The race’s roster includes 11 rookies and 14 veteran mushers, including defending champion Brent Sass of Eureka.
The senator’s visit will be her first trip to Nome in almost four years. Nome Mayor Richard Beneville will lead her tour, which will include stops at Nome-Beltz, the port, and Airport Pizza.
A 3-year-old in Stebbins was accidentally killed on New Year’s Eve after being run over by a truck, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Alaska State Troopers arrested 18-year-old Rylan Snowball of Stebbins on the pending charge of first-degree assault.
Larry Kobuk died in January after being restrained at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. His was one of many inmate deaths that led Gov. Bill Walker to call for a review of Alaska’s Department of Corrections.
Alaska State Troopers were notified of the break-in on Sunday afternoon. As of Tuesday, Trooper Mark Granda said they have no solid leads or suspects.
Principal Edwin “Chip” Sharpe’s last day at the high school will be January 15.
The Nome Police Department has been notified of the missing five-foot tall trees, which were brought from Council and planted at the school in the last 10 years.
The 30-minute TV program, “When the Water Took the Land,” will premiere this Sunday and then air again on Tuesday.
Superintendent Shawn Arnold said education funding could face cuts next year, but Sitnasuak has donated nearly $100,000 to the district.