Northern Air Cargo donates a 4 wheeler each year for a mushers drawing. The way it worked was as each musher went up to the podium, they picked a key from a jar. Only one of the keys in the jar would actually start the machine. Pete looked at the remaining keys and surmised the situation. Hmmm… One of those keys is not like the others…. Hmmm…. So he picked a key and lo and behold, it started!! Just in time, Janet told me, as the one in the dog yard is completely shot!! Congratulations and Thanks Northern Air Cargo!!
Thank you everyone for all the support and encouragment..Dogs are headed home today for some well deserved rest and relaxation. Ill try to get a recap of our race on the website sometime in the next few weeks. Thanks for following along. Pete
You usually see him pushing snow or operating equipment, but here we find Rick Hanson’s true calling– Video Man!! I gave him the camera and said, “GO” and GO he did!! Awesome video of the finish by Team Kaiser Groupie Rick Hanson!
After Pete was out of the chute, Ken Anderson and Jessie Royer were still in the battle for 9th. They finished an amazing 1 second apart! Then Aliy Zirkle and Dee Jonrowe came in later again, only a minute or so apart.
Good morning from Kaltag. While the sun is coming up Jeff King came off the Yukon River all bundled up. Its about 15 below F in town and much colder on the river. There is 4 teams currently resting with Jeff King the 5th one here now. And there is a ” new ” face here with Dallas Seavey who now make...
Jane Luoma King-ShirerFor many years I've watched the Iditarod. As an Insider the last few years I have been made aware of so much more. I'm at a place in my life where I could volunteer at next years race. How do I even begin? Can someone advise me?2 hours ago
Darlene MillerTo Jane about volunteering - I was fortunate enough to volunteer for a couple of years. It is an awesome experience, whether you are in Anchorage, Nome or on the trail. Go to Iditarod.com and click on volunteer for information. About October of each year, you will need to submit an online application. Someone will contact you after that. Go for it. I missed this year but plan to be back in 2015.41 minutes ago
Why is all the action at 2AM? Martin Buser, who has all the best reasons in the world to be drowsy at 2am, arrives first into Kaltag with alacrity. Quickly signing the checker sheet, he asks to be moved to parking near the octogonal log building serving as the community center. He has been on th...
Jeffrey RobbinsGo Aliy. She stocked up on food and hay and was out of there in 7 minutes with a team of 11. She'll camp at the Tripod cabin, and away from the urban distractions of Kaltag, if she follows her past strategy. Dallas has done his magic trick again and is in third after blowing through Nulato. Martin is set up well to come roaring towards Unalakleet. He had an hour and 11 minutes lead over Aliy coming into Kaltag. The race is well and truly on!!6 · 5 hours ago
Peg ChrzanGreat for Aily! @ Dallas, Yes He's in Kaltag but he has to sit there for 8 hrs (@ 1pm) which means others will come and go. He will fall back a few slots in the standings again but will be strong for the run to Unalakleet. Keep an eye on the two top rookies, Abbey West and Nathan Schroeder. I predict and hope that Nathan with 15 dogs can pull ahead for good. He would be the first Rookie of the Year from the lower 48 since Jason Barron - ITC, please check this. GO NATHAN - THE WISCONSIN MUSHERS WISH YOU THE BEST AND ALL OF MINNESOTA IS CHEERING FOR YOU!1 · 4 hours ago
Sherry PhillipsGo Nathan - Yes, cheers from northern Minnesota!1 · 3 hours ago
A bit earlier than I had expected did the lead pack converge in Nulato. All 4 teams arrived within 3 hours of each other. All 4 teams have 14 dogs when they arrived. Quite honestly I did not expect Aily ZIrkle to stop, nor Jeff King who has yet to take his 8 hr layover. Sonny Lindner who ran all the...
Kathleen HoldenGood thing Robert did not look that is illegal considered coaching12 hours ago
Kathleen HoldenNo phone calls home No coaching I think the Norwegians maybe responsible fur that rule Is it an even playing field2 · 12 hours ago
Chris F WaiglThank you Jansen. It is important to speak from knowledge about potential rule-breaking. Rumours are started this way.1 · 6 hours ago
Ardele LockwoodOn international woman's day you think this "reporter" would put down his obvious prejudice againdt women to at least mention the leader.1 · 5 hours ago
Michael DeMarcoSebastion has covered Aliy repeatedly and he dld mention her. I'm rooting for Aliy and I have seen much coverage. This is about the second group into Nulato and he wrote about her in the previous report.4 · 5 hours ago