Iditarod teams have left the Yukon and reached the Bering Sea coast. Mushers are shedding equipment, dropping slow dogs, and looking to make a move in the final 300 miles.
Alaska State Troopers have suspended the search for 74-year-old Vivian Foote, last seen near her Unalakleet home on Wednesday.
Search efforts in Unalakleet have entered their fifth day, as the community continues looking for 74-year-old Vivian Foote.
The Paul Johnson Memorial Norton Sound 450 sled dog race, which was canceled last year but is scheduled to run in full this February, has one musher officially signed up: Iditarod finisher DeeDee Jonrowe, who mushed the Norton Sound 450 inaugural race in 2012.
The NS450, which has been significantly shortened and even canceled the past two years due to poor weather, is gearing up to run a full race along the Norton Sound coast in 2015.
At the end of this successful season, over $4 million paid to fishermen in the Norton Sound region.
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