On Monday, crews helped install the finish banner over the arch, and set up the sound and light systems.
Among the last details will be trucking in snow for a few blocks along Front Street to give mushers a smooth ride once they come in off the ice.
(AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes ) Koyuk resident Darin Douglas checks Aaron Burmeister into the Koyuk, Alaska, checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Monday, March 16, 2015.
(AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes ) Dallas Seavey tends to his lead dogs shortly after arriving at the Koyuk, Alaska, checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Monday, March 16, 2015.
He's become an ardent fan of the Iditarod in the three years he's been stationed in Alaska.
He's been to the start and managed to make his way to several of the rural communities that serve as checkpoints.
I am a Seawolf season ticket holder, but not a big Aces fan.
I like cross-country skiing and recreational dog-mushing when I can find someone who will let me drive a team. I like a broad variety of music: classical, good old fashioned rock n roll, reggae, bluegrass zydeco, jazz, and the list goes on.
(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) Warm weather and poor trail conditions south of the Alaska Range forced the competitive start to Fairbanks from Willow.(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) Volunteers carry the Iditarod finishers banner to the burled arch finish line Monday, March 16, 2015, in Nome, Alaska.The winner of the thousand-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska is expected this week, possibly early Wednesday morning.Dallas Seavey led Aliy Zirkle out of Koyuk, Alaska, Monday in the 40th annual Iditarod sled-dog race, with Nome their goal.Seavey had reached Koyuk 96 minutes ahead of Zirkle and took about a 5-hour break there while Zirkle rested for about 4 hours, the Anchorage Daily News reported.I enjoy going out and having a couple (a couple, not a barrel) but don't make it a lifestyle. I am active in live theatre, love playing music and sharing sucsesses. One of my greatest pleasures is rafting, single-day floats on the Kenai to multiple day trips on the Gulkana.My perfect match would be between 25-50 and athletic with a lot of energy who likes to fish, camp, hunt, go out, live in the country, would like to learn how to race sled dogs, play pool and who likes to go out dancing. Cowgirl type, enjoys rodeo, old westerns, fishing, watching people, willing to accept that which one cannot change, tolerant of those who have different opinions on lifes issues,willing to change their mind given new information Meet a soulmate from Alaska, United States. I do not live here but could be persuaded, love living in southern BC. I've floated the Kobuk and explored some of the rivers in Southwest Alaska.City crews, volunteers and Iditarod officials have spent the past few days preparing for the first musher to come off the frozen Bering Sea ice and mush the last few blocks of the thousand-mile race down Front Street.Sammy Holbrook of Lafayette, La., helps secure sponsor banners to the fence area of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race finish line Monday, March 16, 2015, in Nome, Alaska.I enjoy reading, again with pretty eclectic tastes (lately Russian literature and history).I like live music, the Anchorage Symphony, and good theater when it comes to town.