Annual sled dog race kicks off today in Jackson Bridger Valley leg Feb. 4-5

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The annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race begins today in Jackson. Read the rest of this entry »

20 mushers running Kuskokwim 300

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Twenty mushers are ready to leave Bethel Friday night, heading up the frozen Kuskokwim River to Aniak and back in the Kuskokwim 300. Read the rest of this entry »

Kornmueller, Rasey win Eagle River Classic sled dog races

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Bill Kornmueller stayed close enough to Daryl Hollingsworth to win the two-day Eagle River Classic on Sunday, while Kris Rasey opened the day of racing for the Chugiak Dog Mushers Association with a tight victory in the 6-dog, 8-mile race. Kornmueller trailed Hollingsworth by 12 seconds after finishing Sunday’s 14-mile heat in 42 minutes, 44 seconds. But Kornmueller, who led Hollingsworth by 59 seconds after the first 14-mile heat, posted a combined time of 1:24:36 to earn the Classic crown Read the rest of this entry »

Yukon Quest Receives Boost From Renewing Sponsors

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The Yukon Quest is getting a boost from new and renewing sponsors. The international sled dog race has financially struggled like many non-profit organizations in recent years, but Alaska side Executive Director Marty Steury says there’s been some good news as of late. Read the rest of this entry »

Wilderness Classic Sled Dog Derby

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The rain held off on the weekend as Elkford celebrated Winter Festival with their annual Wilderness Classic Sled Dog Derby. Read the rest of this entry »

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With Yukon Quest coming up, Central roadhouse reopens in nick of time

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A well-known roadhouse in the Steese Highway community of Central reopened its doors last Friday, providing a traditional checkpoint for the upcoming Yukon Quest dog sled race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey, King, Buser among 60 mushers signed up for 2010 Iditarod

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Three-time defending champion Lance Mackey and past winners Jeff King and Martin Buser have signed up in person for the 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. 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 »

Balto’s musher lived quiet life in Everett

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In 2001, a New York author called me in search of information about Balto, the famous sled dog. It wasn’t exactly Balto that Laney Salisbury was asking about, but the dog’s musher. Read the rest of this entry »

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