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The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race made its last stop on the Yukon River, at the village of Kaltag, mid-day Saturday with Martin Buser hanging on for dear life to a lead that had shrunk from five hours to maybe half an hour in the last half-day of racing. Reports from the trail signaled it had been a...
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WILLOW -- With the Iditarod’s ceremonial start behind them, mushers were greeted with mild weather on Sunday as they pushed off from the Iditarod’s official restart line in Willow to begin the grueling 1,000-mile journey to Nome. Fans began gathering to watch the race beneath mostly clear skies on...
Laurel Andrews,Stephen Nowers
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The 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off March 3, a 1,000-mile journey through the Alaska hinterland that takes some five dozen mushers through far-flung villages, and even a ghost town ( check out the Iditarod Trail map ). The race begins in Willow, just up the Parks Highway from Sarah...
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Lance Mackey at the March 2010 restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Alaska Dispatch photo) Story by Craig Medred | Photos by Stephen Nowers and Loren Holmes As the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race sped west along the Yukon River, four-time champ Lance Mackey and his team were sliding toward a...
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On Sunday, years of preparation, trial and error, defeat and victory culminated on a frozen lake in tiny Willow, Alaska, about 70 miles north of the state’s largest city, where Iditarod XL was officially under way at 2 p.m. beneath breezy, baby-blue skies and in temperatures hovering around 10...
Stephen Nowers
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For years, Stu Nelson, chief veterinarian of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, has recommended racing dogs be vaccinated against kennel cough. This year, it's mandatory. “We are just trying to do everything we can to protect the dogs from infection,” Nelson said from race headquarters in Wasilla,...
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The CEOs of ExxonMobil, BP, and ConocoPhillips were in Anchorage on Thursday, January 5, 2012, for meetings with the governor, as well as an invitation-only reception at the Dena'ina Center. Governor Parnell, as well as Robert Dudley, CEO of BP, and Jim Mulva, CEO of ConocoPhillips, spoke to the...
Stephen Nowers
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This year Front Row has traveled to the shores of the Arctic Ocean, from Anchorage to Nome documenting John Baker's historic Iditarod victory, followed Alaskans south to work in North Dakota's oil patch, and just down the street to the agricultural heart of Alaska.
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Occupy Anchorage hosted a march on Dec. 12, 2011, in conjunction with Occupy Wall Street protests targeting port facilities on the West Coast. The Anchorage group wanted to call attention to alleged management of the Anchorage Port expansion. Read "Takes a hearty Occupy protester to soldier on in...
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The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and the Transportation Safety Administration held a demonstration for members of the media of the airport's new security machines on Friday, December 9, 2011.
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