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By Andi Bourne

Etnire Faces Tough Competition


Roger Dey, Blackfoot Valley Dispatch

Seeley Lake's Roy Etnire starting the 100-mile Race to the Sky in Lincoln Saturday, Feb. 13. His handler Roberta Reiley rode for the first two miles to help control the sled since their was very little snow at the start of the race.

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake musher Roy Etnire missed fourth place by a nose in this year's 100-mile Race to the Sky. Etnire finished one second behind Rick Larson from Sand Coulee, Mont. riding into Seeley Lake at 7:18 a.m. Sunday morning. Etnire was impressed with how good the trails were and was very pleased with the high caliber of dog teams and mushers out for this year's race.

This was Etnire's fourth 100-mile Race to the Sky. His first two years he finished in first place and last year finished in seventh after losing one of his wheel dogs, Merlin.

It was a muddy, slow start in Lincoln...

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