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Story49: Two Tales From the Trail

Wearing the same winter gear as when she ran the race, Kirsten Bey stands on stage at the Nome Elementary School to recount her experience of running the Yukon Quest.

In Western Alaska, it’s not just winter, it’s mushing season. Kirsten Bey and Rick Anderson told their stories from the trail live at the Nome Arts Council’s annual event, Tales From Around the Woodstove.

Nome Truck Fire Still Under Investigation

Nome Police investigators examine the truck that caught fire in the parking lot of Old St. Joe's.

According to Nome Police, the vehicle’s sole occupant at the time made it out of the pick-up with the help of bystanders. Gasoline was smelled at the scene, and a gas can was found in the truck.