Red, white, and blue flags flew high at this year’s Iditarod start, but they weren’t the flags one might expect. These flags bear the Scandinavian cross.
The Arctic Council just concluded its first meeting under U.S. Chairmanship in Anchorage, and a select few delegates traveled up to Nome for an afternoon, touring the town and meeting locals to get a sense of what life is like in rural Alaska.
Mushers from Nome, Aniak, Bethel, and Akiak are among the more than 60 sign-ups for the 2016 Iditarod.
Joar Leifseth Ulsom, who finished Iditarod 43 in 6th place on Wednesday, had relatively few words to describe his 2015 run — but the words he did say were positive ones.
Thomas Waerner’s team was looking skinny in Unalakleet. He’s been feeding his dogs hearty meals but can’t get their weight up. “Meat and kibble,” the Norwegian musher says, just like he feeds the dogs back home. But it’s not the same meat and kibble in Alaska.
Defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey leads a roster of familiar faces as the first mushers for Iditarod 43 register.
In Tuesday’s news: Communities in storm-struck areas prepared yesterday for another blast; Record-breaking rain-fall in WAK has experts worried about caribou migration; A Norwegian shipping company…
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In Tuesday’s news: Alaska voters decide today on coastal management initiative, primary for House District 39; The Arctic Imperative Summit closes with discussion on Bering Sea…
On the Iditarod trail, it’s a long journey from Anchorage to Nome. But for some mushers – including Norway’s Sigrid Ekran – it’s a long trek…