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Iditarod ’18 Starts With Ceremony, Song, and Protest

Three men sing on an Anchorage street holding Alaska-Native-style drums

On the streets of downtown Anchorage on Saturday was the usual throng of dog handlers, mushers, and race fans, there to see the annual Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod. New this year was the presence of a protest group from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which opposes the race.

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And so it begins (again)!

65 mushers*, 1,000 miles, and 1 (Last  Great) race: over the next two weeks at KNOM, we’ll be covering all angles of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, both on the air – 96.1 FM and 780 AM – and on this site. Iditarod is back, and we’re thrilled to bring you the latest in…

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