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  • Sarah Palin shoots guns, visits with ‘real cowboys’ and praises Spurs and Coach Pop in trip to Texas

    03/21/2019 8:48:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies ^ | 3/6/2019 | Madalyn Mendoza
    Sarah Palin was spotted at the Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets game on Monday, but that's not all she did during her Texas jaunt. The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate visited daughter Bristol and grandson Tripp in Austin, where they live. Palin and Tripp made the drive to watch the Spurs in action. In an interview with the San Antonio Express-News, the former Alaska governor raved about watching Gregg Popovich's coaching and how "fun" watching the team regroup is. In addition to witnessing the Spurs' 104-103 nail-biter win, she also posted a series of photos to prove "God blessed Texas."...
  • Veteran musher Jessie Royer takes 3rd in 2019 Iditarod

    03/16/2019 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    KTVA.COM ^ | MARCH 13, 2019 | Elizabeth Roman
    Jessie Royer, the 42-year-old veteran musher from Idaho, checked in to Nome at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday, taking third place in the 2019 Iditarod. Royer arrived at the burled arch with 11 dogs in harness. She finished the race in 9 days, 18 hours and 34 minutes. Her average speed was 4.21 miles per hour, according to standings on Coming in first was another veteran musher, Peter Kaiser, who crossed the finish line six hours earlier, outrunning defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom by just 12 minutes. At the finish line, Royer said for the last 50 miles of the race...
  • Iditarod Day 14: Nine remaining mushers closing in on Nome

    03/16/2019 12:30:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 16, 2019 | KTUU STAFF
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - As of 10 a.m. this morning, 32 mushers have completed their 2019 Iditarod runs. At this time, only nine mushers remain on the course, all sitting within the final three check points. Leading those teams is Sarah Stokey of Seward. She left the White Mountain checkpoint at 4:27 a.m. this morning.
  • LISTEN: Mackey makes it to Nome for 14th Iditarod finish

    03/16/2019 12:22:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 16, 2019 | Kortnie Horazdovsky
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey has reached the Burled Arch in Nome after sitting out two consecutive races, and scratching from his most recent attempt in 2016. Mackey’s 27th-place finish at 1:41:40 p.m. came just five seconds before Jessie Holmes, last year’s Rookie of the Year, at 1:41:45 p.m. KNOM radio station interviewed Mackey at the Burled Arch in Nome and has shared that audio with us. Hear Mackey address the crowd and respond to KNOM questions in particular at approximately 4 minutes and 10:30. Visit for the latest KNOM coverage. ***VIDEO ON LINK***
  • Cool Runnings. What does it take to mush 1,000 miles through the Alaskan wilderness?

    03/15/2019 1:17:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies ^ | MARCH 6, 2019 | Blair Braverman
    Share this story Growing up in California, I first fell in love with mushing through a picture book about Balto, the famous Siberian husky. The true story—which I turned to again and again—began in January 1925. Children in the village of Nome were dying of diphtheria, and with every attempt to deliver supplies of antitoxin in the thick of an Alaskan winter—by plane, by train—ending in failure, an epidemic seemed imminent. With the community growing increasingly desperate, the local trappers proposed a far-fetched solution: a sled dog relay to mush the medicine from camp to camp. And though many dogs—and...
  • WATCH: Peter Kaiser wins 2019 Iditarod

    03/15/2019 1:10:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 13, 2019 | Sean Maguire
    NOME, Alaska (KTUU) — Bethel musher Peter Kaiser has won the 2019 Iditarod early Wednesday morning, making him the first Yup'ik Iditarod champion. Kaiser arrived in Nome at 3:39 a.m., driving his dogs under the burled arch to fanfare and applause. He finished in 9 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes and 6 seconds. According to Iditarod officials, Kaiser had eight dogs in harness when he crossed the finish line to win the Iditarod XLVII title. He will be awarded his prize money as well as a new 2019 Ram truck on March 17. Kaiser came in 12 minutes ahead of...
  • Iditarod Day 13: Finishers, first rookies, continue to reach Burled Arch

