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2014 Recipients of the Herbie Nayokpuk “Spirit of Iditarod Award”

From time to time, Iditarod recognizes individuals who have demonstrated dedication and service to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  At the end of the 2014 Idtiarod, two individuals, Colleen Easley and Greg Bill, were recognized for their years of service and dedication to the race.  Colleen and Greg received The Herbie Nayokpuk “Spirit of …

Eye on the Trail – Remembering Joe Delia, an Iditarod Legend

by Terrie Hanke Iditarod has many legendary figures. Most have stood on sled runners and coached dog teams from Fourth Avenue in Anchorage to Front Street in Nome. Joe Delia has never run a dog team in the Last Great Race but his contributions to the race were instrumental in the establishment and success of …

Remembering Joe Delia: A Member of the Iditarod Family

Joe Delia came to Alaska at the age of seventeen, about sixty-five years ago. Within a short time, he chose a high bank of the Skwentna River to homestead. He’s a legend as a woodsman and trapper. Besides living with the land, Joe has manned the Skwentna Post Office as postmaster since 1948. Joe has …

Reminder: Today, Tuesday, April 29 is the LAST Day to Request Being on the Ballot

Reminder:  Today, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, is the last day to request being on the ballot for the election of Iditarod Trail Committee Board of Directors. Two board seats will be filled in this year’s election: One (1) At Large seat and one (1) Nome seat. If you are interested in being on the ballot …

Keeping in Shape: Mushers and Teachers Prepare for the ‘Season’ By Philip Walters

As I panted along on my early-spring run today, I contemplated the following: “Wow, I’m REALLY out of shape.  How is it possible that I could be so out of shape after spending all winter running dogs?” There’s a common misconception out there that mushers just stand on the sled runners and enjoy the trip …

2014 Winter Raffle Winners

Click here to view a PDF Press Release listing the winners of the 2014 Winter Raffle.    PRIZE#     WINNER/TICKET #                                 PRIZE DONATED BY   1 John Kruse Taylorsville, UT Ticket # 3837 2014 Dodge Ram 4×4 Quad Cab, you pick color & options, or a similarly priced …

Why I Compare My Middle School Band Students to My Sled Dogs

Meet Philip Walters, a band instructor in the Anchorage School District.  Philip plans on running the Iditarod.  Why I Compare My Middle School Band Students to My Sled Dogs by Philip Walters As a public middle school band teacher, there are few things I enjoy more than a fun and energetic rehearsal, the type of …

ICE, ROCK AND WIND – My recount of the 2014 Iditarod… by Christian Turner

ICE, ROCK AND WIND -  My recount of the 2014 Iditarod… by Christian Turner As I loaded my sled onto the truck the morning of the 2nd march 2014…I thought to myself “this is it” 4 years of work all compounded into this day. It was up to me to take the reigns now, Dallas …

There Are No Words by Danny Seavey

There are no words. Iditarod 2014 Recap March 16, 2014 at 5:47pm Reposted with Danny’s permission.  I made it.  Thursday afternoon I finished my third Iditarod in 10 days 22 hours 17 minutes and 41 seconds in 35th place.  If you watched this year’s race, you’ve heard what we went through.  From the gorge and …

Anki Ødegaard, Journalist from Norway, Following the 2014 Race

I’ve been following Iditarod since 2003, when Robert Sørlie was the first European to win the race. From 2007 I was the press-contact for Team Norway and also their web-editor. To me Iditarod has been the race to follow. Back in 2007 I promised myself that if Robert Sørlie was ever going to race again; …