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The Widow’s Lamp Lights the Way to the Finish Line

In this image, the Widow’s Lamp helps to light the way to the finish line for Karin Hendrickson as she neared the finish line.  Karin arrived in Nome with a time of 10 days, 13 hours, 55 minutes and 0 seconds. A Picture Tells a Story…. Reaching Nome was a great accomplish for Karin who …

Redington Mural Dedicated at Joe Redington Sr. High School

A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the  Redington Mural, a 72-foot-long canvas with 220 photos, was held on Sunday, April 25, (2016) at the Joe Redington Sr. High School. The work not only showcases the life of Joe Redington Sr. but also the history of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race with checkpoints and standout …

The Redington Mural

You’re invited to celebrate the Redington Mural, a 72-foot-long canvas with 220 photos. Thework not only showcases the life of Joe Redington Sr. but also the history of the Iditarod SledDog Race with checkpoints and standout mushers. Created by Photographer Kevin Smith. Location: Joe Redington Sr. High School, 10015 Redington Road (south on Knik-Goose Bay Road …

Musher Update: DeeDee Jonrowe to Run in the 2016 Boston Marathon April 18

Running in the Boston Marathon has been something on DeeDee Jonrowe’s bucket list.  On Monday, April 18, DeeDee will be off and running! Over the past 15 plus years, DeeDee has run many half marathons and marathons, usually running about 2 a year. In 2014, DeeDee qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of …

What Happens at Checkpoints?

What happens at checkpoints doesn’t stay at checkpoints because we’re sharing the story with you.  Dogs are priority one!  When a musher arrives in a checkpoint, the first order of life on the trail is taking care of the dogs! A picture tells a story. When Wade Marrs came into the McGrath checkpoint during the …

Congratulations to the 2016 Winter Raffle Winners!

 Congratulations to our 2016 Winter Raffle Winners!  #1 –  A 2016 Dodge Ram 4×4 Pickup Truck goes to Ulanieka Morrison.  (Ticket 2776) # 2 – $1000 Cash Winner –  Chuck Sevcik, Anchorage (Ticket 3251) # 3 – $1000 Cash Winner – Daniel Bauer from Wrangell (Ticket 0883) # 4 – $1000 Cash Winner – Shannon …

Eye on the Trail: Nome Awards Banquet

Folks in Nome headed to the Nome Recreation Center for the Iditarod Finisher’s Banquet on a calm, sunny, warm afternoon.  All the mushers were off the trail.  The Widow’s Lamp was extinguished.  The banquet would put Iditarod XLIV in the history books. Chefs from the Lakefront Alaska Hotel of Anchorage prepared a meal that was …

Awards for the 2016 Iditarod

Congratulations to the Iditarod Finishers! At the awards banquet in Nome on Sunday, March 20, the awards were announced and each musher took the stage to be recognized. For a list of awards, please view this press release:  Press Release Iditarod XLIV special award recipients honored at Nome banquet March 20, 2016

Eye on the Trail: So much to do, So little time in Nome

It won’t be long and the festivities of the Finisher’s Banquet will get underway.  The banquet is held in the Nome Recreation Center which for the past week has been the site of the world’s largest basketball tournament.  Over night it’s been transformed into a banquet facility. The City of Nome is one hopping place …

Eye on the Trail: Helwig Earns Red Lantern

Rookie Mary Helwig made Nome at 2351.  Seems that it’s never too late or too early for a celebration at the burled arch at the end of the Iditarod Trail.  There were people shoulder to shoulder lining both sides of the chute for it’s full length waiting to say welcome to Mary Helwig and farewell …