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Iditarod 2011: Some dreams are already over

We are only two and a half days into the 2011 Iditarod and we already have two scratches. Melissa Owens of Nome, and Zoya DeNure of Gakona. Both of the musher’s Iditarod dreams come to a screeching halt in a notorious portion of the trail, Rainy Pass. Owens, aggravated a leg injury that happened before the race even started scratched …

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Mr. Neilsen, Big Brother and Al Gore

Well, that’s it. Either Big Brother is watching me, or I am updating my viewing habits on iPhone apps like Into_Now too much, or I can finally quote my favorite movie scene of all time: The other day I got a large packet in the mail from none other than Mr. Nielsen himself. Yep, that guy! The guy that wants …

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On this day…

  March 7, 1876: Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone beating out Antonio Meucci by four hours.

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Iditarod Gear: To bring or not to bring. That is the question.

On Mush! You Huskies radio show last night we talked about the mandatory gear that every musher MUST carry in his sled during the Iditarod. According to the official rules of the Iditarod it says: Rule 16: Mandatory Items: A musher must carry with him/her at all times the following items: Proper cold weather sleeping bag weighing a minimum of …

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Willow, Alaska: The mushing capital of the world

After yesterday’s ceremonial start in Anchorage for the 39th running of the Iditarod, the real fun begins today in Willow for the official start of the race. Willow, Alaska is a village of about 2500 people and the place I call home. It is about 70 miles north of Anchorage and on the “road system.” There is not much here …

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On this day…

  March 4, 1493: Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal aboard his ship Nina from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean.

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