I came to Bethel on a sunny Thursday in August 2014 with seven checked bags and set up my home office in a duplex on what some call Mission Lake Road and others know as Schwalbe Street. I stayed three years, as long as they let me, with the assignment of telling stories about what it means to live in rural Alaska. Sometimes I felt I came close to getting that story right. But I usually felt I was just on the other side of understanding. So many things I never got to the bottom of.
BETHEL — Hometown musher Pete Kaiser smoked the ice trail in the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race to command his fourth win in as many years. He crossed the finish line a little after 9 a.m. Sunday morning. Kaiser's team was down to eight dogs from the 12 that mushers typically start with. That was enough to bring Kaiser, 30, to the Bethel finish line on a tiny lake at the edge of town and the tundra.
The first musher – defending champion Pete Kaiser – reached the Bethel turnaround at 10:40 a.m. Saturday and teams kept coming all day and into the night. But as Kaiser noted, he wasn't really in the lead at that point once required rest was factored in. Kaiser, a 30-year-old from Bethel who has won the last three Kusko 300 races, remained in the hunt. By 8 p.m., he had taken the lead in an intensely competitive race. He running just ahead of Joar Leifseth Ulsom, 30, who trains out of Willow.
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