A mama bear with two cubs was sighted on the two-mile trail over Labor Day weekend. They have not been seen since. Be sure to carry bear deterrents and exercise due caution during your fall training runs.
Huge thank you to Kris Rasey, Steve Teller, Kim Wells, Amy Maclean, Debora Summers, Christine Roalofs and Greg and Marti Rhyne for all of your work today to make sure our trails are mushable! Please don't forget to let Val know your hours and what you accomplished.
We are proud to announce the 2017 winner of the Humanitarian Award, Kris Rasey!
Kris received this award for her tireless dedication to keeping the trails safe throughout the mushing season - grooming and maintaining our 25-mile trail sysstem in all weather and often using her own equipment.
Nine new Board members (voted in at the CDMA general meeting on March 28)
The new Board appointed its executive officers at our first meeting (April 4):
President: Val Jokela
Vice President: Kourosh Partow
Treasurer: Susan Cantor
Co-Secretaries: Debora and Morgan Summers
We look forward to a wonderful new season!
Send in your ballot for the 2016-17 Board of Directors, or bring it in person to the General Meeting and Election. All ballots must be received by 6 pm March 28 to be counted. The 4 nominees with the most votes will be offered 2-year positions (remaining positions are for one year). The General Meeting for all members starts at 6 pm Tuesday evening, March 28 - an agenda will be posted on the website shortly. Bring a dish to share for our annual potluck, celebrating another great season at CDMA.
This Saturday, March 25, CDMA will host the Chugiak 36/20 race, starting at 6 pm. Many thanks to Lyn Berg, sponsoring the race in honor of her late husband Dave Berg. Dave was an avid musher and enthusiastic supporter of Chugiak Dog Mushers, and his family remains active in the mushing community. Please contact Marti Rhyne for details about this race.
We have received complaints about damage to our main trails from excessive use of brakes. It takes several hours for our groomers to repair this damage so that sprint teams can run safely. Please use your mats, not brakes, if you need to slow down your team. Train on the alternate side to reduce wear and tear on the main trails - Kris recently groomed the Dee Lake and Inlet trails and they are beautiful! Click here for map.
Keeping the main trails safe for everyone is a major effort. Please do your part to preserve our trails and respect the incredible amount of work our groomers put in - all volunteer.
Thank you! CDMA Board