Former champions Jeff King of Denali Park and Ken Anderson of Fairbanks top the field in the distance racing finale from the northwest Alaska town of Kotzebue to Kobuk and back. 

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Mushing has been a surprising venture for Eureka musher Brent Sass, who has wholeheartedly accepted the wilderness lifestyle many mushers have rejected in recent years. Sass claimed his first Yukon Quest championship in February. Suzanna Caldwell
The Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship sled dog sprint races are the latest victim of warm weather that has obliterated trail conditions around Southcentral Alaska and in Anchorage.Michelle Theriault Boots
Mackey’s previous Quest ended with an embarrassing scratch in Dawson City. The cancer survivor sat out last year’s race while dealing with lingering health problems, some of which have left him vulnerable to cold in his hands and feet. Jeff Richardson | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Not only is Ed Hopkins the top Canadian finisher in this year’s race, but he topped wife Michelle Phillips’ best Quest run, a fourth-place finish in 2008.Jeff Richardson | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
This is the only time of year when one can snowmobile, ski or run dogs in shirtsleeves. The mid-day temperatures, this weekend, were in the low 40s, higher in the sun. In spite of those temperatures, there are two weeks of useable snow left on the east end of the Denali Highway.John Schandelmeier
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
Kotzebue's John Baker took the early lead in the Kobuk 440 sled dog race on Wednesday night, the first of four mushers to arrive in Kiana within a half hour of each other. Alaska Dispatch News
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
Sprint musher John Erhart of Tanana came from behind Saturday to win the 36th edition of the Koyukuk River Race.Alaska Dispatch News