WELCOME TO NOME— Iditarod musher Yuka Honda and her dog team are only a few miles from the finishline in Nome, on Saturday, March 21.
Photo courtesy of Carol Hobbs
LAST MUSHER OFF THE TRAIL— California musher Cindy Abbott drives her dog team up the chute to officially finish the 2015 Iditarod.
Photo by Diana Haecker
RED LANTERN— Musher Cindy Abbott was the last musher off the Iditarod trail, arriving under the Burled Arch on Sunday evening at 9:19 p,m. In her honor, a Red Lantern banquet was held at the Mini on Monday, March 23.
Iditarod 43 is a wrap
By Diana Haecker
Just as the top ten mushers worked their way to the podium for their “thank you” speeches during the Iditarod Finishers Banquet at the Nome Rec Center on Sunday, the last musher ran her dogs up the finish chute and extinguished the flame of the Widow’s Lantern, officially bringing Iditarod 43 to a close.
BoF changes regulations for Norton Sound crab fishery
By Laurie McNicholas
The Alaska Board of Fisheries unanimously adopted proposals to change the harvest strategy and duration of the Norton Sound winter red king crab through-the-ice commercial fishery at a meeting March 20 in Anchorage.