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Baker’s Dozen: Live Finishes of the Top 13

audio by the KNOM Staff; photos by David Dodman In the past two days, Nome has been buzzing with Iditarod; as of dinnertime Wednesday night, the top 19 mushers are in (with the 20th, Rick Swenson, in sight on Nome’s outskirts), and there are dozens more still to come. These two days have been filled…

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Photos: Ramey Smyth’s Running Finish

text and photos by David Dodman Ramey Smyth is known for pulling out the stops on the final stretch of the Iditarod trail: the 22 miles from the Safety checkpoint to the finish line in Nome. On Tuesday morning, at Smyth’s 2nd place finish, the Willow, Alaska musher’s vigor was on clear display: Smyth ran…

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In White Mountain: Ramey Smyth, Making Final Assessments

audio by Laureli Kinneen; text and photo by David Dodman   In White Mountain Monday night, Ramey Smyth’s dogs were happily eating their food. Hungry dogs eating well are always a good sign, but Smyth didn’t seem over-confident. His dogs “gave everything they had to get here (White Mountain),” Smyth said to KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen.…

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Who? and When?

text and photo by David Dodman; audio by David Dodman, Laureli Kinneen, and Linda Maack On the eve of the Iditarod finish, a lot of fervent race fans are asking themselves the same two questions: who’s going to win this race? And when will that happen? For now, the first question is almost impossible to…

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On-Air Update: Monday, March 14 (5pm)

audio by Ric Schmidt and Ben Matheson Hear Monday’s 5pm on-air Iditarod Update: almost certainly the last before we have a champion! Tonight, Ric and Ben talked about John Baker’s and Ramey Smyth’s chances at the 2011 championship and ran down the rest of the leader board:

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At Baker’s Heels: Smyth, Gatt, Neff

text by David Dodman; audio by Laureli Kinneen In Unalakleet Sunday morning, veteran musher Aaron Burmeister said of John Baker, “this is his race.” That may yet be true, but as Day 8 of Iditarod 39 comes to a close, Baker’s lead has narrowed. Departing Unalakleet, Baker had a comfortable 3-hour cushion over Hans Gatt,…

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Baker and Smyth in Kaltag, Nelson in Anvik

audio by Laureli Kinneen; text by David Dodman We’re back to Iditarod after lots of Nome-Golovin snowmachine action today! Here’s our latest interviews. First, Robert Nelson, in the Anvik checkpoint, talks to KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen about catching the “mushing bug,” a few problems with his dog team, and his experiences on the trail…

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In Anvik, Mushers Look to the Coast as They’re Chasing the Leaders

photos and audio by Laureli Kinneen; text by David Dodman “They’re good dogs,” Ramey Smyth says of his team; but as for how they’ll fare in the rest of this year’s Iditarod, he’s reserving judgment until Kaltag and Unalakleet. Smyth (pronounced “Smith”) talked with KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen in Anvik, where he’s taking his…

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Is a “Bottomless Pit of Sugar Snow” Yet to Come?

text by David Dodman; audio by Laureli Kinneen The second half of the Iditarod trail may begin with a “bottomless pit of sugar snow,” says Ramey Smyth. In Takotna – where Smyth (pronounced “Smith”) was taking his 24-hour layover – the Willow, Alaska musher talked with KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen. Smyth said he was…

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