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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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-17/nome-prepares-greet-iditarod-winner
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-16/aaron-burmeister-first-musher-reach-be
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-21/lack-snow-could-change-location-iditar
Sports
Iditarod: 5 things to know about trail conditions

...then worse, with rumors among mushers of more icy patches with little snow on the final leg along the wind-whipped Bering Sea coast. The icy conditions are making for a blazing fast trail - some say swifter than usual. Less snow means faster running...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-07/iditarod-5-things-know-about-trail-con
Sports
Iditarod racer flown to hospital with broken ankle after ordeal

...69 mushers. The nearly 1,000-mile race spans two mountain ranges, dangerous wilderness and the wind-whipped Bering Sea coast.Janssen's ordeal began Tuesday when he crashed his sled between the Rohn and Nikolai checkpoints, hitting his...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-06/iditarod-racer-flown-hospital-broken-a
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-11/dallas-seavey-wins-his-second-iditarod
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/alaska-newspaper-undergoes-name-change
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-24/what-became-yukon-kings-river-look
State | Local
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 Lower...in all the storms. All of those people were on the Bering Sea coast.There were also 13 requests for temporary housing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-27/state-releases-report-nov-storm
State
Party atmosphere marks Iditarod's ceremonial start

...in 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.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-02/party-atmosphere-marks-iditarods-cerem
Sports

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