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

    Thursday Jan 12 | 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.


  2. Alaska's 2016 was warmest year on record -- by a wide marginRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska just completed its warmest year on record, a mark set by a staggering margin, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Monday. The state's average 2016 temperature of 31.9 degrees Fahrenheit was a whopping 5.9 degrees Fahrenheit above the long-term average, and 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the previous record annual average, set in 2014.


  3. Federal water bill requires a fresh look at an Arctic port for AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 8 | Anchorage Daily News

    A small clause in the nation's most recent water resources and funding bill could breathe new life into plans for a large vessel port in Western Alaska. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama shortly before the holidays, directs U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials to add national security interests to the list of reasons why the country should possibly add to the limited maritime infrastructure around Nome.


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

    Sunday Jan 8 | 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.


  5. Gathering Nome's 'other gold': The gossamer fleece of musk oxRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 8 | Anchorage Daily News

    I step from the tundra into an alder thicket like a blind man off a curb into rush hour traffic. Although it is quiet in here, except for the whine of mosquitoes, my hackles rise.


  6. Alaska's next big crop will be ... rhodiola? These farmers and researchers hope so.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 7 | Anchorage Daily News

    With green-blue succulent leaves and bright yellow flowers, rhodiola rosea is right at home in cold climates, and since about 2009, more Alaska farmers and hobbyists have started growing and experimenting with it. More Alaska farmers are growing the Arctic plant rhodiola rosea and trying to turn it into a significant piece of the state's agricultural industry.


  7. Senator, triumph of reason requires courageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | Anchorage Daily News

    About a decade ago, I lived in Nome and worked as a reporter at a local radio station. One of the highlights of the job for a young reporter was the access it afforded me to political figures in the state.


  8. Power outages hit hundreds in Fairbanks area after winter stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 31 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Golden Valley Electric Association said around 8 a.m. Saturday that about 1,300 of its members were experiencing outages. "As the winds picked up through the night, we had around 4,000 members without power," the utility said on its Facebook page.


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

    Friday Dec 30 | 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.


  10. Winter storm hits Western Alaska coast on its way to Fairbanks, AnchorageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 29 | Anchorage Daily News

    Parts of Nome and Kotzebue lost power Thursday as a winter storm rolled over Alaska's western coast, while communities across the state braced themselves for possible heavy snow and blizzard conditions as the storm moved east. National Weather Service meteorologist Steven Vasko said Kotzebue was experiencing "basically white-out conditions," with wind gusts of 55 to 65 mph.


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

    Thursday Dec 22 | 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.


  12. Recalling the frigid 1989 Alaska winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    For many Alaskans, January 1989 is a month that still numbs the mind, because of the cold snap that gripped much of the state for two weeks. In Fairbanks, fan belts under the hoods of cars snapped like pretzels; the ice fog was thick and smothering, and the city came as close as it ever comes to a halt, with many people opting to stay home after their vehicles succumbed to the monster cold.


  13. On a 100,000-mile mission, family of 7 sailed Northwest Passage in an unheated boatRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Schwoerer family sailed through the Northwest Passage in August. From left, Dario, Noe and Salina; behind Dario, Andri and Alegra; and to the right, Sabine and baby Mia.


  14. Obama administration offers parting protections for Alaska waters and tribesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The White House on Friday announced parting protections for portions of Alaska's Arctic, including closing off two offshore areas to future oil leases and establishing a required federal focus on the input of Native people in the region. President Barack Obama has made clear that the future of the Arctic is of interest to him: He was the first sitting president to visit Alaska's Arctic in 2015 and has spoken extensively about protecting the region from climate change.


  15. 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.


  16. 'Bering Sea Gold' suicide: Who dies in 2013 season of Alaska TV show?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2013 | Anchorage Daily News

    Filming a reality television show in Alaska means dealing with remote locations and difficult logistics, rough weather and even rougher personalities, and competing with a laundry list of other Alaska reality TV shows. The Discovery Channel's "Bering Sea Gold" -- about modern-day gold rushers sucking the precious metal off the seafloor near Nome -- is no exception.


  17. Port of Nome sees big growth as traversing the Arctic gets easierRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    One of Alaska's northernmost ports has seen a significant bump in traffic in the past five years, as melting sea ice has helped more vessels, both commercial and recreational, traverse the Arctic. The Port of Nome has seen a spike in docked vessels since 2011, and growth in traffic anchored at the port since 2014.


  18. 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.


  19. The art of wilderness mooching: Giving thanks for anything edibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    I finished my peppermint and popped another in my mouth. I unwrapped a dozen of the red-and-white striped balls and dropped them into a mug of hot water until they dissolved into something pink and glowing, reminiscent of a cartoon toxic waste spill.


  20. Native. White. Friends. For racism to disappear, it'll take all of us.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    One of my favorite things to do on this earth is walk in beautiful places. Being in the open air, marveling at the world and being humbled by views makes me feel both strong and small, and happy to be alive.


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