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Philip Esai is Honorary Musher for 2015 Iditarod

...daughters Marty and Jacque, son Daniel and son in law John, as well as many grandchildren. Iditarod race director Mark Nordman said, "His laughter, hardworking spirit and good cheer during the Iditarod race will be greatly missed."As is...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-21/philip-esai-honorary-musher-2015-idita
Sports
More cold cash for Iditarod sled dog race winner

...Trail Alliance and in-kind donations from Cruz Construction Alaska and Donlin Gold, a race sponsor.Race director Mark Nordman said it was likely the most significant work done to this section of trail about in 30 years. "We won't be doing...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-03/more-cold-cash-iditarod-sled-dog-race-
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Iditarod's official start could move to Fairbanks

...will be made on Feb. 17."We do have trail concerns from the top of Rainy Pass to Nikolai," Iditarod race manager Mark Nordman wrote in an email. "Because of these concerns, a contingency plan will be used if the Alaska Range conditions are...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-09/iditarods-official-start-could-move-fa
Sports
Party atmosphere marks Iditarod's ceremonial start

...Anchorage.Concerns about the trail were in areas south of the Alaska Range and in the mountains themselves, race marshal Mark Nordman said. But snow and especially colder temperatures after a long January thaw have alleviated worries there and in areas...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-02/party-atmosphere-marks-iditarods-cerem
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Warm temps, low snow complicates Iditarod training

...ceremonial run in Anchorage. The competition begins the following day in Willow, 50 miles to the north.Race marshal Mark Nordman said it's too soon to plan a repeat of 2003, when the restart was moved more than 300 miles north to Fairbanks because...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-16/warm-temps-low-snow-complicates-iditaro
State
Europeans part of mushing fact-finding mission

...received similar help from Iditarod officials."They're struggling with the same issues," Iditarod race director Mark Nordman said. "They're learning from us, we're learning from them."Pedersen said another goal of the trip was to entice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-25/europeans-part-mushing-fact-finding-mis
State
Mushers sign up for 2005 Iditarod race

...the afternoon," Buser said. He prefers to leave later in the day, "when it starts cooling off." Race marshal Mark Nordman, who also heads the Iditarod rules committee, said board members voted for the change earlier this month. "The board...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062704/spo_signup.shtml
Sports
Iditarod tightens rules on coaching

...The board of directors tightened the rules this summer after hearing from Buser and other mushers, said race marshal Mark Nordman. Nordman said that Buser alerted him in the village of Elim, far into the race, that Brooks seemed to be getting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100102/spo_iditarod.shtml
Sports
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Race, according to a race official. It was the first dog death of the 1,100-mile race this year. Race marshal Mark Nordman told radio station KNOM that the dog died on the trail between Koyuk and Elim. A necropsy was ordered for the animal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031600/Spo_dog.shtml
Musher disqualified for hitting dogs

...similar to a surveyor's stake, after two refused to get up and continue running on an ice field, race marshal Mark Nordman told The Associated Press from Nome on Sunday. "He felt it was a discipline he needed to get his team off the ice...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031907/sta_20070319008.shtml
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