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Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures

...have expected. It's an outcome you expected to happen eventually, but it's surprising how severe it is so soon."Jan Newton, co-director of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center, housed at the University of Washington, said, "This...
Takotna treats mushers to a family dinner

...Sound off on the important issues at Jan Newton and her husband, Dick, have run...sometimes it's steak and crab," Jan Newton said. The 70-year-old pulled...not on the menu, it will be, if Jan Newton has the ingredients. "They will...
Village of Takotna gives mushers a nice break in race

...came and went in near zero-degree temperatures. "It's our checkpoint and it's grown and grown," said organizer Jan Newton, who's lived in Takotna for 27 years. "We just try to make everybody feel at home."
Faraway fans feed Iditarod habit

...24-hour stop in Takotna, considered by many to be one of the friendliest villages along the trail and renown for the feast Jan Newton has headed up since 1974, one year after the race began. Newton said those taking their layover there Wednesday included...
For mushers, Takotna is the spa of the Iditarod Trail

...checkpoint is the Iditarod Spa. It's where 72-year-old Jan Newton for decades has been barking at mushers like a mother...tablecloth. "Just eat and shut up." No one actually thinks Jan Newton is in a bad mood. Everyone knows she has a heart of...
Alaskans ring in the New Year in their own ways

...potluck and a few fireworks for the kids and a big bonfire to roast hotdogs. The kids can have a sparkler,'' said Jan Newton, administrator for the Takotna Tribal Council. Cordova's New Year's Eve celebration will include a torchlight parade...
Paul Gebhardt first musher out of Ophir serve as dog-handlers and snowmobile drivers. "What you do for one musher, you've got do for all," said Jan Newton, who has been on kitchen duty since 1974, one year after the Iditarod began. "I enjoy doing it. With cabin fever...


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