Tag Archives: alaska

NaBloPoMo: What do you do to celebrate a win?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: What do you do to celebrate a win? For the past seven years or so we have played Forto’s Fantasy Football. In early August we gear up for the draft and peruse over a multitude of stats books and prowl the Internet …

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Houston High School softball opening night

It was a blustery, but absolutely beautiful May Day. It was the start of the softball season for my daughter, Nicole. Nicole is a freshman at Houston High School in Alaska. A small school of just about 400 kids and home of the Hawks. A big change from where she was just last semester in Littleton, Colorado at Dakota Ridge, a …

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NaBloPoMo: Who did you play with as a child?

I am particpating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is who did you play with as a child? I grew up, well at least until the second grade, in Huntington, West Virginia. My mom was a college student at Marshall University and my dad was in the “sales” …

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Opening Day 2012: Who You Rootin’ For?

It’s opening day for Americas past time. 2430 games on tap this season.  Sure the NFL is now America’s game, at least on TV. Even with an annoying Collinsworth on NBC it is hard to beat Sunday Night in America. But there are a lot of baseball fans out there. Games are on almost every night on ESPN and a …

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Nenana Ice Classic

I am a gambling man through and through. I have bet my share of football games, horse races, cards, little round balls and thrown dice. But only in Alaska can you bet and win a fortune on when the ice in the Tanana River will break up. It is called the Nenana Ice Classic Science and Mother Nature The Tanana …

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Lucky Wishbone, Kissing Irishmen and Sled Dogs

Michele and I headed out early for Anchorage to pick up Hugh Neff’s Iditarod team at the airport. He finished 17th this year and we are proud of him and his dogs for running a great race. But that is a story for another day…. On our way down to the city we talked about stopping for breakfast. Denny’s was …

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In 1987 a dream was born (Part 7)…

The Iditarod celebrated its 40th anniversary this past March with Willow (AK) musher, Dallas Seavey winning the race. While checking out YouTube I came across a series of videos that captured my attention. They were Iditarod videos, old school style! When they were made, this years winner was just born days after. Robert Forto and Team Ineka are training for …

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Princeton Tec

I love Princeton Tec. I few weeks ago I contacted Princeton Tec, a headlamp company that is based in New Jersey. Over the winter the wiring on my Apex headlamp broke off due to the extreme cold–many days at 25 below zero here in Alaska– and a whole lot of night runs with my dog teams. When I spoke to …

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Team Ineka–Let’s Roll!!

Robert and Tyler of Team Ineka hit the trails of Willow, Alaska on a late season run with a 12 dog team around Lost Lady Loop and Bruno Blvd. This video will give our viewers what its like on a dog sled training run. The Dogs: Goose-Denali Sidney-Marble Raegan-Jewel Zak-Bodhi Magpie-Sophia Spencer-Shifter Related articles A visit with Team Ineka (teamineka.com) …

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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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