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Poor snow coverage on rugged stretches of the Iditarod Trail north of the Alaska Range has prompted the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race board of directors to move the restart to Fairbanks for only the second time ever. The ceremonial start will remain in Anchorage. Suzanna Caldwell
With low snow on portions of the trail north of Alaska Range, the Iditarod board of directors will decide Tuesday whether the race restart should be moved to Fairbanks. The ceremonial start would remain in Anchorage, however. Suzanna Caldwell

Jaimee High has had to drop out of the 2015 Iditarod after she and her husband Justin lost their Willow home to a fire in December. 

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Willow musher Jaimee High hoped to make a second run at the Iditarod next month, a dream that started for the Idaho transplant as a seventh-grader. But High withdrew from the race last week in the wake of a fire that destroyed her home and sewing business in December.  Zaz Hollander
Second guessing the performance of Yukon Quest teams from the living room can be fun. I should have some level of expertise, having seen most of the competitive teams run this winter. Nonetheless, the reality is that your guess is as good as mine.  John Schandelmeier
A short video that draws on the growing fame of Bethel musher Pete Kaiser to push a different sort of anti-suicide message is taking off on social media, with thousands of Facebook views.Lisa Demer
Sled dog races at all levels are contemplating alternatives as a lack of snow across much of the state keeps managers considering extreme ideas to keep races going.Suzanna Caldwell
The Iditarod Trail Committee said it was too soon to say whether they would have to move the restart of the 1,000-mile dog sled race north, but acknowledged that a move was being considered. Suzanna Caldwell
With early rest, Two Rivers musher secures his sixth Copper Basin win, the most in history of the 300-mile race that ends in Glennallen. Mike Campbell
An amazing story of survival played out after a Super Cub carrying Alaska pilot Chris McDonnell and Iditarod photographer Jeff Schultz crashed on the Seward Peninsula during the 1992 race. Jeff Schultz