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Morgan and Olds Lead as Iron Dog Departs Nome

Snowmachine racer speeds up snow ramp, racing off of Bering Sea ice.

Iron Dog race leaders are back on the trail as of Thursday morning. Snowmachines roared as Mike Morgan and Chris Olds took off at exactly 8am for the Iron Dog halfway restart in Nome. From here, racers will follow the trail along the Norton Sound coast to White Mountain, then Ruby, and then cut in to the Interior to finish in Fairbanks.

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In Stebbins, Wastewater Management Is a Community Effort

Snow-covered, rural Alaska street on a partly cloudy winter day.

Delayed equipment, leaking honey buckets, and snowstorms have the potential to be disastrous for rural Western Alaska communities without running water or sewage. Early this winter, a honey bucket disposal haul truck broke down in Stebbins, and it has been a multiple-community, multiple-entity effort to keep the city clean.

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