Brent Sass held a 92-minute lead over Allen Moore on Sunday as the Yukon Quest leaders hit the homestretch of the 1,000-mile race.Alaska Dispatch News

One of Alaska's best and most beloved mushers , George Attla, died Sunday at age 81.

Beth Bragg
George Attla, the "Huslia Hustler," whose mushing achievements made him an Alaska rock star during the 1960s, '70s and '80s, died Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, a family member said.Beth Bragg
Warm temperatures didn't stop sprint dogs from racing Sunday at Tozier Track.Alaska Dispatch News
SpotTracker devices on the mushers’ sleds showed Moore of Two River only a dozen miles behind race leader Brent Sass about 25 miles outside Central on Birch Creek Sunday morning.  Less than 24 hours earlier, Moore lagged some seven hours behind.Jeff Richardson | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
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