After not seeing a Yukon-Kuskokwim-based musher win one of Alaska’s biggest races for 29 years, Bethel fans now may be wondering if area mushers will start dominating the $130,000 race that attracts many of the biggest names in the sport.Mike Campbell
Joar Ulsom of Norway left the Kalskag checkpoint 19 minutes behind Pete Kaiser, and 2015 Yukon Quest champion Brent Sass of Eureka left 13 minutes behind Ulsom.Mike Campbell
Eight mushers battled sideways wind, glare ice and rough tundra in a fast and almost snowless Bogus Creek 150 race that ended Saturday with a repeat winner well known on the local circuit, Jackie Larson of Napaskiak.Lisa Demer

The Akiak Dash and the Bogus Creek 150 sled dog races began in Bethel on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Lisa Demer
Brenda Mackey scratched from the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race after suffering what may be frostbite on her eyeball, race officials said.Lisa Demer
Aiming to turn tragedy to triumph, Brent Sass of Eureka pulled out of the Aniak halfway point at 11:19 a.m. Saturday with a commanding two-hour lead in the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race.Mike Campbell
Rookie musher Diana Haecker of Nome gets to test her dogs against some of the best in the world as the world's richest middle-distance race, the Kuskokwim 300, got started Friday night. If she can beat or outlast five of the 25 starters, she can claim a nifty $3,000 check.  Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
In this often fast and ultra-competitive race that starts and ends in Bethel, the weather can turn gnarly fast, young mushers can pull off upsets and no one can count on an easy ride.  Lisa Demer
 The head of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will meet with Fairbanks officials next week to discuss possibly starting the 1,000-mile race in that city because of poor snow conditions in Southcentral Alaska.The Associated Press
Hall edged another up-and-coming musher, Ryne Olson, by 17 minutes. Three-time defending champion Allen Moore was 24 minutes behind Olson and his wife, Aliy Zirkle, was fourth, another four minutes back.Mike Campbell