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Pete Kaiser Reaches Nome In Under Nine Days

Mar 16, 2017
Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel dog musher Pete Kaiser arrived in Nome yesterday, taking 9th place in the 2017 Iditarod. It 's not the highest placing he has had in the race, but he was happy with it, and happy with the way his young leaders took his team into the chute under the burled arch on Front Street.

Kaiser dropped some of the older dogs he usually depends on to lead his team, and went with some two-year-olds instead. 

"I didn't know what they were going to do, but a lot of them made it here and it was the silver lining in this trip was how well the young dogs did."

Aniak Musher Richie Diehl Arrives in Nome

Mar 16, 2017
Richie Diehl
Katie Basile / KYUK

Aniak musher Richie Diehl crossed the finish line on Nome's Front Street yesterday evening.

He drove his 11 dog team under the burled arch at 8:33 p.m. on Wednesday to become the 24th musher to finish this year's Iditarod. 

Diehl completed the thousand-mile race in 9 days, 8 hours, 33 minutes, and 22 seconds.  

Pete Kaiser Earns Top Ten Iditarod Finish

Mar 15, 2017
Chris Pike / KYUK

Bethel's own Pete Kaiser crossed under the burled arch in Nome this morning, coming in ninth in the 2017 Iditarod a bit behind Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle. The two left White Mountain within minutes of each other and traded the lead back and forth. First Pete was in front; then Aliy. They mushed so close together that at times they almost ran into each other. Zirkle said she wanted to put glow tape on Pete so she could keep track of him. 

Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The best basketball players from the state’s smallest communities will be hitting the courts this week in Anchorage. It’s March Madness and KYUK will be bringing you the games live.

Joe Demantle from Tuluksak finished first in the 2017 K300 Campout Sled Dog Race in three hours and 12 seconds, winning $2,895.
Kuskokwim 300 / Kuskokwim 300

Less than a minute separated the top two finishers in this year’s Kuskokwim 300 Campout Sled Dog Race that took teams 35 miles up the Gweek River to camp overnight before heading back to Bethel.

Bethel Regional High School

The Warriors and the Lady Warriors are heading to state after both placed second in the Western Conference Basketball Tournament in Anchorage this weekend.

Pete Kaiser at the start of the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Zachariah Hughes / APRN

Pete Kaiser is in 16th position on the Iditarod trail and left the Galena checkpoint at 10:33 a.m. with 15 dogs after completing his 24 hour layover. The Galena checkpoint is 396 miles into the historic trail. While in Galena, APRN’s Zachariah Hughes talked with Kaiser about his dogs, trail conditions, and strategy moving ahead.

Bethel Regional High School

Both the Warrior Basketball Boys and the Lady Warrior Girls teams came out behind in the first round of games on Thursday at the Western Conference Basketball Tournament in Anchorage.

K300 Campout Race This Weekend

Mar 10, 2017
Katie Basile / KYUK

It's an old school sled-dog race with camping required.

The Kuskokwim 300 Campout Race begins Saturday at noon at the small boat harbor. Teams will run 45 miles up the Gweek River trail and camp overnight. The results from Saturday’s run will decide who starts in what position for the final leg of the race back to Bethel at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

Organizers predict good camping weather Saturday night for the field of approximately 10 mushers expected to compete.

Bethel Regional High School

The last games of the year before the final match-up happens between the state's best high school basketball players are taking place.

The Bethel Warriors are playing today at Anchorage's Diamond High School in a basketball conference hosted by Kotzebue.

The boys play Kotzebue in the afternoon and the Lady Warrior face Barrow on the court at 7 p.m.

Go Warriors!