Iron Dog Restart on the water-covered ice of Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Thirty-seven two-person teams plan to cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
The Anchorage Winter Market is held at the old car dealership building at the corner of 13th Avenue and Gambell Street in Anchorage on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The one-day event included food and food trucks, art and craft sales, musical presentations, an ice fishing pond and marshmallow roasting. Other groups are being encouraged to put on their own pop-up events in Anchorage.
Roaring motors and riders in orange helmets clustered under gloomy skies in downtown Anchorage Saturday for the ceremonial start to the Iron Dog snowmachine race, an earnest bid to boost exposure for what’s billed as the longest, toughest race of its kind.
In Hooper Bay, the Native Survivors youth group is reviving old traditions and skills, an effort born out of a desire to stop teens and young adults from killing themselves, to find peace through sewing and friends through dance.
The first 12 miles of Denali National Park road were plowed and opened to motorists recently. The open portion of the road starts near Mile 237 of the Parks Highway and ends at the Mountain Vista parking area near the Savage River campground.