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Musher Swap In Kusko 300 Lineup As Race Start Approaches

Mike Williams Sr. speaking to KNOM during 2013 Iditarod sled dog race. Photo Credit: KNOM (2013)

According to race manager Madelene Reichard, Mike Williams, Sr., has selected his alternate Thomas Carl to race in his place for the 39th running of the K300. Besides this registration swap, the newest musher to add their name to the list was Jessie Holmes. The 2018 Kuskokwim 300 begins at 6:30pm next Friday, January 19th.

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BOEM Proposes Oil and Gas Lease Sale of Almost All Outer Continental Shelf; Kawerak and Others Not In Favor

Offshore oil rig, viewed in the distance from the shore with waves crashing in the foreground

In a reversal of Obama-era policy, a new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposal would open nearly all the Outer Continental Shelf of the United States to oil and gas exploration. The draft proposal recommends 19 lease sales be held in Alaska, 11 of them in areas not considered for oil and gas leasing in decades or ever before. That doesn’t sit well with regional organizations like Kawerak.

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