Volunteers looking for Sarabi, a member of Iditarod finisher Laura Allaway’s team, are focusing their efforts around Mile 100 of the Glenn Highway near the Glacier View neighborhood after a resident took a photo of the dog resting in her yard April 10.
Nicolas Petit won the Leonhard Seppara Humanitarian Award for outstanding dog care Sunday at the annual end-of-race Iditarod banquet in Nome. The Mackey brothers collected two other coveted awards, with Jason earning the Mushers Choice award for most inspirational musher and Lance winning the sportsmanship award for rescuing another musher's team.Alaska Dispatch News
The match in Nome's Breakers Bar took place less than five hours after Aliy Zirkle crossed the finish line. It sent California lawyer and big Iditarod fan Grace Liu to the hospital for a sling. Matt Tunseth
A dog on Iditarod musher Lance Mackey's team died Friday between the Elim and White Mountain checkpoints, race officials said. Last week, a dog on Mackey's team died between Tanana and Ruby. Tegan Hanlon
The Willow musher's massive influence on sled-dog racing is undeniable. When the first Iditarod was run in 1973, there wasn’t a single woman in the race. When Jonrowe first ran it in 1980, there were six. This year’s field featured 25 female entrants, the most ever.Matt Tunseth
Ellen Halverson, who dropped out of the Iditarod in Galena, joined residents trying to catch another musher's dropped dog that escaped while waiting for its flight back to Anchorage. She caught the dog but was badly bitten in the process.Tegan Hanlon
Musher Paige Drobny was just yards ahead of Scott Smith as her team turned onto Nome's Front Street, but instead of heading down the road, the dogs bolted toward the first cozy-looking spot they saw -- the front yard of a house on the other side of the street. Smith’s team whizzed past.Matt Tunseth
The best race of Iditarod 2015 didn’t take place in front of huge crowds or a live television audience. Instead, the battle for 12th place played out over 11 hours of dramatic racing, featuring the most terrifying windstorm many mushers had ever witnessed. Matt Tunseth