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Apr 22nd 8:41am • 1 Comment

WOO - HOO!

March's "Dinner With the King" by ORSO and Glacier BrewHouse raised over $3000 for Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington!!

Thank you SO much for helping us to support this wonderful foundation! :D

#makeawish #eatbigforcharity

Glacier BrewHouse

Last month's Jeff King Beer Dinner was a success! You helped Glacier Brewhouse and ORSO raise over $3,000 to directly benefit Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington! Thank you for your support!

Apr 20th 2:36pm • 4 Comments

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Apr 13th 10:50am • 20 Comments

Happy Monday!

We have a happy Momma this morning! Clipper gave birth yesterday to this squeaky little pile of puppies!!

#puppies #puppysqueaks #cantwaitforpuppybreath

Apr 13th 8:08am • 23 Comments

We are SO excited to share with you that Jeff was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award at the Kobuk 440 banquet last night!! :D Way to go, Bossman!!

#kobuk440 #alaskamushing #yabbadabbadoo

Kobuk 440

Jeff King won the Humanitarian Award and Andrew Brown won the Sportsmanship Award. The Kobuk 440 Racing Association was pleased to announce at the banquet that we were able to raise the total purse from $35,000 to $45,000.

Apr 7th 8:50am • 13 Comments

Congratulations to Dempsey Woods, Sr. On his Red Lantern finish in the Kobuk 440!!

The Awards Banquet is going on this evening and with that... It's a wrap on the Race Season!!

Yabba Dabba Doo!!

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Kobuk 440

Dempsey Woods Sr into kotzebue in 11th place at 3:59pm. Congratulations to our Red Lantern.

Apr 6th 8:24pm • 2 Comments

A few more teams have crossed the finish line in Kotzebue!

Congratulations to...
#8 - Andrew Brown - in Sunday evening at 8:23pm!
#9 - Jim Bourquin - in at 2:54am this morning!
#10 - Paul Hansen - in at 6:55am this morning!
Way to go teams!

Just one more musher on the trail! Dempsey Woods, Sr. is about 36 miles out of Kotzebue!

#kobuk440 #lastraceoftheseason

Apr 6th 10:43am • No Comments

Congratulations to fellow #teamredpaw musher Ken Anderson on his 5th place finish!
In 6th place was Tim Pappas and in 7th was Hugh Neff!!
Still more to come...!
#kobuk440

Apr 5th 9:02pm • 1 Comment

Congratulations to Kristin (Bacon's Acres' Kennel) Bacon and team on their 4th place finish in the Kobuk 440!! Woo-hoo!

She arrived with a full team of 12 dogs, including "Felon" and 11 Husky Homestead dogs. We haven't seen pictures yet, but we can guess she is wearing her trademark smile!

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Kobuk 440

Kristin Bacon is into Kotzebue in 4th place at 12:07pm

Apr 5th 12:18pm • 10 Comments

And we have a winner! Congratulations to Cim Smyth and team on their first place finish! :)

Jeff and team arrived back into Kotzebue 46 minutes behind Cim, for a great 2nd place finish! Woo hoo! err... we mean Yabba Dabba Do!

John Baker finished in 3rd place at 8:48am!

Annnnd, who's it going to be for 4th place?!?! The tracker shows Kristin Bacon of Bacon's Acres' Kennel about 27 miles out, with Ken Anderson and Tim Pappas following closely. This could be a race to the finish for these three teams! Go Kristin!!

Jeff is in Kotzebue, looking for coffee, hoping for a nap and a much needed shower - then down to watch the remaining teams arrive. :)

Stay tuned...!!

#kobuk440

Apr 5th 9:21am • 11 Comments

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Jeff King

Jeff King is often recognized as the “Winningest Musher in the World.” He holds four championship titles for the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2006. Jeff took first place in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest in 1989 in addition to earning twenty-four other first-place titles in races across Alaska and other parts of North America. Jeff was inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2006, at age 50, he became the oldest musher to win the Iditarod. Jeff King has twice received the prestigious Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award for exemplary care of his dog team. He has logged more than 150,000 miles on a dogsled over the past thirty-five years.

Jeff King has captured worldwide media attention for decades. Associated Press, BBC, CBC, ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” ESPN, CNN, Discovery Channel, National Public Radio and Mushing Magazine have regularly featured Jeff in race coverage of the Iditarod and international news reports. From his scientific methods of feeding and training dogs, to his calculating trail strategies and innovative sled designs, Jeff has been the one to watch, year after year.

“For years, the inventive King has cut his own mushing path with notable success…he has trained his dogs by having them swim during the summer to build stamina, he’s tinkered endlessly with nutrition…” says the Anchorage Daily News. Lee Larsen, president of the Iditarod Trail Committee, calls King a “champion in many, many ways.”

Jeff moved to Alaska in 1975 in search of adventure. He quickly became interested in dog sledding and Alaskan huskies, devoting all his spare time and money to building his own team, while developing a construction business. He began racing in 1980. His competitive nature and athleticism had found a new outlet, and Jeff set his sights ever higher, entering his first Iditarod just one year later. In 1992 he decided to devote his full time and energy to training and racing, setting aside his construction business. He won his first Iditarod the following season.

Jeff enjoys living just outside of Alaska’s Denali National Park and sharing his life with his sled dogs. In the summer months, Husky Homestead welcomes visitors from around the world to watch his sled dogs in action, hear stories of adventure, learn about Alaskan Huskies, the tradition of dog mushing and the life and spirit of Alaska, the last frontier.

A natural-born storyteller, Jeff shares a lifetime of adventure stories in public speaking engagements and in his book Cold Hands Warm Heart. Since the release of his first collection of stories, fans have been begging for “More!” In the fall of 2011, Jeff produced a newly expanded edition with additional stories and photographs and a deeper look into a life well-lived.

"The ‘best’ of my Alaskan/Canadian holiday." - L. Ruft – Townsville, Australia

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