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Nenana Ice Classic's 2013 jackpot set at $318,500

...but event 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-26/nenana-ice-classics-2013-jackpot-set-31
State
UAF professor disputes Ice Classic record

...astronomical reality 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-23/uaf-professor-disputes-ice-classic-reco
State
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...which had a $335,000 jackpot last year, also is a major fund raiser for the community it's named after. Ice Classic Manager Cherri Forness recently loaded up a large Chevrolet Suburban pulling a covered trailer with 105 bright red ticket...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020501/Loc_ICEclassic.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...tickets. Clocks were hooked up to the tripod Monday and organizers began a `round-the-clock vigil, said ice classic Manager Cherrie Forness. She said the north side of the Tanana River has more water flowing than the south side, which is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042799/Loc_briefs.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...will share a lottery purse of more than $280,000. That means each will bring home around $93,500, said Ice Classic Manager Cherri Forness, who was trying to reach the winners late Thursday. Forness said she couldn't name the winners...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/043099/Loc_iceclassic.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...after the ice went out. But classic managers were relieved to find that none...on their way,'' said Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness. ``One can...after the ice went out. But classic managers were relieved to find that none...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050500/Loc_iceclassic.shtml
Alaska Digest

...Classic ended Friday when the contest's clock tripped at 3:47 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. Cherrie Forness, ice classic manager, said winners will claim a $303,272 jackpot, the biggest payout in the past five years. Winners in the annual...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042907/sta_20070429027.shtml
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Northwest Digest

...that's why they wait until the last minute so they can get a bearing on what's happening to the ice," Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness said. "I know I wait until the last minute." The deadline to buy tickets is midnight, April 5...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033007/sta_20070330021.shtml
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Ice along the Nenana indicates it could be an early breakup

...thinnest 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020804/sta_breakup.shtml
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Countdown to breakup

...at www.nenanaakiceclassic.com. Officials have begun measuring the ice twice a week as breakup approaches, Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness said. The Tanana ice thickness stood at 37 inches when officials last measured on March 24. That's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033005/sta_20050330012.shtml
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