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A Cabin on the Beach

I know it has been a common sentiment that this year’s KNOM volunteers are like a family. Yes, it’s true. We’ve already made time for morning gym adventures, dinners, dance parties and movie nights. Laura, our amazing coordinator/Captain Planet, gave us another opportunity to “get away” this past weekend for a volunteer orientation. Over the…

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Colleen Robertia: “The dogs saved my life last night”

Colleen Robertia came into Unalakleet in need of rest and recuperation – both for herself and for her dogs. She says she’s not accustomed to the colder weather of northwestern Alaska. The cold, dry climate of the last stretches of the Iditarod trail, Robertia says, can quickly dehydrate her sled dogs and freeze the moisture…

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At the Old Woman Cabin, Butcher’s Family Recalls Her Legacy

“People see her as a wonderful dog musher, and she most definitely was,” Tekla Monson says of the late musher Susan Butcher, a four-time champion of the Iditarod. “But she was (also) an amazing mother… She was dedicated to being a mother.” Monson speaks from direct experience; she’s the daughter of Susan Butcher and David Monson.…

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