Author: Erin McLarnon (44 posts)


2013 IDITAROD WINTER RAFFLE WINNERS! CONGRATS!

2013 Iditarod Winter Raffle Drawing Winners Drawing Held March 31, 2013 ENLARGE 2013 WINTER RAFFLE WINNERS  


RESULTS OF THE IDITAROD TRAIL COMMITTEE’S INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF DORADO AND POTENTIAL MITIGATION MEASURES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Results of the Iditarod Trail Committee’s Investigation into the Death of Dorado and Potential Mitigation Measures   Wasilla, Alaska – Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – The Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) has spent the last several days investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Dorado, a dog owned by Paige Drobny and Cody …


2013 Iditarod Finisher’s Banquet Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Iditarod XLI Finisher’s Banquet Award Winners   Nome, Alaska – Sunday, March 17, 2013 – Iditarod XLI Special Awards given at the Finisher’s Banquet:   Pen Air Spirit of Alaska Award – Aaron Burmeister GCI Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award – Lance Mackey Millennium Alaskan Hotel First Musher to the Yukon Award …


2013 Iditarod Advisory – Dorado Gross Necropsy Results

IDITAROD XLI ADVISORY   DATE:           March 16, 2013   TO:                 Race Officials Race Veterinarians Media Volunteers   FROM:           Mark Nordman, Race Marshal   The gross necropsy on Dorado, a five year old male from the team of Paige Drobny, has been completed.  The procedure was conducted by a board certified veterinary pathologist.  …


IDITAROD XLI ADVISORY

IDITAROD XLI ADVISORY   DATE:           March 15, 2013   TO:                 Race Officials                        Race Veterinarians                        Media                        Volunteers   FROM:           Mark Nordman, Race Marshal   A five-year old male named Dorado from the team of Fairbanks musher Paige Drobny (bib#14) died early this morning in Unalakleet from an incident caused by …


Cindy Abbott Scratches in Kaltag

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CINDY ABBOTT SCRATCHES IN KALTAG   Nome, Alaska – Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – Rookie Iditarod musher Cindy Abbott (Bib# 60) of Irvine, California scratched in Kaltag at 23:00. Abbott made the decision to scratch due to a muscle strain and the best interest of her team.  She had 12 dogs in …


Charley Benja Scratches Between Unalakleet and Shaktoolik

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHARLEY BEJNA SCRATCHES BETWEEN UNALAKLEET AND SHAKTOOLIK Nome, Alaska – Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – Rookie Iditarod musher Charley Bejna (Bib# 15) of Addison, Illinois scratched between Unalakleet and Shaktoolik at 15:15. Bejna made the decision to scratch for the best interest of his team. He had 7 dogs in his team. …


XLI Iditarod Champion – Mitch Seavey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MITCH SEAVEY FIRST INTO NOME – IDITAROD XLI CHAMPION     Nome, Alaska – Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – IDITAROD XLI Musher Mitch Seavey (Bib # 36) of Seward, Alaska arrived into Nome, Alaska and crossed under the burled arch at 22:39 Alaska Time with 10 dogs on his team claiming his …


Jan Steves Scratches at Eagle Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAN STEVES SCRATCHES AT EAGLE ISLAND Nome, Alaska – Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – Veteran Iditarod musher Jan Steves (Bib# 26) of Edmonds, Washington scratched at Eagle Island at 17:54. Steves made the decision to scratch in the best interest of her team. She had 15 dogs in her team. #


Robert Bundtzen Scratches at Shaktoolik

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROBERT BUNDTZEN SCRATCHES AT SHAKTOOLIK   Nome, Alaska – Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – Veteran Iditarod musher Robert Bundtzen (Bib# 23) of Anchorage, Alaska scratched at Shaktoolik at 14:15. Bundtzen made the decision to scratch because his team wasn’t performing up to his expectations.  He had 15 dogs in his team.