Published DateLACONIA — The rain that fell Tuesday night has forced at least another postponement of the 84th Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby. The Derby was to have been run this weekend.
Jim Lyman, president of the host Lakes Region Sled Dog Club, announced the decision last evening, saying that trail conditions now are cause of concern for the safety of both the dogs and mushers. "All attempts were make to overcome the rain that hit the are but our efforts will further be hurt with the forecast of high temperatures and sun on Friday," he said.
Lyman added there is hope that the pridicted Saturday evening snowstorm and the long-range forecast for next week will enable the Derby to be held over the first weekend of march. A final decision will be made on Monday, February 25.
Last year's Derby was canceled for lack of snow.