Jessie Royer first musher to reach Kaltag checkpoint, wins Bristol Bay Fish First Award

Jessie Royer (Bib #31) talks with DeeDee Jonrowe about how her sled caught on fire during the trip to Ruby.

Anchorage (KTUU) Jessie Royer is the first musher to reach the Kaltag checkpoint and won the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award.

Royer arrived in Kaltag around 3:18 p.m. Saturday, March 14, with 13 dogs on the line. With this win, BBNC will present her with their award, which consists of 25 pounds of fresh Bristol Bay salmon filets, 2-thousand-dollars and a wood burned art piece by BBNC shareholder artist Apayuq Moore.

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