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River data gathered as safeguard against mining

...Minerals Corp., a Canadian mineral exploration company that was looking at the deposit in 2006.During the 2008 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, students and elders rallied at the Elim checkpoint to protest the idea of uranium mining.Hal Shepherd...
Got unwanted musk oxen? Try bear urine to ward them off

...The musk oxen began moving a few weeks ago into Nome, famous for being the finish line for the nearly thousand mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race every March.Their presence has caused some problems, especially with pets.In June, two of the...
Iditarod registration opening draws 60 mushers

ANCHORAGE - Organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race said 60 mushers have signed up for the...race so far.Organizers said 36 mushers signed up at Iditarod Trail Committee headquarters in Wasilla Saturday, the opening...
Clam Gulch musher: Iditarod was 'frightening'

...musher Gus Guenther of Clam Gulch said he picked the wrong year to return to competition.Competing in his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and first since 1998, Guenther, 45, said the rough trail conditions were the worst he's ever seen...
Today In Sports History

...with Montreal (1974-75 through 1981-82).2011 - John Baker, a 48-year-old musher from Kotzebue - wins the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. He's the first Alaska Native musher to win the world's longest sled dog race since Jerry Riley...
Iditarod: Five things to know about standout finishes

ANCHORAGE - In the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, there's always a heart-pounding thrill at the finish line in Nome, a rollicking frontier city on Alaska's...
Iditarod: 5 things to know about trail conditions

ANCHORAGE - Punishing conditions along the early part of Alaska's nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have brought many mushers literally to their knees, knocking some out of the running altogether.As of Thursday...
Iditarod draws mushers from around the globe

ANCHORAGE - If you thought mushing was limited to Americans and Canadians, you'd be wrong.This year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race features a Swede and five Norwegians, including Robert Sorlie, the 2003 and 2005 champion.A contingent...
Zirkle maintains Iditarod lead, reaches coast at Unalakeet

...village of Kaltag on Saturday and became the first musher to reach the Alaska west coast community of Unalakleet in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.She reached the checkpoint late Saturday afternoon, 52 minutes ahead of Martin Buser, who's gunning...
11 mushers scratch, one withdrawn from Iditarod

ANCHORAGE - Treacherous, snowless trail conditions continue to take their toll on mushers in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska.As of Wednesday morning, 12 mushers from the original field of 69 have scratched. Another musher has...


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