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Aaron Burmeister first musher to reach Bering Sea coast

...Nome, his hometown.Aaron Burmeister, 39, was the first musher to reach Unalakleet, the first checkpoint on the Bering Sea coast.He covered the 90 miles of trail from Kaltag in 11 hours. Unalakleet is 269 miles from Nome.Burmeister left Kaltag...
Nome prepares to greet Iditarod winner

...Four checkpoints remain for the mushers as they brave the hard-packed trail and chilling North Pacific winds of the Bering Sea coast.Aliy Zirkle was in third place, Jessie Royer in fourth and two-time champion Mitch Seavey moved into fifth place...
Alaska newspaper undergoes name change

...Tony Hopfinger said the southwest Alaska hub community of Bethel would likely be the first, followed by Nome on the Bering Sea coast and then Barrow, the nation's northernmost city.The Alaska Dispatch News already has reporters in Fairbanks and...
Lack of snow could change location of Iditarod race start

...the Alaska Range, down the Yukon River and along the Bering Sea coast to the old gold rush town of Nome. Race organizers...above Galena, Nordman said. From Unalakleet on the Bering Sea coast, there's a thin snowpack too, he said.Temperatures...
Iditarod starts in Willow

...on Front Street in Nome, which runs parallel to the Bering Sea coast. Standing between the mushers and the finish line...wilderness, the mighty Yukon River and the wind-whipped Bering Sea coast.Among those in the field are Mitch Seavey, last...
State releases report on Nov. storm

...several boroughs and unincorporated areas along the Bering Sea coast, along the coast of the Bering Straits and the all the storms. All of those people were on the Bering Sea coast.There were also 13 requests for temporary housing...
Dallas Seavey wins his second Iditarod

...checkpoint at White Mountain.King wasn't challenged as he maintained, and at times, extended his lead along the Bering Sea coast. He was trying to become the race's second five-time winner.Then Safety happened.Safety is the last checkpoint...
What became of the Yukon kings? An in-river look

...YDFDA, one of six Western Alaska Community Development Quota groups representing 65 villages within 50 miles of the Bering Sea coast that receive 10.7 percent of the total harvest for more than 30 Bering Sea species such as pollock, crab and halibut...
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Party atmosphere marks Iditarod's ceremonial start Willow, mushers will travel nearly a thousand miles, crossing two mountain ranges, the Yukon River and up the Bering Sea coast en route to the finish line on Front Street in Nome, on Alaska's western coast.
Program boosts ranks of Native pilots

...ANCHORAGE, Alaska - After watching with fascination all his life as planes flew in and out of his small village on the Bering Sea coast Henry Simons is finally in the pilot's seat. ``I always dreamed of flying,'' said Simons, 38, a Yup'ik...


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