Shaffer tapped as 2011 Yukon Quest race manager

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The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race announced members of the 2011 Yukon Quest team on Wednesday, with Greg Shaffer joining as the race manager and Dr. Alan Hallman as race veterinarian. Read the rest of this entry »

The first day of Yukon Quest signups is Aug. 7

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Mushers who are hankering to compete in the 2011 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race can sign up beginning Saturday, Aug. 7 in Fairbanks or Whitehorse, Yukon. Read the rest of this entry »

Yukon Quest announces 2010 purse

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The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will have a minimum purse of $150,000 in 2010, the Alaska and Yukon boards of directors announced Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Yukon Quest plans earlier start date in 2010

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Organizers of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race have moved their 2010 start time up a week, a change that could tempt more mushers to try both the Quest and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey pulls out of Yukon Quest

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Lance Mackey, one of Alaska’s biggest mushing icons, is planning to withdraw from next month’s Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, an event he’s won a record four straight years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yukon Quest dogs live to run

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THE DOGS glided into town quietly. One minute everyone waited for them, the next minute they paced smoothly down Front Street and across the finish line. Read the rest of this entry »

Tagish musher Phillips finishes 4th in Yukon Quest

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The race for third place in this year’s Yukon Quest was close between Yukon musher Michelle Phillips and Alaskan David Dalton, with Dalton crossing the finish line 46 minutes ahead of Phillips in Whitehorse. Read the rest of this entry »

Defending Iditarod champ Mackey wins 4th consecutive Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

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Defending Iditarod champion Lance Mackey won his fourth consecutive Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey wins Quest by minutes

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Not even a strong challenge from his next-door neighbor and a costly wrong turn could keep Lance Mackey out of the record books. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mackey in control to start final push

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Defending champion departs final checkpoint 19 minutes ahead of steadfast Ken Anderson. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey wins his fourth Yukon Quest by a nose

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Not even a strong challenge from his next-door neighbor and a costly wrong turn could keep Lance Mackey out of the record books. Read the rest of this entry »

Yukon Quest winner: Lance Mackey

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Yukon Quest winner Lance Mackey, right, congratulates Ken Anderson for his second place finish early Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, 2008, in Whitehorse, Yukon. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey, Anderson into last checkpoint before Whitehorse

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Two Fairbanks-area mushers are neck-and-neck heading into the final stretch of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Yukon Quest leaders 20 minutes apart in final leg of race

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Mackey, Anderson teams sprint toward finish of 1,600 kilometre dog sled race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey, Anderson prepare for final Quest dash

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Next-door neighbors Lance Mackey and Ken Anderson of Fairbanks will pull out of the final checkpoint at Braeburn early this afternoon, beginning their final push to the finish line of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race 100 miles away. Read the rest of this entry »

Whitehorse looms near as Quest leaders battle

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Ken Anderson had already been mushing for 10 1/2 hours as he approached the McCabe Creek dog drop with Lance Mackey out of sight but hot on his tail. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Races within the race’ put a lot at stake

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Kelley Griffin can’t figure out how she’s in sixth place of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race with 250 miles to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Pinkham in 10th place at Yukon Quest

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After leaving the Scroggle Creek checkpoint early Monday morning, Roaring Fork Valley resident Bill Pinkham sat in 10th place in the Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Yukon Quest veterinarian Nene Wolfe watches Bodra

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Yukon Quest veterinarian Nene Wolfe watches as Ken Anderson’s dog Bodra, right, enjoys a stretch after Anderson and his team pulled into Pelly Crossing minutes ahead of Lance Mackey. Read the rest of this entry »

Quest’s leaders plan to rest together

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In a moment of camaraderie among the tight competition, Yukon Quest front runners Lance Mackey and Ken Anderson agreed to rest together at Carmacks following a 160-kilometre run. Read the rest of this entry »

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