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Familiar faces at front of Iditarod

RAINY PASS, Alaska - More than 200 hundred miles into the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Bill Cotter gave his team a long rest Monday while he mulled over the nasty bump on his forehead. Cotter said he got the injury when he encountered...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Iditarod, paused at the tent checkpoint only long enough to sign in and log out. He departed at 7:19 a.m. (AST). Bill Cotter of Nenana was running second, arriving at Finger Lake at 7:06 a.m. Then came John Baker of Kotzebue, arriving...
Record number signs up for 2004 Iditarod

...King also is one of the seven former Quest champions who registered on Saturday. The others are Ramy Brooks of Healy, Bill Cotter of Nenana, Vern Halter of Willow, Charlie Boulding of Manley, Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers and Sonny Lindner of Fairbanks...
Local Scoreboard: Iditarod 2001 Start List

...Vern Halter -- Willow 26. Robert Bundtzen -- Anchorage 27. Hans Gatt -- Atlin, British Columbia, Canada 28. Bill Cotter -- Nenana 29. Wayne Curtis -- Wasilla 30. Juan Alcina -- Willow 31. Linwood Fiedler -- Willow 32. John Barron...
For mushers, Takotna is the spa of the Iditarod Trail team and leave - two double cheeseburgers for the road. "It is unbelievable what they do for us," said musher Bill Cotter as he sat down to a breakfast of medium-rare steak, eggs over easy and wheat toast. Cotter, who is running in his...
Willow's Halter to pace Iditarod field

...Lindner, Delta Junction; 47. Mike Nosko, Wasilla; 48. Harald Tunheim, Norway; 49. Shane Goosen, Wasilla; 50. Bill Cotter, Nenana; 51. Rick Mackey, Nenana; 52. Steve Carrick, Australia; 53. Joe Garnie, Teller; 54. Harry Caldwell...
Swingley pacing the pack

...champion Jeff King of Denali Park, Alaska; John Barron of Montana Creek, Alaska; Dave Sawatsky of Healy, Alaska; and Bill Cotter of Nenana, Alaska. Jonrowe, last year's runner-up, spoke with some awe of Swingley's team. ``I think his...
Frontrunner Jonrowe scratches

...Rounding out the top 10 were five Alaskans - Paul Gebhardt of Kasilof, Ramey Smyth of Big Lake, Vern Halter of Willow, Bill Cotter of Nenana and Charlie Boulding of Manley - and race rookie Harald Tunheim of Norway. Swingley has racked up a number...
Swingley to Alaskans: Nothing personal

...finishers were Swenson, who arrived at 1:09 a.m. today; Mitch Seavey of Seward/Sterling at 5:15 a.m. and Bill Cotter of Nenana at 6:55 a.m. Gebhardt, who finished sixth last year, led during the early part of the race and stayed...
Swingley leads race

...respectively. Out of Kaltag were 11 other mushers, including Vern Halter of Willow, Charlie Boulding of Manley, Bill Cotter of Nenana, and Harald Tunheim of Norway. Forty-nine teams were still on the trail today, down from the 56 that...


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