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Iditarod 2019, Day 6: Lead Mushers Finish Their 24’s

As Iditarod’s frontrunners finish their mandatory, 24-hour layovers, the mathematics of the leaderboard begin to simplify, and leaders begin to emerge. Explore highlights of KNOM’s Iditarod coverage from Thursday, March 7.

As 24’s End, Iditarod Leaders Emerge

A string of sled dogs stand on the snowy ground

Aliy Zirkle is the first Iditarod musher to drive her team into Iditarod, the halfway point of the race, where she is now taking her mandatory, 24-hour rest. But some of the other front runners in the race have completed their 24 and are pulling ahead.

Former Finance Director for Watershed Council Sentenced to 18 Months for Embezzlement

The Yukon River

A former finance director for the nonprofit, Native-led corporation Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison on March 1. David McGraw of Fairbanks pled guilty to embezzling $315,000, the misuse of which curtailed or terminated programs meant to assist Alaska Native tribes, says Kelly Donnelly of YRITWC.