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 »

As layovers end, the big dogs are ready to race

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Martin Buser left Takotna at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, the first to take to the trail after completing his 24-hour layover. Read the rest of this entry »

Two mushers drop out of Iditarod at Rainy Pass

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Two mushers have dropped out of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race at the Rainy Pass checkpoint. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey says 5th win unlikely in mishap-plagued Iditarod; Buser in lead

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Four-time winner Martin Buser is leading the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome. Read the rest of this entry »

Gebhardt, down to 8 dogs, calls it quits

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Kasilof musher Paul Gebhardt, who arrived in Nikolai today with three dogs in his sled, scratched from the race early this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Owens, DeNure scratch in Rainy Pass

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Two mushers scratched this morning in Rainy Pass. Read the rest of this entry »

Big-name mushers suffer crazy day on the trail

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Iditarod race judge John Anderson flagged down a veterinarian Monday afternoon outside the canvas tent where musher after musher arrived on frozen Puntilla Lake throughout the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Yukon 300 is a growing contest in mushing world

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Only in its 11th year, the Yukon Quest 300 is still a baby in comparison to the 28-year-old 1,000-mile race. But after looking at the field, it seems to be growing up. Read the rest of this entry »

Planes take Yukon Quest mushers supplies to remote Eagle

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When a plane lands in Eagle to drop off supplies, it doesn’t stay on the ground for long. Tuesday afternoon, it only took a minute to unload 1,200 pounds of Yukon Quest drop bags from a Piper Cheftain fuselage. 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 »

Berkowitz rolls to victory in Copper Basin dog race

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Jake Berkowitz took on the big boys and won at the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race that finished Monday at Paxson Lodge. 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 »

Sled dog derby folks expect fine conditions for event

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Despite the rapid disappearance of snow from last week’s blizzard, organizers of the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby are optimistic that there’ll be plenty of the white stuff in time for the 81st running of the event next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Hollingsworth leads Lake Memorial sled dog race

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Daryl Hollingsworth drove his 14-dog team to the first-day lead in the open class of the Orville and Doris Lake Memorial sled dog race at Tozier Track. Read the rest of this entry »

Sixteen mushers ready to tackle 2011 Yukon Quest

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Hans Gatt will not repeat as Yukon Quest champion. Neither will Lance Mackey add to his tally of four Yukon Quest victories.

Both men have entered the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race in Wyoming and will not be participating in the 2011 Yukon Quest, the 1,000-mile sled dog race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Fairbanks. Together, the two men account for eight of the last nine Yukon Quest victories. Read the rest of this entry »

Everyone who finishes is a winner in Kuskokwim races

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Reach the finish line, earn a check. 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 »

Alaska sled dogs and mushers: A teaching unit about the iditarod race and other dog races

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Alaska sled dogs and mushers: A teaching unit about the iditarod race and other dog races

Sled dogs & “Mountain Mushers”

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