Competing mushers help after snowmachine hits dog team

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A dog team-snowmachine collision at a trail intersection near the Little Susitna River left two dogs injured, a 15-year-old musher shaken, the machine damaged, a good Samaritan rewarded and everyone involved calling for more awareness on local trails as winter activity ramps up. Read the rest of this entry »

Bailey tops loaded field in Gin Gin

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Woman from Chatanika wins 200-miler over icons Mackey, King. Read the rest of this entry »

Kornmuller takes mushing victory

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Bill Kornmuller drove a team of 18 dogs to the open-class victory Sunday in a chilly Chugiak Dog Mushers Association points race at the Beach Lake Trails in Chugiak. Read the rest of this entry »

Junior Iditarod set to hand out $13,000

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One of the richest events for Alaska teenage athletes has a new sponsor and is set to hand out $13,000 in scholarships to the top five finishers as well as the winners of the humanitarian and sportsmanship awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Sled dog world championships to be staged next month in Quebec

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More than 400 teams and 2,500 dogs from as far away as Finland and Sweden are expected at the 2009 International Federation of Sleddog Sports world championships. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bailey beats Mackey in Two Rivers 100 race

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Two-time defending Iditarod champion Lance Mackey opened his season with a loss on Sunday, finishing two minutes behind Jodi Bailey of Chatanika in the Two Rivers Dog Mushers Solstice 100 race. Read the rest of this entry »

Two Rivers woman wins Sheep Mountain sled-dog race

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Jessica Hendricks of Two Rivers arrived at the Sheep Mountain Lodge at 12:30 this afternoon with a team of 11 huskies to capture the Sheep Mountain 150 sled-dog championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Hendricks leads Sheep Mountain 150 pack

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Under a full moon so big and bright that headlamps were unnecessary, Two Rivers musher Jessica Hendricks left the Eureka Lodge just before 11 p.m. Saturday and headed out on the trail of the Sheep Mountain Lodge 150. Read the rest of this entry »

Sled dogs visit from up north – pictures

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Nature’s Kennel Sled Dogs, located in the Upper Peninsula, had the canines on display in Port Huron.
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Sled dogs visit from up north

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Residents came to the Great Lakes Maritime Center Saturday expecting to see big, white, fluffy Siberian husky sled dogs. Read the rest of this entry »

Exciting news on two fronts for the 2009 Canadian Challenge

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Firstly, His Honour Gordon Barnhart, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, and Mrs. Barnhart will again be guest celebrity riders at the official start on Central Ave. in Prince Albert Feb. 18. Read the rest of this entry »

Teacher chases Iditarod dream

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An elementary school teacher is embarking on a trail that she hopes will lead to fulfilling her Iditarod dream. Read the rest of this entry »

Jeff King to pay fine, restitution in Denali Park illegal hunting case

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Iditarod champion musher Jeff King was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and another $750 in restitution to the National Park Service on Friday for illegally killing a moose just inside Denali National Park and Preserve more than a year ago. Read the rest of this entry »

2009 Iditarod entrants

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Seventy-three mushers signed up for the race from Anchorage to Nome. The list includes 51 Alaskans, six foreigners, 19 rookies and 18 women. Read the rest of this entry »

Economy taking blame for small Iditarod field

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It will cost more to race, and the purse is $240,000 less than it was last year Read the rest of this entry »

2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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There are 73 mushers registered to compete in the 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the fewest competitors in six years. Read the rest of this entry »

Insure Pet Wisely – Policies often differ in cost and coverage

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The following was in The Post-Standard, Monday December 1, 2008, in MoneyWise.

Consumer Corner – Kathy Kristof, Syndicated Columnist

Justin and Brandy Besemer were newly married and trying to pay off their wedding debt when they decided their family needed a dog — an American bulldog named Kaila. Read the rest of this entry »

Safe Handling Tips for Pet Foods and Treats

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Consumers can take steps to help prevent foodborne illness, including Salmonella -related illness, when handling pet foods and treats. These products, like many other types of foods, can be susceptible to harmful bacterial contamination.
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Alaska transplant goes from dog sleds to outhouses

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A former Alaskan and Iditarod organizer is taking over the city’s chilliest event, the Outhouse 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Pet Safety Tips from Acclaimed Veterinarians at MyPetCareTV.com Help Pet Owners Celebrate the Cat’s Meow of Holiday Seasons

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MyPetCareTV.com encourages pet owners everywhere to add “pet safety” to their holiday list and make sure to check it twice. Read the rest of this entry »

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