2015 Yukon Quest champ Brent Sass is disqualified for having a two-way communication device, as top mushers in Iditarod 2015 reach the Yukon River.
Dee Dee Jonrowe, Allen Moore, and rookie Becca Moore talk the race reroute and what they see in their teams for Iditarod 2015.
Nicolas Petit says, “We’re all rookies,” citing the change in course to Fairbanks. Norway’s Thomas Waerner, also a rookie in name only, talks mushing in Norway and his dream to compete in Iditarod.
Out of Fairbanks, through Nenana, and on to Manley Hot Springs before a long stretch of running on the river — that was the first day of this year’s Iditarod.
From Aniak, Bethel, Nome, and Kotzebue, some of western Alaska’s mushers share their thoughts on their teams and the 1000 miles of trail that lay ahead.
Former Iditarod champions look at this year’s Iditarod, surveying their teams, their races this year so far, and the unfamiliar trail that lies ahead.
Brent Sass and the Allen Moore / Aliy Zirkle “A” team are fresh from the Yukon Quest, certain contenders for the 2015 Iditarod.
Team 20 rode into Nome around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. In Faeo and Quam’s final miles to town, their speeds increased as temperatures cooled over the sea ice.
A single flight replenished essentials in mid-February, but with regular flights halted since January 22, Diomede is lacking for staples like drug prescriptions and mail.
The Walker administration has restored $7.7 million to the state’s basic homeless assistance program, or BHAP, funding 40 shelters emergency and homeless shelters statewide.