Senator Murkowski's E-Newsletter for the week of March 8, 2013


I recently returned from participating in the ceremonial start of the 41st Annual Iditarod Sled Dog race, where few words can describe the sights and sounds of 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. Thousands of Alaskans, young and old, filled the streets on the foggy March morning to catch a glimpse of the 65 mushers making their way north to Nome.

This Alaskan tradition is one of my favorite times of year to catch up with friends and listen to what Alaskans have on their minds. I will be following this year’s race closely, as I always do, and will keep all my colleagues in Washington up to date on who is leading our Last Great Race.

Taking in the sights and sounds of the Iditarod Ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage.

(CLICK HERE to listen to the sounds of the Iditarod)

I joined Martin Buser in Anchorage at the ceremonial start of the 998 mile trek to Nome.

Verne and I couldn’t resist grabbing a reindeer sausage from “M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs” in Downtown Anchorage.