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Mushing for a Cause

Rick Casillo's dog team, sled, and "Battle Dawgs" flag, Nenana

For Rick Casillo and Al Eischens, mushing the Iditarod is more than just trying to win. For each, an important goal drives their race and inspires their team.

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Update News: April 28th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Republican candidates for U.S. Senate seat answer questions at forum; Bering Sea alliance hosting conference in Gambell on Arctic infrastructure this week; Fairbanks citizen groups suing state and EPA over Clean Air Act Violations; Nenana Ice Classic announces river breakup occurred Friday at 3:48 AST; Ice conditions in Y-K Region precarious say…

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At race’s start, Western Alaskan mushers take stock of challenges behind them – and yet to come

Pete Kaiser

It’s been a season of non-ideal trail conditions for Iditarod mushers, and that’s certainly true for the competitors from Alaska’s western regions. For Pete Kaiser, a young but highly accomplished musher and Iditarod veteran, poor conditions prompted him to move his training activities this year to Nenana, Alaska from his hometown of Bethel (on the…

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