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Lance Mackey was one of the feautred mushers in LKSD's eJournalism video projects. Image courtesy LKSD.

LKSD eJournalism screenshot.

Students from all over the YK Delta produced several videos about the 2015 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. KYUK provided a few pointers to the students at the start of their eJournalism intensive. The intensive course is aimed at training and preparing students for careers in media and information technologies.

Check out their projects below.

K300: Start to Finish

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The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

A safe was stolen from the Atmautluak tribal office over the weekend. Alaska State troopers report that on Saturday afternoon, a resident noticed a broken window at the Tribal Office. Investigation by local law enforcement and village officials revealed that a safe, containing items confiscated by tribal police officers, was missing.
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troopers, alaska state troopersState troopers say an intoxicated Emmonak man shot his hand while cleaning his rifle. According to a trooper report, the man came to the local clinic close to 1 a.m. Monday with a severely injured hand.

He was medevaced to Anchorage. Troopers investigated and determined he was cleaning his .22 when it fired. They planned to forward weapons misconduct charges.

Humanitarian Award winner Kristin Bacon. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Humanitarian Award winner Kristin Bacon. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Musher Kristin Bacon won the humanitarian award for excellent dog care during the Kuskokwim 300. The race presented the award during the banquet Monday night. She ran a team of mostly Jeff King’s dogs in her first Kuskokwim 300.

Rookie of the year went to Raelyn Shover, who ran one of three teams from Lance Mackey’s kennel. She finished in 16th place.

2015 Kuskokwim 300 winner Pete Kaiser of Bethel, the first local musher to win in 29 years, received a standing ovation. He thanked family, friends, and the entire YK Delta region for years of support.
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Rohn Buser came in second place in the 2015 K300.

Rohn Buser came in second place in the 2015 K300.

The Kuskokwim 300 race committee has made a decision about Martin and Rohn Buser going off the main race trail. What that decision was remained confidential at the well-attended race banquet Monday evening.

Race manager Zach Fansler said race the committee came to a consensus and decided to assess penalties which he did not name. However, the race times announced at the banquet for the father and son mushers were 10 minutes longer than their posted times.

Both Rohn Buser and Martin Buser drove their teams on Church Slough back to Bethel, veering off the race trail that follows the Kuskokwim river. Locals say the route is  slightly shorter.
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Jonrowe thanks her team at the finish of the 2015 Kuskokwim 300. Photo by Ben Matheson  / KYUK.

Jonrowe thanks her team at the finish of the 2015 Kuskokwim 300. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

With the arrival of the final musher, veteran Dee Dee Johnrowe, all of the Kuskowkim 300 mushers are safely off the trail.

Jonrowe came into Bethel at 1:24 Monday morning with a team of 6 dogs. She was moving slowly on the trail from Tuluksak and spent time parked on the ice outside of Kwethluk. Jonrowe thanked each of her young dogs in the chute and said she was glad to be back in Bethel.
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