Yukon Quest organizers will hustle to replace a $10,000 hole in the 2009 race budget. Officials planned on $20,000 in support from the city of Fairbanks, but are only getting half that after missing an application deadline. Race Director Tania Simpson says she’s grateful for the city council’s move to support the Quest, and optimistic about covering race expenses before February’s start.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
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