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Tough Sledding Out of Rohn May Get Easier in 2015 Iditarod

Thursday, December 4, 2014

In 2014, half of all the mushers who scratched in the Iditarod did so in Rohn, and more suffered damage to their sleds or themselves.  Next year, with a quarter-million dollars worth of trail work, and a little help from Mother Nature, Iditarod officials hope that number will be much lower.  KTNA’s Phillip Manning has more:

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One of the things the Iditarod is known for is its challenging terrain.  Some stretches of the trail are more treacherous than others.  This March, one of the worst sections of the Iditarod Trail was between Rohn and Farewell Lakes.  Lev Schvartz of Willow is one of several mushers who scratched in that section.  He describes trail conditions this past March:

“There’s no snow.  The buffalo tunnels were just super rough, stumps sticking out all sorts of places.  It was like being a pinball in a pinball machine.” (more…)

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Mark Wildermuth’s Iditarod report 3-11-2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mark’s last report for the season, where he discusses the big surprises at the finish:

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KTNA General Manager Reports From the Iditarod Trail

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

On Monday, KTNA’s Phillip Manning spoke with General Manager and Iditarod Trail Sweep Will Peterson.  Below is the audio of their discussion of the race and the trail.  Note that since this interview was on Monday, the winner of the race had not been determined yet, and Jeff King of Denali Park appeared to have a commanding lead.

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Mark Wildermuth’s Iditarod Report

Monday, March 10, 2014

Here’s Mark’s report from Sunday evening announcements, March 9th

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Mark Wildermuth’s Iditarod report 3-10-2014

Monday, March 10, 2014
Mark’s report from local Monday evening news, March 10th:

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Mark Wildermuth’s Iditarod Report

Friday, March 7, 2014
Mark’s report from local Friday evening news, March 7th:

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Mark Wildermuth’s Iditarod Report

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Mark’s Iditarod report, live from the KTNA studio, during Wednesday local evening news hosted by Phillip Manning:

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Mark Wildermuth’s Iditarod report 3-4-2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Live from the KTNA studio, during Tuesday local evening news, hosted by Cari Sayre:

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Mark Wildermuth’s Iditarod report 3-3-2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Live from the KTNA studio, during local evening news, hosted by Kelly Saunders:

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