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Iditarod 40: Winnings

As the 2012 Iditarod draws to a close with the winners crossing under the burled arch in Nome in just a couple hours, a lot of folks are interested in what the winner(s) will take home. The top 30 finishers in Iditarod 2012 will take home a combined $550,000. Here’s the list, by position, according to Iditarod officials: — 1st $50,400 …

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Scary Movie Bracket: My Bloody Valentine vs. Carrie

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: The Grudge vs. The Shinning  vs.         My Bloody Valentine In the …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Safety to Nome

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Safety to Nome   22 Miles From Safety Roadhouse to Nome the trail runs along the Nome-Solomon Road except where it passes around Cape Nome and the last seven miles into Nome. Here the trail parallels the road on the right side and presents no obstacles. Nome — (OME) Lat 64.30 Long 165.24 — Population 3,695 …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. White Mountain to Safety

Iditarod 40: The Trail. White Mountain to Safety     55 Miles The trail from White Mountain continues up the Fish River for another 2-2.5 miles to a large island. It makes a sharp left turn and starts overland. This turn should be well marked, since a trail continues up the river to Council also. One-fourth mile after leaving the …

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Scary Movie Bracket: The Grudge vs. The Shinning

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: The Grudge vs. The Shinning  vs.        The Grudge Karen Davis is …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Golovin to White Mountain

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Golovin to White Mountain    18 Miles From Golovin the trail crosses the ice on Golovin Lagoon to the Mudyutok River and goes up this river to the Fish River and then to White Mountain. This section is short, easy travel unless a strong wind is blowing down the rivers, and then it can be difficult …

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Scary Movie Bracket: Evil Dead II vs. Candyman

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: Evil Dead II vs. Candyman vs.        Evil Dead II A young …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Elim to Golovin

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Elim to Golovin   28 Miles The trail leaves Elim, following the ice along the coast for 10-11 miles to a cabin just north-northeast of the limestone cliffs, and here it turns right (inland) and crosses the Kwiktalik Mountains. This range is a low series of hills (1,000 to 1,500 ft.) with moderate grades. Vegetation ranges …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Koyuk to Elim

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Koyuk to Elim    48 Miles When leaving Koyuk for Elim, the trail follows the coast, almost doubling back on itself. It runs southeast to Bald Head and Castle Rock where it turns westerly, following the coast to Moses Point. Moses Point is a spit that, with the coastline, forms Kwiniuk Inlet. The trail parallels the …

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