A year after an accident left Iditarod musher Karin Hendrickson on the sidelines, the four-time finisher hopes to return to the race in 2016.

Suzanna Caldwell
Dogs on treadmills are a rare, but not totally new, training technique for mushers. Dallas Seavey wants to take it to the next level.Suzanna Caldwell

Three-time Iditarod Sled Dog Race champion Dallas Seavey uses a 50-foot treadmill in a refrigerated trailer to train his dogs during the off-season.

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Peggy Stout, mother of Iditarod competitor DeeDee Jonrowe, died Wednesday of breast cancer at age 86.Suzanna Caldwell
Mary threw her things into the back of her truck. She loaded her dogs and left the home she bought only 10 months earlier. She left believing that it was going to be fine.Laureli Ivanoff
A group of volunteers has come together to help out the many sled dogs displaced by the Sockeye Fire in Willow.Associated Press
DeeDee Jonrowe, who lost her home but saved her sled dogs from the Sockeye wildfire, entered the 2016 Iditarod on Saturday.Beth Bragg
With the Sockeye fire still unpredictable late Monday, mushers who frantically evacuated their dogs Sunday afternoon waited to hear whether their kennels still stood and whether they’d need to seek further refuge as the fire moved through the Susitna Valley. Suzanna Caldwell
Following necropsies, additional evaluations showed no clear results as to what killed two sled dogs racing for four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey.Suzanna Caldwell
Neighbors of a 30-sled dog kennel near the historic mushing capital of Nome had hoped to shut down the operation with a civil lawsuit but dropped the suit last week after a judge summarily rejected a crucial motion in the case. Zaz Hollander