How many Eskimo words for ‘snow’? Maybe more than you think

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Anthropologist Franz Boas didn’t mean to spark a century-long argument. Traveling through the icy wastes of Baffin Island in northern Canada during the 1880s, Boas simply wanted to study the life of the local Inuit people, joining their sleigh rides, trading caribou skins and learning their folklore. Read the rest of this entry »

Lessons learned in second Iditarod for Kelly Maixner

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Kelly Maixner finished the 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 11 days and one hour. His time was five hours slower than last year, his rookie effort in what many consider to be the last great race on Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

Changes afoot for re-born sled dog operation

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Four months after Outdoor Adventures Whistler (OAW) handed off its dog sledding operations to the newly-established Whistler Sled Dog Company the upstart is getting ready to wrap up its first season of operations and make a few changes to how things are done. Read the rest of this entry »

Popular Sled Dog Race In Jeopardy

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It’s less than a month until Mushers from all over the world come to Duluth for the John Beargrease Dog sled race.

They will face more than 400 miles of hills and trees and lots of cold winter nights. Read the rest of this entry »

New sled dog race will run from Unalakleet to Nome

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You can add another sled dog race that will go along Alaska’s western coast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sled dogs are the honored pets this weekend at Pet Food Express

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Weekend adoptions at Pet Food Express will have a decidedly arctic-like flavor this Sunday May 22, when Northern California Sled Dog Rescue Read the rest of this entry »

Dog digs its way into Fairbanks animal shelter

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A bizarre break-in occurred at the borough animal shelter early Wednesday morning, and the perp stayed on. Read the rest of this entry »

Long a top contender, Baker finally wins the Iditarod

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Kotzebue musher sets race record in first victory.
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Ellis wins after Streeper is disqualifed over encounter

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Blayne Streeper had it in the bag. At the end of the second day in the three-day competition, the defending champion in the Fur Rendezvous Open World Champion Sled Dog Race held a lead of more than one minute over his nearest rival. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rookie Dallas Seavey wins the Yukon Quest

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Dallas Seavey, a 23-year-old with impeccable mushing blood lines, captured victory Tuesday night in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, becoming the youngest winner in race history. Read the rest of this entry »

Owner explains why Whistler sled dogs were put down

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The owner of a B.C. company connected to the slaughter of as many as 100 sled dogs says the cull wasn’t related to a post-Olympic drop in sales. Read the rest of this entry »

Sled dog slaughter task force meets to review mass killing

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Kamloops Liberal Terry Lake says he’s put down hundreds of animals as a practising veterinarian, but he remains horrified about the reports of how 100 sled dogs died in Whistler. Read the rest of this entry »

Mush! Dog sledding demonstrations coming to Oakland County dog parks

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Dog owners and dog lovers alike can get a taste of what it’s like to race through the woods with a dog sled team at the Orion Oaks county dog park this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Dogledding demonstrations whoosh into Morton Arboretum this weekend

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In 1925, the children of a small town in Alaska were dying. A diphtheria outbreak threatened Nome and its surrounding towns, and the local doctor was desperate for an antitoxin. The problem was, it was January in Alaska, and the land was locked in winter’s deadly, frozen grasp. With a blizzard raging and temperatures plummeting to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, there was only one way to get the serum — sled dogs. Read the rest of this entry »

Copper Basin 300 heads into stretch run

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FINISH TODAY: Four mushers have separated themselves from the pack. As a clear, calm evening of sub-zero temperatures settled over Copper Basin on Sunday, a passel of top mushers were sorting themselves out as perhaps the most competitive Copper Basin 300 in history headed into its stretch run. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey sets early pace in Copper Basin 300 sled dog race

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Lance Mackey clocked the swiftest time in the first stretch of the Copper Basin 300 sled-dog race, which began Saturday afternoon in Paxson. Read the rest of this entry »

Farmer goes mushing

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Fogelsville’s Scott Farmer tries sled dog racing Read the rest of this entry »

Plenty of winter fun!

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Just because the temperature outside will be hovering around zero for the next couple of months, that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of things to do outdoors in the lakes area. Read the rest of this entry »

Punderson Sled Dog Classic on hold but snow may still be coming

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Even with the prospects of lake-effect snow showers for later in the week, the organizers of the annual Punderson Sled Dog Classic race have scrubbed this weekend’s meet. Read the rest of this entry »

Neighbor appeals permit for sled dogs

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He says Silver Creek man should not be allowed to house animals at his home. Read the rest of this entry »

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