Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 7 : Winter 2011 - Page 52

Race status reports are relayed from each checkpoint throughout the day via ham radio, then immediately posted to the Internet (http://can-am.sjv. net). The Press is given unrestricted access to mushers, race officials, organizational meetings, and remote checkpoints. Transportation for media personnel is provided to checkpoints in the North Maine Woods and throughout the St. John Valley. Checkpoints west of Portage Lake are closed to the public, but all media persons have unrestricted access and escort to these