Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/18
3 Bombers sent stuff and heard about a Bomber death today:
Mike CLOWES ('54)
Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)
David RIVERS ('65)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathryn SANT ('79)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
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>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

To: Mike FRANCO ('70)

Think the evil "pox" of daylight savings time started somewhere
back in the Wilson administration and ran briefly during
America's involvement in the "Great War". Later, during the FDR
administration it was revived to cover World War II. It lapsed
briefly, then was brought to its present state by the congers.
They allowed the state to have the option of following or not.
As a side note, I think the reason it is observed in Navaho
country in Arizona is that the rest of the Navaho reside in New
Mexico. Makes it a lot easier when all your people are on the
same time. As for Hawaii, why do they need it? A rhetorical
question if ever I wrote one.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR 
	struggling through time changes. 
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>>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)

Re: Dallas Seavey Update

DAY TWO of Norway's Iditarod: Dallas was in the lead of his
race this morning. I can't HEAR the reports from Charlie Turner
on Facebook so I don't have much idea of what's going on. OH

Re: 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site

Only SEVEN have NOT taken their mandatory 8 hour rest on the 
Yukon River.

The Iditarod "Insider" has cameras set up at some of the
checkpoints... MOST of the time nothing is happening...
you can see people just kind of walking around... kids bundled
up against the cold... run and play in the snow... daylight or
darkness (with lights)... sometimes there's a fire going and
kids play with the fire... and occasionally there will be a
real little one... a toddler... sometimes up late into the
night... with no apparent responsible adult close... I keep
thinking "it takes a village..." cuz I know ALL the adult
villagers watch out for EVERY kid in their village... I think
about ALL the villagers in every village show up for the "next
musher" in... especially the first musher in... kids are out of
school... Nic Petit was NOT happy with all the kids so close 
to his dogs in Unalakleet.

Nic is in the lead... with Mitch and Joar on his heels
should he falter... Nic is the guy who sleeps with his dogs...
and he talks to them... "Hey! That's enough of that!! Get some
sleep!!!" and they quiet down.

I heard somebody say that Joar's father was in Unalakleet. From
Norway? I don't know...

Look for a winner sometime Tuesday...

	NOME (Mile 998)

	SAFETY (mile 976 ~ 22 miles to Nome)
	Nome Kennel Club's Fastest Time From Safety to Nome 
	(must be in the top 20): $500.00 prize
	fastest: 2:04 (Cim Smyth in '07) 
	Other winners:
	Ramey Smyth 7 wins: '13,'09,'03,'02,'01,'97,'95
	 I've heard stories of BOTH of these Smyth boys trading
	 heavy boots for tennis shoes and RUNNING the entire
	 22 miles to Nome!!
	Cim Smyth 4 wins: '08,'07,'06,'96
	Rick Mackey - 5 wins: '99,'91,'89,'88,'81
	Nic Petit ~ 2 wins: '17,'16
	Jessie Royer '14
	Wade Marrs '15

	WHITE MOUNTAIN ((mile 921 - 55 miles to Safety)
	mandaory 8 hour rest here
	White Mt. Pop: 209 - Checkpoint in the community hall
	building up the hill from the store
	I love the street names in White Mountain:
	High School Road
	Cemetery Road runs into 
	Parsonage St which turns into 
	Church Road
	The obligatory Main Street which turns into
	Healthy Blvd which turns into
	Elementary School Road which runs into 
	Elementary Bend
	Airport Road
	Store Road
	Post Office Road

	ELIM (mile 875 ~ 46 miles to White Mountain)
	Elim Pop: 281 - Checkpoint is usually at the fire hall
	Elim is where Lance Mackey caught Jeff King "with his 
	pants down" in 2008 (I think 2008)... waited till Jeff 
	was snoring and then shuck out of the checkpoint and 
	Jeff never did catch up.

	KOYUK (mile 827 ~ 48 miles to Elim)
	Koyuk Pop: 258 - Checkpoint the City Rec. Ctr

	SHAKTOOLIK (Mile 777 ~ 50 miles to Koyuk)
	Shaktoolik Pop: 199 Checkpoint is at the armory.

	OUT OF UNALAKLEET (mile 737 ~ 40 miles to Shaktoolik) 
	Unalakleet Pop 882 - Two stores, two restaurants
	limited lodging by advance booking. 
	Checkpoint in front of AC store.
1 Nic Petit/46 
2 Joar Leifseth Ulsom/33 

3 Mitch Seavey/13 
4 Travis Beals/60

	OUT OF KALTAG (mile 652 ~ 85 miles to Unalakleet)    
5 Richie Diehl/29
6 Pete Kaiser/30
7 Ray Redington Jr/17
8 Wade Marrs/11 
9 Matt Failor/55 
10 Matt Hall/15 (MAYbe Rookie of the Year?) 
11 Aaron Burmeister/64 
12 Linwood Fiedler/8 
13 Aliy Zirkle/31
14 Kelly Maixner/52
15 Mats Pettersson/3 
16 Ramey Smyth/21 
18 Hugh Heff/68
19 Jessie Royer/36
20 Michelle Phillips/18 
23 Lars Monsen/61
24 Martin Buser/28	

21 Rick Casillo/9 
22 Anna Berington/4 
28 Ryan Redington/7 
31 Larry Daugherty/14
32 Charley Benja/38
34 Jeff King/40 

	OUT OF GRAYLING (MILE 530 ~ 130 miles to Kaltag)
37 Jim Lanier/32
41 Monica Zappa/48 
43 Kristy Berington/20 
45 Brett Bruggeman/37 
47 Scott Janssen/23

	INTO GRAYLING (mile 530)
59 Allen Moore/26

	ANVIK (MILE 512 ~ 18 miles to Grayling)

	INTO SHAGELUK (mile 486 ~ 25 miles to Anvik)
 Tom Schonberger/25

Stay tuned...

-Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 62 at 1am (DST!!)
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: What we gots here

iz a celebrity... yup a true blue polutishun... well she ain't
so bad... I guess if Johnny POYNOR ('63) and Terry CHRISTENSEN
('61) can do it so can she... besides... makes me feel portant
when I call her my good friend... always great to see her when
we are both home at the same time, tho I will see, we do keep
in touch pretty darned well... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jeanie WALSH
('63) on your special day, March 12, 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
********************** HEARD ABOUT **************************
Heard about Bomber death #43 in 2018 today:

Bob GRAHAM ('68-RIP) ~ 2/23/48 - 3/6/18 
That's it for today. Please send more.