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Father-and-son pair Martin and Rohn Buser have been penalized for separately making the same wrong turn in the home stretch of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race early Sunday.

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
Southcentral anglers used to casting a line in Prince William Sound for late-season silver salmon at the Whittier Boat Harbor, Smitty’s Cove, Salmon Run or nearby say the return has sharply declined in recent years and are seeking an explanation from biologistsMike Campbell
The middle of the field in a dog race is filled with teams with a multitude of reasons to run. There is only going to be one person in the winners’ circle and one with the red lantern. The rest of us are here to make them what they are.John Schandelmeier
Running is a very easy shortcut to a badly needed mid-winter high. It’s cheap, no fancy gear is required, and it’s doable even on the ice and, yes, in Southcentral Alaska's lovely January rain. Alli Harvey
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
The Bering Sea snow crab season is off and running, with a jump start in December. And crab prices are at record highs in Japan, thanks to a new treaty between Japan and Russia against illegal Russian crabbing, something fishermen would also like to see between the United States and Russia. Jim Paulin
Gwenn Bogart of Wasilla was the first musher to reach the first checkpoint of the Northern Lights 300 sled dog race on Friday.Alaska Dispatch News
The risk of death in the Alaska wild, even from snowmobile crashes and avalanches, is pretty small. If you really want to die in Alaska, start smoking or pull your chair up in front of the television and watch Alaska reality TV for hours on end. Craig Medred
A chart of the marine areas in western Alaska and adjacent parts of Russia has been confirmed as an item used by Robert Bartlett, captain of the Karluk, a ship that was the center of a 1914 wreck off the Siberian coast.Yereth Rosen