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  1. Cim Smyth notches come-from-behind victory in Tustumena sled dog raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Four years in the making, the Tustumena 200 sled dog race was finally able to crown its 30th champion Sunday as Cim Smyth, 40, of Big Lake, edged Nicholas Petit of Girdwood by three minutes Sunday afternoon to earn one of the biggest victories of his career. Later in the afternoon, back-of-the-pack racers pushed through wind-driven snow in the Caribou Hills of the Kenai Peninsula that the race director called a "blizzard."


  2. For mushers, Clam Shell Lodge was an oasis of warmth, chow and humanityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    In terms of the Clam Shell Lodge - which on Jan. 6 was consumed by an inferno that took 24 responders and six tanker trucks of water to get under control - I would say the answer is categorically "yes," and at no time will I be more sure of this than during this season's running of the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race, scheduled to start Saturday here. During the summer, it hosted the Clam Jam and Deadfish music festival, and the wholly unique Hippy Olympics with numerous hilarious activities, such as longest arm hair event.


  3. With 3rd straight win, Kaiser remains King of the KuskoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Kaiser claimed his third consecutive Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race title Sunday morning, crossing his hometown finish line just before 11 a.m. for an elapsed time of 40 hours, eight minutes - 28 minutes quicker than last year. Kaiser plowed under the finish line on the snowy Kuskokwim River with a frosted beard and surrounded by a cheering crowd, a few carrying signs that said "3 Pete Kaiser."


  4. So cold at Kusko that 9-time champ King busts out new floor-length parkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    The pressure is on Bethel musher Pete Kaiser, the back-to-back winner of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race. He thought the tension on the hometown hero would let up once he won, but this year he is feeling it more than ever.


  5. Never mind the blizzard and sub-zero cold -- $150,000 is on the line in Kusko 300Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Twenty mushers and most of their sled dog teams are set to race into below-zero temperatures on a wind-scoured trail Friday evening as the lucrative Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race gets going amid wind chills that could reach 45 below. Kusko 300 rookie Roger Lee and veteran Paul Gebhardt weren't sure their animals would make it to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta's biggest city.


  6. Unrelenting Ryne Olson, 28, tops her mushing mentor to win Copper Basin 300Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Young Ryne Olson turned the tables on a mushing mentor Monday when she powered past three-time champion Allen Moore to capture the Copper Basin 300. Olson, 28, came from behind in the final 60-mile stretch from Tolsona Lake Resort checkpoint to the finish, securing her biggest victory in the sport to date - as well as $7,000 in prize money from a $20,000 purse.


  7. Northwest Arctic officials move forward together to build new school in threatened KivalinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    High School freshman Lazarus Adams, wearing a polar bear fur ruff, walks home with a group of middle-school girls after classes at Kivalina's McQueen School in a 2012 file photo. The Northwest Arctic Borough Assembly held an unprecedented meeting 2,000 miles away in Seattle last month, where it narrowly shot down a proposal by the borough mayor to award a no-bid project management contract for a new school near the climate-stressed village of Kivalina.


  8. Can another hot 20-something musher, Matt Hall, repeat at Copper Basin 300?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Is yet another 20-something poised to join the clan of young toughs who appear to have seized control of the biggest sled dog races in Alaska? Most prominent, of course, is Dallas Seavey, 29, the four-time Iditarod champion who's won three consecutive races to Nome. Bethel's Peter Kaiser, 28, is the two-time defending champion of the world's richest middle-distance race, the Kuskokwim 300.


  9. 40 below is no laughing matterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    A thermometer on musher Ken Anderson's sled reads about 35 degrees below zero during a stop in Kaltag in the 2015 Iditarod. Above the door inside my dad's cabin at Lake Minchumina is a small printed sign, sky blue on white in a font large enough to read from the far wall.


  10. Musher Nicolas Petit of Girdwood, Alaska on March 3, 2016.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    In temperatures that plunged to minus 10 overnight, Nicolas Petit of Girdwood held off defending champion Will Rhodes on Sunday to capture the Knik 200 Joe Redington Sr. Memorial Sled Dog Race. Petit held the lead from the second checkpoint of Yentna all the way to the finish line of the 200-mile Iditarod qualifier.


  11. Trump promises a revelation on hackingRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    The killings of 34 people in Anchorage in 2016 have few commonalities -- aside from the tragic circumstances that often surround such violent deaths -- and one extraordinary outlier. The big January earthquake, the death of an Iditarod dog and a video of a Southeast Alaskan dancing to Alicia Keys on a dock are all on the list.


  12. Pair of Schnuelle's sled dogs killed in vehicle collision near ChenaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Musher Sebastian Schnuelle had an accident involving his dog team and a car on the Chena Hot Springs Road at the end of December. Two dogs died: Cash, the dog in the upper left corner, near the wall; and Jag, the gray dog sitting on the ground at the right.


  13. Mushing fans pay up to $7,500 for short ride with Iditarod mushersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Musher DeeDee Jonrowe and IditaRider Beverley Nelms make a turn near Goose Lake during the ceremonial start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March 2014, in Anchorage. Spots in the sleds of three Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers had sold online for top dollar by Tuesday, as had a $25,000 race-watching package, with about three weeks left in the annual IditaRider auction.


  14. As Iditarod has expanded, so have communications along the trailRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Some things about Iditarod will never change: the cacophony of excited dog howls at the starting gate, cheering fans lining the chute as a musher arrives in a checkpoint, photos under the burled arch at the finish line in Nome. Other changes, though, have been welcomed - particularly when they have improved the Iditarod experience for fans who can't make it to the trail in person.


  15. Jail time, fine handed down for snowmachine attack on Iditarod teamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Arnold Demoski, 27, tearfully apologized to Iditarod mushers Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King as he entered a guilty plea Monday under which he will be required to pay restitution of more than $36,697 for aiming his snowmachine at their dog teams during the race last March. Under the plea agreement, Demoski also received a sentence of six months and three days in jail.


  16. With a bevy of races this month and next, Alaska dog mushers gearing up for IditarodRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The first dog race of the season has come and gone already. Alpine Creek Lodge, at Mile 68 of the Denali Highway, hosted its Excursion race Saturday.


  17. 77 mushers signed up for 2017 Iditarod raceRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Mushers and dog teams at the Nikolai checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 5, 2014. Entries have closed for the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and 77 mushers have put down their money to race 1,000 miles to Nome.


  18. Iditarod bans mushers from carrying sled dogs in trailers, and some aren't happyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Yvonne Dabakk's sled in the 2015 Iditarod featured a large trailer, which could be used to house a dog if needed. Mushers won't be allowed to carry dogs in trailers during the 2017 race, according to a new rule approved last month.


  19. New rules for 2017 Iditarod allow mushers to use cellphones, internetRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers will be able to make and receive cellphone calls during next year's race to Nome after its board of directors passed new, looser rules Friday for two-way communication devices. The board voted to largely strip out language in 2016 race rules that had banned two-way communication devices.


  20. Nancy McGuire, publisher of the Nome Nugget for 34 years, dead at 72Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Nancy McGuire displays a copy of her newspaper at the Iditarod banquet in Anchorage on March 3, 2016. McGuire, who owned and operated the Nome Nugget for 34 years, died in Nome of cancer on Thursday.


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