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March 2008: The All-Alaska Sweepstakes returns

March 26, 2008 Paul Korchin and Amy Flaherty hop onto borrowed snowmobiles to follow the 100th anniversary running of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, a 408-mile sled dog race through the wilderness. They report using a satellite telephone lent by Nome police chief Paul Burke.

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The difference weather can make

What a difference the weather can make: especially in Western Alaska, and especially at this time of year. On cloudy days, the dull light blurs the snowy landscape, and depth perception, over long distances, is more difficult. This “flat light” is a challenge for all who travel on land and the frozen sea. On sunny…

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Update News: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Gov. Parnell pulls oil taxes off special session call; body of Tanana snowmachiner found yesterday; Coast Guard to be in Arctic this summer as shipping increases; new partnerships and money creating momentum in establishment of Norton Sound hatchery; retiring Kawerak president Loretta Bullard honored last night.

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Nome-Golovin 2012: Interviews at the Finish Line

Here are some of our live, finish-line interviews with the competitors of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, taken just moments after the racers stepped off their sleds. John Bahnke III of Nome (fastest time overall and first in Class A/Open Class): Evan Booth of Nome (2nd place in Class A/Open Class): Art Amaktoolik of Elim (3rd…

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Nome-Golovin 2012: RACE RESULTS

The results are in from Saturday’s Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race! Congratulations to Nome’s own John Bahnke III, the 2012 Nome-Golovin champion! Below are the full standings from Nome-Golovin 2012, along with the finish times and hometowns of the competitors (if available). Race times have been adjusted to compensate for the starting time differentials. Congratulations to all…

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Live Blog: Nome-Golovin 2012 Finish

3:00pm: Our live Nome-Golovin coverage has wrapped. We’ll bring you official race standings when we have them! 2:58pm: Rebekah Pierce reports from the spotter vehicle – and Matthew Guiffré confirms from race headquarters – that the first racers in the Fan-Cooled Class (Dickie Moto, Jr. and Quinn Schaeffer) are on the outskirts of Nome and…

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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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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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