In Friday’s news:
- Iron Dog leaders taking their final 10-hour layover on Yukon River checkpoints;
- An Oregon mining entrepreneur says he has a plan to develop a deep-draft port at Port Clarence;
- USGS says melting Beaufort sea ice creating new habitat for geese on the North Slope;
- Nome Port Commission votes for a slight increase to rates;
- Nome will be represented at Junior Iditarod this weekend by young musher Janelle Trowbridge.