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An Alaska legend died this week, the last of a breed who stretched back across American time and geography to Kit Carson, Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone -- men who found the New World best suited to them just beyond the edge of the frontier.

Craig Medred
Summer means down time for Alaska sled dogs, but mushing is never far off. The tourism season is ending and the training season will begin before long. Suzanna Caldwell
East dropped the first set against Juneau Thursday night before rallying for a 3-1 win Thursday in prep volleyball at East High. Alaska Dispatch News
Photographer Jeff Schultz has spent more than three decades as official photographer for the Iditarod, meaning he's accumulated tens of thousands of photographs and just as many stories on the race. He shares some of each in his new book.Colleen Mondor
Four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King, who also won 1989 Yukon Quest, will return to the 1,000 mile race between Whitehorse and Fairbanks for the first time since 1990.Matt Tunseth
Veterinarians haul surgical equipment by boat and plane and operate in village kitchens and tribal courtrooms, providing a free service aimed at reducing the countless unwanted dogs in remote villages where there is no veterinary care and police are frequently forced to kill strays. Kyle Hopkins
Alaska Dispatch
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