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From the start, I had never planned on having live professional entertainment in Chilkoot Charlie’s. The entertainment was the bar itself, me, and my staff. It all started with a piano and banjo duo called the Rinky Dinks, accompanied by shaker cans and sing-along sheets to encourage customer participation. When it was time to replace the Rinky Dinks I placed a blind box advertisement in the Anchorage Times for entertaining acts.

Holiday party season has started and I always find that I end up comparing myself to my friends. Many of them are more successful than me, have had better luck with relationships, and seem to find time to do really cool things. I always start to wonder if I’m doing something wrong with my life because it doesn’t look like theirs.

The Nome 40/10 Hal Bartko Memorial Race is set for Sunday, March 5. Mushers will embark from the starting line a…

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