“It’s been a tough couple of months,” Nordman said. “Everybody’s aware of that.
“But bottom line is,” he said, “this event is so much more than myself or a board of directors or the mushers. It’s the whole state’s event.”
When it comes to the race itself, Nordman said, the main focus right now is to make sure everyone is on the same page. And while most in attendance declined to comment, those who agreed to speak with Channel 2 said potential changes for the Iditarod were discussed during the meeting.