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Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Finisher’s Banquet 2017

The count down for Iditarod XLVI has begun. The clock is ticking in the left side bar on the front page of Iditarod.com. As time passes and the start of the 46th Iditarod on March 3rd of 2018 draws closer one second at a time, there’s no better occasion to look back at Iditarod XLV. Is …


Finalists for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Educators Kim Busch, Tamara Drudy, and Heidi Sloan participated in the selection process for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  This process began in December when Kim, Tammy, and Heidi were named finalists for the 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  At that time, Kim, Tammy, and Heidi began preparing for a week’s stay in …


Designing Commemorative Beads

Greetings, Teachers! Hard to believe the race to Nome is over! However, many people, including children, are on their own “race” to surviving hardships, life career changes, and most of all, overcoming medical conditions. This year some mushers, veterinarians, as well as the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️ , Annie Kelley, carried “Beads of …


2017 Iditarod Nome Finishers’ Banquet


Writing to Mushers

Hi Boys and Girls, It sure has been quiet this week with no race to follow. I bet you are finishing activities in you classroom. One thing you may be doing this week is writing a letter to the musher or mushers you followed in the race. I know how exciting this can be. I …


Alaska Sealife Center: Distance Learning

Counting the Iditarod SEVEN Checkpoints Visited by the Teacher on the Trail This year I had the opportunity to visit seven villages along the Iditarod Trail: Nenana, Tanana, Ruby, Galena, Nulato, Elim, and White Mountain.  Each checkpoint was unique, and they were all excited to have the mushers, dogs, and volunteers visit their village.  In …


A Walk Through Nome…

Counting the Iditarod 2017 FIVE Former Champions Five former champions raced in the 2017 Iditarod.  Of those five mushers, they hold a combined 16 championships.  Dallas Seavey, Jeff King, and Martin Buser all have four Iditarod wins.  Mitch Seavey has three wins, and John Baker has one win.  Dallas is the youngest musher to win …


Eye on the Trail: Awards for Iditarod XLV

Iditarod XLV Special Awards Presented at Finisher’s Banquet in Nome Lakefront Anchorage First Musher to the Yukon Award Nicolas Petit – Tanana $3,500 in freshly minted $1 bills and five-course gourmet meal   PenAir Spirit of Alaska Award Wade Marrs – Ruby $500 flight credit and John Van Zyle Art   GCI Dorothy G. Page …


2017 Finisher’s Banquet

Hello friends, The 45th Iditarod is officially in the books. 64 teams of mushers and K-9 athletes made it to the finish line in Nome in time for the annual Finisher’s Banquet. Cindy Abbot, one of my favorite mushers, was the last under the Burled Arch where she received the Red Lantern Award – her …


OOPS

Hi Boys and Girls, Well this old dog learned a new thing.  First I’m sorry for giving out wrong information.  This is what happened and what I learned. When watching the Rookie of the Year position and then who won, I forgot something really important.  The award is given to the Rookie who is the …