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Sounding Board: Iditarod

The 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins this Saturday, March 2nd, with a ceremonial start in Anchorage at 10am. The Last Great Race has changed in many ways since its first run in 1973. This Thursday on Sounding Board (February 28, 2013 at 10am), let’s talk about the evolution of Iditarod! How has the…

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Update News: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: NSEDC awards 6 grants for 2012 Small Business Initiative; Alaska judge upholds law for parental notification of a minor before an abortion; Partner in Education Award presented to Leo Rasmussen; Nome Elementary School sponsoring “United Against Bullying” day, today; Conflict over anti-doping policies for dogs changes upcoming race; Stebbins teacher publishes book.

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Elder Voices: Rodney Ungwiluk, Sr. (encore)

Rodney Ungwiluk, Sr. was born May 8, 1942 in Gambell and passed away June 16, 2011. In 2009, he shared memories and stories of growing up in Gambell before electric power and lights. He talks about helping his dad hunt seals and the community’s dependence on dog teams.

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Update News: Friday, April 20, 2012

Local fishermen ask Nome Port Commission for support and space this summer; Legislature passes bill addressing in-state sex trafficking; Senate restarts gasline discussions; Holy Cross native corporation expresses support for city council; and Shishmaref sled dog races begin.

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Extended Interview: Sebastian Schnuelle Talks Iditarod 2012

Sebastian Schnuelle is a musher who’s raced the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. But he wasn’t mushing in Iditarod this year: instead, he followed the mushers along the trail on a snowmachine, sharing his experiences through blogs, Facebook posts, and photographs. Now retired from competitive mushing, he has unique insight into how mushers approach the…

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Brent Sass, Rookie of the Year (photos and audio)

Brent Sass is the Rookie of the Year of Iditarod 2012, the first rookie to pull under the Burled Arch. Sass – a veteran of the Yukon Quest, another long-distance sled dog race in Alaska – took 13th place in this year’s Iditarod, pulling to the finish line at 11:25am Wednesday morning. Hear our live…

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Under the Burled Arch, Hear Finishers 5 to 10

It’s been a busy Wednesday on Nome’s Front Street, as Iditarod mushers have continued to arrive: throughout the early morning hours and past daybreak. From sunset to sunrise, our reporters have been there to greet the top finishers of the Last Great Race. Hear our live finishes of 5th through 10th place: Peter Kaiser of…

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Live Iditarod Finishes: Seavey, Zirkle, Smyth

It was an exciting Tuesday night in Nome, as the first three finishers in the 2012 Iditarod – Dallas Seavey, Aliy Zirkle, and Ramey Smyth – pulled under the Burled Arch. Hear our live, finish-line coverage of all three finishes. There’s lots more to come – including photos. Dallas Seavey of Willow, Alaska – 2012…

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