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Late payout predicted at Nenana Ice Classic

FAIRBANKS - The person who runs Alaska's biggest annual guessing game predicts a late outcome this year.Cherrie Forness manages the Nenana Ice Classic, a contest to see who can guess when the ice will give way on the Tanana River in...
Nenana Ice Classic's 2013 jackpot set at $318,500

...officials aren't worried about the decline."Anything over $300,000 I'm good with," said Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness.The value of the jackpot is equal to about half of the ticket sales for this year's contest. Tickets cost $2...
UAF professor disputes Ice Classic record

...that a greater number of days passed between the dead of winter in 1964 than passed in 2013."Ice classic manager Cherrie Forness said the ice classic goes by the Gregorian calendar, not the Julian, so leap year doesn't factor into the breakup...
Ice Classic organizers hope for hot turnout

FAIRBANKS - As manager of the Nenana Ice Classic, Cherrie Forness wants to get Alaskans fired up about one of the state's coolest events. Sound off on the important issues at The only problem...
Ice Classic jackpot down slightly from last year

ANCHORAGE - The Nenana Ice Classic jackpot is down slightly from last year. Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness says the jackpot is $279,030 - down about $4,700 from last year. Forness says that's not as much of a dip as expected...
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At least 3 winners in Nenana Ice Classic

...jackpot. Nenana Ice Classic officials have yet to release the names on the winning tickets. Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that officials are double checking the more than 234,000 entries to make sure...
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Jackpot $283,723 for Nenana Ice Classic

...winner or winners correctly guessing when the ice will go out on the Tanana River at Nenana. Ice Classic Manager Cherrie Forness says the jackpot is $283,723. That's down from last year's payout of nearly $304,000. The ice still hasn't...
Ice Classic winners announced

...Foley of Fairbanks. They each will receive $93,010, their share of the $279,030 jackpot. Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness says more than 234,000 entries were double-checked to make sure there were no other winners. The Tanana River...
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Juneau Empire Story Archive, which lists the unofficial winners. The winning ticketholders will get about $18,000 each, said manager Cherrie Forness. Three of those winners are pools. This year, 314,000 tickets were sold for $2 each. The Nenana Ice Classic...
Ice along the Nenana indicates it could be an early breakup

...early-February measurement in 10 years. "We've had more snow on top of the ice this year," said Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness in Nenana. "That's insulating the ice, so it's not getting as thick as fast." The Ice Classic is Alaska's...


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