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  1. Mushers Anticipating Tough Run Up Bering Sea CoastRead the original story

    Mar 7, 2014 | APRN

    ... and Mitch Seavey won the race the last two consecutive years. Nicolas Petit posted one of the fastest run times into Ruby. But he says the long, flat river miles may not benefit his larger dogs. "I want to preserve my dog team for getting to the ...

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  2. Blog: Meanwhile in Maui, Brent Sass is clicking 'refresh'Read the original story

    Mar 7, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... "(Buser) is not going to have the faster speeds that you're going to see out of Jeff and Sonny who took their 24s in Ruby. He's got a pretty good lead. Over three hours on Aliy. Five or six, seven on these other guys. But he's going to be moving ...

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  3. Buser, Zirkle out of NulatoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... "(Buser) is not going to have the faster speeds that you're going to see out of Jeff and Sonny who took their 24s in Ruby," Sass said. "He's got a pretty good lead. Over three hours on Aliy. Five or six, seven on these other guys. But he's going to ...

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  4. Iditarod Strategies Make for Some Head ScratchingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2014 | APRN

    ... probably a better dog training than a dog racer," four-time champion Martin Buser, who was just waking up from a nap in Ruby, said. "But this team deserves to be raced properly, so that's what I'm trying to do." "I just know you have to push so hard ...

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  5. Lindner's plan: Mush to Nome, retire from IditarodRead the original story

    Mar 7, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... then letting his dogs pull him down a hill to the river and out of town. Jeff King's decision to run all the way to Ruby before taking his 24-hour layover created a scramble to get everything in place for the gourmet meal served to the first musher ...

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  6. Blog: Defending champ Seavey says he's still got a shot; King looks to reel in rivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... With more racers taking rest, he said, there will be a "slingshot effect." Up the hill, Jeff King, the first to reach Ruby, sat in the snow with his dogs, somehow comfortable wearing just a ball cap and no gloves. King said he was feeling great ...

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  7. Taking layover late in race all part of King's planRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... roasted pear crme brulee tart -- King said he still thinks he can win. But he'll be looking over his shoulder. Also in Ruby with him were Sonny Lindner, who also took his 24-hour layover at that checkpoint, and Martin Buser, who rested 230 miles ...

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  8. Iditarod: 5 things to know about trail conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... it's nice," Neff said in McGrath. Conditions also look good on the Yukon River, at least from the Athabascan village of Ruby. Ed Sarten, an official with the local tribe, said he's heard there's favorable snow cover, at least to the next checkpoint ...

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  9. Morning update: Zirkle takes the lead for now along the Yukon RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... when Susan Butcher won her fourth Iditarod. Zirkle checked into Galena at 6:10 a.m. after clocking the 50-mile run from Ruby in a little less than six hours. Her lead is hardly safe, though. Four-time champion Martin Buser, who left Ruby two hours ...

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  10. Blog: "Will you come to moose camp with us?"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Former Iditarod executive director and former Ruby resident Raine Hall shares the five-course meal with Jeff King after he was the first musher to reach the Yukon River checkpoint of Ruby during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

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  11. Rare race tactic puts King in frontRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... He was by no means the first musher to ever accomplish this feat. In fact, Sonny Lindner of Two Rivers also made it to Ruby on Thursday without completing his 24. Nevertheless, the strategy King and Lindner have employed this year is as notable as ...

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  12. Iditarod Teams Rest Up for A Big Push as They Near the YukonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2014 | APRN

    ... usually you try to figure out any time after the 24-hour layover, but we'll probably have to wait until we get to Ruby," Gatt said. Ruby is nearly 500 miles into the race. Gatt would have liked to there before he rested his team for 24 hours. "I had ...

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  13. 4-time champion leads Iditarod Trail Sled Dog RaceRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    King, who last won in 2006, was first to reach Ruby - the first checkpoint on the frozen Yukon River - arriving at 6:41 a.m. Thursday after a 70-mile run from the Cripple checkpoint.

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  14. Morning update: Jeff King, Sonny Lindner near Yukon RiverRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Soon, the 58-year-old Denali Park musher will pull into Ruby, the first village Iditarod mushers visit along Alaska's longest river, and feast on a seven-course meal while sitting next to his second award for getting there first: a bucket full of $3,500 in cold, hard cash.

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  15. Julia O'Malley: From village children, a plea to stop suicideRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2013 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... had there been in her 300-person Interior village and the Yukon River villages in the region? Stevens Village. Minto. Ruby. Galena. Six in her recent memory. One of them was her brother-in-law. He hung himself. She couldn't listen to another ...

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  16. AK: Native CraftsRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2013 | APRN

    ... Athabascan birch frame snowshoes, with moose hide webbing, one of several varieties he's been making at his home in Ruby for over 35 years. "A lot of people buy these for art, to hang on the wall, but they're completely useablea you could strap them ...

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