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Homer doctor, friends snowmachine to Nome

...each of the past 22 years, is Sayer's long-time friend Dick Newton of Takotna."We used to go out and break trail from Ophir to Ruby for the Iron Man or the Iditarod, that's the most desolate part of the trail between Anchorage and Nome," said...
Buser wins nuggets, trophy at Iditarod halfway point

OPHIR, Alaska (AP) -- Veteran Martin Buser...been first in to the previous checkpoint at Ophir at 5:52 a.m. Wednesday morning. He...m. without stopping. Buser stayed at Ophir four hours and got back on the runners at...
Standings as of 10 p.m. Thursday

...Cripple, 13 Dogs, 8:47 p.m. 8. M. Seavey, Ophir, 12 Dogs, 7:50 a.m. 8:04 a.m. 9. C. Boulding, Ophir, 12 Dogs, 5:18 a.m. 8:43 a.m. 10. R. Brooks, Ophir, 13 Dogs, 8:45 a.m. 8:58 a.m. 11. T. Osmar...
Montana's Doug Swingley leads Iditarod teams

OPHIR, Alaska (AP) -- Defending champion Doug...Swingley of Lincoln, Mont., arrived at Ophir, an old gold mining town, at 10:07 a...Willow, Alaska chose to take her layover in Ophir. Rick Mackey of Nenana, Alaska, who won...
Fiedler first musher out of Takotna

...Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race moved toward the ghost town of Ophir. Fiedler, who gave up a career as a child therapist to recent years because of the great feed the locals put on. Ophir, another 38 miles down the trail, also is popular because...
Gebhardt also in ghost town he tossed fish chunks to his dogs at the Ophir checkpoint. Mackey said he's a bit slower...weren't far behind Gebhardt on the trail from Ophir. Veteran Manley musher Charlie Boulding reached Ophir a minute before Gebhardt, at 5:18 a.m...
Swingley takes lead back from Gebhardt

...m. Other peninsula mushers 50. J. Bramante Cripple 13 9:35 a.m. 59. B. Hempstead Ophir 13 9:50 p.m. 5:50 a.m. 61. J. Wheeler Ophir 14 2:25 a.m. 6:50 a.m. 63. C. Banse Ophir 15 9:30 p.m. 8:41 a.m.

...remains closed DEC regulator resigns after reassignment Lawsuit filed in musher's fatal accident Fielder first out of Ophir as leapfrogging continues Dead caretaker's loyal dog finds new home ''Dirty Dozen'' squadron heading to southern...
Buser leads mushers out of Shaktoolik

...scratched by Sunday evening. The rest were on the trail, stretched out from Buser to rookie Rick Horstman, who was out of Ophir, 679 miles from Nome. Defending champion Doug Swingley, who declared earlier that he was touring, not racing, was out of...


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