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2014-02-27 23:04:42

Company to Provide Mobile Radios as a Community Service for the 2014 Iditarod Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Futaris, honors the Anchorage frontier spirit by donating mobile radio equipment to the 2014 Iditarod. The event known as “The Last Great Race” commences this week on March 1st, 2014. The 78-year-old Alaskan tradition celebrates the indigenous people and the bond they have with their land. Futaris is a trusted provider of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) services and is a...

2014-02-27 12:22:20

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will serve as the official airline sponsor of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, marking the 36th year the carrier has supported the event. "We're proud to continue our longstanding support of The Last Great Race," said Marilyn Romano, regional vice president - Alaska. "With ties to the 49th state spanning more than eight decades, the Iditarod is a great source of pride for our more than 1,650 employees who call Alaska...

2014-02-04 12:25:31

GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is providing broadband satellite Internet access to a dog sled race that takes "mushers" through 1,000 miles of some of the most remote territory in Alaska and Canada. Reliable Internet access enables the race staff to stay in touch with mushers (racers) by email and VoIP calls and get them aid quickly in an emergency. Journalists covering the race also are using the Hughes service to file stories and...

2012-03-23 23:01:53

Mush for a Cure gets bigger and better and raises even more money in 2012. The National Breast Cancer Foundation benefits and will receive a check for close to $40,000 when all is said and done. Grand Marais, MN (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 Mush for a Cure organizers Mary Black and Sue Prom have a couple of things to be happy about these days. One is the unseasonably warm temperatures held off long enough so there was plenty of snow for the event and two their event raised $40,000 for the...

2012-02-01 20:10:00

Satworx to Provide Yukon Quest Dog Race, Alaska with Satellite Communication Infrastructure Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 In situations when everyday communications won´t work, Satworx will. Satworx, a global provider of satellite telephone equipment and services for extreme communication and disaster preparedness, has teamed up with Yukon Quest to provide the 1,000 mile Alaskan dog race event with a communication solution. Satworx-backed services will be the safety net...

2012-01-05 08:00:00

While the lack of snow in some places is wreaking havoc on winter activities it won't stop the 6th Annual Mush for a Cure on the Gunflint Trail. Snow or no snow Mush for a Cure will go on as scheduled March 9-11th, 2012. Grand Marais, MN (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 There's plenty of snow now on Minnesota's Gunflint Trail for the 6th annual Mush for a Cure Sled Dog FUNdraiser but as organizers know conditions can change between now and March. It doesn't seem to matter if there's snow or not...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'