Iditarod

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

Sarabi the formerly missing Iditarod sled dog was back in Anchorage this weekend, making the rounds and finally getting a chance to meet people who assisted in a search for her last month. 

Bob Hallinen
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