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Kuskokwim 300 will be a 12-dog race in 2015

...station KYUK says a driving idea for the reduction was to encourage more local teams to run the full race.Kuskokwim 300 race manager Zach Fansler says some teams with midsize kennels don't always have 14 dogs ready to go. Some teams may have just...
Iditarod's official start could move to Fairbanks

...starting point 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...
Yukon Quest: Fallen trees almost quash 2005 Quest

...Reynolds, who is waiting for the Alaskan half of the trail to be scouted out by a contracted pilot. "From what our race manager has been able to see from the highway, it (Alaska) doesn't seem to be as bad as we thought, but we'd like to...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...out the window and know it's weird," said Iditarod race manager Jack Niggemyer, commenting on the weather. The crummy...300 Sled Dog Race out of Glennallen on Saturday, said race manager John Downes. "There are a lot of names I don't recognize...
AK race courses in poor condition

...the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which follows the Iron Dog trail from Wasilla to Nome, aren't panicking yet. Race manager Jack Niggemeyer was planning to fly over the trail this weekend to survey the conditions, according to Iditarod executive...
Mad cow scare impacts Yukon Quest mushers

...between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, said Stephen Reynolds, race manager for the Yukon side. "We're discussing what is and...Alaska mushers using meat purchased in Canada, said race manager Dave Rich. This is the second straight year that the...
Alaska Digest

...delays Kuskokwim 300 ANCHORAGE - Bitter cold has delayed the start of the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race until today, race managers said Saturday. Twenty-seven mushers and their dog teams were set to start Friday in Bethel, but officials decided...
After last year, Quest mushers looking forward to better trail

...obliteration. If you were lucky, the ice would break instead of your sled." This year things will be different, said race manager Adam Berg. Preliminary trail-breaking indicates the river is smooth. Berg said volunteers will be breaking the rest...
Yukon Quest musher Kleedehn finishes race in hospital

...highway, which was not far from where the team had stopped. Kleedehn was spotted after about 15 minutes by assistant race manager Wendel Carey, who was driving the road in a pickup truck. Officials sent a snowmobile out just to take Kleedehn off...
Five-time champ Rick Swenson pulls out of Iditarod

...Rivers officially withdrew after returning to the checkpoint at McGrath, 722 miles from the finish line. Swenson told race managers he was concerned about the well-being of his dog team. "He said they weren't running as well as he wanted them...


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