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Snowmobiler Ambushes Iditarod Front-Runners, Runs Over Sled Dogs

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.12.2016 | Crime

A sled dog was killed and several others were injured after a snowmobiler repeatedly attacked the front-runners of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on...

Mush In The Mud: Climate Change Creates Complications For Iditarod

Upworhty | Jade Walker | Posted 03.07.2016 | Sports

OK, climate change, this really isn't cool anymore....

There Isn't Enough Snow This Year To Properly Start The Iditarod

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.02.2016 | Sports
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Thanks to a lack of snow, the start of the 2016 Iditarod has gone to the dogs. Course officials warned Tuesday the ceremonial opening of the storied, ...

Nome's Iditarod and the Lost Continent of Beringia: Alaska's Wild West on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

After its gold rush days, Nome won everlasting fame as the destination of the original Iditarod dog mushing race, although it was not called that back...

Obama Pauses In Alaska To Snuggle With Cute Puppies

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

Sometimes you just need a snuggle. President Barack Obama proved he isn't immune to that desire either, as he made an extra stop Wednesday in Kotzebue...

The Dark Humor of Climate Denial: Behind the Absurdity, a Serious Crisis

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Refusing to acknowledge that our planet is heating up and pretending not to understand the science doesn't stop it from happening. Every day our lawmakers waste by censoring climate change and throwing snowballs in the Senate will have consequences for our children and future generations to come. It's time to face the facts.

Dallas Seavey Cruises to Third Iditarod Crown

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

With the northern lights flickering overhead, a morning crowd still recovering, or yet to recover, from St. Patrick's Day celebrations the day before gave him a warm welcome as he notched Iditarod win number three.

'Green News Report' - March 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Sec. John Kerry slams climate change deniers in government; More whistleblowers corroborate a Florida ban on 'climate change'; Solar energy is booming, in the good, non-explosive, jobs-creating kind of way

Iditarod Contender Disqualified for Using iPod Touch

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Brent Sass, the winner of last month's Yukon Quest, was disqualified from the Iditarod on Tuesday night for breaking a rule that prohibits mushers from having two-way communication devices.

Fairbanks Snowstorm a Blessing for Snow-Starved Iditarod Mushers

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.10.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

The caravan of mushers who all made it to Fairbanks on Monday for the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race praised the return of an unlikely character: winter.

Alaska Fat-tire Cyclist Crushes Iditarod Dog Team Speed Record

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

A 36-year-old Anchorage cyclist has absolutely shattered the record for the time it takes man or beast to cover the 350 miles of Iditarod Trail up and over the Alaska Range from the headwaters of Cook Inlet to the Interior community of McGrath. Oh, what a difference the weather makes in Alaska.

With Lack of Snow in Southcentral Alaska, Iditarod Officials Consider Moving Restart North to Fairbanks

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Race marshal Mark Nordman said the committee is considering the move, though he said Tuesday the race "isn't even close to making that decision."

Notorious Section of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Gets Facelift

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.02.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

One of the most notorious sections of the Iditarod Trail is now a little less perilous. Iditarod Trail Committee crews spent three weeks in October chain sawing, mulching and packing down a 20-mile section between the checkpoints of Rohn and Farewell Lake.

Alaska Iditarod Musher Recounts Horrific Training Run Collision With SUV

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.28.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

When an SUV slammed into musher Karin Hendrickson's four-wheeler Tuesday evening, she was thrown into the air and her dogs ran from the scene of the accident. She landed in a ditch about 20 feet away, then began making phone calls.

In Alaska, Bizarre Final Days, Suicide of Ex-Iditarod Musher Leave Friends Stunned

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Alaska Dispatch News

Mushing guide and former Iditarod competitor Dario Martinez was found hanging from a tree in downtown Anchorage on Thursday, a day after Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage Animal Care and Control removed 12 malnourished dogs and one dead one from his tour business here.

Where to Go Dogsledding With Alaskan Huskies

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

In the middle of the Chugash Mountains lies one of the largest dog sled training camp. Here, the dogs spend months training for the world's famous Iditarod race.

'Green News Report' - March 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Battle lines drawn in contentious U.S. Senate hearing on Keystone XL; Hot...

'Green News Report' - March 6, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link:Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hat...

'The Last Great Race on Earth'

Sue Frause | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Sue Frause

On the first weekend in March, extreme sports fans from around the world descended upon the city of Anchorage, Alaska for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Missing Iditarod Dog Found 150 Miles Away, Heading Home

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.14.2013 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

An Iditarod dog missing seven days is back under the watchful eye of friends delighted to be reunited with her. May, an experienced lead dog from the ...

Iditarod Mushers Can Now Pee In Their Pants

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.07.2013 | Sports

Mushers can now make fewer bathroom stops in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race thanks to Pee Pants. The name pretty much says it all: Competito...

At 54, Cindy Abbott Runs the Iditarod to Raise Awareness of Her Rare Disease

Stacey Gualandi | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Stacey Gualandi

"Only 707 people have finished the Iditarod -- 127 females -- so starting to train at age 52 to run this race with my disease should have been impossible."

Chicagoland Native Starts Iditarod Race In Alaska

Reuters | Yereth Rosen | Posted 05.02.2013 | Chicago

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 2 (Reuters) - Dogs barked and spectators cheered as 66 mushers and their teams in the 1,000-mi...

March Madness: Alaska Style

Don Bantz | Posted 05.25.2012 | College
Don Bantz

For most Americans, March Madness is an activity contested indoors. In Alaska, March is the time Alaskans take the madness outside.

Musher Saves Iditarod Dog With Mouth-to-Muzzle Resuscitation

Newser.com | Posted 03.09.2012 | Weird News

Iditarod racer Scott Janssen may be his dog's best friend. Not any man would give his husky mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when the dog collapsed dur...