Kobuk 440 Rebounding After Tough Financial Times

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Organizers of the season’s final mid-distance mushing race says things are shaping up after some rough financial times. The primary sponsor of the Kobuk 440, the Kotzebue Dog Musher’s Association was drained of assets by an employee last year and the race has been scrambling to stay afloat, but organizer Chuck Schaefer says Regional Native Corporation Nana has stepped up to support the April event.

Schaefer says the race has also picked up support from Nova Gold and Tec Mining. Schaeffer says no mushers are signed up yet, but that most wait until after the Iditarod.

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