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Yukon musher Rob Cooke looks to accomplish a quirky feat: be the first Siberian husky team to complete the Yukon Quest and Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in the same year.Suzanna Caldwell
The Junior Iditarod is being moved north to Cantwell after low snow in Southcentral Alaska forced organizers to find trail elsewhere.Suzanna Caldwell
The Old Iditarod Gang is getting together to release its Kickstarter-funded book "Iditarod — First Ten Years," and Lance Mackey's documentary gets a second showing.Suzanna Caldwell
Recreational marijuana in Alaska will be legal Tuesday, but not for Iditarod racers, as the drug will remain on the list of the race's banned substances.Suzanna Caldwell
The Chugiak Dog Mushers Association held their first races of the season Saturday on wet trails at the Beach Lake trail system in Chugiak. Alaska Dispatch News
The town of Galena is changing up its traditional checkpoint location in an effort to not derail the wedding plans of Keilah Redman and Jeremy Havener.Suzanna Caldwell
The rookie musher from Seward said lack of snow means she and her husband can't afford to race both teams this year.Suzanna Caldwell
Jamaican Musher Newton Marshall is handling and volunteering for the race this year instead of racing.Suzanna Caldwell
Many Iditarod mushers checked off a stressful and important task Wednesday: They brought their drop bags, filled with hundreds of pounds of gear and food, to Air Land Transport in South Anchorage for shipment to the trail. Suzanna Caldwell
Race officials are hoping against hope that the Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship sled dog sprint races will still be held as planned in spite of record-breaking Anchorage temperatures and deteriorating trail conditions.Matt Tunseth