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Iditarod 2010

Overheard on the Trail

What does it sound like on the trail? Earlier this week, when our race reporter Laureli was in Takotna, she grabbed a few sounds from the popular 24-hour-layover site. Laureli was a “fly on the wall” for a conversation between mushers DeeDee Jonrowe and William “Middie” Johnson. They talked about “keeping it simple” on the…

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In Takotna: Allen Moore

Veteran musher Allen Moore has already seen a lot in Iditarod 38, including a wide variety of trail conditions and even a runaway dog team. Moore shared his thoughts on the race thus far with our on-the-trail reporter, Laureli. He talked about how his previous Iditarod experience has shaped his outlook on this year’s race,…

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On-Air Update: Thursday March 11

Ric, Linda and Laureli analyzed the latest race news on Thursday’s 5pm Iditarod Update. They ran down the leader board and discussed Jeff King’s strong run, Justin Savidis’ lost dog, Allen Moore’s latest story from the trail, and more. Hear Ric and Linda at KNOM studios and Laureli in Ruby:

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Two Teams Scratch: Fiedler and Ramstead

Two more mushers have scratched from Iditarod 38; both are veterans of the race. Linwood Fiedler scratched at the McGrath checkpoint at 8:24am Thursday morning. Fiedler had 11 dogs and, according to Iditarod headquarters, “made the decision based on the best interest of his team.” Karen Ramstead also scratched in McGrath, at 8pm Thursday night.…

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In Takotna: Western Alaskan Rookies

For Kotzebue’s Quinn Iten and Unalakleet’s William “Middie” Johnson, the 24-hour layover in Takotna was a good break. Both men are rookies, and their first stay in the checkpoint included “all the food I could eat and all the sleep I could want” (Iten) and a chance to “share Native food” and “make new friends”…

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In Takotna: Mitch Seavey

We caught up with Mitch Seavey during his 24-hour layover in Takotna. The former Iditarod champ talked about what happens during the layover (“eat, sleep, feed the dogs…”), what makes Takotna a special place to rest, and his competitive outlook for this year’s race: http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2010/03/iditarod-2010/03_11_1130_takotna_mitchseavey.mp3 As of 5:41pm Thursday, Mitch Seavey is in 9th position;…

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In Takotna: DeeDee Jonrowe

Veteran Iditarod musher DeeDee Jonrowe was grateful to take her 24-hour layover in Takotna. Both she and her dog team were ready for a rest: especially given the patches of rough trail they’ve encountered thus far. Jonrowe spent some time in Takotna with our race reporter Laureli; she reflected on managing her dogs on the…

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In Takotna: Aaron Burmeister (with talk of John Baker)

Through late Wednesday evening, John Baker’s progress on the trail had many Iditarod observers scratching their heads. For much of Wednesday, the Kotzebue musher had held a sizable lead. He had spent only about 6 hours in Takotna – bucking the trend of taking a 24-hour layover there – and then blew through Ophir, resting…

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In Our Studio

Our main broadcast studio (Studio A) is filled with Iditarod information. We’re following the race from early in the morning to late at night, and we’re making sure that we’re on top of all the details! Here are a few shots of Studio A, from a broadcaster’s prospective:

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In Takotna: Jeff King

Jeff King pulled into the Takotna checkpoint first. He’d like to do the same at the finish line in Nome, but for the time being, he’s taking it “one day at a time” and even “one mile at a time.” Laureli, our reporter on the trail, caught up with King in Takotna during his 24-hour…

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