Tag Archives: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Vintage 1971

Like a great whiskey, fine wines, and maybe prime beef, they say things get better with age? But do they? I am 41 years old today. At 9:05 pm over four decades ago I came into this world to two parents full of hope and optimism of great things to come. I was their first child born shortly after the …

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Iditarod 40: Mushing’s Golden Girls

In a race that is usually filled with grizzled veterans, middle age men, frost-bitten faces and scraggly beards it is refreshing to see women compete in the race as well. Women in this sport have always been a power-house with several well-known females winning the race or coming close. Names like fan favorite 4-time champ Susan Butcher–who can be credited …

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Iditarod 40: Mushing Radio premiere episode

Last night we aired the premiere episode of Mushing Radio from the studios of KVRF 89.5 in Palmer, Alaska. With a few hiccups it went well and I am pleased with the results. The only drawback that I have is that we did not record this episode as a podcast so that folks can listen at a later date. I …

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Iditarod 40: Parking in Willow

At yesterday’s media briefing for the Iditarod they urged us to get the word out about the potential parking problem at the Iditarod re-start in Willow. Living in Willow I know what to expect. Not only do we have tons of snow here but in this small village of just 2,500 people, parking is at a premium. The re-start takes …

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Following in the footsteps of Greatness. Conway Seavey wins the Jr. Iditarod

When the sport of dog sledding is mentioned, one name often comes up in the conversation and that is Seavey. The Seavey family has been involved with the sport and the Iditarod for more than four decades. Two are Iditarod champions, Dan and Mitch, one is very close, Dallas and the youngest is a sure-fire favorite to mush under the …

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Hobo Jim at Willow Trading Post

The little hamlet, village or whatever they are calling it these days, of Willow Alaska comes alive next weekend for the start of the Iditarod. Thousands of people will flock to watch their favorite mushers on March 4th as they race towards Nome in the 1,049 mile dog sled race. An Alaskan legend, Hobo Jim will play three shows at …

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2012 Junior Iditarod Musher Start Order

2012 JR. IDITAROD MUSHER START ORDER Jr. Iditarod will be taking place this Saturday, February 25th at 10 AM AK Time leaving from Knik Lake, Mile 13, Knik Goose Bay Road, Wasilla and ending on Sunday, February 26th at Willow Lake, Willow Community Center, Willow 2012 Jr. Iditarod Musher Listing – Bib number order Bib # Last Name First Name City State …

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30 Days About Me. Day 19: Special Talent

I am participating in a blog challenge this month. It is 30 Days About Me from the blog, a Daily Dose of Toni. In the past few weeks we have discussed wedding talk, our favorite songs, quotes and artists, and places we would like to visit. Today topic is a talent or hobby that I have.  I am involved in …

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