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For First Teams to Rainy Pass, Trail Not So Bad

2012 Yukon Quest Champion Hugh Neff was the first to arrive and leave Rainy Pass today. Before the race, mushers heard the trail through the pass was rough due to all the snow that’s fallen this winter. The early frontrunners say the trail was surprisingly well set. That all can change with the weather advisory…

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Pre-Race Perspectives: Jonrowe, Moon, and Mackey in Anchorage

“I’m tired of getting ready,” DeeDee Jonrowe said in Anchorage late last week. The longtime Iditarod musher told KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen that she was eager to hit the trail: to “get out” and “get going.” Jonrowe shared with us a few of the things that made her excited to pick up the snow hook: in…

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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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