March 12th, 2009, HISTORY AND CULTURE
March 9th, 2009, BACKGROUND AND RACE START COVERAGE
March 7th, 2009, CLIPS FROM THE STARTING LINE
Extra Activities the SBT Participated in:
By Corrina Odinzoff, Student, Stebbins
Your Stebbins Student Broadcasting Team (SBT) has gone to UNK to film and interview the Iditarod Mushers. The students that participated in coming to UNK were Kenny Pete, George Flynn, Deyonne Milligrock, Corrina Odinzoff, and Keasha Steve. The two teachers/chaperones were Damon and Heidi Hargraves.
By Kenny Pete, Student, Stebbins
Last night when the Stebbins Student Broadcasting Team arrived in Unalakleet, we immediately came to the checkpoint to see the mushers and their dogs. We learned Susan Butcher’s daughter, Tekla Butcher, is this year’s honorary musher. While I was out there checking out the dogs, I had a chance to take some very nice pictures of the mushers and their dogs. I also got a picture of the honorary musher, Tekla Butcher. Tekla has a dog team of her own that she runs from Eureka, her home town, to Nome. Currently, we are waiting for more mushers to come in so that we can interview them.
By Deyonne Milligrock, Student, Stebbins
The weather here in Unalakleet is gorgeous and calm, so far. Although it looks beautiful, it is very cold and chilly. There are no clouds in the sky and you can clearly see the mountains this morning. A lot of the mushers were able to come and pass by without facing a storm.
Local correspondent Keasha Steve interviews Iditarod veterinarian, Belenda Abbatt, about the challenges and daily life of a vet on the Iditarod trail.
Corrina Odinzoff interviews Iditarod Musher Hernan Maquiera at the Unalakleet checkpoint.
Here is Kenny Pete interviewing Iditarod musher Bryan Mills.