Buzz and let’s not forget that social aggregator FriendFeed did OK before being bought up by Facebook.That said, one has to wonder: is a Facebook-heavy Yahoo enough to save the company? Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Yahoo has announced a series of changes set to roll out this week that integrate Facebook’s social networking service into various Yahoo properties, including Yahoo Mail and its homepage. Also included in the announcement is news of a refresh for Yahoo Profiles. Originally launched in 2008, the new profiles will be accessible at pulse.yahoo.com (whenever Yahoo gets around to making that URL live, that is.)With all these changes, we wonder: Did Yahoo finally pick a new direction? And is it “social network aggregation?” Yahoo’s New Direction?According to the company press release, Yahoo’s senior director of Social Platforms and Yahoo! Developer Network, Cody Simms, is quoted as saying Yahoo is “uniquely positioned to provide people with all of the mainstream methods of content discovery – social, search, communications, and editorial,” which sounds like more of a mission statement than we’ve heard from the company in years. One-time Web darlings from a bygone era of homepage portals, Yahoo has floundered over the years, lacking direction and a clear course. Even when directly asked by tech blogger Michael Arrington at the recent TechCrunch Disrupt conference, “what is Yahoo?”, the stated answer from CEO Carol Bartz was rather wishy-washy: “Yahoo is a great company,” she said. “Very strong in content for its users.” Right, so what is it again?But with the new Facebook integration, it looks like Yahoo might now be starting to figure that out. It’s an aggregator of not just news, but social networks too. Yahoo: Mainstream Users’ RSS Reader, Now a Social Network Aggregator TooThe Yahoo homepage already functions as a somewhat decent RSS reader for those mainstream users who don’t know what RSS is – you “add favorite websites” to customize the homepage’s sidebar, from a list of choices that includes Yahoo properties, mainstream news publications like NPR and WSJ, top blogs like Huffington Post and Boing Boing and a couple social networks too. sarah perez The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#web#Yahoo last_img read more

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NeedCreative Podcast: A Weekly Dose of Video Production Knowledge & Inspiration

first_imgIf you’re looking to stay on top of the video production industry, get your fix weekly with the NeedCreative Podcast.An audio podcast might seem like an odd choice to learn about a very visual medium like video or filmmaking, but the guys behind the NeedCreative Podcast have got it down! Each week hosts Paul Antico and Ben Consoli showcase the latest news in the industry and bring on guests that are leaders in the video production field.Past guests have included well known directors of photography and creative pros like Philip Bloom, Shane Hurbut, Nino Leitner, Joe Simon and Rodney Charters (DP for Fox’s “24”) .Started in June of 2012, the NeedCreative Podcast now boasts listenership in over 140 countries, and the show’s focus maintains this global focus.The hosts are both working professionals and skilled in all things related to production: cameras, lighting, video editing, etc., so their commentary and insight comes from a real-world perspective. And just in case you’re skeptical, this isn’t dry tech-only chit chat.  There’s a big entertainment factor here – the hosts (and guests) are extremely personable and funny.Check out the podcast 1 of 3 ways:Subscribe via iTunes and get new episodes deliveredSubscribe via Stitcher and access through the free Stitcher appVisit AnticipateMedia and stream episodes online.The video production industry changes rapidly. Stay up to date with the latest happenings AND get a healthy dose of creative inspiration – give the NeedCreative Podcast a spin.Premiumbeat is a big fan of the podcast & recently signed on as a sponsor.last_img read more

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10 days agoLe Tissier insists Southampton can win trophy this season

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Le Tissier insists Southampton can win trophy this seasonby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton legend Matt Le Tissier insists they can win a trophy this season. To progress in the Carabao Cup, they will have to overcome current holders Manchester City in the next round.But with the FA Cup also up for grabs Le Tissier believes Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side should be targeting a trophy, as well as improvement in the Premier League.“I think we’re realistic enough to know that we’re not going to win the Premier League,” he told the Daily Echo.“But we got to the final of the League Cup a couple of seasons ago and just lost out narrowly to Manchester United.“So there’s no reason why we can’t win a trophy this season.” last_img read more

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Sarri aims to make Chelsea the best club in England

first_imgBut the Italian manager knows it doesn’t take one month to be the best. His team is on top of the English Premier League with a perfect runEnglish Premier League club Chelsea is on top of the standings thanks to a perfect run.With five weeks played in the English tournament, The Blues have beaten all their rivals.They have scored 14 goals, receiving only 4 during the course of these victories.But Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is aiming high, not only he wants the team to excel at the top, he also wants them to be the best in England.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I think that at this moment Liverpool and Manchester City are in another step compared to us,” Sarri told reporters as quoted by Calcio Mercato.“I think we can improve.”“My target is to be the best team in England, but it’s not going to take only one month,” the manager said with much confidence.“Maybe one season, maybe a little more but our target is this one.”“At the moment for me, in my opinion, Liverpool and Manchester City are better than us,” he added.last_img read more

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Caribou Hills Open To Snowmachine Use

first_imgFor additional information, please contact the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge officeduring regular business hours at (907) 262-7021. According to Refuge Manager Andy Loranger: “Higher elevations in the Caribou Hills have recently received snowfall allowing for this limited opening. Our preference is to open all designated snowmachining areas on the Refuge concurrently, but that is not possible at this time. We are asking snowmachiners to assist us by familiarizing themselves with the boundaries of the area in the Caribou Hills now open and respecting the closure still in effect on the remainder of the Refuge.” Users are advised to use existing parking off of Oil Well Road at the roadhouse, gravel pit trail or the last pad. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened the Caribou Hills area within Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to snowmachine use. No other areas of the Refuge are currently open to snowmachines due to inadequate snow cover. Due to the lack of snow and presence of open water at lower elevations, access to the Caribou Hills is limited.last_img read more