"Peters Creek boy goes to national ski meet"
Printed in the Knik Arm Courier on March 30, 1960:
Ricky Beam, 12, son of M/Sgt. Ray Beam of Mile 21 1/2 , was selected to be one of the group of young skiers to represent the state of Alaska at the National Junior Ski Meet at Sun Valley.
This meet is sponsored by the American Legion and draws teams of skiers from the entire nation. Ricky left for Sun Valley on Wednesday, March 23. He was accompanied by his father.