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At 2018 Finisher’s Banquet, Tales from a Difficult Iditarod

A trophy of Joe Redington, Sr. — known as the father of the Iditarod — awaits the 2017 champion at the finisher's banquet in Nome on Sunday afternoon.

During the 2018 Nome banquet, each Iditarod finisher collected their winnings and took time to express gratitude. Although he didn’t finish this year’s Iditarod, veteran musher Scott Janssen was given the sportsmanship award for helping to rescue fellow musher Jim Lanier near the notoriously unpredictable stretch of Iditarod Trail known as the “blowhole.”

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Story49: Phil Hofstetter

The March 2014 episode of Story49 features Phil Hofstetter of Nome, Alaska. Phil competitively bikes the Iditarod Trail Invitational, and this year he shattered the previous standing record of 15 days, 1 hour and 15 minutes when he biked to Nome in just 12 days and 6 hours. In this episode, Phil talks about some…

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Update News: March 14th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Education Bill SJR9 lacking the support to receive Senate floor; AK House passes $9.1 billion state operating budget by 32-6 vote; Citizens comment on newly passed House Bill arm VPSOs; Italian cyclist Ausilia Vistarini sets new women’s record for 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-14-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 6th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Kuskokwim fishermen petition dipnet solution to salmon restrictions; BSNC accepting nominations for Young Providers Award; Nome Trading Company closing shop, new ownership shutting down Alaska stores; Fairbanks cyclist demolishes Iditarod Trail Invitational speed record by almost full week. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-06-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: February 27th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: NOAA sends $21 million to AK in disaster funds for poor salmon returns; Nome Board of Education discusses next year’s budget; Yukon moose hunts extended due to travel conditions; Savoonga launches ivory carving class; Cyclists set new speed records in the Iditarod Trail Invitational. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-27-knom-update-news.mp3

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