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Archive for March 12, 2013

Mitch Seavey: 2013 Iditarod Champion

Just moments ago, Mitch Seavey pulled under the Burled Arch in Nome to win his second Iditarod championship. Congratulations to Mitch Seavey: the first-place finisher of Iditarod 2013! Lots more to come – many more mushers are on their way from White Mountain and Safety. Stay tuned.

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Bustle under the arch tonight!

Excitement is palpable on Nome’s Front Street as we await the arrival of the 2013 Iditarod Champion. Race leader Mitch Seavey checked out of the final Safety checkpoint at 7:37pm, closely f0llowed by Aliy Zirkle at 8:02pm. An average run time from Safety to the finish in Nome can be between 2.5 and 3+ hours.…

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On-Air Update: Tuesday, March 12 (5pm)

It’s going to be a busy night and early morning in Nome, with the top 15 of this year’s Iditarod competitors all likely to finish by breakfast Wednesday morning. In Tuesday night’s 5pm Iditarod Update, KNOM alumnus Paul Korchin joins David Dodman in Studio A to ponder who might win Iditarod 41 (Mitch Seavey? Aliy…

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King and Jonrowe, from White Mountain

The end of Iditarod 2013 is near. While in White Mountain, mushers are looking back at this year’s race and planning their final run into Nome. Jeff King tells KNOM about his run through Koyuk, and explains his extra rest along the trail from Koyuk to Elim, which cost him his lead on Mitch Seavey. After…

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The Few, The Proud, The Spotters

Future KNOM Volunteer, What did you do this week? Do you perhaps wish you were doing something else, something most people don’t ever get to do? Like gather updates to report on the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, the famous 1,000 mile run across Alaska that finishes in Nome? Or perhaps you’d rather be waiting on…

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Ulsom’s prediction: “it’s going to be a race”

With Nome just 77 miles away, Iditarod 2013’s top rookie is eager to bring it on home. “I’m very excited,” Norway’s Joar Leifseth Ulsom says. “I had so much fun in this race.” For Ulsom, the final stretch of the trail may present its own challenges, especially with fellow mushers Nicolas Petit and Jake Berkowitz…

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Burmeister in White Mountain: proud of his team

Nome’s Aaron Burmeister pulled into White Mountain this morning, after a “beautiful run” from Elim, with northern lights and shooting stars blazing the sky. He talked with KNOM about his race, the unfortunate sickness that struck his team, and their plan for the finish: “I’m just going to soak it all up and enjoy it,…

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Berkowitz, in White Mountain, keeping the focus on dog care

In White Mountain on Tuesday morning, Jake Berkowitz had ample reasons to feel upbeat. With easily the largest team in Iditarod’s top competitors – 15 dogs, compared to the 10 dogs of both Mitch Seavey and Aliy Zirkle – Berkowitz emphasized his insistence upon looking after his team, even in the final hours of the…

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In White Mountain: Seavey and Zirkle are out front, and close

Early Tuesday morning, Mitch Seavey and Aliy Zirkle arrived into White Mountain, close enough to each other to keep things very interesting for the next 12 hours. Their arrival times were close, but the moods of the two mushers were, seemingly, more distinct. Moments after arriving into the checkpoint, four-time Iditarod champ Seavey said “I’m thinking…

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Profile: NSHC “Patient Move Day”

The Norton Sound Health Corporation’s Regional Hospital and Quyanna Care Center has officially completed the move to its new building in Nome. Just last week, on March 5th, “Patient Move Day” marked the final day of transition. The new Norton Sound hospital was originally set to open in December 2012 and then at the end of…

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