Kraken Sponsored by Homeroom 210, Kennedy Middle School, Springfield MA.

March 5, 2013

This past fall we were contacted by Nathan Orie a teacher at Kennedy Middle School in Springfield, MA. He asked if his homeroom class could help us raise money for the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. We said of course! The class was able to raise enough through little fundraiser activities to sponsor a team dog.. […]

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Iditarod 2013: Willow Restart

March 5, 2013

As I mentioned in the last post, the ceremonial start on Saturday was not timed  and not part of the actual race. I twas a chance to show off the teams to all the fans in Anchorage.. So the Willow restart on Sunday was the real deal. This is when things get serious for the […]

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Iditarod 2013: Pre Race, Banquet and Ceremonial Start

March 5, 2013

Well folks, since I have been relegated to the computer during this race, I will attempt to get this blog rolling again. I know, I know, I’m a bit late, but we’ll back up a couple days and start at the beginning! It is Iditarod time and this will be Paige and our team’s rookie […]

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Chasing the snow!

December 4, 2012

Like our last post title.. we are still waiting for the snow!  This past fall has been a very dry one here in Interior Alaska, with some of the lowest snowfalls in history. This makes training on sled a bit difficult. However, we got about 6 inches of snow at the end of October and […]

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Waiting for the snow in Eureka.

October 8, 2012

If you have been following our Facebook page, you probably have a pretty good feel through posts and pictures of what we have been up to. For the rest of you, here is what we have been up to over the past month at Squid Acres Kennel. Last spring while planning the upcoming season, we […]

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Our handler, David’s, take on things…

September 16, 2012

Eureka is full of remote mining camps and trails creating an ideal network of roads to get the dogs in shape for the first race of the season, the Top of the World 350 in late Dec. The weather was too warm for any teams to run this morning. Perhaps a midnight run is necessary. […]

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A week of great Support!

August 30, 2012

Training season is upon us. We are slowly starting to run the dogs on a daily basis now that the mornings are cooler. In a couple weeks time, we will be in the full swing of training at our remote camp near Manley Hot Springs, Alaska. In the meanwhile we are working hard to secure […]

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Yukon Quest sign ups and a new member of the team.

August 8, 2012

On August 4th, the Yukon Quest had it’s first day of signups for the 2013 Yukon Quest. Cody signed up to run this years race. It will start on February 2nd in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada and finish 1000 miles later in our hometown of Fairbanks. Paige ran this race last year and the team […]

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Working towards Fall!

August 2, 2012

  Leaves of the yellow, orange and red variety are beginning to show up in the woods and tundra and every day we are closer to that time of year that we love most here. The time of the year when running dogs becomes the most important part of every day. The nights are getting […]

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Summer is flying by.

July 16, 2012

  Well this summer is flying by and we have lots to report. First of all there are new puppies. Panda and Windsor are parents to the most beautiful puppies we have ever seen. We split this liter with a friend of ours in Old Crow so we have one boy and two girls. Since […]

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New Squid Acres Website!!

July 10, 2012

Gone are the days of updating our website, our blog, youtube, and facebook in all these places each and every time we want share information with you. Our new site is all linked up so we can do all but facebook in one location which makes it easier for you to follow along with the team. […]

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