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For the last 31 years, Phil Nuechterlein and his wife have been leading pack llamas through Alaska’s state and national parks....

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Saturday's Merry Marmot Festival at Arctic Valley hosted many family-friendly events, but among the most beloved are the kayak races, and downhill dummy launch...

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On a rainy March morning, a lone paddleboarder rode a bore tide along Turnagain Arm in Southcentral Alaska. Leif Ramos had the wave to himself as he rode 45 minutes from just past Bird Point to Girdwood...

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Alaska Native elder Lorena Paniptchuk now lives in Unalakleet, but she was born and raised in Shaktoolik, north along the Bering Sea coast. She learned how to sew from her grandmothers and mother, and from watching the older girls in her village....

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Lance Mackey says he never really knew what depression was, but certainly felt like he went through a bit of it in the past year or two....

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Rain, wind and shine, mushers and fans made the most of a wet, weird – and ultimately wonderful – Iditarod ceremonial start on Saturday across Anchorage for the city’s annual sled dog extravaganza ...

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The World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, which began in 1989, is the largest ice sculpting competition of its kind...

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Avid aurora chaser and photographer Ronn Murray proclaimed March 1 "one of the best nights of aurora this winter," and for good reason. This time-lapse of the northern lights was captured from a hill 45 minutes away from Fairbanks...

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Excalibur Sports co-owner Phil Robertson has been collecting Fur Rendezvous pins since he was a kid, but he started collecting more seriously in 1985...

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Video: Iditarod musher profiles

Ever wonder why mushers do what they do? How they endure the cold, and darkness for 1,000 miles along the Iditarod Trail? In 2014, Alaska Dispatch News created a musher profile series featuring some of the top Iditarod mushers in the state. Learn about their training methods, their dogs, and their unbridled determination.

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