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.
A disagreement between neighbors living several miles outside Nome city limits is set to go to trial on June 1 over a dispute that centers on what’s acceptable when it comes to noise -- and smell -- from a dog kennel.Matthew F. Smith / KNOM
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
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