It’s the time of year for the sled dog and snowmachine races that traverse the rural wilds of Alaska and captivate the attention of people across the state. Race season is back.

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Sled dog team in Bethel, Alaska

It’s the beginning of “race season” in Western Alaska: the sled dog and snowmachine races that traverse, and fascinate, our state. In January, we covered the Kuskokwim 300.

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Deb and Rolland Trowbridge and Tara Cicatello, departing Nome for Bethel to compete in the Kuskokwim 300, a mid-distance sled dog race in southwestern Alaska.

In Western Alaska, it’s race season: the time for the sled dog races that so inspire and excite our region. This year’s races are a special source of pride for our mission, since KNOMers are involved in the races both as reporters and as competitors.

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Sled dog teams

The later winter months in Western Alaska are made busy, each year, through the sled dog and snowmachine (or snowmobile) competitions that our listeners and community members follow so intently. We’re in the thick of race season, which means our entire mission is keeping extra busy. Last month, news director Laureli Kinneen had the opportunity…

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