With a sizeable lead, Eureka's Brent Sass on Saturday appeared poised to claim his first Yukon Quest championship.Alaska Dispatch News
In a season full of cancellations and postponements, sprint dogs raced for the first time Saturday at Tozier Track.Alaska Dispatch News
Defending champion Allen Moore was within about 30 miles of Circle and had opened a yawning gap on Hugh Neff and Ed Hopkins, who were running neck-and-neck for third place. Behind them was a gap of nearly 70 miles to the fifth-place musher.Jeff Richardson | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A commentary challenging Yukon Quest mushers' decision to scratch from the race drew ire from online readers.Suzanna Caldwell
Race leader Brent Sass said the moose rose up on its back legs and pounded its feet down toward his four front dogs, letting up puffs of snow around them. When his unhurt team scurried to the side, the moose wandered by. Jeff Richardson | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Eureka's Brent Sass was the first Yukon Quest musher to reach Alaska on Thursday. Alaska Dispatch News
For the second year in a row, a lack of snow prompted race officials to cancel the Tustumena 200 sled-dog race on the Kenai Peninsula.Alaska Dispatch News
Brent Sass left the Yukon Quest halfway point with a six-hour lead over two-time defending champion Allen Moore.Jeff Richardson | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
"Right now I feel great. In my mind, I am very at peace," says George Attla, 81, one of Alaska's best and most beloved mushers.Beth Bragg
Some communities along the traditional Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race route are mourning the loss of this year's race. But villages along this year's special route are preparing to host the race for the first time in years.Suzanna Caldwell