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
Sarabi, a sled dog missing since she escaped from handlers in Anchorage on March 21 after being dropped along the Iditarod Trail, was recovered Monday night in Palmer.Suzanna Caldwell
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. Suzanna Caldwell

The Great Alaska Sportsman Show offers more than 500 vendors spread between Sullivan Arena and Ben Boeke Ice Arena.


Matt Tunseth
The search continues for a dropped dog from Iditarod musher Laura Allaway's team that ran away from a handler last month in South Anchorage.Suzanna Caldwell
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