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For mushers, Takotna is the spa of the Iditarod Trail

TAKOTNA - The homemade pies are cooling in the...the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the Takotna checkpoint is the Iditarod Spa. It's...just sent off 35 marten pelts), came to Takotna from Clayton, Idaho, in 1970, where...
Swingley takes lead out of Takotna

TAKOTNA -- Defending champion Doug Swingley moved to...race since Monday. Gebhardt had arrived in Takotna about 1 1/2 hours before Swingley. Swingley was joined on the trail from Takotna to to the gold-mining ghost town of Ophir...
Takotna treats mushers to a family dinner

TAKOTNA - While the front-runners in the Iditarod...dozen mushers were getting spoiled at the Takotna checkpoint. Sound off on the important...Dick, have run the Iditarod checkpoint at Takotna for 30 years and know just what the mushers...
Fiedler first musher out of Takotna

TAKOTNA, Alaska -- Linwood Fiedler of Willow...therapist to become a full-time musher, left Takotna at 4:11 a.m. (AST). Defending champion...other teams were resting early Wednesday at Takotna, some 725 miles to the finish line at...
Village of Takotna gives mushers a nice break in race

TAKOTNA - The dog teams leading the Iditarod spent...burger in the community center. Until Takotna, she had been third behind Doug Swingley...organizer Jan Newton, who's lived in Takotna for 27 years. "We just try to make everybody...
Petit leads Iditarod race

...Trail Sled Dog Race.Petit was first to leave the Takotna checkpoint at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday. No other musher...of press time. Aliy Zirkle was first to arrive at Takotna.Takotna is 646 miles from Nome, the finish line of Alaska's...
Can Alaska afford its frontier?

TAKOTNA - In a flat, piney river valley deep in the Interior, the village of Takotna is marked by a dozen or so houses, a shop, a...and river banks for generations. This summer Takotna, population somewhere between 46 and 61, has...
Four-time champion Buser takes Iditarod lead

TAKOTNA - Four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race...Buser breezed through the tiny town of Takotna, spending less than a minute Wednesday...superstars of the sport - were pausing in Takotna, giving their teams a long rest at the...
Buser maintains slim Iditarod lead

TAKOTNA - Martin Buser is still the Iditarod leader, but a Norwegian musher had...Andersen was hurt in a sled crash Wednesday and left the race the next day in Takotna. Organizers said he probably had internal injuries, but the extent was...
ATV driver dies in crash with motorcycle

TAKOTNA - A Takotna man driving a four-wheeler died from injuries suffered in a crash...said 37-year-old John Capsule was killed late Sunday night near the Takotna airport. Capsule was driving his all-terrain vehicle toward the airport...


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