    03/15/2019 1:06:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 15, 2019 | Kortnie Horazdovsky
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Iditarod's first few rookies are among the finishers to reach Nome's Burled Arch Thursday night and Friday morning. Since yesterday's update, nine more mushers have finished The Last Great Race, including two rookies. Richie Beattie, the first rookie to cross the finish line, finished in 21st place at 10:01 p.m. Thursday evening. Ed Hopkins, an Iditarod rookie, but nine-time Yukon Quest finisher, was in 22nd place, finishing at 11:07 p.m. Here's who's crossed the finish line since our last update yesterday (updated at 10:44 a.m.): 18. Matthew Failor - Thursday 4:03 p.m. 19. Seth Barnes -...
  • Iditarod Day 12: Top 17 finishers of the 2019 Iditarod race

    03/15/2019 1:04:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 14, 2019 | Leroy Polk
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Though a new champion has been crowned following Pete Kaiser's 3:39 a.m. Wednesday finish, more mushers are still running into Nome for their official finishing placement. According to the Iditarod website, 13 mushers have finished the 2019 Iditarod. Here are the top 10: 1. Peter Kaiser - Finished March 13 at 3:39 a.m. 2. Joar Leifseth Ulsom - March 13 - 3:51 a.m. 3. Jessie Royer - March 13 - 9:34 a.m. 4. Aliy Zirkle - March 13 - 5:26 p.m. 5. Travis Beals - March 13 - 6:37 p.m. 6. Matt Hall - March 13 -...
  • BREAKING: Senate rejects border declaration 59-41

    03/14/2019 11:55:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 379 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/14/2019 | Frank Thorp V
    Senate PASSES resolution to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration at the border, 59-41, sending it to Trump's desk for him to veto (as he has threatened to do). 12 GOP YES VOTES: Alexander Blunt Collins Lee Moran Murkowski Paul Portman Romney Rubio Toomey Wicker
  • Romney to vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/14/2019 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-14-2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that he will oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval. This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core," Romney said in a statement. Romney is the sixth Republican senator to say he will vote for the resolution of disapproval, which is getting a vote in the Senate later Thursday.
  • Outdoor Writer Re-Thinks Pistols as a Defense Against Bears

    03/12/2019 8:30:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 69 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | March 11, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( Many people have a difficult time changing their minds once they have formulated an opinion, especially once they have committed to the opinion on the record. I am happy to say fellow writer Wes Siler is of better material than that. In a June 2017 article, Wes was of the opinion that firearms, all firearms, were worthless as a defense against bears. He opined that statistically speaking, a person, when attacked by a bear, was as well off without a firearm as with one. He depended on research which had some problems with selection bias. Wes, quite generously,...
  • Trump on brink of GOP rebellion over emergency declaration

    03/04/2019 12:13:38 PM PST · by detective · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/04/19 | Jordain Carney
    President Trump is facing a potential revolt among Senate Republicans over his decision to declare a national emergency to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) public announcement over the weekend that he will oppose Trump’s declaration ensures a resolution blocking it will be approved by the Senate after already passing the House — unless Senate Republicans can find some kind of last-minute way out of the showdown. Republicans have been hunting for a way out of a fight over the declaration that has badly fractured the caucus, but Paul’s decision underscores the difficulty leadership faces in finding...
  • Senate has votes to block Trump’s emergency declaration: McConnell

    03/04/2019 10:32:42 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-04-19 | Mark Moore March 4, 2019 | 12:19pm | Updated
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects his chamber will have the votes to pass a resolution blocking President Trump’s national emergency declaration, but an effort to override a presidential veto will fail in the House. “I think what is clear in the Senate is that there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president and then in all likelihood the veto will be upheld in the House,” McConnell said Monday. He said the Senate vote would happen before the lawmakers go on a one-week recess March 15.
  • Will Rand Paul Sink Trump’s Emergency Declaration? Nope. Smoke Signals, But No Fire

