Junior Iditarod Mushers Overnight in Yentna

Seward’s Conway Seavey has won the Junior Iditarod. Seavey arrived at the last checkpoint in Willow in 15 hours 52 minutes after the race’s start on Saturday.  Eleven young mushers competed in this year’s race, and as KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer tells us, the competition is drawing increasing interest from both U.S. coasts and the Midwest.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone. Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen

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