The first public meeting for the proposed Donlin Gold mine environmental impact statement period will start in Aniak tomorrow, Jan. 20.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead agency that produced the EIS will host the meetings.
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Kristin Baker credits her 2016 K300 Red Lantern finish to her leader, Felon. Photo by Jacki Klejka.

Kristin Baker credits her 2016 K300 Red Lantern finish to her leader, Felon. Photo by Jacki Klejka.

Kristin Bacon of Big Lake is this year’s Kuskokwim 300 Red Lantern winner. The last finisher in this year’s icy sled dog race, Bacon Crossed the finish line Monday at 8:40 AM with an elapsed time of 62 hours and 10 minutes.

“I must have seen 5 different kinds of terrain on the race that I had never imagined a dog sled being in,” said Bacon as she nursed an injured foot at a host house in Bethel. “Sand crossings, gravel, glare ice, over flow and tussak jumping.”
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Brent Sass and the Wild and Free team pulled into the finish line on the frozen river ice of the Kuskokwim River to claim 2nd place, and a $17,000 payday.

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Pete Kaiser of Bethel claims his second consecutive K300 victory. Photo by Chris Pike/KYUK.

Pete Kaiser of Bethel claims his second consecutive K300 victory. Photo by Chris Pike/KYUK.

Bethel’s Pete Kaiser wins the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race for the second year in a row. Last year he became the first local musher to win the race in 29 years. Today at 11:05 a.m. he joined Myron Angstman, the competition’s founder, as the only other Bethel local to win the premier mid-distance race twice.

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Brent Sass (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Brent Sass (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Brent Sass has placed second in the Kuskokwim 300. Joar Lieseth Ulsom claims third.

This is Sass’ second year competing. Last year he won Rookie of the Year.

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Mushing dogs. (Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Mushing dogs. (Chris Pike/ KYUK)

The Kuksokwim 300 mushers are in the final stretch of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race. Facing various injuries, and on icy trails, mushers have passed the Tuluksak checkpoint and are racing toward the finish line in Bethel.

KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur interviewed the mushers before they took off for the final 50-mile stretch.
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Greg Larson of Napaskiak poses with his lead dogs at the finish line after he won the 2016 Akiak Dash sled dog race.  Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK

Greg Larson of Napaskiak poses with his lead dogs at the finish line after he won the 2016 Akiak Dash sled dog race. Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK

Greg Larson, 43, of Nabaskiak has won the Akiak Dash, racing across the finish line at 8:24 Saturday evening. The Dash is the shortest of three race during the Kuskokwim 300. Larson last won the Dash in 2004, and is the cousin of Jackie Larson. Jackie won the Bogus Creek 150 earlier today.
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Brenda Mackey (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Brenda Mackey (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Veteran musher and Kuskokwim 300 rookie Brenda Mackey has scratched from the race due a cornea abrasion. Many mushers passing through the Kalskag checkpoint told KYUK this year’s trail was proving harsh with icy terrain and high winds. Read more →