    03/04/2019 11:04:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Democrats in Congress seem giddy this morning over their impending “victory” in the battle against President Trump’s southern border emergency declaration. What they see as the final nail in the coffin is Senator Rand Paul’s announcement that he would be voting in favor of a resolution blocking the declaration. The Hill describes it as a “GOP rebellion” in the making.To be sure, with Rand Paul on board it looks as if the Senate will pass the same measure already pushed through in the House. And he’s taken the time to explain his reasons for going against the President in...
  • The beauty queen, the boss and the fighter: Meet 7 Iditarod sled dogs headed to Nome

    03/02/2019 11:47:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | MARCH 3, 2019 | Tegan Hanlon
    Share on Google PlusGoogle Plus Print articleReddit Increase Article Font Size Decrease Article Font Size Hundreds of sled dogs and their 52 mushers are readying for Sunday’s official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Each musher has a story, and so do their huskies. On Saturday, the Daily News asked seven mushers to introduce us to one of the dogs on their teams. Meet Mustang, Apok, Cassette, Radar, Finn, Pam and Mud: Mustang Share on Google PlusGoogle Plus Print articleReddit Increase Article Font Size Decrease Article Font Size Hundreds of sled dogs and their 52 mushers are readying...
  • Iditarod LIVE STREAM

    03/02/2019 10:46:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Iditarod LIVE STREAM
  • It's Iditarod start day in downtown Anchorage. We'll be live at the starting line

    03/02/2019 10:32:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 2, 2019 | Leroy Polk
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The long-awaited start of the 47th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race is kicking off Saturday, March 2. Channel 2 will be LIVE in the heart of downtown Anchorage as the mushers get ready, and take off for the ceremonial start. KTUU Live coverage will begin at 9:30 a.m. You can watch that coverage online by clicking here or when this story updates. Snow was trucked out downtown to compensate for otherwise clear city streets, giving the dog teams something soft to run on until they complete the short ceremonial run down 4th Avenue. Dogs will run from...
  • Lamar Alexander to Trump: Reconsider emergency declaration or risk GOP rebellion

    03/01/2019 10:30:23 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/28/2019 | Bob Fredericks
    Tennessee GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander told President Trump on Thursday that he should reconsider his decision to declare a national emergency at the southern border or face a possible Republican rebellion. Alexander, who is retiring, refused to say whether he would join three other Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — in voting against the declaration.
  • Hold tight! Take a wild sled dog ride with 4-time Iditarod champ Jeff King

    02/28/2019 4:47:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Published on Mar 7, 2014 | Alaska Dispatch News
    Hold tight! Take a wild sled dog ride with 4-time Iditarod champ Jeff King The 2014 Iditarod trail includes some of the toughest mushing in the history of the race, veterans said. Especially early along the trail, mushers were battered and bruised on snowless ground. Four-time winner Jeff King shot this footage using a helmet cam between Rainy Pass, in the Alaska Range, and the Rohn checkpoint on Monday, March 3. The video was provided to the Anchorage Daily News ( by Iditarod Insider ( The talk of the trail this year, it's one of the first-ever looks at what...
  • With the race countdown underway, final dog physicals draw mushers to Iditarod headquarters

    02/27/2019 10:23:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies ^ | FEB, 27, 2019 | Marc Lester
    KNIK — Several Iditarod mushers and their teams stopped at Iditarod Headquarters on Knik-Goose Bay Road in Wasilla on Wednesday for a final dog checkup by race veterinarians. Each dog team is required to get a physical in the two weeks prior to the start. Though teams may use their own veterinarians, more than half are checked by the race’s veterinary team, according to Iditarod chief veterinarian Stuart Nelson. “It’s really the conclusion of a lot of preparation,” Nelson said. “And preparation not just for the dogs, but for the mushers, for the veterinarians." ***BEAUTIFUL PICS ON LINK******