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  1. Anchorage woman who admitted helping husband drug his sex assault victims won't be chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... preteen girls for years. Merchant abused the girls at his home in South Anchorage and his cabin at Shell Lake, near Skwentna. He was arrested in October 2014 , several months after the abuse of three girls was discovered. It later came to light that ...

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  2. Anchorage doctor admits he sexually abused girls for years -- and plotted to kill themRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... who weren't yet teens. Merchant abused the girls at his home in South Anchorage and his cabin at Shell Lake near Skwentna. He was arrested in October that same year. Despite the seriousness of the charges, a judge declined the state's request to ...

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  3. Anchorage fat biker Berntson pedals to McGrath in less than 2 daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... base layer and thin jacket - whether he was pedaling or pushing. The latter was necessary near Shell Lake past the Skwentna checkpoint and in some spots around Finger Lake, about 130 miles into the race, where post-holing through deep snow awaited ...

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  4. Heading to Unalakleet, Sass' dogs get a jolt of energy to arrive firstRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... now, the longest Sass stayed in any checkpoint where he didn't complete a required layover was 12 minutes back in Skwentna, just 80 miles into the race. In Unalakleet, Sass stayed nearly six hours, checking out at 5:29 a.m. in third place behind ...

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  5. His injured son weighing on his mind, Buser's Iditarod is more camping trip than raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... amplified by a bout of pneumonia, which came on last week. Buser coughed up blood on the 180 miles of trail between Skwentna and here. But he said his pain is "so miniscule" compared to that of his son. "I'm lamenting over a little pneumonia and, ...

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  6. Iditarod veterans grapple with illness, dogs' sore wrists in Rainy PassRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... A handful of mushers are sick, and others are making an effort to keep their dogs ready to race. When he arrived in Skwentna, Allen Moore says he could barely talk. By the time he arrived in Rainy Pass, 70 miles later, his voice had recovered, but ...

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  7. Anchorage fat biker Berntson pedals to McGrath in less than 2 daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... base layer and thin jacket - whether he was pedaling or pushing. The latter was necessary near Shell Lake past the Skwentna checkpoint and in some spots around Finger Lake, about 130 miles into the race, where post-holing through deep snow awaited ...

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  8. Front-runners swap leads in 2016 Iditarod; 3 scratchRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    ... back, Larry Daugherty and Patrick Beall, who both turn a wrong turn that resulted in a major detour coming in to Skwentna, were resting in Rainy Pass. Petit is the first musher in to Nikolai. He reached the village at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday, passing ...

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  9. Petit retakes lead on the way to NikolaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | APRN

    ... nd. So far, two mushers - Jan Steves of Willow and Martin Koenig of Montana - have scratched. Both scratched at the Skwentna checkpoint.

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  10. Hugh Neff Arrives in Rohn in Iditarod 44Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | APRN

    ... r five hours of rest. Two mushers have scratched today. Veterans Jan Steves and Martin Koenig both scratched in the Skwentna checkpoint. Steves was injured in an early crash and Koenig had became ill.

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  11. Berkowitz: New year, new Iditarod strategiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... 10th-place finisher a year ago, left Willow Lake at 2:20 p.m. and pulled into Rainy Pass (blowing through Yentna, Skwentna, and Finger Lake) at 8:22 this morning. But his run time of 18 hours and 2 minutes was 3 hours and 28 minutes slower than when ...

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  12. Petit leads Iditarod field; one musher scratchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    ... out of Finger Lake. Veteran musher Jan Steves scratched at 4:15 a.m. Monday after suffering an injury on the way to Skwentna. Steves said she scratched because the injury would make it difficult to care for her dogs. WILLOW, Alaska (AP) - ...

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  13. Duck farts and flamingos: Welcome to the Iditarod tailgate partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... you want." It's a party that can come in many forms from the Willow Lake start well past the second checkpoint of Skwentna , 72 miles away. Expect everything from "K9 Fairies" dressed in glittery lace tutus to "Club Flamingo," a group that lines a ...

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  14. Teams work out the kinks in the Iditaroda s early stagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | APRN

    It was busy overnight in Skwentna as teams passed through the second checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail and made their way into the Alaska Range. Spectators stood around a blazing orange, crackling bonfire.

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  15. Jan Steves scratches in SkwentnaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | APRN

    According to a press release, due to the injury she was concerned she would not be able to care for her team and made the decision at 4:15 a.m.

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  16. Iditarod trail expected to deliver mixed bag of snow, ice, bare groundRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... called the trail "hard and fast" at a media briefing on Wednesday, at least for the 30 or so miles from Willow to Skwentna. The Iditarod's 85 mushers will leave Willow beginning 2 p.m. Sunday. Musher Ralph Johannessen of Norway said he moved into a ...

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  17. Anchorage fat biker Berntson pedals to McGrath in less than 2 daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... base layer and thin jacket - whether he was pedaling or pushing. The latter was necessary near Shell Lake past the Skwentna checkpoint and in some spots around Finger Lake, about 130 miles into the race, where post-holing through deep snow awaited ...

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  18. Anchorage cyclist wins Iditarod Trail InvitationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | APRN

    ... the Kuskokwim River village Monday afternoon, clocking a time of just under 2 days. "It was great from the start to Skwentna, other than just being wet and icy," said Bernston. "But it was fast and it was great and fast from the top of Rainy pass ...

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  19. Ruffner reappointed to fish boardRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | Homer News

    ... Anchorage, a former Alaska State Wildlife Trooper. Israel Payton, a Wasilla resident who grew up in the village of Skwentna with a subsistence lifestyle, will take the remaining seat, according to the governor's announcement. Ruffner received wide ...

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  20. Ruffner reappointed to Board of FisheriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | Peninsula Clarion

    ... Anchorage, a former Alaska State Wildlife Trooper. Israel Payton, a Wasilla resident who grew up in the village of Skwentna with a subsistence lifestyle, will take the remaining seat, according to the governor's announcement. Ruffner received wide ...

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