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End of the Trail: Bob Kuiper’s Legacy with the Iditarod Arch

Since its premiere in 1975 the Iditarod’s Burled Arch has become every musher’s goal as they envision the finish line of “The Last Great Race”. Located at the end of a snow-packed chute in Nome, the archway carved from Sitka spruce has become the pinnacle of dog mushing. The original arch unexpectedly fell in 1999, […]

Ramey Smyth Selected to Build New Iditarod Arch

The Iditarod Trail Committee announced that veteran musher Ramey Smyth will build the new burled arch for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The selection comes after the previous arch, a fixture of the race’s finish line in Nome, collapsed unexpectedly on April 28.  Smyth has a long history with the Iditarod, entering the race […]

Iditarod’s Iconic Burled Arch Collapses in Nome, Replacement Underway

The Iditarod Trail’s famous Burled Arch rests in pieces scattered across the ground with Old St. Joes Church in the background. One of the pillars of the arch lays on the ground. Ben Townsend photo. The beam that spans the two pillars lies in ruin on the ground. The beginning of the inscription “End of […]

Dallas Seavey Overcomes Early Adversity to Become Six-Time Iditarod Champion

2024 Iditarod Champion, Dallas Seavey, holds an oversized check above his head as the crowd on Front Street celebrates his victory.

2024 Iditarod Champion, Dallas Seavey, holds an oversized check above his head as the crowd on Front Street celebrates his victory. (Ben Townsend photo) March 12, 2024 Ben Townsend, News Director Dallas Seavey entered the history books with a dominant performance in the 2024 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, claiming a record sixth victory. Seavey […]

This year’s honorary musher named for his lasting impact on the sport

February 1, 2024 Ava White, News Reporter The countdown to the Iditarod is on. An honorary musher is named each year to start first at the Downtown Anchorage ceremony. This year’s honorary musher has been involved with the “last great race” for over three decades. The Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) named Wilson Hughes this year’s […]

Iditarod to Tighten Race Trail Security, Rewrite “Gag Rule”

The Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) is taking steps to tighten security along the race route in the near future. The move comes after October’s announcement that four dogs on four-time champion Dallas Seavey’s team tested positive for the prohibited painkiller tramadol at the end of the 2017 race.