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The Iditarod is back – and so are we!

It’s back! The 40th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off this Saturday, March 3rd at 10am, with the ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. As KNOM news director Laureli Kinneen and reporter Ben Matheson prepare to cover the ceremonial start – they’ll be reporting live on KNOM’s airwaves from 10am to 12noon, Saturday – we’re preparing, too, for another year of following the Last Great Race.

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In at Kalskag, a Waiting Game

This morning saw a full house at Kalskag: all mushers save one (Scott Smith) appeared to be taking their 6 hour rest, and so it was a waiting game to see who would be leaving when. KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen called in to update us on when the mushers should be leaving (with their times adjusted…

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Ready to Cover the Kusko 300!

It’s race season once again in Western Alaska, and at KNOM, we’re excited to be reporting on the sled-dog and snowmachine teams that will be racing across our region in the coming months. This weekend (January 20-22), we’ll be bringing you special coverage of the 2012 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, which – as seen…

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The Iditarod 2011 Red Lantern: Ellen Halverson

photos and text by David Dodman Iditarod 2011 has officially concluded! The last-place finisher, or Red Lantern, arrived into Nome on Sunday morning. The Red Lantern of Iditarod 2011 was Wasilla, Alaska’s Ellen Halverson, who passed under the Burled Arch at 10:45am Sunday. Halverson is the first musher in Iditarod history to win the Red Lantern…

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Lance Mackey in Nome: “No Complaints”

audio by Laureli Kinneen; text and photos by David Dodman This wasn’t Lance Mackey’s year to win the Iditarod, but after four championships in a row, the mushing “rock star” says he has “no complaints.” “I wasn’t even supposed to win one (Iditarod), let alone four.” In fact, the trail conditions were so good this…

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