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Archive for March 8, 2013

On-Air Update: Friday, March 8 (5pm)

Is Martin Buser the “team to beat” in Iditarod 2013? In Friday night’s 5pm Iditarod Update, David Dodman and Dayneé Rosales run down the leader board and look at the teams leading the pack traversing the Yukon River:

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In Anvik: three former champions

This afternoon in Anvik, 3 former Iditarod champions: John Baker, Jeff King, and Lance Mackey sat with KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen to talk about the race so far, and look ahead at what’s to come. Kotzebue’s John Baker declared his 8-hour layover in Anvik at 12:27pm this afternoon. He said the warm weather is definitely factoring…

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In Anvik, Petit lauds his “happy leaders”

In the Anvik checkpoint, Girdwood, Alaska’s Nicholas Petit is taking his 8-hour, Yukon-River layover – along with a sled dog team that, seemingly, has made him a very happy musher in Iditarod 2013. Asked by KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen what he has learned in this year’s Iditarod – only his second time in the…

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A rookie way out front: Joar Leifseth Ulsom, in Anvik

Joar Leifseth Ulsom says his dogs are “running at a nice pace,” which, on Friday morning, seems like an understatement. The 26-year-old Norwegian is an accomplished musher internationally but a rookie to the Last Great Race, and by a sizable margin, he’s easily the lead rookie of this year’s Iditarod (so far, at least). Ulsom…

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Update News: Friday, March 8, 2013

In Friday’s news: Martin Buser wins First Musher to the Yukon Award; Two Alaska legislators concerned over search for new BIA Alaska Regional Director; Y-K Delta commuter airline makes second emergency landing in a week; Senator Lisa Murkowski addresses Interior Department nominee at hearing Thursday; Southeast Alaska tribal leader supports banning assault weapons; Killing of wolves…

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Rested, from Iditarod: Mackey & Lindner

Lance Mackey and Sonny Lindner hit the trail to Shageluk in the 10’o clock hour last night, fresh from a 24-hour layover in the Iditarod checkpoint. Lance abandoned his original plan to push to Anvik for his 24, taking into account the long, hard run getting to Iditarod from Ophir. The trail was “demanding,” and…

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Update News: Thursday, March 7, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Alaska Natives met with legislators to express concern over resource development bills; Governor Sean Parnell explains appointment of Timothy Dooley to Nome Superior Court; Small airplane servicing Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race flipped while taking off; State elections official calling Senator Begich to correct statements about voting in Alaska; Senator Mark Begich…

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So you want to fly into Nome…

A Self-Help guide for arrivals to Nome, inspired by my parent’s trip yesterday: Recognize that you will get a tour of Alaska by air. Enjoy the flight over “God’s Country”, and when you get stuck in Kotzebue while waiting for the weather to clear, you may get to see the same land again. And again.…

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