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Mackey takes Iditarod lead at Nikolai

...was the first musher to leave the Nikolai checkpoint Tuesday and take the lead...Bicknell is a 75-mile journey to Nikolai. Norway's Kjetil Backen was the first musher to reach the checkpoint at Nikolai, checking in at 10:39 a.m. with...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030508/spo_253979213.shtml
Lack of snow could change location of Iditarod race start

...in the Alaska Range."They should not send people out there. It's not safe," said Sorlie, a firefighter, while in Nikolai. "I've never been so scared before in my life."Race marshal Mark Nordman is watching current trail conditions closely...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-21/lack-snow-could-change-location-iditar
Sports
Philip Esai is Honorary Musher for 2015 Iditarod

...located halfway between McGrath and Nikolai. Their daughter Marty remembers, "There...Trail in the Peloc Hills 40 miles out of Nikolai. More recently, Philip and Dora set...bough floor for mushers to sleep in at the Nikolai checkpoint.Philip was a hard-working...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-21/philip-esai-honorary-musher-2015-idita
Sports
Bishop Nikolai to be installed in Sitka

His Grace, the Right Reverend Nikolai, Bishop of Sitka and Alaska, will be...bishop was nominated by the people. Bishop Nikolai was nominated on Oct. 30, 2001 at the...Liturgy with the installation of Bishop Nikolai will be celebrated. The banquet will...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022702/Nei_bishop.shtml
Neighbors
Iditarod's leaders off to speedy pace

NIKOLAI, Alaska - Sebastian Schnuelle was the...musher to reach the Alaska Native village of Nikolai in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Schnuelle...was running at a surprisingly fast pace - Nikolai is about a third of the way into the race...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031109/spo_407857600.shtml
Mackey: Another win doesn't look likely

...Lance Mackey pulled into the checkpoint at Nikolai on Tuesday just two days into the Iditarod...point," Mackey said. Mackey left the Nikolai checkpoint about 350 miles from Anchorage...resting his team Tuesday afternoon in Nikolai. Race spokesman Chas St. George said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030911/sta_796712162.shtml
News
The art of the novella

...spinster buys a bookmobile to keep it out of the hands of her brother - hilarity and romance ensue, 142 pages."The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol: A Russian dude wakes up to discover his nose is gone. He later finds it out and about in St. Petersburg, 50 pages...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/art-novella
Art
Today in sports history

...John Tortorella with his 240th career victory.2009 - David Haye wins the WBA heavyweight title with a majority decision over Nikolai Valuev in Nuremberg, Germany. Haye beats the tallest and heaviest champion in history, in his third fight since moving up...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-07/today-sports-history
Sports
Feds cracking down on felons with guns in rural Alaska, 4 awaiting sentencing

...weapons led to the prosecution of a man in a federal crackdown on violent crime in rural Alaska. Michael R. Stearns, 58, of Nikolai was sentenced this week to four years, nine months in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms. He had 24 loaded...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-07-23/feds-cracking-down-felons-guns-rural-al
State
Priests seek removal of Russian Orthodox bishop

...their top official in the state, Bishop Nikolai Soraich, claiming he has hurt the church...can no longer serve with or under Bishop Nikolai Soraich," said the Rev. Michael Oleksa...they say they are afraid of him. Bishop Nikolai has served in Alaska nearly seven years...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030208/sta_252906269.shtml

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