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Farewell Norma.....

Long time Iditarod family member Norma Delia died Saturday afternoon in Anchorage.  Norma and her late husband Joe ran the Skwentna checkpoint out of their home for twenty five years, serving up countless cups of coffee, warm meals and great stories.  When Joe built Norma a new house, they kindly allowed the Iditarod to continue using their place as  the checkpoint.

"She was a special person. They were both special people. They were so important to Iditarod. They meant so much to everybody", said the 2016 Honorary Musher and long-time Iditarod staff member Joanne Potts.  

We shall miss you Norma.

We will update you with any information regarding a memorial service for Norma.

“The Old Gang has most certainly done it. What a herculean, well-executed endeavor. It will not surprise me if this huge compilation of individually unique experiences by the Iditarod’s first decade participants becomes a stand-alone Northland classic.”    ~ Dan Seavey

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Thank you to a very generous donation of freight transportation from Northern Air Cargo, the folks in Nome will have the opportunity to buy our book during Iditarod week events.  We will have our books for sale at the Arts and Craft Fair at St. Joe’s and at Iditarod Headquarters in the Mini Convention Center.  We greatly appreciate this donation from Northern Air Cargo – a company that has supported the Iditarod for many years.

The Old Iditarod Gang would like to thank Lynden Transport Company, and especially Jim Jansen, for coming to our rescue. Lynden has graciously offered to transport our new book "Iditarod - The First Ten Years" shipment up from the port of Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska. From their Coats for Kids program to their
major support of the Jr. Iditarod Race scholarship program,
Lynden is in it for the "Long Haul" supporting the Alaskan community, we sincerely appreciate their assistance.

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