Feb. 11th, 2015


Feb. 11th, 2015 06:56 pm
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ANCHORAGE — The race clock for the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will start ticking in Fairbanks, not the usual takeoff point in Willow.

Members of the trail committee’s board of directors met Tuesday and voted unanimously to change the course due to low snowfall in some of the most treacherous sections of the trail’s roughly 1,000 miles.

Similar conditions forced the race’s restart to move from Willow to Fairbanks in 2003, bypassing the Alaska Range but keeping it roughly the same distance. The move to Fairbanks was considered in snow-starved 2014, too, and after the board’s decision kept mushers on the traditional southern route, the bruised and beaten up dog drivers criticized officials for not avoiding what some of them described as a catastrophe

Wow, cool! Apparently the Anchorage area is so snow starved there are bare spots..crazy. Hopefully it's not too cold so I can go watch!

Speaking of cold, after three weeks of bitter cold it FINALLY warmed up to 11! It's snowing too. I hate that these weather changes give me migraines, but I have Excedrin for that :P

22. Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you? )

Today's trivia: The Vatican Bank is the only bank in the world that allows ATM users to select Latin to perform transactions


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