Shorty greets fans

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Shorty, a Seppala Siberian husky, is greeted by fans as he and other stars from the movie "Eight Below" appear at Jordan Commons Saturday to promote the film. Shorty is from Bear Lake, Idaho, and traveled to Greenland for the movie. 

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Visitors brave the cold at Klondike Days

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The cold didn't stop young and old from attending the 16th annual Klondike Days held in Eagle River this past weekend. Events included a dog weight pull, a craft show, snow shoe races, a horse weight pull, a chain saw carving competition, live bluegrass entertainment, and much more.
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More Teams Arrive in Pelly Crossing

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Pelly Crossing welcomed three frosty dog teams Monday morning.  Gerry Willomitzer arrived at 10:10 and went to work bedding down his team after outfitting each of them with a warm coat.
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Dog sleds and igloos in Canada’s frozen north

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I was on the shore of frozen Hudson Bay to experience three things I’ve never done before: building an igloo, mushing a dog sled team and watching the eerie green northern lights dance in the night sky. The "Fire and Ice Adventure" with outfitter Churchill Wild is a chance to see the harsh but starkly beautiful arctic life firsthand.
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On the run

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Novice spends breathtaking day in north woods with sled dogs
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Striking right balance at the heart of ‘Eight’

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With the release Friday (February 17) of "Eight Below," Walt Disney Pictures is going back to its roots, offering an updated version of one of its animal-centric animal classics like "Old Yeller."
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Crew had tough sledding on a mountain in the filming of Eight Below

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Inspired by real-life events, Walt Disney Pictures’ $45 million action-adventure film, which opened Friday, tells the story of a scientific mission forced to abandon its beloved sled dogs when an accident and perilous weather intervene. For six months, the animals had to fend for themselves while a rescue operation was mounted.
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‘Eight Below’ Mushes To No. 1 Debut

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"Eight Below," a tale of survival among abandoned sled dogs, was the leader of the box-office pack with a $25 million opening over the four-day holiday weekend.
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If you want to get ahead . . . get a husky!

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A chance decision to buy a Siberian husky dog rather than a border collie 12 years ago led the Rotherham couple into a whole new world – and they haven’t looked back since.
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Eau Claire teacher to chronicle Iditarod for students worldwide

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A local physical education teacher will help students around the world follow the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska by filing reports and photos over the Internet.
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Butcher prepares for marrow transplant

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The woman who ruled the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in the late 1980s has taken on her affliction with the same determination that led her to win the race four times.

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List of winners from the 3 sled dog races

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The top 10 finishers in each of this weekend's sled dog races
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Shortened, but still a great race

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Disappointment gave way to acceptance and eventually to laughter, as mushers gathered at what was jokingly called the "U.P. 100" awards banquet Sunday.
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Erhart wins Rondy when final day canceled

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Poor trail conditions cause by extremely warm temperatures during the day Saturday and cold temperatures in the evening forced race officials to cancel the final heat of the Fur Rendezvous Women’s World Championship sled dog race on Sunday in Anchorage.
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Alaska sports digest

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Winning the Fur Rendezvous Women’s Open World Championship Sled Dog Race is common in Carey Erhart’s family.
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Mackey maintains grip on Quest lead

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Excited Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race fans and volunteers in this small Native village kept everyone posted as he made his way to the checkpoint Sunday. First there were the ringing air sirens, sounded twice in warning that the team was approaching. Then there was the shouting, "He's coming! He's coming!" that echoed across the school yard.
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Officials address Neff comments

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Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race officials responded Sunday to accusations by musher Hugh Neff that he was forced to scratch
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A lot more than cute balls of fur

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Disney film ‘Eight Below’ is expected to bring wave of Siberian husky purchases
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Gwinn Man Wins Jack Pine 30

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Taking top honors at this year’s Jack Pine was Mark Churchill of Gwinn, with a time of 2:24:22.
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Race resumes after halfway point

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When the hour struck 3 a.m. Saturday, the three front-runners in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race were wide awake and scurrying about as they prepared to return to the trail.
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