Regina man loves his dog-powered rides

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It’s been a harsh winter for people in Regina, with stuck cars and snow-clogged sidewalks a common sight — but one man is keeping cool with the help of his trusty sled dog. Read the rest of this entry »

Dogsledding at the Morton Arboretum

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More than 50 mushers and teams of 16 dogs cover 1,161 miles from Willow (near Anchorage) to Nome. Read the rest of this entry »

Sled-dogs race through wintry village in the Alps

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Myopia Sled Dog Races

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The Myopia Sled Dog Races were held this past weekend in Ipswich and Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Racing with dogs

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Dashing through the snow behind a speeding dog sled is not everyone’s idea of a good time. But for Meg Mizzoni, animal control officer for Westford and Tyngsboro, it’s a sport she passionately loves. Read the rest of this entry »

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Karen Austen’s 2009 Yukon Quest poster puts you in the mushers shoes

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A soft steady crunching of snow, pink and orange rays of sunlight looming ahead through the trees, little puffs of breath rising from each dog as they keep the pace gliding the sled along the trail. A feeling of quiet serenity as the cold mist hangs in the woods around you. Read the rest of this entry »

Jeff King wins the 2010 Copper Basin 300!!

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Congratulations to Jeff King, winner of this year’s Copper Basin 300!! He finishing time was 50 hours and 34 minutes. Whew!! That was fast. Read the rest of this entry »

Sledding on the Creeper Trail

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Those sled dogs might seem like they’re putting on a show. But, on Jan. 16, racing down the Virginia Creeper Trail, for two dozen Siberian Huskies, is actually part of a benefit for a dog-lovers group in Bristol, Va. Read the rest of this entry »

Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey

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Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey is perhaps as revealing about the past that brought him to this point as what drives him today. Mackey’s repeated refrain that his father Dick Mackey, who won the closest finish of the Iditarod ever, taking a win over Rick Swenson by one second, was viewed as something of a laughing stock amongst those involved in the sport when he started made me wonder given Mackey’s claims of not getting the respect he deserves. Read the rest of this entry »

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PETA asks for investigation into Iditarod sled dog deaths

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An animal rights group wants Alaska State Troopers to open a criminal investigation into the deaths this year of five Iditarod dogs, including two on the team of a musher who says they froze to death. 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 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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An Alaskan Odyssey: Life of an Iditarod Dog

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Many mushers can tell a story of a time when their dogs saved them — sometimes on the trail, sometimes off. Read the rest of this entry »

All in the musher family for the Mackeys

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Sled-dog bloodlines are meticulously bred to ensure the best possible genes pass on to future generations. The same can almost be said for the men and women who drive their dogs in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mushers battled blizzards, misdirection and a vehicle accident — and that was just getting to Anchorage for Saturday’s start.

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Thousands of people lined Fourth Avenue downtown and sections of the 11-mile route to Campbell Airstrip on Saturday to bid a record 96 Iditarod mushers farewell for their formidable winter journey across the wildest reaches of Alaska. Read the rest of this entry »

An adventure like no other begins

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The 36th annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race launched from the world of glass, steel, concrete and traffic on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

They just want to go

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Nancy Johnson’s 12 sled dogs could be found curled up under blankets on beds of straw at the Grand Forks checkpoint Saturday evening, after they ran about 80 miles in the first Red River Sled Dog Derby. Read the rest of this entry »

Trail tales

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Only a week ago, water flowed a foot deep over the Iditarod Trail north of Rohn where the Post River spills out of the aptly named Terra Cotta Mountains to meet the mighty Kuskokwim River, which drains the Alaska Range north toward the village of Nikolai. Read the rest of this entry »

Young racers display their mushing skills

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The Junior North American Sled Dog Championships got off to a good start Friday, as 34 young mushers and their families hit the trails at the Jeff Studdert Racegrounds despite blustery weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Local vet volunteers at Iditarod

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Today, many Arizonans will take advantage of sunny skies and enjoy a balmy day outside. But “north to Alaska,” 63 mushers will embark on a more-than 1,150-mile journey in very different conditions in the 2008 Iditarod sled dog race. Read the rest of this entry »

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