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Update News: Monday, July 2, 2012

In Monday’s news: Greenpeace vessel Esperanaza leaves Kodiak, makes its way north in campaign against arctic drilling; The Alaska Judicial Council chooses two candidates for Governor Parnell to appoint to Alaska Supreme Court; Kawerak seeks to lease space for cultural center in planned Richard Foster building; University of Alaska president Pat Gamble proposes two percent…

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Under the Burled Arch, Hear Finishers 5 to 10

It’s been a busy Wednesday on Nome’s Front Street, as Iditarod mushers have continued to arrive: throughout the early morning hours and past daybreak. From sunset to sunrise, our reporters have been there to greet the top finishers of the Last Great Race. Hear our live finishes of 5th through 10th place: Peter Kaiser of…

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On-Air Update: Sunday, March 11 (5pm)

In Sunday’s 5pm Iditarod Update, Ben Matheson and Ric Schmidt join trail reporter Laureli Kinneen – calling in from the Unalakleet checkpoint – to talk about the withdrawal of Jake Berkowitz, as well as the top leaders out of Unalakleet and lots more:

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John Baker: Trail Could “Finally” Improve on the Coast

It was a soft, “slow” trail from Kaltag to Unalakleet, John Baker told KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen on Sunday. The 2011 Iditarod champion, however, was holding out hope that the trail along the Norton Sound coast, starting in Unalakleet, would “finally” become more of what his dogs are accustomed to. (More than perhaps any other part…

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In Kaltag: Zirkle and Baker

Aliy Zirkle pulled into Kaltag in first position Saturday morning. She was in good spirits but said both she and her dogs were in need of rest – not least because of some involuntary naps along the trail. Zirkle’s dogs were also facing an issue with hair loss on their feet, related to moisture buildup…

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On-Air Update: Saturday, March 10 (5pm)

We’re back to covering Iditarod 2012 after a day full of snowmachines. In our 5pm Iditarod Update for Saturday evening, David Dodman and Laura Collins review the top mushers into the Kaltag checkpoint – especially Aliy Zirkle and John Baker – and talk about the upsets and surprises in the current Iditarod leaderboard:

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On-Air Update: Thursday, March 8 (5pm)

In Thursday’s 5pm Iditarod Update, Ric Schmidt and Ben Matheson go over the lead mushers into the Cripple checkpoint. With trail reporter Laureli Kinneen – on the phone from the Ruby checkpoint – the three review the progress of Mitch Seavey, Lance Mackey, and John Baker, as well as the current trail conditions and lots…

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Hear John Baker Departing the Takotna Checkpoint

It was early Thursday morning when 2011 champion John Baker departed the Iditarod checkpoint of Takotna. Despite the early hour (he departed at 2:01am), both Baker and his dogs seemed in good form. Baker said his dogs “took full advantage” of their mandatory 24-hour rest; surveying the trail ahead, the musher said his about his…

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In Nikolai, Baker “a Little Behind”

At the Nikolai checkpoint, John Baker told KNOM that he was “running a little bit behind.” It wasn’t anything major that delayed him – the 2011 Iditarod champ cited “changing booties” and other incidentals – but Baker said he was about 45 minutes behind his target when he pulled into Nikolai Tuesday morning. Baker, however,…

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