Iditarod boss Stan Hooley said the perilous Dalzell Gorge that battered mushers and their dog teams in 2014 has more snow this year than it has had in the last 15-20 years. Tegan Hanlon
Mushers need straw — lots of straw — for their dogs during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and on Thursday roughly 50 volunteers in Anchorage carried, bagged and stacked about 1,500 bales for the 1,000-mile race to Nome. Tegan Hanlon
For the unusual Denali Doubles Sled Dog Race, 17 teams of two mushers and up to 20 dogs pulled up to a humble, makeshift starting line on Thursday before a tiny group of spectators in Cantwell.Tegan Hanlon
Despite what's expected to be a long road to recovery for Nikolai Buser after a four-car crash in downtown Seattle, his family -- including his father, Iditarod champion Martin Buser -- is "just taking one day and one hour at a time."Chris Klint
Organized sled dog racing is a rapidly evolving sport. How it evolves and the direction it takes is important to those of us who participate and those who watch.John Schandelmeier
A year after several sold-out showings in Anchorage, "The Great Alone" is scheduled to play in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Wasilla.Suzanna Caldwell
Alaska Dispatch News
An ecstatic crush of fans greeted Kuskokwim 300 hometown favorite Pete Kaiser of Bethel as he glided first into the finish chute on a brisk Sunday morning, one of only four back-to-back winners in the 37 years of the prestigious mid-distance sled dog race.Lisa Demer
After not seeing a Yukon-Kuskokwim-based musher win one of Alaska’s biggest races for 29 years, Bethel fans now may be wondering if area mushers will start dominating the $130,000 race that attracts many of the biggest names in the sport.Mike Campbell
Joar Ulsom of Norway left the Kalskag checkpoint 19 minutes behind Pete Kaiser, and 2015 Yukon Quest champion Brent Sass of Eureka left 13 minutes behind Ulsom.Mike Campbell
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