February 11, 2016

Zuma’s Paw Prints

Iditarod's K9 Journalists

 

    Zuma: Lead Reporter         Gypsum (Gypsy)               Sanka Wusha                   Libby Littles

       Zuma's Articles                         Gypsy's Articles                Sanka W. Dog's Articles                 Libby's Articles

       Writes for all readers.                Writes for mid level readers.          Writes for higher level readers.     Writes for the youngest readers.

You can read articles by your favorite K9 Journalist by clicking the above link or you can scroll through the articles below and read articles from the K9 Journalist Team.  Learn about the journalists at this link.

 Teachers, follow this link to learn more about how you can use Zuma's Paw Prints with your students!

 

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Iditarod is Around the Corner

Hello Boys and Girls, Time is flying! Iditarod is just around the corner.  Ok, don’t look out the window, or down the street, or try to peek around the corner to watch for it.  Instead, take a guess and tell your teacher what you think I mean when my paws type, “Iditarod is Around the …


The BIG Race and the Little Race – Both are HUGE!

Libby here! The BIG race – Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race always starts on the first Saturday in March.  It ends when the last musher crosses the finish line in Nome.  Every year the race is exciting to follow.  Lots of mushers and doggies race from Anchorage to Nome!  This race is almost 1000 miles …


Sleds

Libby here! Hello everyone!  Just in case you don’t know who I am, my name is Libby.  Libby Littles.  I am a reporter for the Iditarod. It is September and most of you are back in school.  I hope you had a fun summer. Your school year is going to be fun this year because …


Zoom Lens


Zoom Lens: Siberians into Nenana

The last time I was in Fairbanks was the summer of 2004.  It was 105 degrees.  There was exactly 110 degrees difference from then to today although it warmed up to 5 above.  Folks totally enjoy the “race” aspect of Iditarod and folks enjoy the dogs.  The fact is, folks come out to see the …


Zoom Lens – Tongues

Northern breed dogs have multiple adaptations for the environment they run in. Their coat, their tongues and their feet keep them warm, keep the cool and keep them going. These sled dogs are amazing athletes.  The tongue has an intricate system of blood vessels – lots of blood flows close to the surface. Then as …


Zoom Lens – Tongues

Northern breed dogs have multiple adaptations for the environment they run in. Their coat, their tongues and their feet keep them warm, keep the cool and keep them going. These sled dogs are amazing athletes. The tongue has an intricate system of blood vessels – lots of blood flows close to the surface. Then as …


Zoom Lens: Musher Draw

Rookie Ben Harper of Wasilla was the first musher to reach into the mukluk and draw his starting position. He drew number 37. Aaron Burmeister of Nome was the final musher to reach into the mukluk for the one remaining starting number. It was 63. Drawing number 2, rookie Rob Cooke will lead all mushers …


Zoom Lens: Harper Wins Junior by Two Minutes

Kevin Harper crossed the finish line at 0946 on Monday morning to earn the Junior Iditarod Championship. Harper is a two-time veteran of the race. He placed third in 2014 behind his brother Ben Harper and Conway Seavey. While living in Washington, Kevin was all about soccer and wrestling. When the family moved to Alaska …


Zoom Lens – Aurora

Well, if you’re into checking Map Quest the distance from Anchorage to Cantwell is listed as 210 miles taking about 3 and a half hours. As visibility decreased coming out of Anchorage and snow flurries blew across the road, we knew the miles would seem longer and the time would be more than predicted. After …