The Chlupach-Steves house is one of seven that the Willow Community Rebuild Project is helping rebuild following the Sockeye wildfire, assisisting with everything from procuring building materials to construction help to supplying furnishings.
In an effort to extend his training season, defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey, 28, is taking climate control into his own hands. He’s equipped the trailer with a refrigerator that cools the unit down to almost freezing. In those chilly temperatures, Seavey runs almost full teams on the device for about an hour at a time.
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