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Alaska ready for Iditarod

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Lots of snow for 2004 race

The 2003 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was plagued with warm weather and little snow and much of the course was re-routed far north of Anchorage.

This year, a lack of snow should not be a problem, according to Jan Newton, long-time Takotna, Alaska, resident and Iditarod checkpoint coordinator.

We have plenty of snow, three feet maybe, she said. Its piled up everywhere.

Takotna, population 55, is a favorite musher checkpoint 418 miles into the race. The community rolls out the welcome mat for the racers.  more...

 

 



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