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Nome-Golovin Racers, in their Own Words

It’s a beautiful day for a snowmachine race. With clear skies and sunshine – and the sounds of snowmachine engines echoing through Nome’s streets – the Gold Rush city is just hours away from the annual running of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race. Nome-Golovin 2012 starts at 12noon, with racers departing from near Nome’s East Beach.…

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On-Air Update: Friday, March 9 (5pm)

In our 5pm on-air update for Friday, March 9, Ric Schmidt and Ben Matheson review the leaderboard with trail reporter Laureli Kinneen calling in from the Ruby checkpoint. The three talk about Aliy Zirkle, Dallas and Mitch Seavey, and lots more:

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In Takotna: DeeDee Jonrowe and Josh Cadzow

In Takotna on Wednesday afternoon, DeeDee Jonrowe echoed the priorities of many of her fellow mushers: taking stock of her dogs, and sleep. Her mandatory 24-hour layover was a chance to catch up on rest, not just for herself but, also, for the dogs that had run through the deep snow of much of this…

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On-Air Update: Tuesday, March 6 (5pm)

In Tuesday’s 5pm Iditarod Update, Ric Schmidt and Ben Matheson talk about the close standings of the first mushers to depart the Nikolai checkpoint, as well as the competitors still resting there. Hear our live race update from Tuesday evening:

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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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Nome-Golovin 2011: More Interviews and Photos

audio by Leah Radde; photos by Matthew Smith; text by David Dodman As we’re gearing up for this year’s Iditarod finish (which we expect to happen in less than 24 hours!), we’re also decompressing from this Saturday’s fast-and-furious running of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race. In case you missed our live coverage Saturday afternoon, here’s a…

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