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Archive for March 2010

Judy Currier Scratches

Judy Currier has scratched. According to Iditarod’s official Eye on the Trail blog, Currier exited Iditarod 38 in the Galena checkpoint at 10:30am Sunday. The Fairbanks musher had 11 dogs remaining in her team, and her departure from the race was related to a personal injury. Iditarod’s Eye says that Currier had “injured her back…

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In Ruby: The Yukon Fox

In 1975, Emmitt Peters won the Iditarod: as a rookie. Peters finished first in just the third year the Iditarod was held, and he did so by shaving a full six days off of the previous year’s championship time; his record wasn’t surpassed until Joe May’s run in 1980. Peters’ incredible achievement, as he describes,…

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In Ruby: Western Alaskans

Recent temperatures have been exceptionally low on the Iditarod trail: especially along the Yukon River, from which race leaders (Lance Mackey, Hans Gatt, Jeff King, and others) departed on Saturday afternoon. For some mushers, 35 below was less than ideal, but Kotzebue musher Robert Nelson says he likes the cold – and so do his…

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Three Teams Scratch: Savidis, Redington, Palfrey

Three more teams have scratched from Iditarod 2010. Rookie Justin Savidis officially scratched at the McGrath checkpoint at 6:15pm Friday afternoon, according to Iditarod’s official Eye on the Trail blog. Savidis had been forced to remain in McGrath for several days after he lost one of his sled dogs, Whitey, during his team’s run from…

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On-Air Update: Saturday March 13

Amid all the excitement of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, Iditarod 38 rolls on! Get caught up on Iditarod news, race standings, and more with our 5pm update from Saturday. Danielle and Linda in the studios join our race reporter Laureli on the phone from Unalakleet:

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Nome-Golovin: A Few Photos

Congratulations to all the racers of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race! (If you’re looking for race results, see our post for the top 3 finishers in each class and the fastest time overall.) Here are a few photos of the KNOM staff preparing for our Nome-Golovin coverage. It’s a very fast race, so it was important…

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Nome-Golovin: RACE RESULTS

The results are in for the 2010 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race! Fastest overall time: Mike Morgan of Nome (B Class, bib #17) Top 3 in the A Class: Chris Collins of Kotzebue (bib #44) Geoff Hubert of Nome (bib #51) Jarvis Miller of Nome (bib #45) Top 3 in the B Class: Mike Morgan of Nome…

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Nome-Golovin: Stay Tuned

Thanks for staying with us during our coverage of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race. We don’t have the official, final race standings yet, but when we know, you will, too. Keep tuned to 96.1 fm / 780 am, and check back with us on this blog! We’ll keep you up to date.

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Nome-Golovin is Today!

We live-blogged the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race on Saturday afternoon. Here’s the transcript of our updates, most recent first: 3:02pm: Whew! Thanks for checking out our live-blog coverage (and for listening to us on 96.1 fm or 780 am). We’re wrapping up our up-to-the minute Nome-Golovin updates, but we’ll have information about final race standings before…

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Nome-Golovin: Getting to Know the Racers

At this Thursday’s racer registration for the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, the air was filled with talk of sleds (and sled modifications), family, sponsors, and, of course, cautious optimism for success at Saturday’s fast-paced competition. KNOM’s John Francis, Danielle Sylvester, Leah Radde, and Linda Maack were on the scene, interviewing racers and getting a sense of…

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