The biggest dog day of the summer provided plenty for Iditarod fans to buzz about Saturday. Lance Mackey is coming back, Jeff King has a new look and the Busers and Seaveys are doing the father-son thing again.Beth Bragg
Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey and an Oregon knife company say they have settled a court fight over knife safety, avoiding a jury trial that was due to begin Monday. Details of the settlement were not announced. Dermot Cole
The crowd at the memorial service for Joe Delia of Skwentna was heavy with Alaskans from another time. These were people who knew how to use an ax better than a computer, something Delia himself would have appreciated. Craig Medred
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race included SPOT trackers with an SOS safety function for the first time this year, and although (or perhaps because) several mushers used the SOS function, reactions to the technology remain mixed.Suzanna Caldwell
How did an experienced musher ended up in trouble near the end of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska? A former musher who went looking for Neff says it's pretty simple: "He screwed up."Craig Medred
A day after the last musher crossed the finish line, concluding 2014's tumultuous Iditarod, the annual awards banquet held Sunday evening in Nome honored mushers with a variety of awards, from rookie of the year to best sportsman.Laurel Andrews
He may have faded late in the race, but fast-starting Big Lake Martin Buser claimed one of the most sought-after Iditarod awards Sunday in Nome as winner of the humanitarian award for outstanding dog care by a top-20 finisher.