The Nenana Ice Classic tripod on the Tanana River tipped over on Thursday, but only traveled 50′, which did not trigger the timer to stop. It wasn’t until Friday at 2:25 pm AST, that the tripod traveled down river the necessary 100 feet, triggering the end of the 2015 Ice Classic.
This year was the 6th earliest breakup of the river ice, since the Classic began in 1917. The jackpot is $330,330.00 for guessing the correct date and time. Preliminary reports show there are multiple winners.
I will not be one of them, since I was a day and two and a half dollars short. I guess I still have to paint that house this week.