Iditarod race has ties to Farber
Rudy Demoski negotiates a drop off near the Finger Lake checkpoint on the Iditarod trail.
Farber’s Gladys Ball has her thoughts set on Alaska.
She’s native to the state. But a vacation home isn’t on her mind so much as her brother, Rudy Demoski, Sr.
Demoski, a 67-year-old Anvik, Alaska native, has been mushing about the northern wilds with nine sled dogs as part of the great 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome — the Iditarod.
“I’ve been on the computer too much lately,” Ball said on Monday, March 11. “(Demoski) has 340 miles until he makes it to Nome. He has seven check points to go as of this morning (March 11).”
Ball said her brother was then at the Kaltag checkpoint west of the Yukon River, where he arrived to rest at about 5 a.m. central time.
“He should be hitting the road pretty soon,” she said. “I think the weather is supposed to pick up and be better than it was. I think about him everyday, several times a day. That is rough weather up there in the winter time.”
Read the full story in the Leader’s March 13 issue.