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Archive for March 13, 2013

Western Alaskans, finishing in Nome

Western Alaska was well-represented in the 2013 Iditarod. Nome’s Aaron Burmeister, Bethel’s Peter Kaiser, and rookie Josh Cadzow from Fort Yukon arrived at the finish within a few hours of each other Wednesday morning. From Akiak, Michael Williams, Jr. arrived in Nome under bright, sunny skies later in the afternoon. KNOM greeted them live under…

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In photos: Jessie Royer’s Iditarod finish

In 18th position, with a team of 7 dogs, Jessie Royer arrived under the Burled Arch at 11:20am Wednesday morning. Her team (as pictured) briefly diverted south along Nome’s Front Street before righting themselves and pulling into the finish-line chute.

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Hope

Our inspirational spot for the week: Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.

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Update News: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: No injuries in morning fire on Front Street in Nome; Association of Village Council Presidents says VAWA still doesn’t protect Alaska Native women; Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announces $2000, multi-year study of Arctic marine shipping; 20 teams have crossed the 41st Iditarod finish line in Nome and Mitch Seavey is the 2013…

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Third into Nome, Jeff King

4-time Iditarod champion Jeff King finished third in the 2013 Iditarod, reaching the finish line just after midnight at 12:21am, Wednesday morning. Greeted by a strong crowd, friends, family, and a soda, King took several minutes to sit on the ground with his dogs to congratulate them on a strong race.  

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