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Eye on the Trail: 44, 45 & 46!

Welcome to Nome was the announcement/proclamation heard on Front Street this morning at 0220. The incoming Iditarod finisher was Tommy Jordbrudal. The rookie finished in 44th place with an average speed of 3.22 miles per hour. Tommy didn’t have his first mushing experience in his home land of Norway but rather in Juneau, Alaska. That …

Jeff King Speaks From The Heart
Responsible Racing? Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

What has happened to responsible racing? Iditarod is all about doing well and placing, it is a race after all, but the recent accusations of ITC being not quick enough to rescue mushers are out of line. When a storm moves in, it is every mushers choice, to continue to race hard or to switch …

Eye on the Trail: Mushing Mon

Jamaican born Newton Marshal came down Front Street this afternoon and was greeted by a large enthusiastic crowd. To make his arrival in Nome even more festive, several of his favorite tunes were broadcast over the public address system. Since beginning his career in mushing almost ten years ago, Newton has finished the Yukon Quest …

March 14 Nome 7pm—Don’t Try This at Home, the Pack Almost into Nome Featured - Joe Runyan

MARCH 14 7PM—Don’t try this  at home, the pack almost into Nome Snow has been falling today, glueing to ice with a two inch cushion.   Even pedestrians in Nome are benefiting as they can now navigate glazed walkways and one can imagine the relief of our last seven mushers filing off the trail into Nome. …

Eye on the Trail: Bejna & Bundtzen

Charley Bejna was a winner in 2013. He scratched before reaching the finish line in Nome but way before that, he dared to dream, to plan to prepare and practice. He’s back in 2014 with a specific mission in mind. He accomplished what he set out to do when he brought his dog team under …

Eye on the Trail: Friday B/4 Breakfast

It was very dark at 0500 when folks started to trickle to the chute to welcome Anna Berington into Nome. As the people gathered, the snow fell as it had for about twelve hours. In Nome the winds were calm but they might not have been coming over Topkok or out on the Safety Flats. …

Eye on the Trail: Dinner Duet Thursday

Two more teams completed Iditarod 42 during the dinner hour on Thursday. That brings the total to 38 teams that have run the course. This group of mushers tells a different story about the coast. Shaktoolik is the first word out of their mouths when asked if there was a particularly difficult part of the …

Eye on the Trail: Thursday PM Nome

The number of mushers in Nome has reached 36 as of late Thursday afternoon. Folks in the convention center, also known as the Mini, are chatting with mushers, collecting autographs and waiting for Richard Beneville’s Robert Service reading including “The Cremation of Sam McGee.” It’s an annual happening that is much anticipated and well attended. …

Eye on the Trail: Nome before Noon Thursday

The first musher to reach Nome on the 13th of March was Rick Casillo. On his fifth trip to Nome, he claimed 26th place. Casillo grew up in New York then came to Alaska as a fly fishing guide. Watching the Iditarod sparked his interest in sled dogs. Casillo and his wife Jennifer operate Battle …