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Johanna Eurich

Managing Editor

Johanna Eurich's vivid broadcast productions have been widely heard on National Public Radio since 1978. She spent her childhood speaking Thai, then learned English as a teenager and was educated at a dance academy, boarding schools and with leading intellectuals at her grandparents' dinner table in Philadelphia.

Eurich learned broadcasting in 1974 and helped advocate for the work of independent radio producers and stations. She moved to Alaska to be News Director of KSKA in Anchorage after helping put WVMR on the air - a solar heated radio station in one of the poorest parts of Appalachia. 

She has worked for the Alaska Public Radio Network, KTNA in Talkeetna, KDLG in Dillingham, as well as periods at KCUK, in Chevak and KBRW in Barrow. She was at KYUK in 1996 and returned as Managing Editor in 2016.

LKSD

With river erosion threatening the school in Napakiak, the Lower Kuskokwim School Board decided on March 16 to use $5,415,937.63 of its own funds to build the foundation for a new school.  

Bev Hoffman

Two seconds separated Bethel's Victoria Hardwick and the second-to-last-place musher in the 2021 Iditarod, earning her a second Red Lantern Award on March 18. 

Loren Holmes / ADN

Richie Diehl drove his dogs into Deshka Landing at around 3:30 p.m. on March 15, the ninth sled dog team to cross the Iditarod finish line.

Loren Holmes / ADN

Richie Diehl may not have run away with the Iditarod this year, but there has definitely been a run on “The Real Diehl” beer at an Eagle River taproom. The Odd Man Rush Brewing company in Eagle River announced its new brew just as this year’s Iditarod began, and there has been a non-stop rush for the beverage ever since.

 

Marc Lester / ADN

Dallas Seavey racked up his fifth Iditarod win on March 15, crossing the finish line at 8:05 a.m. with 10 dogs in harness.

Bethel musher Pete Kaiser arrives into the McGrath checkpoint on the Iditarod trail on March 5, 2019.
Ben Matheson

Bethel musher Pete Kaiser is out of the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Zachariah Hughes / ADN

The pace in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has been grueling and fast. On March 12, Dallas Seavey was the first musher to return to McGrath on his way to the finish line. He stopped and rested his team in McGrath, where he may be taking his remaining required 8-hour rest.

Zachariah Hughes / ADN

Victoria Hardwick has been having a tough year on the Iditarod. The runs have been good, but she ran into a tree on the steps going over the Alaska Range and broke her sled.

Zachariah Hughes / ADN

While musher Brent Sass has gained the prize for being the first to reach the halfway point of the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, he has not completed either of the required 8-hour or 24-hour rest periods. As of the morning of March 11, he is resting his team at the Iditarod Checkpoint.

Dr. Liz Bates prepares for COVID-19 testing at the YKHC testing tent on March 25, 2020. She and Dr. Ellen Hodges were recognized by Sen. Dan Sullivan for leading vaccination efforts in the Y-K Delta.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Two doctors at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation were named “Alaskan of the Week” by U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan. 

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